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PROGRAMME REVIEW by Norman Bull

Are you one of those who have been rapturously soaking up the sun recently or like me have sought out every little bit of shade possible. Being a keen bowler there are many times when in a game that can last up to anything over three hours, I have had to just grim and bear it (excuse the pun).
Whether you do or don't like a lot of sun - and with the thought that nothing lasts forever as we reach the back end of summer we can look forward to cooler and darker evenings. What we then need is to cheer ourselves up.

With the forthcoming programme we hope to do just that. So let's kick of with the Members Film Evening SEPTEMBER 12th. This is a non competition event so bring along something you think might like an airing and that includes unfinished material which might need some constructive advice.

Later in the month on the 26th Bernie Dennison will be delving into the club archives and revisiting some of his old favourite club and members films which could prove to be quite interesting.

Programme

As so much trouble has arisen from making films which conform to formats that are generally more compatible it has been suggested an evening being given over to resolving the problem would be of great help to members. Look out then for OCTOBER 10th which features: How to Render your Competition Films with demonstrations on CS6, Magix & Edius presented by John Harwood. A bundle of competitions present themselves on OCTOBER 24th and you can please yourself what subjects you choose within the 1 min, 5 min and Theme categories. In actual fact we have two themes to follow this year and they are IF and Two Sides To Every Story. The theme IF has been adopted for our internal competition but the other one (Two Sides To Every Story) could be entered later in the season for the Albany Competition located down in Haywards Heath sometime next April. The quandary of whether you can come up with an idea for either of these themes all boils down to being a great big 'IF'. We would like you to bring along a snippet from your favourite movie on NOVEMBER 7th and explain the aspect of it that appeals to you so much for Film Appreciation. In the past we have had all kinds of presentations on this type of evening and many of them exercised some interesting and inventive editing skills. This should prove very absorbing to the true movie lover. Please let me know about your contribution well before the evening if possible (020 8337 8118). If you are a little unsure of yourself in the editing department though you will be able to join in and take part in an Interactive Editing session on the 21st of the month. The audience will be able to discuss and make contributory suggestions on scene selection, timing, and treatment of the sound dimension in this kind of exercise that has proved to be popular on a previous occasion. As popular as ever the Christmas Party is set for December 12th where we have a happy little get-together and someone will be coming around later on asking for your choices from a delicious menu whatever that may be - but from a great wealth of previous experience it is bound to be accompanied with chips!

The other side of the New Year in 2015 ('No,' I hear you say "it can't be!) JANUARY 9th we will be showing off all those exotic and romantic places around the world we have visited in the Travelogue & Holiday Competitions. But there is something wrong here I'm sure because when I was a little boy by now we were all supposed to be buzzing around in spaceships instead of spending the entire day immobilized on a motorway somewhere studying the back end of the vehicle ahead in infinite detail.

Well away from motorways during the summer members have been encouraged to participate in a whole range of different projects and some of these have grown and sprouted out in different directions and in the process have accumulated massive amounts of footage for the unsuspecting editors. For the first time on JANUARY 23rd an evening will be dedicated to Group Films. Many of you will have invested much time and energy in the projects and will have a special interest in seeing how they turn out in the end. And then if you have had time after all that filming the question is have you managed to produce something for the Non-Holiday Competition on FEBRUARY 13th? At the present time we have an evening allocated on FEBRUARY 27th for a Guest Speaker but there is nothing set firm yet so watch this space. Allen Dyke has a treasure trove of Restored Old Silent Films and this is sure to be very interesting and absorbing evening on MARCH 13th.
Bring along the family and some friends for our FOTY show (Film of the Year) on March 27th and let's make this a very special event which is the crowning award for the pick of the best of all of our competitions. Allen Dyke will be the person to contact regarding competitions (020 8642 8594) . I'm sure you are all aware that Pamela's mum is a long time member of Morecombe Bay Movie Makers and that is why inherited movie making blood runs through Pamela's veins. APRIL 10th provides a perfect excuse to exploit the relationship with a Showreel from Morecombe Bay Movie Makers presented by Pamela.
When the time comes around we are hoping you are going to book your place at the Annual Presentation Club Dinner on Wednesday APRIL 22nd. A couple of days later we're going to spice up the Annual General Meeting on APRIL 24th with an Audience Choice of Films new or old from the Archives and we hope to see you on both these dates.

From then on we meet only once a month MAY 8th A Natter & Nibble and Discuss Summer Projects, JUNE 12th and JULY 10th are Studio evenings when we attempt to make a short film. Finally AUGUST 7th we get a first glimpse and review of any summer projects undertaken during the preceding months. And that's it and as I said previously nothing lasts forever and come to that I wonder what the weather forecast will be for next summer?

PROGRAMME REVIEW
AN EVENING WITH JANE BENNETT-POWELL
AN EVENING WITH JOHN SUCHET
NONSUCH REVIVAL
THE MAKING OF SACRED AND PROFANE
A DAY TRIP TO CHICHESTER
SUCCESS ON A PLATE
BUSHMEN OF THE KALAHARI
FIELD WORK
COURT SHORTS
TIME OUT
We came, We shot, We chomped
BOB'S BASIC EDITING GUIDE
My Introduction to the Wonder ful World of DV!
Grandeur of the Granada
FILMS ARE LIKE ELEPHANTS
How 305 Sqaudron was made
THE BIG FIVE "O"
MUSIC COPYRIGHT
HOT CHESTNUTS
WIDER AND WIDER
Early Cine Ramblings
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