The next club meeting on Tuesday June 21st is the annual OVFM Barbecue!! It will be held this year at Chez Shaw (members know where to look on this site for the address) at 19:30pm for 20:00pm to 22:00pm. And for the first time ever it will be a special Fish & Chips supper! How […]
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.
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!
The next club meeting on Tuesday June 7th is the first round of the 2011 OVFM Top 10 Contest!! The club members scheduled to present their films for this round are: Ian Menage Andy & Marian Watson Gwen & Alan Whippy Lee Relph Mike Graham Peter Mitchell John Alford Barbara & Ron Darby Sylvia […]
Saturday, 11th June 2011 – Oast Theatre Tonbridge Pretty much everyone who’s anyone in the amateur film making world has heard of our Reg, and his innumerable anecdotes and stories about the films that he’s made over the past 150 years. Approximately. This is your opportunity to spend some time watching his outstanding collection of […]
The OVFM’s main annual competition has been running since 1985 under its original moniker “The Knockout” until 2003 when it became the Top 10. The concept is fairly straightforward – club members submit their films for scrutiny and critique by their peers (well, the other club members) then points are awarded for the various technical […]
I publish or layout books for authors and get involved in marketing the end product. One project was a book “Surviving By Magic” by Fergus Anckorn, a resident in the Sevenoaks area and a POW of the Japanese in WW2. He worked on the Thai-Burma railway. He survived this grim ordeal, partly thanks to his […]
Just a reminder that tonight’s meeting will feature guest speaker, radio & TV comedy scriptwriter Nick Thomas, who should provide us with an insight into the dos and don’ts of scriptwriting for us budding scribes! More info on Nick can be found on his website here: http://www.nickrthomas.co.uk/ Usual time and place! See you then!! 😛
Welcome to all our new visitors and club members! Please take a moment to have a look around the new website, which now features articles and news items written by members of OVFM concerning the latest club happenings or handy tips and advice to help improve your film making as well as a selection of […]
In April 2011, several members of OVFM won prizes at the Frome 5 Minute Festival. The overall winner of the competition was Huey Walker from Tiverton in Devon with his film ‘Susie The Spider’. Please view this film for yourself.
Congratulations to Lee Relph, whose film Writers Block won the Silver Salver for Orpington Video and Film Makers at the 38th Inter-Club Competition at Staines Cine & Video Society. This picture shows him being presented with the Silver Salver by the Mayor of Spelthorne!
Our Club started in the days of cine-film, 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 over 70 members, aged 16 to 86, and all are welcome either to learn or to pass on their […]