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Meeting starts 7:30pm

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    call Paul Szilard on 0414 269 404 

8 July Wednesday 7:30pm "Focus Night" Programme

Always check the club website for latest up dates to the programme.

Zoom meeting open from 7pm to test your connection and say "Hi". BYO refreshments. LOL

Shared Script Production Meeting

As The Ticket production moves through production steps it's time to consider how we can best tell the story, what's important in each scene, what would make the characters more interesting an how might it be shot.

From simple blocking and story boarding through to making the scenes more visually interesting it will be time to share ideas!

Building on last months great session about titling we'll also introduce a simple, fully Covid compliant, exercise to create a titling sequence for review at next months session.

Current Roles are as follows:

  1. Iulian - DOP/Camera
  2. Scotty - Producer
  3. Howard - Sound recording
  4. Paul - Mic/Boom
  5. Henryk - Director
  6. Mark - 1st AD
  7. Eddie - Gaffer
  8. Chris - Continuity
You can download the script from HERE. It is on the Club website under Resources/Downloads/Scripts.

And it's all on ZOOM from the comfort of your own living room. Make a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy!

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm (Zoom session opens at 7pm)

Looking ahead:

This year has been pretty much impacted by the pandemic, however we are still planning for a VOTY at the end of the year, so Plan Ahead for your VOTY entries!!!

Would you like to lead the club next year? Paul Szilard would like to hand over the prestigious job of PRESIDENT to someone else, so if you would like to take this highly sought after job, then drop me a line here.

Tips & Tricks

Shooting at home is an opportunity not a handicap. It usually means that you are completely in control, so no worries about arguing with your crew or the talents <grin>. So be inspired and think of something that you can do either in the home or while out for a walk. We shall be discussing ideas on Wednesday, but here are a few thoughts to get your creative juices flowing, in no particular order:
  • Involve your spouse or any family member in the household, and by that I am including your pets too!
  • Try your hand at an Animation video. When I searched on "Animation" in the Apple App Store for iPads/iPhones, I got a heap of choices, many are free. Check with your usual software provider website or service. Search using "Animation" and "Stop Motion".
  • You can include exercising as location, such as parks or street
  • Go through some of your earlier footage and extract some clips and be creative
  • Pay closer attention to Sound Design. Look for royalty free sound bites downloads, or your own software library (GarageBand for instance, includes over 2,500 free audio loops!)
  • Make your own Foley recordings
  • Use your Smartphone or action camera like a GoPro, to capture shots from unusual angles
  • Experiment on camera movements, using your tripod or monopod, or even just sliding the camera on the tabletop sitting on top of a towel, which you can move gently by hand.
  • Learn something new to do either on your computer or with your existing gear
  • And lastly, if you are suffering from GAS (=Gear Acquisition Syndrome), then mail order something new and then do a simple review and send it to me for publication
For recording Foley, you can use practically any microphone as long as you have a way to capture the sound recording, either on an audio recorder, camera or even your Smartphone.

Below are 4 YouTube clips of under 2 minutes each(!) from my favourite mic maker, RØDE demonstrating different ways to use the VideoMic NTG - one of the most versatile in ingenious microphones to come onto the market recently.


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