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Programme 2017-2018. (Updated 5-9-2017)

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


Monday Sept 25th 2017

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 2nd 2017

Black Magic & some other tricks

A look at Blackmagic Design Da Vinci Resolve 14. A free video editing program that has some professional touches with help & advice from Graeme Isherwood.

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


Monday Oct 9th 2017.

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. We'll be in the large room on this night.


Monday Oct 16th 2017.

White Lund Explosion Centenary

An evening going back in time to 1917 and the explosion of the White Lund Munitions filling factory which claimed many lives and destroyed the works. The research has been carried out by Tim Churchill who will show the graphic results tonight.


Monday Oct 23rd 2017.

Internet Platforms

Tonight we take a look at Internet Platforms to which we can attach our movies, and then learn from them what others are producing.


Monday Oct 30th 2017.

Around the World

We take a journey around the world with Christine & Martin Wade with a collection of movies from their travels to all corners.


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Monday Nov 6th 2017.

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 13th 2017.

Club Kit & How to Use It.

Tonight we do a stock check of the kit available to members to borrow and we will demonstrate how to use it with those who have given them a try in your next movie. We'll be in the large room on this night.


Monday Nov 20th 2017.

Sound & Lights

We welcome Richard Lloyd, a sound and lighting engineer, who will talk about and demonstrate the craft. There will be some of his kit to play with and he would like to answer your questions on lighting and sound recording.


Monday Nov 27th 2017.

Aerial Artwork

We welcome Colin Aldred, the MD of Aerial Artwork based in Barrow who will talk about his company and the work they do using aerial video for a range of clients. He will bring along some of the equipment used and tell us what today's rules are for such work.


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Monday Dec 4th 2017.

Quiz

A light hearted fun meeting working on the pub quiz principle with teams competing for big prizes under the direction of quiz mastersChristine & Martin Wade.


Monday Dec 12th 2017.

The 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. This will be held in the large room.


Monday Dec 18th 2017.

Christmas Dinner

We are booked into the Morecambe Golf Club for our Christmas meal and presentation of two awards. Time 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm meal, followed by awards and raffle.


Monday Dec 25th 2017.

Christmas Holiday.
Now is the time to get your clips ready for the Showcase raffle, once you have opened all your presents. Happy Christmas.


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Monday Jan 1st 2018.

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


Monday Jan 8th 2018.

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.

We would like you to pick the most entertaining movie for inclusion in next yeSar’s Eric Trophy competition

This will be held in the large room.


Monday Jan 15th 2018.

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


Monday Jan 22nd 2018.

Big Tank Video Productions

We welcome Rob Hallam the MD of Big Tank Production from Preston to talk about his company, the work they do and to watch examples of their programmes.


AWAY Saturday Jan 27th 2018.

Southport Interclub Competition

An afternoon of movies and food at the Southport Club starting 2.00pm. Last year we were joint winners with Bolton Movie Makers. Can we go one better this time and win it outright?


Monday Jan 29th 2018.

Blue Caribou Productions

We welcome Joanne Parker & Abbie Kirwan, Co-Directors of Blue Caribou Productions of Manchester whose work stands out from the crowd and packs a punch. They will talk about, and show examples of their videos.


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Monday Feb 5th 2018.

Warriner Trophy Competition.

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

To be judged by all non-competing club members and also selecting the entry for the Most Entertaining Movie competition.


Monday Feb 12th 2018.

Rehearse the Club Movie

It’s practice that makes perfect so tonight we rehearse in front and behind the cameras the club’s latest production.

This will be in the large room.


Monday Feb 19th 2018.

Make the Club Movie

With rehearsing complete it’s time to do it for real and make this year’s production.

Last date to hand in your entry for next week’s 1 min. competition to Graham Easton.


Monday Feb 26th 2018

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.

Entries for this competition must be handed in by 19th Feb to Graham Easton for transfer to a composite DVD for showing with equal judging time for each entry.


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Monday Mar 5th 2018.

Bay Gateway - Happy 1st Birthday

We take a look at the premier of the Bay Gateway Movie following the construction of the new road. In addition there will be chance to look at some of the extra footage that did not make it to the final movie but is in the archive. Thanks to editor Graham Easton and the filming team who will tell some of the stories behind the making.


AWAY Sunday March 11th 2018.

Burnley Festival 2016

The club have been invited to enter this festival again and is open to any movie nominated by our club. This will take place at the Burnley Youth Theatre at 1.00pm until 5.30pm.


Monday Mar 12th 2018.

Show Time

Filming of stage productions, cat walks, open air dramas etc. have been done by a number of members, but how did they go about it? To show what and how it can be done Derek Fox and Ken Russell will tell how they have gone about this and will show examples. The evening is open to any member to talk about and project excerpts of shows they have filmed.

This will be in the large room.


Monday Mar 19th 2018.

Corporate Movies

We take a look at how video productions are made to help train staff, advice and sell products. Peter Parker who has produced a number of documentary and drama movies to assist companies and will explain how he achieved this.


Monday Mar 26th 2018.

Lancaster Photographic 50/50

We are joined by members of the Lancaster Photographic Society to share an evening of films and A/V presentations.

Their website is – http://lancasterphotographicsociety.org.uk


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Monday Apr 2nd 2018.

Easter Monday

Egg Rolling at your own risk.


Monday Apr 9th 2018.

In House A/V Presentation

Now for something a little different. A presentation of images from David Rush all set to music as he prepares to hang up his live A/V shows after many years on the road.


Monday Apr 16th 2018.

Summer Planning & 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.


Apr 23rd 2018. This evening, starts at 7:00pm

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 April 30th 2018.

Presentation Dinner

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


Future Noggin-n-Natter meetings Monday dates at The Owl's Nest are: - 14th May, 11th June, 9th July, 13th August & 10th September 2018.

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