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March 25, 2015

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Call the Video Lab during open hours, Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 pm:  949-470-0965
 


 

IN THIS ISSUE

Video Club Announces New Schedule of Classes

“Never Too Late to Date”: April Broadcast Times, Premier Party Announced

Help the Video Club Raise Money: Sell Tickets to April 26 Huell Howser Film

Kutter, Braun, D'Evelyn, and Riga to Present at Project Day April 6

March 19 General Meeting Report and Photos

Two New Tools: Videographer Certification Program and Video Evaluation Form

Sign Up for iPad and iPhone Video Forum

April 16 General Meeting Topic: “How to Stay Out of Jail While Doing Video”

Awards Banquet Now on YouTube, Chuck Hale Readies YouTube Training

DVDs of “Happy Song Video” Still Available in Video Lab

Video Lab Desks Moved to Create Larger Mac Area

International Mobil Film Festival in San Diego April 25-26

Upcoming Events

With the Tech Clubs


Digital Arts Plus+ – Your Video Resource

 




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SATURDAY DROP-IN CLASSES ALSO PLANNED

Video Editing Classes Announced for PC and Mac


EDITING ON THE PC: The Video Club will offer a new “Beginning Video Editing” class for PC users on three consecutive Thursdays starting April 16 from 10 am to noon in the Video Lab. PC users who want to put their video clips and still photos into accessible formats can learn the basics in this introduction to Corel VideoStudio, taught by Dr. Tom Nash and Lucy Parker.

Those who complete the class will be encouraged to continue learning at the club's twice-monthly Corel Forum meetings held on the first and third Tuesdays from 10 am to noon in the Video Lab. Cost is $15 for members, $25 for non-members (includes 2015 club membership). For information or to enroll, contact Lucy Parker at lvparker@gmail.com, 949-456-4657.

Click here for Schedule of Learning Opportunities

Click here for Corel Video Editing Class flier

Click here for Corel Forum flier

LEARNING VIDEO PRODUCTION: Want to improve your video production skills? Dr. Tom Nash is offering three one-session, Saturday morning walk-in classes on video production for a suggested $5 donation. They are “Hands-On Audio Workshop,” March 28; “Music and Sound Effects,” April 4; and “Hands-On Inside Lighting Workshop,” April 11, to be held from 10 am to noon in the Video Studio. For information, contact Tom at tom@tomnash.net , 714 381-0781.

EDITING IN iMOVIE: A four-week class on “Video Editing Using iMovie” (for Mac) will be offered on consecutive Tuesdays, May 2-23, from 3-5 pm in the Mac Learning Center on the third floor of the Community Building. Taught by Club President Steve Carman, the class will cost $15 for members, $25 for non-members (includes 2015 club membership). For information or to enroll, contact Betsy Martin, bmartin125@comline.com , 707-540-1955.
 



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THE “NEVER TOO LATE TO DATE” REPORT

First Broadcast on Channel 6, Premier Party Set for April 17

It's showtime! The long-awaited airing of “Never Too Late to Date” is at hand – starting at 2 pm April 17 on Channel 6 – and club members and friends are invited to a reception and the screening of a DVD of our senior dating TV show that evening. Our Premier Party will be held Friday, April 17, from 6 to 9 pm in the Video Lab and Studio. No charge. Light refreshments will be served. “Come and celebrate with us!” says Producer Phil Doran. For information, contact Ellen Van Houten, ellenmay@gmail.com , 949-470-4710.

Here's the April airtime schedule for N2L2D on Channel 6:

Friday, April 17, 2 pm

Tuesday, April 21, 4 pm

Friday, April 24, 6 pm

Thursday, April 30, 6 pm

WHAT'S N2L2D? The hour-long show is comprised of three games, where a bachelor (or a bachelorette) puts questions to three members of the opposite sex whom he (or she) cannot see, and by their answers, determines which one is the most appealing to go out with on a first date. That first date is filmed and highlights of their evening together are shown. Says Ellen Van Houten, a Video Club member and writer on the show, “The fun, spontaneous nature of the game allows single people to find out more about each other in 10 minutes than they would in a month of dating.” All contestants are residents of the Village.
 

With shooting and editing of N2L2D completed (at least, for now), last week it was time to take down the filmy dark blue backdrop, romantically dotted with silver stars, which has decorated our Video Lab set for many months. (From left) Tom Nash, Barbel Dagostino, Phil Doran, and Allen Fortson are shown on March 20, removing the fabric to be stored for future use.
 






