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"Preserving & Creating Memories"
The Video Club is the technology hub for Laguna Woods Village. The Club has a unique combination of hardware and software that permits bringing any old audio, movie or photo format to the digital age. This stops further deterioration and makes this material easy to access again. For people currently using digital camcorders (including high definition), programs are available for video editing and DVD authoring/creation.
If you are interested in using YouTube for some of our club news, visit www.youtube.com/user/lagunawoodsvideoclub and become a subscriber. Special thanks to Scott Marvel for his efforts in creating and maintaining it.
10-Week Beginning Video Editing Class Starts March 31
Residents who “always wanted to do something” with those family and travel videos and photos can learn how through the Video Club's next class in beginning video editing starting March 31.
“Students will learn to make a talking photo album, document family history and travels, create clips for YouTube, capture slo-mo of their golf swing, and much more,” says Betsy Martin, the Video Club's Education Chair.
The class will be taught by the club's veteran instructor, Chuck Hale, using the popular Windows video editing program Pinnacle 15, and will be held Monday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Video Lab.
Cost for the 10-week class is $30 for club members; $40 for non-members includes 2014 club membership.
For more information, contact Betsy Martin at:
Meet this year's Award-Winning Member: Linda Lenthall
Video Technology Center Open Lab Hours
Closed on holidays during November and December
Video Lab telephone number is 470-0965. Please call only during open hours, normally Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Video Editing using Corel, 1 PM - 3 PM Fridays with Wolfgang Kutter & Tom Martin during Open Lab.
General Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month, including summer months, except December because of holidays and January when there is no meeting during our Awards Banquet celebration.
6:30 PM Socialize & Snack; 7 PM Program
September 19, 2013 Program, Iceland 2012, presented by George Harper
Project Day, on the first Monday of the Month starting April 7, 2014
Note: There will be no project day during the month of March 2014
Up to four Video Club members showcase one of their recent works from 1-3 p.m. in the Video Lab. Project Day videos are limited to 8 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of discussion covering both creative and technical aspects and providing participants with feedback. Contact Lucille Roberts by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 552-5014 to be placed on the schedule.
Special Interest Events: Posted as an Upcoming Event when scheduled.
The Video Lab and Audio/Video Studio are located in the Clubhouse 2 Annex buildings (between the main clubhouse and the pool).
To call the Video Lab please dial 470-0965. If no answer, please call again during open hours, normally Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
JOIN OUR CLUB!
Join as a new member, or renew your dues for 2014. Dues are $10 for single, or $15 for two (same household.). Benefits include field trips, e-mail alerts on technology happenings and software/hardware sales, monthly newsletter, and preferred pricing.
For a friendly greeting, meet a member and get acquainted with one or more volunteers serving on our 2014 Leadership Team.
2014 Video Club Leaders at third annual January 30, 2014 “Academy Awards” Banquet. From left, Lucy Parker, President; Genevieve Freeman, Lab Supervisor; Bliss Hill, Treasurer; Gene Freeman, Lab Supervisor; Allen Fortson, Vice President; Tom Martin, Purchasing; Norma Benner, Membership; Betsy Martin, Education; Charles Higginson, Lab Coordinator; Mike Evans, Equipment Controller; John Hill, Lab Supervisor; Lucille Roberts, Project Day; and Pat Burr, Lab Supervisor. .
|2014 VIDEO CLUB OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS|
Norma Benner, past president & Lonn Beedy
|Wolfgang Kutter||STUDIO COORDINATOR|
|Mike Evans||EQUIPMENT CONTROLLER|
|Betsy Martin||EDUCATION COORDINATOR|
Charles Higginson, past president
Genevieve Freeman, Gene Freeman, John Hill, Pat Burr
Video Lab telephone number is 470-0965.
Please call only during open hours,
normally Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
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General Meeting Programs
Wondering What You Missed?
2014: General Meetings
Mar. 20: You Tube Treasures designed to enhance your learning experience
Feb. 20 : Mike Bajc presented highlights from our annual January gala. Linda Lenthall facilitated review of her award-winning video on Alaska.
