Affiliated to the IAC, CEMRIAC and the MIDLAND MOVIE MAKERS
We are a small but friendly camcorder club welcoming you whether you are a beginner or advanced video producer. We meet every other Thursday evening at 7.30 in the Braunstone Civic Centre on Kingsway between September and May. Our members make their own films for entry into club level and regional competitions. Our yearly programme has workshops, lectures and speakers on various subjects relating to the hobby. The club also provides shows for other outside groups such as (W.I., flower societies, garden clubs, retirement groups etc) and have a series of show reels for exchanging with other clubs.You can join the club even if you have no equipment of your own. You could be an actor, lighting or sound assistant, scriptwriter or assist in any other way you can. So if you have all that holiday footage you do not know what to do with, come and give us a try, with a free two week taster.
Hope you all have enjoyed our glorious summer, during our break 6 club members attended MIDSUMMER MADNESS, this years themes were:-
The dinner was at Trent Lock Golf Club and was attended by 65 people after our meal we all awaited the films, there were 8 in all, it was a tight finish, with the points being counted 3 times.
IN 3RD PLACE TEAM TUT FROM DERBY WITH GOLDEN OLDIE 17 POINTS
IN 2ND PLACE TEAM KILBURN FROM DERBY WITH ACTION WOMAN 26 POINTS
IN 1ST PLACE LEICESTER MOVIE MAKERS WITH GOLDEN OLDIE 27 POINTS
WELL DONE LEICESTER MOVIE MAKERS
Sept 13th A film review evening to select films to go forward to the 3M’s competitions.
5 films were selected to represent Leicester in this years 3M’s league
Sept 27th We have a visit from Market Harborough, with a selection of their films.
This was an enjoyable evening with 3 films in total being shown.
Oct 3rd 1st round of the 3M’s league at Wave
1st Derby The making of the Engineers.
2nd Leicester Going Down isn’t a Problem
3rd Nuneaton The Scam
Oct 11th Film a Disc club competition 5 Films were entered
1st Place Windmills of your Mind by Cynthia Baker
2nd Place Our English Country Garden by David Robinson
3rd Place Food Glorious Food by Tony Ward
Oct 14th 3M’s Autumn Festival at the Village hall, Ticknall Derbyshire
This new venue was very successful a total of 30 Films were shown in 4 competitions.
Tony Rose Competition -
1st Place Sutton Coldfield with The Race to Death’s Door
The John Player Trophy (Fiction) -
1st Place Doug Hemmings with the Blue MGB.GT
2nd Place Debbie Daniels & Jill Lampert with Lady McBeth Sleepwalking
3rd Place Alan Atkinson with User Friendly
Camera Thorpe Video to Music 10 entries
1st Place David Robinson with Our English Country Garden
2nd Place Geof Caudwell with Highly Sprung
3rd Place Jill Lampert with Master of the House
Documentary MMM Cup -
1st Place Jill Lampert with Young Performers
2nd Place Sutton Coldfield with Behind the Signs
3rd Place Alan Atkinson with Snaps
The Videoquip Trophy went to:-
Thanks to the judge Peter Mitchell and all volunteers who made the day so successful.
Oct 25th. A good night was had with our guest speaker Larry Hall with a selection of his films.
Nov 8th The winner of the 4 minute Competition was, Traditional Gypsy Fair by Cynthia Baker, 2nd place was World in a Raindrop by Cynthia Baker, 3rd place was Anguila, Anguila by Barbara Peake
Winner of the 1 min Competition was Don’t Panic, Don’t Panic by David Robinson, 2nd place was Pretty Boy by Chris Hall, 3rd place Oh No by Cynthia Baker
Nov 18th The Cemriac Autumn Festival at Sutton Coldfield, 60 sec Competition was won by Derby Movie Makers with 999. The Interclub Competition was won by Sutton Colfield with The Race to Death’s Door, 2nd place went to Leicester Movie Makers with Hope and Glory, well done to Tony Ward and Dave Robinsons film Our English Country Garden was highly commended.
