Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month between September and June, and we usually start at 7.45 for 8pm. See change of venue for Thursday 25th April.
New Members, please note that during the year there are opportunities to engage in group film making and join in many activities which take place outside of the formal meeting times. Have a look at the “Happenings” page on this website for details of some recent activities.
Guest Speaker - Benjamin Field - writer, self shooter and multi-camera studio director. Work shown on BBC, Channel 4 and Amazon Prime. Prize winner at London Independent Film Awards last year. Highlighted as ‘Director to Watch’ for 2018 by “The Agency”.
Patrick Carney Jr request for volunteers for his Feature Film project
Gordon Hunt – Building up a sound landscape. Fiona Dunn – Using natural light and easily available lighting. Doug Hemmings – Unusual camera angles.
Introduction to Adverts
Jill Lampert on planning an advert
Members pitch story ideas - a one paragraph pitch! Julian Austwick - Basic Story Structure
Group task - making up storylines
One Minute Film Challenge
The challenge is to make a film about “Cleaning”.
Followed by small group discussion if there’s time.
Debbie Daniels on film genre
Discussion about an Oscar winning film which members have been asked to watch in advance.
In groups we remake a short (pre-selected) scene from a film, trying to do exactly the same set-up, acting and camera angles that were shown on film.
Midland Movie Makers League at Sutton Coldfield Movie Makers – SCMM members judge films from the 5 other MMM clubs. Mike Duxbury How free music and sound effects can change the mood of a sequence.
Sutton Coldfield Movie Makers entertains BIAFF with a film show at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1 Brunswick Square, Birmingham B1 2HW.
NB start time 8.30pm
Five Minute Movie Challenge
The challenge is to make either...
A film with a flashback in it, or
A film with a wheelbarrow in it.
Showing of the films made at the Practical Session.
Followed by small group discussion.
Gordon Hunt on editing sound.
Story Review – Story is King.
Video Cup Competition
Who will win Best Film 2019? NB Earlier Start: 7.30 for 7.45pm
Show adverts and films after the tea break.
Visitors and new members always welcome. Why not come along to the next meeting and check us out. Your first visit is free. The annual membership fee is just £37.
We meet at Wylde Green Community Hall, Emscote Drive off Little Green Lanes, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield B73 5NE at 7.45pm for an 8.00pm start.