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Programme 2016-2017. This is now finished. The programme for our next season will be posted when available

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September/October - November - December - January - February - March - April


Monday Sept 26th 2016

Showcase Raffle.

The idea is that every member brings in a movie or two or just a few rushes to show. The subject is your choice; the time limit is approx 5 minutes. Each member who enters some movies will receive one raffle ticket. At the end of the night a prize-winner, or two, will be drawn out of the hat. This is not a competition but we would like you to pick the most entertaining movie for inclusion in next year’s Eric Trophy competition.


Monday Oct 3rd 2016

Animation update

We take a look at some of the latest way of producing animation in your movies with Graeme Isherwood and his computer using the programme AFX for Guerrilla Film Makers.

Tonight we will also cast our votes for the Club member of the year.


Monday Oct 10th.

The Eric Trophy Competition.

Tonight we enjoy the most entertaining movies selected from last year’s film nights and competitions to pick the winner of the Eric Trophy. In addition please bring in your funniest movie clips, the ones that you keep meaning to send to “You’ve been framed” and any others that will make us smile.


Monday Oct 17th.

News Reel Diary 2015

The premier of the 2015 Diary submitted by member in 2015. For those who did not get round to submitting a film in that year now is the chance to look one out and bring it to show, better late than never.


Monday Oct 24th.

Sound Design & Camera Controls

Dave Weatherley will take us through and demonstrate the benefits in using both the sound and picture manual controls on your cameras with examples to show the results


Monday Oct 31st.

Confessions of a Broadcast Cameraman

We welcome Phil Oakes a freelance cameraman with Sky Television who will demonstrate his broadcast camera and talk about and show his work in all fields of TV


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Monday Nov 7th.

Pie, peas & pickled movies.

Tonight we can enjoy watching a selection of movies from the 2015 British International Film Festival with a tasty meat & potato pie with trimmings during the interval.


Monday Nov 14th.

Getting more out of your Edius.

An in depth look at the Edius editing programme with Dave Weatherley to help members get more from the system and help those who are considering moving to the programme. We invite all members with a laptop and Edius to bring them in and try out the things you learn as the night progresses. If you are running off the mains you may need an extension lead but you are allowed to share with others to avoid a tripping hazard. Dave is standing in for Graham tonight thanks to them both for sorting out the talk and demo. For this meeting we will be in the large hall, so plenty of room for tables to work on.


Monday Nov 21st.

Green Ayre Rising

We welcome David Chandler the organiser of Green Ayre Rising to talk about the project and take a look at the films that have been made by members of the event and the stories behind them.


Monday Nov 28th.

Red Onion Videos

A welcome to Tony Wilkinson the MD of Red Onion Videos to talk about their video work in Marketing, Training, Events, Education, Interviews and Showcase Landscapes.


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Monday Dec 5th.

Dave Sephton Competition

The first competition of the season and the subject is “Local interest” with a maximum running time of 12 minutes. To be judged by non-competing club members.


Monday Dec 12th

Quiz

A light hearted fun meeting working on the pub quiz principle with teams competing for big prizes under the direction of quiz master Graeme Isherwood.


Monday Dec 19th.

Christmas Dinner

Tonight we get on the best frocks for a Christmas dinner to be held at the Morecambe Golf Club, 7.00 for 7.30pm meal. Awards for Most Entertaining Movie and Club member of the year will be presented.


Monday Dec 26th.

Christmas Holiday.
Now is the time to get your clips ready for the Showcase raffle.


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Monday Jan 2nd.

New Year Holiday.
Only a week left to get that movie ready for the Showcase Raffle.


Monday Jan 9th.

Showcase Raffle.

The idea is that every member brings in a movie or just a few rushes to show. The subject is your choice; the time limit is approx. 5 minutes. Each member who enters some movies will receive a raffle ticket. At the end of the night a prize-winner, or two, will be drawn out of the hat.

This is not a competition but we would like you to pick the most entertaining movie for inclusion in next year’s Eric Trophy competition


Monday Jan 16th.

Annual General Meeting.
The meeting of the year where you can change the committee, check the books and make your views known.


Monday Jan 23rd.

Link Road Review

We take a look at the work carried out so far with clips of some unseen footage, the spinoff movies made including training, safety and promotional. There will be the stories behind the filming described by the Team


Monday Jan 30th.

Club Night. Due to a cancellation, members will give of their experience.


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Monday Feb 6th.

Warriner Trophy Competition.

This year’s subject is “Rivers”. Max length 5 minutes.

To be judged by all non-competing club members


Monday Feb 13th.

Phantom Films (Drones)

We welcome Gary Taylor the proprietor of Phantom Films a new company specialising in Aerial videos. He will take us through how he obtained his licence to operate and show examples of his work. In the second part of the evening members with drones will bring them in and explain what they are using them for and how

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Monday Feb 20th.

Internet web sites & promotions

How to produce effective web sites and promotions, which include movies and animations, will be explained by Joanna Young of Urban Attic. In addition she will explain how and why the various social media sites are being used for product and event promotions.


Monday Feb 27th.

Cumbria Trophy Competition

The Cumbria competition is open to all members who have not won a club competition before. The subject is open and the max length is 3 minutes 20 seconds. To be judged and commented on by 3 non-competing club members

One Minute Competition

The One Minute Competition is open to all members, the only rule is that it must be less than one minute long. This will be judged by all non-competing members


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Monday Mar 6th.

North West Film Archive

We welcome Nick Gladden the Acquisition & Documentation Officer for the NWFA who will talk about the work of the NWFA and show examples from their library. It will be an opportunity to donate items to the Archive and deposit slips will be made available to detail any material you donate


AWAY Monday Mar 13th. - Note change from Wednesday to Monday!

Lancaster Photographic 50/50

This meeting has been re-arranged to 7.30pm on Monday 13th March 2017 at their new meeting venue of the United Trinity Reform Church Hall, High Street, Lancaster.
Details of the new meeting venue can be found on their website – http://lancasterphotographicsociety.org.uk


Monday Mar 20th.

Vision4Video

An evening with Graham Baldwin the MD of Vision4Video who produce videos in Manchester and the North West. He will talk about their video work including corporate, web promotional, training, events, music & dance and budget production.

 


Monday Mar 27th.

Everyone Media

We welcome Mike Berry the Production Manager from Everyone Media in Preston. The company produces for various TV Channels as well as private commissions and have experience in all areas of commercial television. Mike will talk about his work and the company, showing examples of what they produced. See their web site www.everyonemedia.com


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Monday Apr 3rd.

Summer Planning and Technical Topics

Time to sort out the summer activities and ideas for next year’s meetings. Technical topics of your choice will be discussed and hopefully explained.


Monday Apr 10th.

Annual Open Competition.
The last competition of the year when the subject is your choice within three classes Documentary, Holiday and Open. The max length of all entries is 12 minutes.
To be judged by an independent adjudicator.


Monday Apr 17th

Easter Holiday
Egg rolling at your own risk.


Monday Apr 24th.

Presentation Dinner
All the competition awards will be presented at this dinner in the Morecambe Golf Club, 7.00 for 7.30pm meal.


AWAY Saturday April 29th

Interclub Competition at Southport
Having won this competition in 2014 it’s time to do it again with a movie from this year’s productions.


Future Noggin-n-Natter meetings Monday dates at The Owl's Nest are: - 12th June, 10th July, 14th August & 11th September 2017

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