HOME CALENDAR CONTACT FORMS OUR VIDEOS WOLLONGONG CAMERA CLUB MOVIE MAKERS SHOALHAVEN MOVIE AND MULTIMEDIA SYDNEY VIDEO MAKERS   The Club is available to video community events and entertainment in the local area. Why not have your community activity recorded and available on DVD or on-line? Contact us for details. We welcome new members interested in getting started in video, or in improving their existing skills.  All levels of experience are encouraged to participate. The Club actively participates in inter-club as well as intra-club competitions designed to improve member’s video skills. These are a great way to enjoy the art of video-making, as well as work toward improved knowledge and skill. At our meetings we run regular workshops on all aspects of video production: camera technique, audio, editing etc. These are an invaluable tool for improving skill levels. And if after absorbing all the above you still haven’t satisfied your thirst for videos, why not make a cup of tea and relax for 30 minutes watching yet another motorcycle adventure from JB - “HEAVENS ABOVE”. 2021 VIDEO OF THE YEAR ENTRIES
THE SIMPLE THINGS  -  Sandra Dodimead
LIVING LIFE FORWARD  -  Merinda Antill
LAST TRY  -  Gwen Lea
CAN’T SAY WHY  -  John Baker
A NEW WORLD  -  John Baker OUR 2021 CHRISTMAS PARTY OUR PARTY Grab your partner or friend, phone, vaccination record, mask and something to drink as the end of 2021 is almost here. After covid lockdowns and other challenges we have been able to meet at the Dunn Lewis Centre in Ulladulla to celebrate surviving, intact, this year and wish one and all a Merry Christmas. After a very nice 3 course meal we settled into the serious part of the night, Video of the Year winners. The 6 entrants had been judged externally and now it was time to watch all 6 and select the people’s choice.  This was an extremely hard task as the quality was high and the subjects varied, but in the end, there could only be one winner and the score sheets were rounded up and tallied. Howard and Bob A fed the results into Howard’s trusty computer and the result by those who were at the party and the external judges were almost identical. The winner of the John Lovell Encouragement Award for 2021 was Bob Antill “Summer Comes Again” (this is awarded to the best video from a member who has previously not won an award). The winner of the Phillip Lefevre Memorial Trophy for Video of the Year went to Sandra Dodimead as well as the People’s Choice Award for her video “The Simple Things”. (Please enjoy these Videos on this Web page, they all are a result of many hours of hard Yakka.) Our night finished with our partners and friends joining in to have a good laugh with ourselves at the showing of bloopers, from the two films we made as a club during the year.  Merinda presented President Sandra with a bunch of Australian native flowers on behalf of all the Club members to thank her for her support, encouragement and guidance as our president during one of the toughest years we’ve been through. Wishing you and yours a most enjoyable Christmas and a very happy new year, as we zoom (last zoom pun, I promise) ahead into 2022. Bob Antill OUR DECEMBER MEETING DECEMBER MEETING An air of quiet excitement could be felt as we queued outside the Mollymook Golf Club awaiting our turn to QR Code, swipe our cards and have our vaccination status recorded.  Yes, ladies and gentlemen we were back in the flesh, meeting without Zooming. President Sandra opened the meeting while Secretary Tony prepared to record the official minutes and talk about the Christmas Party. Treasurer Jan produced a fully updated report on the club’s financial status. John Baker gave a rundown of training for the upcoming year, which will include a trip to the Heart of the Nation, that seat of power, Canberra. John explained that we must consider this, not as a couple of days away but as film makers about to produce the best films we have ever made…. Maybe not an Academy Award for the best but a worthy prize! The challenge will be there to occupy the minds of members during the summer break, as if we didn’t have anything to occupy our minds during summer, thanks John. John also outlined two half day workshops and other training projects which should make 2022 and 23 interesting, challenging and very educational. We are all very grateful of the hard work and enthusiasm that John has put into this. After coffee we returned to the room to watch our remakes of the Bendalong Boat Harbour Challenge from a pre covid time earlier in the year. Much progress had been made and all entries were now 3mins as was required, which pleased the judge, very much. A very surprised Paul, Merinda and Bob were recipients of prizes for their remakes. Again, every on thanked John for the amount of work he has put into this project. Meeting closed at 12 noon and a few members stayed on to enjoy lunch at the club and look forward to February when, hopefully, we will all meet again in person and plan for when we zoom off the Canberra. Bob Antill OUR TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR 2022 OUR FIRST FIELD TRIP As advised, we’re heading to Canberra for our first field trip, and video challenge, for 2022. Dates are Wednesday March 9th and Thursday March 10th. OUR REGULAR MEETING SESSIONS Our plan for 2022 is to hold a training session at every second meeting, allowing for other informative and entertaining presentations at the remaining meetings. IN-HOUSE WORKSHOPS We also plan to hold two workshops during the year, based on a Q&A format. The first workshop will be Wednesday May 4th covering AMATEUR VIDEOING, and the second will be held Wednesday August 31st covering ELIMINATING SIMPLE EDITING ERRORS. FOR FULL DETAILS CLICK THE LINK BELOW