President: Harry Leftwich
Vice President: Col Lutz
Secretary: Glenda Threlfall
Assistant Secretary: Maryann Davies
Treasurer: Brenchley Wright
Klips Editor: Jorg Fedler
Competitions: Colin Usher and
Library: Valerie Leftwich
We are finally back from our volunteer job in South America, quite an experience that was, we are indeed lucky to live in such a free country.
I have to say that the people of Columbia are really nice and the political problem there was not as bad as I had read. However, it is quite daunting, until you get used to it, to see young men on the streets in uniform with very large guns at the ready.
A big thank you to Vice President Col and Garth for standing in for me whilst Val and I were overseas.
Time marches on and the Southeast Queensland Clubs Get Together is getting closer. The programme for this weekend is in place, thanks to the hard work of Garth and Glenda, who have been able to secure a special deal with the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The deal consists of entry, dinner and the use of their Sawrey room in the evening for us to screen our videos.
On Sunday we have made arrangements to go to the Garlic Clove French Restaurant at Emerald Lakes for coffee and cake. This is a beautiful development with many delightful gardens and different architecture well worth filming.
Sunday lunch will be hosted by the Gold Coast Video Camera Club and will be held at my home in Worongary, off Exit 75 of the Pacific Highway, we hope to see many of our friends stay for lunch and take advantage of the views of the Gold Coast.
In September we plan to have a club outing as the weather is warming up. I am almost afraid to set a date because the rain has kept away until now and usually a club outing is a sure way to bring on the rain!! But we must take a positive attitude and make a date at the next club meeting.
Just a reminder Nature Night is not too far away as the year slips by; this will be held in November and hopefully we can use the All Saints Anglican School's lecture theatre, which I am sure everyone will agree, has excellent acoustics.
Just another little note for your diary, the All Saints Anglican School's video department will be having their "Shindig" on the 25th October. Val and I attended this last year as we presented the winners with trophies, it was a good night and the ability of these students is quite amazing and well worth going to. Tickets, which I think were about $7.00 were sold through a ticket agency and I will let everyone know when I receive the information. The venue hasn't been decided on as last year they had over 400 people there, this year they were going to hire a theatre at the Robina cinema complex, however these cinemas only hold 300 people so it will probably be held in the large theatre at All Saints, but this is to be confirmed.
Well I think I have brought you all up to date with the news and happenings.
I am really looking forward to the club weekend, we hope our friends in Brisbane and Toowoomba can make it.
Harry Leftwich - President.
Not that much to report this month, things are fairly quiet at this time of the year, with many of our members tripping around the countryside or even overseas, so attendances have been down a little. Still, we have had some interesting videos brought in each month, and we have another prospective new member.
Our InterClub weekend details have been finalised, and they appear elsewhere in this Klips.
This is always a fun weekend - it's good to meet with people from other Clubs and swap ideas, as well as hopefully having venues for some good video opportunities. We will send out a form a bit later with costs and details of payment - we have tried to keep the costs down as much as possible and give good value for money.
The Brisbane Movie Makers Awards Night on 6th September should be a good night - a few of our members have put entries into their competition, and I know there are a couple of car loads planning to go up to Brisbane for the screening.
Our workshops the last two months have taken the form of "critiques" of Alvin videos, where members used the judging sheets used by the judges to judge some of the Alvin videos. This proved a worthwhile exercise for the people who took part - there is a lot to be learnt from doing this sort of thing, and it was interesting to see whether or not we agreed with the judges!
Following many requests, our next workshop is to be given by Col Lutz on Photoshop - he is our resident expert on this, and the program can certainly help in video production.
Don't forget we want lots of entries for our Nature Night in November. This award is open to all the South East Queensland Clubs - so time to start thinking about it. Any length up to 12 mins is acceptable, lots of short ones make for a good night - and no judging this time - just audience appeal.
A beautiful Animation
Why do ants travel in groups? Find out in the new commercial of public bus company De Lijn. Also download the smartphone game on http://www.delijn.be/game and play a game while traveling instead of watching the traffic. Just one advantage of traveling in groups.
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