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March-April, 2020

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

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March 19 Open House Will Feature Premiere of "What? You, Too?"
Check Out These Upcoming Video Club Classes
Video One to Discuss Projects at March 13 Meeting

VIDEO CLUB TO BE FEATURED ON "DISCOVERING LAGUNA WOODS VILLAGE": Residents who watch the popular Village Television show "Discovering Laguna Woods Village" in April will learn a lot about the Video Club. The show visits different Village facilities and groups each month and airs over Village Television on Wednesdays and Sundays at 9:30 am. Video Club member Cyndee Whitney, host of the long-running series, will bring her Village TV crew to the Video Club on March 11 at 1 pm to shoot the segment about us.

Cyndee will focus especially on services we provide to residents in the Video Lab through our Marvin Green Memorial Capture Center and our consumer camcorder loan program. Longtime Lab Supervisors Betsy Martin (above) and Wolfgang Kutter will show Cyndee around the Lab. Studio Manager Tom Nash and Assistant Manager Jack Crawbuck will take her on a tour of the Video Studio.

Residents may preserve their memories stored on old media (such as 35mm slides and VHS tapes) by converting them to modern digital formats without charge in our Capture Center. They may borrow consumer camcorders and related equipment without charge (deposit required) during the Video Lab hours of 1-4 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Brief instruction on use of the equipment is provided.

DISNEYLAND LOVERS, LISTEN UP! Professional videographer Scott Marvel (below), who will be teaching his popular Video Club class in smartphone video-making starting April 3, devotes his March "Thrive Show" on Village Television to Disneyland's new land, Star Wars Galaxy's Edge. Using his iPhone (of course), Scott shares the experience in a spectacular way! 

Scott's long-running show about thriving in the Village airs on Village TV Thursdays at 9:30 am and Sundays at 10:30 am. His March show will be divided into two parts. The first two weeks will feature Part 1 of a trip to Disneyland's recently-opened, widely-acclaimed Star Wars Galaxy's Edge. We get up with Scott before dawn, drive to Disneyland, and wait with many other fans for the park to open. We pass through security and rush to get numbered, timed reservations. Fans who want to carry out this excursion themselves will find plenty of useful tips here! Later, we watch a dramatic moment from Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disney World in Florida.

Click here to view Part I and share the excitement. Scott provided this link for Video Club members and friends.

During the last two weeks of March, Part 2 will take us through the actual Star Wars Galaxy's Edge experiences. Climb aboard!

NEXT SHORT FILM SHOWCASE: (Click here for flier.) Monday, May 4, 1-3 pm, in the Video Lab. A selection of short dramas, comedies, documentaries, and animations to entertain you. Group discussion led by Dr. Tom Nash follows each video. Free program with popcorn.

Click here for a list of the YouTube videos featured and discussed at the well-attended Short Film Showcase on February 3. Take another look to see why these videos are successful.

FIRST CLASS HELD ON USE OF CAPTURE CENTER: Longtime Wednesday Video Lab Supervisor Betsy Martin, assisted by her Co-Supervisor Pat Bettendorf, had six students in her February 17 class, "Preserve Your Memories: How to Use the Video Club Capture Center." Betsy demonstrated the use of equipment to transfer a VHS tape to a DVD or to a flash drive (the processes are different). She also taught conversion from 35mm slides to digital photo files and from vinyl records to digital audio files. This was the first class offered by the Video Club to help residents use our Marvin Green Memorial Capture Center which is available free to all residents during Video Lab hours Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 pm. Photo by Stephanie Brasher.

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