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HELP US SELL TICKETS

Tickets for Huell Howser Film Go on Sale March 29

Tickets for the feature-length documentary “A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser” will go on sale in the CH3 Box Office this Sunday, March 29, at $10 each. The film will be presented Sunday, April 26, at 2 pm in Clubhouse 3 Auditorium by the Video Club and Friends of the Village. Since proceeds benefit the Video Club, Barbel Dagostino and Lucy Parker are spearheading the effort to sell ticket starting next week. Non-residents with tickets will be admitted through the gates, so let your family and friends know about this special showing of a film about a very special person. If you'd like to help, please contact Lucy, lvparker@gmail.com , 949-456-4657. (Click here for event flier.)

Jeff Swimmer, the film's producer, will be our guest to discuss the making of his film. He is an Associate Professor in Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Released last year but never before shown in South Orange County, the film was funded by the Automobile Club of Southern California. Huell Howser, the beloved host of the KCET public television series “California’s Gold,” donated his archives to Chapman University at his death in 2013.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Huell Howser film showing will be featured on Channel 6's “This Day” news show on Thursday, April 16, live at 8:30 am. The show rebroadcasts at 12:30 and 5 pm. Video Club representatives will be interviewed.
 


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Kutter, Braun, D'Evelyn, Riga to Present at April 6 Project Day

A video by Sam Higa  about “Vocational Visions,” a local agency whose mission is “creating possibilities for people with disabilities,” will be presented along with three travel videos during the club's next monthly Project Day Monday, April 6, from 1-3 pm in the Video Lab. Others presenting will be Wolfgang Kutter, “Cruising the South Pacific”; Reini Braun, “Travel Report”; and Bob D'Evelyn, “Two Highlights of China.”

Open to all residents and guests without charge, Project Day provides Video Club members an opportunity to share recent work (up to 8 minutes), followed by discussion and critique. Only members may present. For information or to be scheduled as a presenter, contact Project Day Coordinator Danny Sciupac, ProjectDay@outlook.com , 615-972-7427. (Click here for flier.)
 


 

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GENERAL MEETING MARCH 19

Saddleback Guest Speakers Sparked Storytelling Creativity

What's the emotional effect of looking down vs. looking up at your subject when filming? How can camera angles help tell a story? These and other visual creative issues were addressed at our March 19 General Meeting by Hiro Konishi of the Saddleback College Cinema/Television/Radio faculty. He was joined by student Bill Zwicky (below, with Prof. Konishi), who made a video about the Video Club last fall for Prof. Konishi's class. Bill's video was also screened and discussed.

Click on link to see BIll's video about our club:  
http://youtu.be/AhkfaQPV_Jw


Photos by Barbel Dagostino

Another highlight of the evening was President Steve Carman's introduction of the Video Club's new logo, designed by his daughter, graphic designer Sheri Reynolds (shown at the meeting with mom Joan Carman, who handled refreshments with Bliss Hill). Many thanks to Sheri for giving our club an exciting, contemporary look. The Videogram's updated masthead (top of page). uses the new logo

SEE THE MEETING VIDEO: A video record of our March 19 meeting was shot and edited by Past President Charles Higginson – many thanks, Charles – and is available on DVD in our Resource Libary.
 


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CHECK OUT THESE NEW TOOLS

Videographer Certification Program and Video Evaluation Form

At our March 19 General Meeting, Dr. Tom Nash, Vice President, introduced two new learning tools..

The Videographer Certification Program is a checklist of skills needed for advanced video activities associated with the Video Studio. “We realized in producing 'Never Too Late to Date' that we need more people qualified to operate our advanced equipment,” Tom explained – and we already have our first candidate seeking to earn a certificate, he says. Starting with camera certification, the candidate must demonstrate skills in specific camera operations. To fill in the gaps, individualized instruction will be provided. Additional certification programs are planned in audio, lighting, and editing.

The Video Evaluation Form is designed to get club members “on the same page” when considering video quality. What basic features make up a good video? The new form directs attention to story, camera work, editing, audio, and other elements. “This form will be of special interest to those attending – and presenting at – our monthly Project Days,” Tom pointed out. For more information, or to seek certification, contact Tom, tom@tomnash.net , 714 381-0781.

