Programme for 2001

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This page shows you what we did in 2001. Events were on Monday evenings unless noted otherwise.

1 January 2001

No meeting

8 January

Annual General Meeting, including election of committee for 2001.

15 January

Film of the Year 2000 We choose the best film made by our members in 2000. This competition is open to any film that was placed first or second in any club competition in 2000.


  1. Around the World in Four Days by Peter Norman. A record of a holiday in Las Vegas, focusing on its hotels, each themed on an area of the world.
  2. Where God Paints the Scenery by Peter Norman. A journey through the spectacular surroundings of Yosemite National Park.
  3. The Tower by Dennis Edwards. A journey to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

22 January

Discuss programme for 2001.

29 January

Joe Kay Trophy Competition Borehamwood versus Harrow Cine and Video Society, at Borehamwood.

Borehamwood won the competition! More about our victory. Press release.

5 February

Advice evening. Advice will be dispensed by our experts. Bring your problem equipment (and the manual!) or video.

12 February

Five Minute Open Competition Make a video, about any subject, that last no more than five minutes. We will also show members' videos this evening.

19 February

Auction evening. Not just video equipment, but any items may be brought in for auction. 10% commission will be taken for Club funds.

26 February

Going Digital. Buying a camera? Impartial advice on the pros and cons of digital camcorders.

5 March

Visit from Michael Slowe of Finchley Cinevideo Society, showing his 16mm films and digital videos.

12 March

Experimental/Abstract Competition An opportunity to do something weird, thought-provoking or just different! Also Members' Videos.
Joint winners:

  • Abstract Espanol by Peter Norman
  • It's Not An Optical Illusion... It Just Looks Like One by Steve Pemberton

19 March

Titling Evening. How to make good titles, and what equipment is available. Some of our members will also visit Harrow Cine and Video Society this evening to show some of our videos.

26 March

Wedding Videos. A talk and discussion on filming weddings, with examples from members.

2 April

Animation Evening. Is video animation possible?

9 April

"Novices" Open Competition Open to anyone who has not won first prize in a BCC competition in the last year. Also Members' Videos.
Winner: Rotoscoping Experiment Number 1 by Steve Pemberton

16 April

Easter Monday - no meeting

23 April

Improve your holiday videos - so that your friends will want to watch them!

30 April

Planning Group Productions, for filming in July.

7 May

May Day Holiday - no meeting

14 May

Instructional Video Competition A video which shows how to make or do something. Also Members' Videos.

21 May

Planning Club Promotional Video, for filming in June.

28 May

Spring Bank Holiday - no meeting

4 June

"Getting Organised." How to organise your video editing.

11 June

Filming Club Promotional Video On location, away from base

18 June

Filming Club Promotional Video

25 June

"New Developments." What's new in video.

2 July

Filming Group Productions

9 July

Filming Group Productions

16 July

Basic Computer Editing - a practical demonstration

23 July

Beginners' Question Time - your video problems sorted!

30 July

3 Camera Shoot - for editing exercise (to be screened on 17 September)

6 August

Linear Editing - editing with a camcorder and VCR

13 August

Sound Advice

20 August

Using Your Camera

27 August

Late Summer Holiday - no meeting

3 September

Quiz Evening

10 September

Ten-Minute Open Competition and members' videos. Make a video, about any subject, that lasts no more than ten minutes.
Winner: A Visit to Bletchley Park by Peter Norman

17 September

Editing Exercise Results and editing discussion

24 September

Visit from Harrow Cine and Video Society to show us their videos

1 October

Community History Project - researching the history of Borehamwood and the film studios.

8 October

Documentary Competition and members' videos. A documentary is "based on real events, places, or circumstances and usually intended primarily to record or inform." (New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary)
Winner: Festival of the Sea by Roy Osgood

15 October

Visit from Ray Liffen. Ray is a contributor to Camcorder User magazine.

Thursday 18 October

Away visit to Walthamstow Amateur Cine and Video Club to show some of our videos

22 October

Holiday Competition and members' videos. (Please note that we have brought this competition forward because of the date of HACCA, which is earlier than usual this year.)

29 October

Visit from Walthamstow Amateur Cine and Video Club to show us some of their videos

5 November

Selection of our entries for HACCA

12 November

Sound layering How to make your video soundtracks

Saturday 17 November

HACCA Competition at Potters Bar

19 November

BAVA Videos

26 November

Presentation from AKM Music, who sell CDs of royalty-free music, specially composed for video soundtracks

3 December

No Meeting, because of concert by BBC Elstree Band at Allum Lane.

10 December

Twenty-Minute Open Competition Make a video, about any subject, that lasts no more than twenty minutes. Please note this competition has been postponed from 3 December.
Also, Selection of our entries for Joe Kay
Competition winner: Moving Day by Roy Osgood

17 December

Christmas Party

24 December

No Meeting

31 December

No Meeting

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