Klips 8/2012

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President: Harry Leftwich
Vice President: Colin Usher
Secretary: Glenda Threlfall
Assistant Secretary: Maryann Davies
Treasurer: Brenchley Wright
Klips Editor: Jorg Fedler


Competitions: Colin Usher and
Garth Threlfall
Library: Valerie Leftwich
Technical Officer:
Neville Brooks




Tribute for Harry Victor Pope

Nature Night 2012

by Glenda Threlfall

All I can say is - if you missed Nature Night - you missed some great videos! A smaller audience than usual at our Nature Night voted Colin Usher's "A Journey to the Staircase to the Moon" the winner of the 2012 Nature night videos. The wonders of north-western Australia were beautifully presented in Colin's video, culminating in the wonderful effect of the moon rising out of the water at Roebuck Bay to create that golden staircase effect. Colin had a second video in - a delightful one with voice over by an engaging six year old telling us all about a platypus and a possum.

Second prize was voted to Jorg Fedler’s "Harmony" - Nature at its best on a climb up Bald Rock in the Girraween National Park - some great images there.

Garth & I took out third with "Our World Around Us" - all the scenes taken within walking distance of our home - it does pay to look closely at nature around you!
Two beautiful but quite different videos on tulips were by Val Leftwich and Lorraine Lutz - Val had been to Holland and told us all about the very lucrative tulip industry - those fields of tulips were breathtaking, where Lorraine had done an A/V featuring tulips in Spring in the southern highlands of NSW. Col and Lorraine also submitted another A/V showing the magnificent scenery of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, and Col a short but interesting story of a gannet colony guarded by Maremma sheep dogs.

Joe Davies entertained us with a trip through North Queensland with its rainforest and waterfalls, and his second video was about the Bunya Mountains National Park.
Claude McCasker had stayed close to home like we did, showing what lives in the waters around his backyard.
John Freeman our member from New Zealand, took us on a rugged Tora Coastal Walk in New Zealand, and we had two entries from Brisbane Movie Makers - George Way entertained us with animals and birds doing their thing at zoos and wildlife parks and we chuckled at the antics of some "talking ducks" in Stewarts Gordon's video.

Thank you to Lorraine Lutz for the donation of her wonderful painting of a "Swaggie" for first prize in our raffle. Lorraine is a very talented lady! Thank you also to Jan and Colin Usher for donation of the second and third prizes in the raffle, and a big thank you for all the ladies who brought along the very yummy supper.

All in all it was a good night - and everything ran like clockwork thanks to our hardworking committee - and our videos are certainly shown at their best in the All Saints Theatre.

President's Report

Vice President Colin Lutz Hi Everyone,

Jorg has attached my Annual Report to this edition of Klips so I thought it would be a good idea to write an update for this month.
I really enjoy opening up the new edition of Klips, Jorg certainly makes it interesting reading and the photography and videos in it are really nice. Great job Jorg thank you from all the club members who I am sure enjoy it just as much as I do.

Well our Interclub weekend has been and gone and what a great weekend it was. Thank you to the Brisbane club for supporting this event, I am sure you enjoyed the programme that was prepared and the camaraderie between the clubs. The weather was reasonably kind, especially on the Saturday at the Currumbin Wild Life Sanctuary. I am sure many members have some great video clips that we will see over the next few months. The evening at the Sanctuary was really nice with good food and videos. It was a pity that the weather was inclement as Emerald Lakes with the sun out is really beautiful, you will all have to come back and we will do a re-run. I really enjoyed hosting the lunch at our house, although once again the sun makes such a difference to the view.

Several of our members attended the All Saints Anglican School event, Shindig at the Robina cinemas’. There were quite a number of videos and the standard was very high, it was a most enjoyable evening. The Club presented the Perpetual Trophy to the winner and this year we also gave awards for the 2nd and 3rd place. These students had worked so hard to produce really good video, one of them even attempting animation that was really good. Don’t forget it’s party time on the 12th December, at our house. We have our usual entertainer so bring your singing voices and dancing shoes!! The meal will be the usual high standard as we are employing the services of our usual caterers. I look forward to seeing you all and celebrating this wonderful time of the year.

Best wishes – Harry

Secretarie's Report

Secretary Glenda Threfall The days are flying past, and by the time this goes to print, we will probably have had our last meeting of the year, as in December we have our Christmas Party on the usual Club night on the 12th December. At our annual meeting, the committee all went back, with Joe Davies coming back aboard again as well. We have a terrific committee - they, along with their wives, all pull together to make everything run smoothly. We had some new members join us, which was great. Some really good videos were brought in to Club nights over the year, although we could certainly do with more - some of you are not using your cameras too much, and we are still waiting with anticipation to see some of the footage other members have taken on their various trips.

Thank you to those members who have given workshops over the year - even though sometimes the attendance to these is not large, that gives more chance for people to ask about any problems they may be having. There is still one workshop to go on 1st December, Col Lutz will be doing another Photoshop workshop, as because of illness, quite a few people missed out on his earlier one.

We played hosts to the InterClub weekend in October, and Harry has told you all about that in a separate report. Of course Nature Night was one of our two special events of the year - and details of this are also in a separate report. The standard of videos shown was perhaps the highest we have seen, with all members submitting excellent productions. Although we had a full program, with some people fortunately putting in two entries, we could have wished for a few more people submitting entries - everyone in the Club is able to make an interesting video if they try.

This will be the last Klips before Christmas - and a big thank you to Jorg for all his work on Klips and on our website. We hope we will see most of you at the Christmas Party, but if not - have a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all again back at club in January.


Tips and Tricks


The Man Song

Published on Jul 8, 2006
Milton singing "The Man Song". Milton is one of my characters. Song by Sean Morey. Sean is a very funny comedian. Visit his website and check out his other songs. http://www.seanmorey.com/

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