Nov 22nd The 2nd Round of the 3M’s was hosted by Leicester Movie Makers, the results are as follows:-
Dec 4th We visit Market Harborough with our 2017-
Dec 13th Christmas Social
Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
Jan 10th Showing of the film made for Braunstone Community A MEMORIAL FOR BRAUNSTONE.
Jan 17th The 3rd round of the 3M’s was hosted by Derby. The results are as follows:-
Jan 31st A Critique of Films. A good night was had improving CYGNUS with the aid of the judges comments.
Feb 14th The winner of the British Nature/Country Competition was Cynthia Baker with Norfolk Reed, in 2nd place was Barbara Peake with Act for Wildlife and in 3rd place was Cynthia Baker with Belsay.
Feb 21st The 4th round of the 3M’s hosted by Nuneaton. The results are as follows:-
Feb 24th CEMRIAC Seminar at Worcester, unfortunately due to other commitments, none of our members were able to attend.
Feb 24th Public showing of the film made for Braunstone at the Civic Centre, about 65 attended and we sold 12 discs and another 3 were ordered, the afternoon was enjoyed by all.
Feb 28th Chairmans evening, a good evening with a review of his films.
Mar 9th Millenium Competition hosted by Nuneaton, A total of 8 films were entered into the Millenium Competition, in 1st place Windsor’s Whimsies by Lichfield Movie Makers, 2nd place My Blue MGB GT by Sutton Coldfield, 3rd place Return to the Costa Blanca, by Chesterfield. A total of 8 films were entered for the 1 Minute Competition, 1st place Just add Water by Chesterfield, 2nd place Incy Wincy by Wolverhampton, 3rd place The Egg Challenge by Sutton Coldfield.
Mar 14th Open films competition, there were 5 entries, 1st place Working History by Cynthia Baker, 2nd place Eyebrook by Tony Ward, 3rd place The Magical Moor by Barbara Peake
Mar 22nd 5th round of the 3M’s at Lichfield, 1st place was Cygnus by Leicester, 2nd place The Race to Deaths Door by Sutton Coldfield, 3rd place The Old Banger by Nuneaton.
Mar 28th n Chris Heighton a presenter from Radio Leicester, talking about his life with BBC.
Apr 7th Cemriac Spring Festival, Guest Speaker and Judge, Alan Colegrave, Freelance cameraman and producer. There were 22 films entered, about 60 attended, a very long day.
Apr 11th Technical Evening incorperating Sound and Colour Correction, by Tony Ward and Stuart Zarb.
Apr 11th 5th and final Round of the 3M’s at Sutton Coldfield, 1st place The Great Whin Sill by Nuneaton, 2nd place, From Wrecks to Riches by Leicester, a tie for3rd place, between Wave and Lichfield. Leicester Movie Makers overall winners of the 3M’s League.
Apr 13th Kaleidoscope a joint venture between East Midlands Audio Visual Group and Leicester Movie Makers, there was a total of 10 Audio Visual and 10 Movies, about 50 people attended, a very enjoyable evening
Apr 25th Film of the Year Competition, the 1st and 2nd films of this year’s competitions are Judged by an external judge, the results are as follows:-
May 9th AGM & Presentation Night. 11 people attended. Various matters were discussed, Subscription Fees remain the same, Dates for next years 3MMM’s, the committee were re-
The Presentations then took place and Film Maker of the Year was, Cynthia Baker. Well done to everyone who entered films this year. Photos are in the Gallery.May 23rd Outdoor Meet, this year we booked a meal at the Dovecote, Narborough
13 people attended and a good night was had by all.
June 23rd Midsummer Madness, the themes this year were, Impossible and Modern Living. Our day was hosted by Toni Smith and 8 attended, we decided to do Modern Living and based the film on, trying to make a phone call and all the troubles that brings. The filming went well, we had lunch, then we edited in the afternoon, then went to Trent Lock Golf Club, had a lovely meal. Unfortunately we did not win this year, it was won by Nuneaton Movie Makers with a brilliant film about, a Genie coming out of a teapot, found in the garden.
WELCOME BACK TO OUR 2019 -
WELCOME BACK TO OUR 2018 -
Sep 12th A critique night of our Tony Rose film that was made over the summer months, for entry into the MMM’s Autumn Festival in October.