Click here for Videographer Certification Program

Click here for Video Evaluation Form

 


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Sign Up for iPad and iPhone Video Forum

Al Koch, Friday Lab Supervisor and Mac enthusiast, is exploring the creation of an iPad and iPhone Video Forum. Not only can you shoot quality videos on your iPad and iPhone, you can edit them there as well using iMovie! To learn more, contact Al, amkoch@comline.com , 949-825-8107. (Android and other smartphone and tablet users will be welcome to participate, but with no promises of special instruction on their equipment).
 


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"How to Stay Out of Jail While Doing Video” Will Be April 16 General Meeting Topic

Vice President Tom Nash has some painful memories to share when it comes to copyright issues. As our General Meeting speaker Thursday, April 16, the retired head of Mass Communications at Biola University will explain “How to Stay Out of Jail While Doing Video.” Open free to the public, the meeting begins with refreshments and socializing at 6:30 pm, followed by the program at 7.

“I'm going to describe how a simple copyright mistake cost me $100,000 and almost cost me my business,” says Tom, adding, “Don't let it happen to you!” In addition to copyright, he will address issues of privacy, liability, and other legal concerns facing videographers. For Video Club members, these issues may come up when placing videos on YouTube and on Channel 6. For information, contact President Steve Carman, steve.carman@mac.com , 424-254-6583. (Click here for flier.)
 


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Awards Banquet Now on YouTube,
Chuck Hale Gathers Resources for YouTube Training


Our 5th Annual “Academy” Awards Banquet is now online, thanks to Mike Bajc (of Digital Arts Plus+) for shooting and producing an excellent 33:25-minute video about the event (including clips from all nine video contest entries) and to Chuck Hale for uploading it to our club's YouTube channel. This is only the second upload in over a year due to lack of personnel to manage the channel. Take a look by clicking the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5aJbKWbuqI

In his quest to learn and share “How to Do YouTube,” Chuck been emailing a running commentary to club friends. One early discovery was that the copyrighted music he uploaded on another video was immediately spotted by YouTube, earning him a dreaded “strike,” even though he took the offending video down.

Chuck is offering to run a YouTube workshop – if another member with YouTube experience volunteers to help. At least one person has stepped up already. If you've put videos onto YouTube, please join Chuck in providing this urgently-needed training – which over a quarter of our members have requested. Contact him at Classic2@comline.com , 949-770-4589. Chuck and his wife, Dorothea, are off next month on a cruise, so you may not hear back right away.

 

 

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DVDs of “Happy Song Video” Are Still in Demand

Demand continues for DVDs of the “Happy Song Video,” which is currently airing on Channel 6 as filler between shows  Watch for it! .Studio Creative Forum Facilitator Allen Fortson executive produced the 4-minute video which shows Laguna Woods Villagers dancing to singer Pharrell Williams' wildly-popular “Happy Song.” DVDs of the video are available during Video Lab open hours, Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 pm, for a $5 donation to the Video Club. For more information, contact Allen, oreomovies12@gmail.com , 949 322 3232.

 


 

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MORE MACS COMING

Video Lab Desks Moved to Create Larger Mac Area

Computers are migrating around the Video Lab again, thanks to Chuck Hale, who led the refurbishment of our Lab last year, when we installed new furniture and computers. The result is a more spacious and comfortable Mac computer area with four instead of three desks. Two additional Macs have been ordered (using 2015 funds from GRF) to replace two very old Macs currently in use. It's hoped that a fourth new(er) Mac can be added from other funds, according to President Steve Carman, an avid Mac user. Membership research by Steve last winter showed that about a quarter of our members are Mac-based, requiring more Mac facilities and instruction than the club previously provided.

To make space in the Mac area, the DVD printer and its computer and desk have been moved across the room, and the virus check-in computer has been moved to the Marvin Green Memorial Capture Center, freeing up a fourth desk for Mac use..

CAPTION: Past President Norma Benner showed labels created on our DVD printer during her presentation at the March 2 Project Day. If you would like your video DVDs to look like these, come to the Video Lab and learn how to design and print a label onto a “printable” DVD disk. It's easy and fun.

 


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Time for the International Mobil Film Festival in San Diego April 25-26

Many of you met Susy Botello, head of the San Diego-based International Mobil Film Festival, when she discussed smartphone movie-making at our November 20, 2014 General Meeting. Well, it's “festival time” in San Diego. http://www.mobilfilmfestival.com/ If you want to see what the world is doing in mobile phone filmmaking, go to the Grossmont College campus on Saturday, April 25. But be sure to come back on Sunday, April 26, to see the biographical film about Huell Howser sponsored by the Video Club and Friends of the Village at 2 pm in the CH3 Auditorium.

