Club Programme subjects

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Peter Stedman
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Being a member of our local video club, I would like to put a general query re club programme subjects for the coming season. Our membership is about 20 with about half a dozen actively involved in small club video projects with accepted general skills at this level.

When it comes to providing practical workshops on the various aspects of video for the members, who teaches who? The advanced members know so much, but could learn more. These members may not actually be good teachers or instructors for many of the less skilled. One may suggest that many hobbyists do not even wish to know about the advanced use of (say) mics. or studio lighting. Who teaches the more advanced members the higher skills of production or even directing?

What do other clubs do for practical evenings to cover this range of interests and skills. This may prove to be a most interesting thread.

RayL
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Joined: Mar 31 1999

Peter

If your club is in the London / Home Counties area then I offer my service as a visiting speaker. Recent talks at different clubs have been on multi-camera shooting with remote control camcorders, and DVD making. I have also been invited by Bob Crabtree to help answer queries on the Computer Video stand at various shows. Before I began running my own video recording and editing business full-time I worked in the studios at BBC Television Centre. I don't charge a fee (its all good publicity), just travelling expenses.

If you are interested, please contact me on 020 8647 1009.

Ray Liffen

John Willett at Home
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Joined: Jun 29 2001

Peter,

I have talked to several clubs about sound and microphones, and I do have a powerpoint presentation on microphones.

I do not want to be inundated, but if your cub is within travelling distance of Oxford it should be OK.

Give me a call privately.

John

Peter Stedman
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Thank you John & Ray for your replies above. By chance the Club AGM is on Tuesday evening so I will bring it up then and come back to you direct as you suggest.
Almost forgot . . . We are in Chippenham, Wiltshire, so for you John not too bad of course, but what about you Ray?

RayL
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>but what about you Ray?<

Hmm, that's a bit of a trek! If a job came up in the Thames Valley on a day that was convenient to you it make it a lot easier.

Ray

Peter Stedman
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Ray,
I have just looked to see where you are from and appreciate what you say about it being a long trek. (Especially with so few roads in your part!) I looked at your web site as well. Great stuff.

Well, we will have to play this one by ear as they say.
Cheers. Peter.