WELCOME BACK! What did you do in the break? Show us a ‘few-minutes’ of something shot during the summer - holiday, family, local event, hobby or something else entirely. It’s up to you.
MASTER CLASS – Frank Parker reveals the details of his magnum opus: How his curiosity about the strange Castleton Garland ceremony developed over six years into a 56-minute epic film, a four-star winner at BIAFF.
TRIVENTION - A friendly contest between two visiting clubs, who each show a 40-minute programme, with C & G members as judges. It’s just as much a social event, so lots of laughter and good fun….
GREEN SCREEN – A hands-on evening filming a local artiste performing in our club-room for chromakey editing. By replacing the green background with your own, turn your footage into a poetic masterpiece! Bring cameras and tripods – results, November 14.
AN EVENING WITH....mobile tv freelance Paul Walker, who visits from mid-Cheshire to show how new technology enables him to film events and edit in his car, transmitting direct to the studio. The shape of things to come….
MEMBERS’ MISCELLANY ….What’s new in your movie world? Equipment, programme, technique, film activity? Good or bad, if you find it interesting, maybe others will, too. Contributions to Malcolm Williams, please.
THE BEST OF…..NERIAC. A chance to see the cream of the North-East region of the IAC. What interests them over the Pennines? We watch and discuss a disc from one of their annual competitions.
HOLIDAY COMPETITION – A little earlier than usual to give us a chance to savour the magic of summer again before it fades. Make sure your entries are ready and handed to Richard Scarsbrook in time.
STILLS OR VIDEO? ‘Audio-Visual’ used to mean still pictures dissolved together, but now video is used more and more in their sequences. AV expert Howard Bagshaw, from Rugeley, demonstrates this crucial effect and discusses where it is heading.
MASTER CLASS – Video graphics and illustrations feature increasingly in our productions. Members Geoffrey Gilbert and Phil Guy explain and demonstrate their approach to this valuable development in film-making.
GREEN SCREEN RESULTS - What did you make of your green-screen footage on September 26? Hopefully, you were inspired and perhaps learned something new. Tonight we view and discuss the creative possibilities of the green-screen technique.
WHO IS CHRIS DOWNES? - What makes our programme secretary tick? An astute observer and critic of film, and never short of words, but what sort of films would he make given the time? The floor is his….
ART IN FILM: Former Burnley member John Rickards was an accomplished painter. Tonight, his friend David Crossley visits us to show how John used art to add an exciting dimension to his award- winning films.
AUTUMN OPEN COMPETITION – What’s new in your film-making? Any subject, any length – just make sure you note the date and finish editing in time. Entries to Richard Scarsbrook, please.
CHRISTMAS MEETING – This year our last meeting of 2019 takes the form of a fun, social evening in our clubroom, hosted by Chris Downes and Peter Bloor. What are they cooking up, literally?
Something seasonal, to be sure.
TREASURES FROM THE PAST – Nick Gladden, from the North-West Film Archive, based in Manchester’s central library, visits to give us a flavour of how they are building a huge range of film from the past – and how you can view it.
THE TYNEMOUTH TOUCH – Our chance to keep up to date with this active and ever-inventive club. Comedies and dramas come naturally to them and they have developed skills to match, as we shall see tonight from their DVD.
MICHAEL GOUGH, experienced film judge, travel film maker and lecturer, visits from Sunderland with his wife, Linda, the IAC’s president, to show his latest productions and discuss up-to-date issues in our movie world. A stimulating evening - Don’t miss them.
MEMBERS MISCELLANY: Always a surprise ‘menu’ of items from members, perhaps on new gadgets, discoveries, projects, tests and ideas. Another eclectic evening of what’s interesting us at the moment. Contributions to Richard Scarsbrook, please.
ANATOMY OF A DOCUMENTARY – David Whitworth, one of the regular team behind Huddersfield’s excellent newsreel and award-winning films, shows how he approaches his well-produced documentaries.
5-MINUTE COMPETITION – Make no mistake, a chicken from Kent is like no other…..Yes, after last year’s VAL theme, this year’s task is to make a short film with the letters K E N in sequence in the title. Any subject, maximum five minutes.
MASTER CLASS: What makes a Five-star film? Members Phil Guy and Richard Scarsbrook know the answer – and tonight they tell us of the overall techniques which have led to the high BIAFF rating of their films.
WHAT’S NEW? Our resident technocrat Steve Hey keeps a close eye on the world of manufacturers and tonight shows us what they are dreaming up to tempt us in the future. Can we keep up? Can we afford to miss out….?
YOUNG STARS – With so much film equipment available today and in so many formats, who are emerging as the star film-makers of the future? Tonight, we view the latest examples entered by youngsters in competition.
DESERT ISLAND FILMS – A return to our successful format of shining the spotlight on a club member, looking back on a busy and varied life and choosing the films to be taken as a castaway on a desert island. Always fascinating and enlightening.
TIME FOR FUN: The “no-competition competition” with Time as the theme. Why not take the time to make a film (in time, of course) to show us tonight? No prizes, just an evening about “time” for the fun of it…..
SHARP PRACTICE – Our good friend Gordon Sharp visits with his wife Anne to unveil their latest films. Gordon also has some strong opinions about techniques and movie-making in general and always provides a genial and interesting evening.
QUIZ NIGHT – Back by popular demand, members Phil Guy and Geoffrey Gilbert promise another intriguing session to test our general knowledge about film and cinema. A highlight of the year: Bring your friends and family….
No Meeting - Maundy Thursday.
BEST OF BIAFF 2019 – The choice of entries in the IAC’s international competition, 2019. Fascinating, controversial, often instructive and always well-produced. Do you agree with the judges?
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - A chance to air your views about the club and to discuss next year’s programme: Your preferences, what to repeat or to miss out, more of this, less of that….Any specific ideas, any guest speakers?
DIAMOND JUBILEE – 60 years ago this summer, a group of people met in a local chemist’s….and our club was born. Tonight, we look back at the many changes in our hobby: Who could have forecast where we would be now….?
No Meeting – Elections
FILM OF THE YEAR – Our main competition of the season for any new film. Trophies for photography, editing, originality, sound etc awarded by an ‘outside’ judge. Entries, please, to Richard Scarsbrook.