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Videogram ALERT

April 8, 2019

Check out these new posts on the Video Club website, along with posts of upcoming classes...

Jane Altschuler to Discuss “Finding the Spine of the Story” on April 18

3 New Classes in April: Sound, Camera, Light!

Learn to Make Amazing Videos on Your Smartphone Starting April 26

Video Club on Village Television in April

“Short Film Showcase” Drew Capacity Crowd on April 1

Plaque and Club Archives to Be Part of Video Club's 30th Anniversary


Video Club Fund-Raising Campaign Has Hit One-Third of Its Goal!

President Steve Carman has announced that the Video Club is about a third of the way toward reaching our $2,000 goal -- raising funds to complete the furnishing of our new Control Room/Classroom in the Video Studio. The campaign is part of the Video Club's 30th Anniversary activities. By donating through the new Village Community Fund, your gift will be fully tax-deductible. Make your contribution today!

Click here for a donation form.

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New Member Doug Stiles Has Donated a DVD Recording Unit – Thanks, Doug!

New member Doug Stiles recently donated a Sony Multi-Function DVD Recorder like the two others we have in the Video Lab's Marvin Green Memorial Capture Center, potentially giving us an additional VHS-to DVD station, since we already have an extra VHS player donated to us in good condition. It will be up to Equipment Manager Jim Rohrs to find room for the new gear.

VHS-to-DVD conversion is one of the most popular media services offered by the Video Club, along with 35mm slide copying and our recently-added 8mm/Super 8 film conversion capabilities. The club doesn't do the conversions for residents. (That service is available for a fee from Village Television.) Instead, Lab Supervisors teach residents to do conversions themselves at no charge.



Still Want to Learn Photoshop Elements?

Video Club members who want to learn Photoshop Elements (available for both Mac and PC) now have another good alternative. (The first alternative is the Camera Club's excellent line-up of Photoshop Elements instruction and assistance described in the January, 2019, Videogram). This alternative is a Photoshop Elements 2018 training DVD, published by Teach-U-Comp and available for $21.97 from eBay with free shipping – 187 short lessons (listed below) with a convenient interface for viewing them on your computer. It looks pretty good! Lucy Parker is donating a copy of the DVD to the club, stored in the library cabinet (under the TV) and available for use in the Video Lab. (Not for borrowing – for home use, we suggest you buy a copy.)


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