November 28, 2014

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Project Day To Study Contest Winners Monday
Here's a chance to “tune up” your Annual Short Video Contest entry. On Project Day, Monday, December 1, from 1-3 pm in the Video Lab, four members will show their winning 4-minute videos from past contests, followed by group analysis to identify factors which helped them win. The event is open free to the the public. Our next Project Day will be held Monday, February 2 (no meeting in January). For information or to present at future Project Days, contact Project Day Coordinator Lucille Roberts, , 949-552-5014 .
Lucille is stepping down at the end of this year. Many thanks to her for a great job! If you're interested in leading or helping with Project Day, please contact President Lucy Parker, , 949-456-4657 


2014 Short Video Contest Deadline Is December 19
There's an entry box and registration sheet near the Video Lab entrance, and entries have started coming in for our Annual Short Video Contest. Work must be member-produced, 4 minutes or less, and submitted on DVD to the Video Lab by 4 pm Friday, December 19, 2014 (one entry per member). The top 10 entries will be presented at our Aanual Awards Banquet, Saturday, January 17, in CH7, when attendees will vote to select winners in three categories: Best Videography, Best Editing, and Best Picture. For information, contact Roland Harrison, Contest Coordinator, , 949-830-6803. (Click for contest information.)

Save On Banquet Tickets Before December 20

Barbel Dagostino and  Gloria D'Simone-Shute are co-chairing our 2015 Awards Banquet (Saturday, January 17, 2015, in Clubhouse 7), and great plans are underway. Click here to download the banquet flier – and mail in your reservation before December 20 to save money. It's $20 per person before December 20, $25 after that date for a delicious meal catered by Martinez, the folks who served up the Thanksgiving feasts in our clubhouses this year.

For info or to volunteer to help with the banquet, call Barbel Dagostino, Relocation Realtor since 1983, at  949-680-5141 or 858-232-2427. One current need is for a PHOTO HELPER to support our longtime still photographer Mike Evans at the banquet.

Camcorder Instruction Planned for Studio Forum Friday, December 5
Dr. Tom Nash and Studio Coordinator Mike Ayotte will provide Studio Forum members with instruction on our new Canon Vixia HF G20 camcorder during the Friday, December 5 meeting, 10 am-noon, in the Video Studio. This camera was purchased for the club with 2014 GRF funds. The event is free and open to all residents interested in advanced video work. Subsequent Studio Forum meetings TBA. For more information, contact Forum Facilitator Allen Fortson, , 949-235-8000

No Corel Forum in December

The Corel Forum will continue its introduction to Corel VideoStudio at the next meeting on Tuesday, Janaury 20, at 10 am in the Video Lab (no meeting in December). The Forum meets monthly on the third Tuesday and is open free to all residents.. For information, contact Wolfgang Kutter, Forum Facilitator, , 949-457-1259.  (Click here for flier.)

Old Files To Be Removed from Lab Computers

Our PC video editing instructor Chuck Hale is working with Wolfgang Kutter, Tom Martin, and Charles Higginson to clean unwanted files off our Lab computers and to decide which programs to put on which machines. Part of this process will be removal of old data placed on machines by members and other residents.
The "Lab and Studio Policies" adopted by the Video Club Board of Directors on April 3, 2014, state: "Any personal files remaining inactive on Lab or Studio computers for longer than 6 months will be deleted."
If you are concerned about your old files and have questions, please contact Chuck, , 949-770-4589

Happy Holidays!
The Videogram will be back after the New Year.


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Don't miss this special Project Day!
Coming this next Monday

DECEMBER 1st , 1 to 3 pm
at the Video Lab, Gate 12

Past Award-Winning Videos from our Annual Short Video Contest will be shown:
Winners & Video Titles
1. Linda Lenthall, African Cats
2. Lillian Winkler, The Quest And The Secret
3. Chuck Hale, Four Days In October & The Trip Planner
4. Lucille Roberts, In Grandma's Kitchen

"That's Entertainment, Folks"

Roundup all your friends and hustle on down to the Video Lab at Gate 12 next Monday, Dec. 1 at 1 pm.
We guarantee fun and the best entertainment!!

****Refreshments will be served*****

Officers Elected, By-Laws Ratified
At the November 20 General Meeting, members ratified the revised Club By-Laws and elected the following officers for 2015: Steve Carman, President' Dr. Tom Nash, Vice President; Lisa Kirsoff, Secretary; and Bob Kulpa, Treasurer.
Recent Video Club Photos

(Above) Our First Shoot Went Well
Phil Doran gave last minute instructions to contestants during recording of Never Too Late to Date "Game A" on November 19. All systems were "go" technically and performance-wise for a successful multi-camera, multi-mic shoot involving many members and other volunteers. Shooting dates for Games B and C and Channel 6 air dates TBA. (Photo by Barbel Dagostino)

(Above) Making Movies on Smartphones
Audience members crowded around Susy Botello of the San Diego-based International Mobil Film Festival asking questions following her talk at our November 20 General Meeting. (Photo by Lucy Parker)

(Below) The Clowns Have Their Day
Members of the Laguna Woods Village Clown Alley turned out at the Video Studio on November 18 to shoot special senior "dating fun"segments. (Photos by Barbel Dagostino)

Have News for The Videogram?
If you have information you would like to submit to The Videogram (including a club-related event you'd like to have announced or a link to a new YouTube or Vimeo video you've uploaded), please send it to Lucy Parker, acting Publicity Chair ,  949-456-4657.   Material should normally be submitted by Friday for publication early the following week.

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