2013: General Meetings
Nov. 21: Video Device Options Four presenters, Lawry Bau, Charles Higginson, Lucy Parker and Mike Bajec, explain their choices of devices and feature preferences
Oct. 17: You Be the Judge! of a selection of member-created videos
Sept 19: Iceland 2012 presented by George Harper
May 16: Adventures in Travel Cinema presented by Hal McClure
Apr. 18: Sharing My Video Passions presented by Rich Lehrer + Resource EXPO clip
Mar 21: Video Club EXPO
Feb 21: How to Make a Green Screen presented by Lucy Parker
Jan. 17, 2013: Our Gala Event of the Year... A Red Carpet 'Oscar' Evening
featuring 10 member-created videos, voting and awards; buffet dinner; installation of club officers.
2012: General Meetings
Nov 15: Making and Preserving Memories with Mike Bajc, using a restoration project from Maddie Langsford.
Oct 18: How to Make Contest Videos, just in time for our entry deadline. Presented by three members in the know: Wolfgana Kutter, Dick McCartney and Lucille Roberts.
Sept 20: Scott Marvel explained how to use mobile devices like IPhones for videography.
May 17: The remarkable short movies of the late Bob Wiener, who loved to make the audience laugh, delighted and impressed us, and yes, made us laugh. In this tribute program, we also discussed some of the production elements Bob stressed along and celebratied Bob's contributions to the Village and the world by using his camera and editing skills.
April 19: Our April program featured Thea Iberall, a playwright, videographer, poet and scientist who has just completed "Making a Video of a Theatrical Performance" using one of the clubs computers. In this presentation, she showed her promo of a current project entitled "We did it for you. Women's Journey through History" and explained how she used Vegas Movie Studio to edit together three separate performances into one coherent video, adding overlay graphics and rolling information. (Note: This was a program change; the previously announced program was to feature Harry Antonian's experience and insights into creation of an internationally distributed TV show and use of social media to get more exposure.)
March 15: Chuck Hale presented two of his videos, including a 10-minute special on our community's Golf Starter Building construction project and a video he created for the benefit of a women's shelter.
Feb. 16: Three distinctly different video projects and story-telling approaches presented by The Harpers.
Jan. 20: New Year Kick-Off in lieu of regular meeting.
A red-carpet gala (think the Oscars) that started at 5:30 p.m., complete with sumptuous buffet dinner and all the excitement of an awards event featuring participant voting for best-of-the-best short videos created by members.
2011: General Meetings
Dec: 14: 4 p.m. Deadline for submission of Short Movie Entries
Nov. 17: Member Bonnie Beaux Fullerton presented "An Evening of the Creative Process" using informative and charming slides for "show and tell" about skillfully combining photos and video.
*Oct. 27: (Meeting date changed from Oct. 20 because of Gate 12 parking lot resurfacing.) Program featured guest presenter Chaz Curry, who shared and illustrated his techniques for producing remarkable works with video and stills.
Sept. 15: Hal McClure, a pioneer in presenting travel adventures in digital forms, shared highlights from his creation of The Reel Dracula, which he made in Romania.
May 18: A much-anticipated general meeting with a Chuck Hale presentation of Cruise Highlights.
In his own inimitable style, Chuck regaled and enlightened us with tips on travel with camera, camcorder and laptop. His presentation, based on recent experience in creating new productions, featured one segment of a lengthy cruise and Australian land tour.
April 21: Our general meeting featured Linda Lenthall's Antartica Adventure video, complementing the photography of her husband, Jim. In this presentation she shared the story of an Antarctic trip, including the Falklands and South Georgia. Now working with HD and editing with Adobe Premiere CS5, she told us about her process, from start through Blu-ray disc.
March 17: Our general meeting featured a real workout in the form of a circuit of lab stations designed to reveal hidden treasures for videography: all our resources and capabilities that users can use to produce memorable videos.
Feb. 17: John Dewey presented the compelling life story of his wife Yvonne, created in iMovie following highlights of the 2011 Kick-Off Party.
Jan. 20: 2011 Kick-Off Party. Our annual gala featured a Lombardi-catered buffet, the Top 10 videos entered in our very own academy-style competition, and awards for Best of Show as well as 2nd and 3rd place winning entries based on audience votes.
December 15: Deadline for Short Movie Entries
Nov. 18: Five Video Producers (Mike Bajc of Digital Arts Plus, Lawrie Bau, Chuck Hale, Wolfgang Kutter, and Bob Wiener) each present Show & Tell about one of their creations so we can learn from them.
Sept 13-Nov. 15: Video Production Class Mondays from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Class designed for beginners and limited to 20 learners. $20 donation. Experienced members teach and assist on an array of topics. Contact Norma at 699-0679 for more info.
