What do we do during the meetings of the Wanstead and Woodford Movie Makers?
First, we have to decide what the aims of the club are since they are not written down anywhere. Clearly with the title of Movie Makers our priority must be to encourage film making and to this end we try to suggest ways of generating enthusiasm among all members and not just those with a camera.
For the rest of the programme there are evenings devoted to expanding our knowledge of the way filming is going in the future when two of our expert film makers will be talking to us about their latest exploits and gadgets. These evenings are more useful than just going to exhibitions where no-one has the time to talk to you in depth.
4th Jan Tage Rose Bowl. For films not entered into a competition before. See competitions for rules for this entry.
18th Jan AGM. Members only this evening, and new year celebration.
1st Feb Discussion of film project: film to include 4 objects.
(a basket, wellington boots, public clock, and a bicycle.)
15th Feb Launch of "setting up my back yard" project. Members are invited to make a film of things in the area in which they live, the garden, local street etc, followed by Chingford showreel.
Members will be given a ten minute video to edit down to four minutes.
1st Mar Project discussion; Film about the weather.
15th Mar Terry Church, The making of "Fly Soup" movie.
29th Mar Committee meeting followed by Family History Films.
5th Apr Guest speaker John Astin,shows some of his prize winning films.
19th Apr Good Friday, NO MEETING.
3rd May BIAAF 2018 award winners. Launch of 10-4 exercise.
17th May Films of interesting events that took place in or near London.
31st May Committee meeting followed by members first movies and talk about it.
7th Jun Annual Competition.
21st Jun Films by members "Films of My Back Yard" from 15th February
5th Jul Films about public gardens and Stately Homes.
19th Jul Fred Sibbett Competition. (5 mins max) See competitions for rules for this entry.
2nd Aug Committee meeting followed by Choosing films for public show.
16th Aug Filming in the club room with Terry Church.
30th Aug Filming in the club room with Terry Church.
6th Sep John Day Competition for documentary films made about anywhere in England. See competitions
for rules for this entry.
20th Sep Roy Wainwright competition, against Potters Bar film makers.
4th Oct Limmer Trophy. See competitions for rules for this entry.
18th Oct Movie Night Public Show. Here we open our doors to the public for an evening of our best films.
1st Nov Showing of 10 to 4 competition movies.
15th Nov Film discussion about making Christmas Movies.
29th Nov Committee meeting followed by "Looking forward to 2020"
6th Dec Showreel from the Walthamstow club.
20th Dec Christmas Evening. Usually a quiz and fun evening, with some refreshments laid on if available.
3rd Jan Tage Rose Bowl competition, for films not entered into a competition before. See competitions for rules.
17th Jan AGM. Members only. Selection of Films.
Program subject to change without notice