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August 2, 2021
Video Club Invites Members and Their Guests to Summer BBQ August 18
Short Dramatic Script Submission Deadline Is August 27
Learn Video Editing for Windows PCs this Fall Using Corel VideoStudio –
Three More Video Production Classes in August

Corel VideoStudio Forum &  Apple Forum to Resume in-Person Meetings September 20
Next Short Film Showcase Will Be Held September 13 in-Person in the Video Lab

What's Up in August with Video Club-Related Programs on Village TV? 
Jeff Parker to Be General Meeting Speaker September 16, More Fall Programs Announced
A Bit More History – Past Users' Groups and Our Display Case
Video Lab Now Open Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 pm


Video Club Invites Members and Their Guests to Summer BBQ August 18

As a gift to our members and their loyalty throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the Video Club invites club members and their guests to our Second Annual Summer BBQ in the Park on Wednesday, August 18, at 5 pm in the park next to the Video Lab. Enjoy Angus burgers or tasty frankfurters with all the trimmings. Click here for full details.
RSVP to with your name, phone number, the number of people in your party, and choice of burgers or franks.  There is no charge, but bring your own beverages (water provided). Space is limited, so RSVP soon!

As a highlight of the event, Goldie statuettes will be awarded to the three winners of the Video Club's 2021 Short Video Contest (held via Zoom on February 18). The three winning videos will be shown in the Video Lab during the BBQ from 5:45 to 6:30 pm, prior to the awards presentation. (And while you’re there take a look at our recent Video Lab upgrades — with new tables and an overhead projector.) 
If you’d like to see all 10 of the contest entries, go to the Video Club’s YouTube channel, where you can see the 2021 Goldie Awards Video, hosted by Bill Hemberger and Susan Wheeler and edited by Suzanne Savlov.


Short Dramatic Script Submission Deadline Is August 27

Click here to view information about the Video Club's 2021 Short Dramatic Script Contest on the club website, including a link to submission guidelines. Submit your script by Friday, August 27, in PDF format attached to an email to  Please read submission guidelines first.



Learn Video Editing for Windows PCs this Fall Using Corel VideoStudio

For the many who have inquired about learning to edit video on their Windows PCs, Vice President Tom Nash will again be teaching an in-person introductory class in Corel VideoStudio in the Video Lab this fall. Watch for our Fall-Winter 2021-22 Learning Opportunities Schedule available later this month. 
The Learning Opportunities Committee, which Tom heads, will meet soon to plan the classes to be offered in the Video Lab and Studio starting in September. Some Zoom classes may also be included. Please contact Tom at if there is a class you would especially like to have offered.


Three more sessions remain in
Tom Nash's Summer Video Production Class

Tuesday mornings at 10 am in the Video Studio 
Session # 8, August 10 - TelePrompter 1
Session # 9, August 17 - TelePrompter 2
Session #10, August 24 - Artificial Backgrounds

No pre-registration required – $5 per session for members
$20 for first session for non-members (includes 2021 club membership)


Corel VideoStudio Forum & Apple Forum to Resume in-Person Meetings September 20
As we turn from Zoom meetings to in-person activities, both the Corel VideoStudio Forum, facilitated by Wolfgang Kutter, and the Apple Forum, facilitated by Stephanie Brasher, plan to meet monthly on third Mondays in the Video Lab – the Corel VideoStudio Forum at  10 am and the Apple Forum at 1 pm. The next meeting for both will be on Monday, September 20.    Click here for more details on the club website.


Next Short Film Showcase Will Be Held September 13 in-Person in the Video Lab 

The popular Short Film Showcase series will resume holding in-person meetings on Monday, September 13, at 1 pm in the Video Lab after holding monthly sessions on Zoom during the COVID-19 shutdown. Longtime participants will be happy to learn that popcorn will be served!! A selections of dramas, comedies, documentaries, and animations will be featured, chosen to entertain, inspire, and motivate your own video projects. Group discussion will follow each video. 

While SFS programs were offered monthly on Zoom, the in-person series will return to the original quarterly format with sessions on first Mondays in December, March, and June. (September's meeting is on the second Monday due to the Labor Day holiday.)
Stephanie Brasher and Starkey, who compile SFS programs for our enjoyment and personal growth, invite those interested to submit the names and sources of favorite videos for SFS consideration. Videos must be under 20 minutes -- and shorter is good. Send your suggestions to Stephanie at



What's Up in August with Video Club-Related TV Programs on Village TV?

Click here for full program information on the seven Video Club-related programs airing in August on Village Television.

Video One Productions, the Video Club's team-based production group, currently creates two new half-hour shows each month to air on Village Television. They are “Laguna Woods Stories,” where viewers meet interesting Village residents, and “Beyond the Gates,” which takes viewers to visit nearby places of interest. “Welcome to My Home.” a third Video One Productions show, is currently in re-runs with plans to resume production as the Village emerges from the COVID-19 shutdown. 

Club member, Fred Harshbarger, who serves as Video One Productions' Facilitator, edits two monthly half-hour shows to run on Village Television – “Video Club Spotlight,” featuring short videos by Video Club members, and “Jazzing Around,” featuring West Coast jazz footage shot by Fred over the years.

In addition, two monthly half-hour programs produced by Village Television are hosted by Video Club members. “The Write Now Show,” co-hosted by Charlie Redner, is currently in re-runs following the recent death of co-host Judy Saxon. “Discovering Laguna Woods Village,” hosted by Cyndee Whitney, explores new and interesting aspects of the Village.



Jeff Parker to Be General Meeting Speaker September 16, More Fall Programs Announced
President Steve Carman has announced the line-up for fall General Meeting speakers in September, October, and November. (General Meetings are not scheduled in December.) Programs will be held in-person on the third Thursday of the month in the Video Lab with refreshments and socializing at 6:30 pm, followed by the program at 7 pm. (Come and see the recent improvements in the Video Lab, with seven new wired study/work tables and a mounted overhead projector.)

Thursday, September 16 – Village Management Services CEO Jeff Parker will bring us up to date on the Village as we emerge from months of pandemic shutdown.

Thursday, October 21 – Village Management Services Information Technology Director Chuck Holland will discuss the latest in Village IT and communications.

Thursday, November 18 – Leah Glauberman-Silberman, founder of Living Memories Videos, and her associate, Chelsea Zhang, will speak on “Leave Your Legacy.” The Los Angeles-based videographers, both of whom studied filmmaking at the University of Southern California, will explain techniques for creating living memory videos and will screen examples of their work.


A Bit More History – Past Users' Groups and Our Display Case
Club Historian (and multi-year Past President) Norma Benner has added items of interest to her “A Bit of History” page on the club website. Learn how the club went about sharing video editing skills in past years, using various video editing programs – and the story behind the elegant Video Lab display case that houses our legacy video equipment “museum.”


Video Lab Now Open Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 pm
We have received many inquiries about transferring VHS tapes to DVDs and audio cassette tapes and LP records to CDs -- as well as transferring 35mm slides, printed photographs, 8mm films, and more to modern digital formats. That's what our Marvin Green Memorial Capture Center – part of the recently-reopened Video Lab -- is for!

Click here to view or download a flier about free use of the Video Club's legacy media capture equipment. Our Lab Supervisors are here to help you achieve your goals every Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 pm in the Video Lab (between Clubhouse 2 and the pool).


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