Oct. 21: Gordeon Richiusa, instructor of script writing at Saddleback Community College, and students from his Thursday evening class join us to present the trials and tribulations encountered in the making of films that will be shown.
Sept. 16: A Connection Technologies (Broadband) representative explained new phone service available only in Laguna Woods Village AND Saddleback Community College Fine Arts Instructor Pamme Turner did a show and tell about the making of her enthralling Plein Air "Sea of Light" DVD using Final Cut Pro on the MAC.
Sept. 9: SIG with Ed Larson (Movie Maker); Lawrie Bau (Pinnacle); Al Koch (MAC users); Wolfgang Kutter (Corel/ULead editors) and Norma Benner
July and August: Learning opportunities in the Video Lab as announced.
June 17: Ed Larson presented his work with Photodex ProShow Gold and Mike Bajc of Digital Arts+Plus covered the newest technology for transferring film to DVD, including Teranex for broacsact applications.
May 20: A collaborative production of the 2010 Senior Games by Camera Club and Video Club members was shown during our Socializing Time, which began at 6:30 p.m. The featured program of the meeting was a presentation by Jim Baker about
the documentary he produced on the life of aviation great, Jerry Lederer. It was an opportunity to learn about how he did what he did using special effects, including "jump backs" and other techniques and get answers to questions.
May 27: Family History Special Interest Group featured step-by-step instruction on creating you own website using Google Site as a follow-up to April's meeting with Herb Abrams.
May 20: General Meeting
May 6: Open House 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
April 22: Family History Sig focuses on creating websites to share family genealogy, photos and storeis. Herb Abrams, a volunteer, will assist.
April 15: George Harper shares results of his creative efforts with video and still photos using the latest equipment, software and technology.
April 1: Video Club Open House welcomed 45 participants. Chuck Hale demonstrated creation of a Talking Photo Album. Transforming old and decrepit specimens into clean, sharp images and then adding music, titles and narration is now a relatively easy process with software available in our lab; individual training for a suggested donation is also available, with all proceeds used by the Club to maintain, replay and purchase equipment.
March 25: Thirteen members met at South Orange County California Genealogical Society in Mission Viejo Library to learn about the many resources available there.
March 18: Orange County High School of the Arts students share their Greatest Generation video project.
February 18: Videos by Lawrie Bau and Bob Wiener
January 28: Family History Sig. Effective Interviewing Skills: Listening with Your Heart and Head
January 21: Kick-Off Party with Luau-style Buffet; Music by the Silver Strings and Hula by the Wahine O Lani.
You are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming event . . .
Beginning Video Editing Classes with Pinnacle 15 start March 31
10-week series of classes on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Video Lab
Chuck Hale, instructor
Cost: $30 for club members; $40 non-members (includes 2014 membership)
For more information, contact Betsy Martin at:
As the first in a series of special-interest groups, PowerDirector Forum began weekly on Fridays, starting February 7, at 10 a.m. in the Video Lab.
This highly-rated consumer video editing program includes very easy slideshow and video-creation modules. Besides attached website helps, long-time Power Director user Bob Cummings has prepared a "HOW TO" video for use by beginners. He has also created an instructional video on utilizing Google Maps in videos. Both of these helps will be available in the LAB. Please come to learn and to share.
Introduction to Editing with Corel
facilitated by Wolfgang Kutter & Tom Martin
from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. during Open Lab each Friday
Project Day, 3rd Monday of the Month 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
The Video Club's Project Days this summer were so successful that it's now a monthly event. On the third Monday of the month up to four Video Club members will showcase some of their recent work from 1-3 p.m. in the Video Lab (located between Clubhouse 2 and the pool). The public is invited to attend without charge.
Included in work-in-progress presentations on February 17 will be one on cats by Norma Benner and one on a horse show by Jim Baker.
According to Betsy Martin, the club's Education Chair, Project Day videos are limited to 8 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of discussion covering both creative and technical aspects and providing participants with feedback. Members wishing to participate should contact Lucille Roberts, email@example.com, (949) 552-5014, to be placed on the schedule. Videos longer than 8 minutes may be considered for presentation on a case-by-case basis.
Next monthly meeting: Thursday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. in the Video Lab
Mike Bajc will present highlights of "Academy Awards", our 2014 annual gala held January 30th and Linda Lenthall, winner of two top awards at the event will present her recently completed travel video on Alaska.
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