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November-December, 2019

The Videogram is published every other month (except July-August), linking you to updates on the club website (see below). When news can't wait, Videogram ALERTS keep you informed. 

Past Videograms are archived on the club website.


Latest Video Club News

  • To see our latest Video Club news at a glance on our websiteclick here.
  • To read individual posts, click on the headlines below.

Thirty-Second Spots to Be Topic of November 21 General Meeting

Learn “Intermediate PC Video Editing” Starting December 3

“Introduction to YouTube” Class to Be Offered November 12

Second Short Dramatic Video Is Underway

New Short Film Showcase Set for November 4

Fund-Raising Campaign Nets New Desks, Chairs, Camcorder


It's time to renew your membership!
Membership Director Marsha Berman says: "Please renew your membership ASAP." Dues are $15 a year for one person, $20 a year for two at the same address. Non-resident rates are $20 for one person, $30 for two at the same address. Please download and complete a Membership Application from our website and mail your check to Marsha at the address on the form.

NON-MEMBERS, NOTE! If you join after October 1, your payment covers membership for the rest of the current year and all of the coming year.

Thanks to Chuck Hale for a Job Well Done!

Chuck Hale is stepping down after several years of reorganizing and coordinating the club's YouTube channel -- leaving the position of YouTube Administrator vacant for the moment.

If you would like to do (or learn to do) this important job, please contact President Steve, 424-254-6583. You can provide a real service to the Video Club and its members by getting our work out to a wider audience.

Attend Chuck's YouTube Class on November 12 -- If you'd like to learn more about YouTube, but haven't taken Chuck's popular  "Introduction to YouTube" class, come to the Video Lab on Tuesday, November 12, from 10 am to noon. One session, No pre-registration. $5 for members, $20 for non-members (includes 2020 club membership). Or come for a refresher session. You'll learn how to create a YouTube channel, how to upload and delete videos, how to download music from the YouTube Audio Library, and more -- and you'll receive a DVD of Chuck's original YouTube tutorials for future reference.

Officers Agree to Serve Again

All of our present officers have agreed to continue on the Video Club Board of Directors for 2020. They are: Steve Carman, President; Tom Nash, Vice President; Stephanie Brasher, Secretary; and Bob Kulpa, Treasurer. This slate will be presented to members for election at our Thursday, November 21, General Meeting. Candidates may also be nominated from the floor.

Many thanks to this capable and dedicated team!


Remove Your Old Files from Lab Computers

Lab Supervisors, at their October 21 quarterly Round Table, stressed that old member files on Lab computers are regularly removed after six months. If you have old files on any of these computers (PC or Mac), please make copies for yourself on a flash drive or external drive because they will be removed.

Supervisor Bob Kulpa pointed out that the PC Learning Center on the third floor of the Community Center has three-high speed scanners, all of which can copy photos. One is a dedicated photo scanner. "Whenever anybody has lots of photos to scan, I send them to the PC room," says Bob, adding, "They are open more hours than the Video Lab."

Other Lab news:
  • Telephone service to the Video Lab was accidentally cut off recently. It's being restored, but the Lab will be given a new phone number. The Videogram will keep you posted.
  • The Mac Club has generously donated an Apple TV to the Video Lab. Many thanks!! Unfortunately, Apple TVs in both the Video Lab and the Video Studio were STOLEN a few months ago. Let's be sure all our equipment stays safe!
  • Only Supervisors are allowed to install software on Lab PC and Mac computers.
  • To assure fairness to all Lab users, the Supervisors have put a time limit on equipment use. The following time limits were suggested: Scanner: 1 hour max, Transfer Equipment: 2 hours max. Of course, this time limit can be exceeded if no other person requires the same equipment.
  • Many Video Lab users wish to transfer old VHS tapes to modern formats, and several tapes have gotten stuck in one of our players. Because tapes can deteriorate and become sticky, users are now being requested to wind and rewind VHS tapes before inserting them into any player. A small, black "rewind unit" is located on the shelf next to the small "preview" TV.
Thanks to our supervisors...

The following Video Club members are on our current Lab Supervisor roster. If you enjoy working with equipment and helping others, please contact Senior Supervisor Wolfgang Kutter (, 949-457-1259) about joining this special group.
Lisa (Hisako) Aoki
Norma Benner 
Marsha Berman ,
Pat Bettendorf
Stephanie Brasher
Andy Cullinane
Bob Kulpa
Wolfgang Kutter
Betsy Martin
Lucy Parker
Jim Rohrs
Gary Truax
Ralph Vanderlinde

REMINDER: Learn Green Screen Techniques, Starting November 8 

Tom Nash will be offering the third of three new Video Production classes – "Advanced Studio Production Using Green Screen" (3 sessions) – starting this Friday, November 8, in the Video Studio. PLEASE NOTE – The first session (November 8) will be held this Friday MORNING from 10 am to noon. The November 15 and 22 sessions will be held in the afternoon from 1-3 pm. $15 for members. $30 for non-members (includes 2020 club membership). No pre-registration required.


 iPad and iPhone users -- SAVE THE DATE!

Stephanie Brasher will be offering an all-new iMovie class for you -- four sessions, starting Monday, January 6, 1-3 pm, in the Video Lab. See our Fall-WInter 2019-2020 Class Schedule.
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