WHY NOT VISIT OUR REGIONAL VIDEO CLUB FRIENDS: WOLLONGONG CAMERA CLUB MOVIE MAKERS SHOALHAVEN MOVIE AND MULTIMEDIA GROUP SYDNEY VIDEO MAKERS CLUB   The Club is available to video community events and entertainment in the local area. Why not have your community activity recorded and available on DVD or on-line? Contact us for details. We welcome new members interested in getting started in video, or in improving their existing skills.  All levels of experience are encouraged to participate. The Club actively participates in inter-club as well as intra-club competitions designed to improve member’s video skills. These are a great way to enjoy the art of video-making, as well as work toward improved knowledge and skill. At our meetings we run regular workshops on all aspects of video production: camera technique, audio, editing etc. These are an invaluable tool for improving skill levels. 2020 CONJOLA HEAVEN & HELL Sandra Dodimead 2020 DAIRYING ELDERS Tash Busbridge 2020 MOGO MEERKATS Neil Morgan 2020 EMMA GORGE WALK Paul Gurrier-Jones 2020 HISTORIC BEECHWORTH Gwen Lea 2020 SOCIAL DISTANCING Paul Davies 2020 BAD HABITS Bob & Merinda Antill VIDEO OF THE YEAR category winners announced at our Christmas Party were: WINNER of this year’s VOTY was SANDRA DODIMEAD with her entry: “Conjola - Heaven & Hell”. The PEOPLE’S CHOICE award was also won my Sandra, earning a clean sweep of these two prestigious awards. And lastly, the JOHN LOVELL ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD was won by TASH BUSBRIDGE for her entry “Dairying Elders”. SANDRA AND KEN DODIMEAD’S son BRENT recently found a camera on the beach at Botany Bay. It had been lost underwater on March 26th 2016, and yet still contained the original footage. The footage revealed the owner (pictured left), as well as the misadventure which led to the loss. It’s a remarkable story, and very well worth watching. CLICK THE IMAGE AT LEFT TO WATCH THE VIDEO THAT BRENT CREATED. Watch our 2020 Christmas Party video HERE A less than usual roll-up for our March meeting due to other commitments, but still a decent turnout of 14 members. Very sadly indeed, the club accepted the resignation of Howard Anderson as treasurer. Howard has performed this valuable role for longer than many members can remember - a decade, and has served with a very capable approach. He will be missed in the role, but not as an active club member. A rousing round of applause honoured Howard’s contribution. Replacing Howard as treasurer will be Jan Hudson, who comes with 16 years experience as Southwest Club’s treasurer. Congratulations to Jan. And the role of Public Officer for the club was moved to Tony Mann as per the constitution. As well, the club was treated to a superb presentation by Merinda Antill covering all aspects of narration - script, vocal techniques, microphone skills, and more. She concluded with a workshop on scripting and narrating a 30 second video clip for everyone to paticipate in. What a great exercise! Watch this space for a link to the video of her presentation here shortly. DON’T FORGET our first field trip Video Challenge for 2021. We’ll be meeting at Boat Habour Beach at Bendalong at 9.00 AM on Monday March 8th. Click HERE for the full outline of the morning’s challenge. And finally, at long last we’ll begin filming of our Inter-club Challenge video, “A Double Bogey”. Thursday March 11th is the big day! Watch this space for progress details in due course. WHAT EFFECT DOES CHOICE OF MUSIC have on your video? Watch these two near-identical videos to see how music choice can impact the mood of your video. Three minutes each, so not a huge time investment. “THE MEETING” slow version “THE MEETING” fast version For our purposes (recording and playing back audio on video cameras), the following is a very brief summary of what type of 3.5 mm (or 6.5 mm) jack connector you should choose for your intended purpose. Note that this topic can, and does, become extraordinarily complex, and this summary below is a very much distilled version of the possibilities, designed simply to avoid confusion when buying microphones and headphones for MUVC members. TS:  Record on one channel Playback Mono Sound from one speaker only SUITED to recording on camera/handycam with MICROPHONE input. But MONO recording and playback - undesirable. TRS: Record on two channels Playback Stereo Sound from both speakers SUITED to recording on camera/handycam with MICROPHONE input. STEREO recording, as expected these days. TRRS: Record on two channels Playback Stereo Sound from both speakers SUITED to use on tablets, smartphones etc. Connected via the HEADPHONE input. NOTE: TRS and TRRS jack plugs are NOT interchangeable. If you wish to use a TRRS plug in a video camera you will need to buy a converter - easily available on eBay. Look for FEMALE TRRS to MALE TRS if wanting to use a TRRS microphone in your camera. EXPLANATION OF 3.5MM JACK PLUG VARIETIES A date has also been selected for our next Combined Clubs Meeting. The date is Saturday June 5th, at Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club St Vincent St Ulladulla at 10.00 AM. Diarise it now so you make sure you can attend. IF YOU MISSED THE EXCELLENT TUTORIALS BELOW, why not take a minute to review them now. Firstly Nick Alexander explores the club’s new lighting equipment in February, followed by Merinda Antill educating us on narration script skills, voice warm-up, microphone skills, and more in March. Club’s lighting equipment by Nick Alexander Narration skills by Merinda Antill