Holiday Competition 2017
This years' Holiday Competition prompted another strong entry as usual, with the films being judged in house by members.
The winner was adjudged to be:
Congratulations to Frank, and many thanks to all those who entered a film in the competition.
For part 2 of our "Cutting to Music" theme, Geof Caudwell from Derby paid us a visit to explain how he tackles the subject.
Geof showed a selection of his award winning films, and gave us an insight into the extraordinary lengths he goes to put film and music together in perfect harmony.
I'm not sure we've all got the same level of patience and dedication as Geof, but his films certainly gave food for thought, and provided us with another highly entertaining evening.
Autumn Open Competition
The 12th October meeting saw the judging of this years' Autumn Open competition.
From a strong field, the winner was adjudged to be Peter Bloor, with his 9 minute film, "Thirty".
This highlighted his recent experiences at a speed awareness course, after being caught speeding in a 30mph zone.
Congratulations Peter, on saving the points, and picking up the trophy!
Burnley Film Maker David Crossley paid us a visit this week, to show us a selection of his award winning films.
David specialises in making films about the nature and the great outdoors.
We saw films about orchids, hill walks, cleaning up canals, culminating in a wonderful film about a friend's bucket list climb up to the top of the Matterhorn. All filmed with GoPros.
And who could forget the "Brocken Spectre"!
Another hugely entertaining evening!
Desert Island Films
Our stranded castaway this year was none other than David Andrew.
During the evening we learned details of David's entry into his chosen career in journalism, culminating in his work as a sub editor at the Daily Express in Manchester.
After taking redundancy in the 80's, we saw examples of his work producing corporate videos, and videos exploring walking in the Peak District.
A club member since the early days, we also saw a selection of the favourite films he and Sheila have produced.
A very interesting evening.