A 2-disk DVD of Susy's talk is available in our Resource Library, courtesy of Charles Higginson, who shot and edited it.
 


 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Lucy Parker and Steve Carman on “WriteNow Show” – Friday, March 27, live at 10:00 am, Writers Club 30-min. show will feature Lucy and Steve discussing Video Club activities on Channel 6. Repeats Mondays at 11:30 am during April and may be aired at other times.
 

Hands-On Audio Workshop” – Saturday, March 28, 10 am-noon, Video Studio. One-session walk-in class open to all, suggested $5 donation. For information, contact Dr. Tom Nash at tom@tomnash.net , 714 381-0781.
 

Studio Creative Forum – Fridays, 10 am-noon, Video Studio (Allen Fortson, Facilitator). Focus is on the creative side of video production. Open free to members and residents. For information, contact Allen, oreomovies12@gmail.com , 949-322-3232.
 

Music and Sound Effects” – Saturday, April 4, 10 am-noon, Video Studio. One-session walk-in class open to all, suggested $5 donation. For information, contact Dr. Tom Nash at tom@tomnash.net , 714 381-0781.
 

Project Day – Monday, April 6, 1-3 pm, Video Lab. Members share and receive feedback on recent work and work-in-progress. Open free to all. For information or to be scheduled as a presenter, contact Project Day Coordinator Danny Sciupac, ProjectDay@outlook.com , 615-972-7427. (Click here for flier.)
 

Corel Forum – Tuesday, April 7 (Ralph Vanderlinde, Facilitator), 10 am-noon, Video Lab. Open free to members and residents on first and third Tuesdays for video editing on the PC using Corel VideoStudio. For information, contact Wolfgang, wkutter@yahoo.com , 949-457-1259. (Click here for flier.)
 

Hands-On Inside Lighting Workshop” – Saturday, April 11, 10 am-noon, Video Studio. One-session walk-in class open to all, suggested $5 donation. For information, contact Dr. Tom Nash at tom@tomnash.net , 714 381-0781.


Introduction to Video Editing (PC)” Class – Starts Thursday, April 16 for three weekly sessions, 10 am-noon, Video Lab. Using Corel VideoStudio. Tom Nash and Lucy Parker, instructors. $15 members, $25 non-members (includes 2015 membership). For information or to enroll contact Lucy, lvparker@gmail.com , 949-456-4657.
 

General Meeting – Thursday, April 16, 6:30 pm, Video Lab. Open free to all. Dr. Tom Nash speaking on “How to Stay Out of Jail While Doing Video.” For information contact President Steve Carman, steve.carman@mac.com , 424-254-6583. (Click here for flier.)
 

N2L2D Premier Party – Friday, April 17, 6-9 pm, Video Studio and Lab. Everyone welcome! “Never Too Late to Date” has its first showing today at 2 pm on Channel 6. We'll be enjoying refreshments and watching a DVD of the show to celebrate! Join us! For information, contact Ellen Van Houten, ellenmay@gmail.com , 949-470-4710.


Corel Forum – Tuesday, April 21 (Wolfgang Kutter, Facilitator), 10 am-noon, Video Lab. Open free to members and residents on first and third Tuesdays for video editing on the PC using Corel VideoStudio. For information, contact Wolfgang, wkutter@yahoo.com , 949-457-1259. (Click here for flier.)
 

Huell Howser Documentary Film – Sunday, April 26, 2 pm, Clubhouse 3 Auditorium. The Video Club and Friends of the Village present “A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser,” (2014) produced by Chapman University and the Automobile Club of Southern California. Tickets $10, available March 29 in the CH3 Box Office. For information contact Publicity Director Lucy Parker, lvparker@cytex.com , 949-456-4657.

 



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WITH THE TECH CLUBS


PC CLub's Second Class Session Starts March 30


The next session of PC Club classes starts Monday, March 30. Class schedules are on the club website, http://www.thepcclub.org/ .If you missed registration and still want to register for a class that starts next week, just go to the first class at the PC Club Learning Center on the 3rd floor of the Community Center. Please bring a check made out to PC Club for your class fee. The instructor can take your check and get you registered for the class.


 



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Videogram writing and editing by Lucy Parker, photography by Barbel Dagostino, production by Misako Katayama.

 

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