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OVFM started in the days of cine-film, formed by Ian Dunbar in 1958, but we have progressed a long way since then with members keeping up to date with the latest filming, editing and projection technologies. Now we have 40 members, aged 16 to 86, and all are welcome either to learn or to pass on their knowledge to others, or most importantly to make and show us their films
Meetings are held from 8 – 10pm on alternate Tuesdays at the Barnard Room, St. Augustine’s Church, Southborough Lane, Petts Wood BR2 8AT
You can attend for a couple of ‘free’ visits and then we hope you will want to join.
Social Events: As well as Club evenings, we also hold social events such as the Summer and Christmas Socials, and the Annual Dinner. All members can contribute to our Newsreel of interesting events in the Bromley Borough which is shown at our Spring and Autumn Film Shows in a larger venue to over 100 friends and family, or our specialised film shows we put on for other clubs and organisations.
Club Films are made by groups including experts and “novices”, we run annual in-house competitions but also encourage members to take part in regular Films to a Theme project which are not competitive, along with one night practical evenings, based on an idea or particular filming technique, like green screen or improvising with props.
A selection of our films can be found HERE
We are affiliated to the IAC, the film and video institute – www.theiac.org.uk, and enjoy meeting fellow enthusiasts at inter-club, regional and international film festivals.
OVFM often does well at the Kent Film Festival www.kentfilmfestival.com
We have Tutorial Evenings in the winter and have some Practical Evenings but more knowledge is probably passed around between members. So many different cameras and editing equipment are used that someone will have ideas about any problems that you need to be solved.
We always say, it’s the FILM MAKER and not the equipment that makes a good film!!
So, whether you learned about OVFM from friends, the ‘Net or local newspapers and magazines, please visit the JOIN US page for more information.
YOU WILL BE VERY WELCOME IN OUR CLUB!
We have members from Bromley, Orpington, Chislehurst, Petts Wood, Bickley, Sevenoaks, Ashford, Otford, Knockholt and Kemsing! So wherever you live, we're your local film or video making club!
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Second Lockdown Edition! Classic Newsreels about Orpington and the Surrounding Area As well as making a wide variety of films including dramas, documentaries, and comedies, for over 30 years Orpington Video & Film Makers (OVFM) has been filming in and around Orpington to produce a newsreel of the previous year’s events to include in […]
LOCKDOWN SPECIAL – Challenges for May by Jane Oliver My challenge is for OVFM to make a club film ‘together’ during ‘lockdown’ To start things off, I thought we could take the principle of this film on Vimeo and each try to film an element of it a home, in our own style. […]
You will know that OVFM meetings are cancelled until further notice and should have seen messages sent via email and on this site suggesting various club-related activities that members might undertake during the period that we are not meeting. One of these was to get to know the OVFM website better and avail yourself […]
Lockdown Doesn’t Have To Mean Shutdown For OVFM! OVFM, like much of the rest of the world, has been forced into temporary shutdown as the Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the globe. But just because we’ve had to suspend our public and group activities doesn’t mean members as individuals have to stop making […]
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus pandemic, OVFM has made the decision to suspend operations for the foreseeable future. This extends to our fortnightly club meetings, social events, film shows and other instances that constitute a public gathering. Hopefully this will be a temporary measure and the club will be able […]
Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus pandemic, the OVFM Committee has made the decision to cancel the upcoming club meeting. Whilst regrettable this is inevitable under the circumstances but it is hoped once things calm down the Oscars will be held later in the year. Thank you for your understanding and please […]
Yes, I know we said at the last meeting this would be an evening of films from another club, but the Committee changed their mind and didn’t tell anyone! They instead felt that since not all of the films entered onto the Annual Competition are shown during the year at club meetings for a […]
We return to the subject of colour correction and colour grading as I have been working more on learning how to transform my images from flat, over/underexposed, over saturated or bland, to something more vivid and eye catching. It’s a process the footage on pretty much every major film or TV show these days undergoes […]