We had a discussion on last years winners that will now go forward to 3M’s league for this year.
Sept 26th Visit from Market Harborough Movie Makers with a selection of their films.
Oct 10th Workshop:-
Oct 10th 1st Round of the 3M’s league at Sutton Coldfiel
1st Lichfield Forgotten France
2nd Leicester Norfolk Reed
3rd Nuneaton Impossible
Oct 12th 3M’s Autumn Festival at Ticknall Village Hall
Tony Rose Cup (Theme Just in Time) 6 Entries
1st Nuneaton Time’s Up
2nd Leicester Phew! Just in Time
3rd Sutton Coldfield Just in Time
John Player Trophy (Fiction) 4 Entries
1st A & A Fletcher Bella
2nd Julian Austwick The Wand
As there were only 4 films entered, only 1st & 2nd places were awarded
Camera Thorpe Video to Music 6 Entries
1st Cynthia Baker Windmills of your Mind
2nd Paula Webster Salsa
3rd Alicia Gazely Itsy Bitsy Spider
Documentary 3M’s Cup 7 Entries
1st Paula Webster Los Amigos
2nd Roger Lawrie Kill the Indian in the Child
3rd Debbie Daniels Fringe Frenzy
The Videoquip Trophy went to Roger Lawrie for Kill the Indian in the Child
A big thank you to our Judges for the day Ken & Carol Wilson.
We had a total of 30 Films this year and about 45 people attended, the refreshments were done by Leicester Movie Makers and a big Thank You to everyone who helped make the day a huge success.
Oct 24th Critique Night:-
Nov 7th An evening with Jill Lampert, A Talk about how to make documentaries. A very interesting and interactive evening.
Nov 17th Cemriac Autumn Movie Festival, Sutton Arts Theatre, Sutton Coldfield.
The Judge was was Alistair Biggar LACI, by internet Link.
Interclub Competition 15 Entries
1st Place The Wheel that never turned by Wolverhampton Film Makers
2nd Place Pork Scratchings by Nuneaton Moviemakers
3rd Place Time’s Up by Nuneaton Moviemakers
60 Second Video Competition 19 Entries
1st Place Howzat by Alan Atkinson
2nd Place Fluff by Jill Lampert
3rd Place Them’s the Rules by Alicia Gazely
Nov 21st A Chairmans Evening, an interesting selection of films that Chris thought had entertainment value. A really interesting evening
Dec 3rd Our yearly visit to Market Harborough to show our top 12 films for the year.
Dec 12th Our Christmas Social.
Jan 9th Music Film Competition (Film a Disc) and Kaleidoscope selections
5 Films were entered
1st On the Road Again by Barbara Peake
2nd Ferry across the Mersey by Tony Ward
3rd Sixteen Tons by Barbara Peake
Jan 23rd We Host the 3M’s 3rd Round of the League
1st Place was Sutton Coldfield with Kill the Indian in the Child
2nd Place Nuneaton with A Day at Duxford
3rd Place Lichfield with Hot Rods
Feb 6th 4 Minute Competition
5 Films were Entered
1st The Signal Box by Tony Ward
2nd Rye & Dry by Chris Hall
3rd Buckfast Abbey by Barbara Peake
1 Minute Competition
4 Films were entered
1st Birdie Song by Tony Ward
2nd Subterranean Nightmare by Barbara Peake
3rd L.A. To Obispo by Toni Smith
Feb 13th 4th Round 3M’s League at Derby
1st Nuneaton Ancient & Modern
2nd Sutton Coldfield Bella
3rd Leicester The Magical Moor
Feb 20th We discussed the 2020 Tony Rose Competition,
March 12th Guest speaker Rob Mason with a film show from Lichfield Movie Makers.
This was our last evening for this season, due to Covid 19.
The final 2 competitions for the 3M’s league, Nuneaton & Lichfield, were judged by individual members, in their own homes and the results were sent through to their respective clubs.
The final result was a win for SUTTON COLDFIELD WITH 22 PTS, 2ND LEICESTER with 20 pts and in 3rd place NUNEATON and LICHFIELD both had 14pts.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SUTTON COLDFIELD FOR THEIR GOOD VARIETY OF FILMS