The Video Film-making Group meets in the club rooms on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm. More details can be found in the current SYLLABUS [PDF] .
The group has its own web site at tynemouthvideogroup.weebly.com/ where some of their videos may be viewed.
Tynemouth Video Film-Making Group won the recent inter-club NECA Club Programme Competition, which we hosted on 25th February. Four clubs took part (from Darlington, Newcastle, South Shields and Tynemouth) and judging was by Rita Hayes FACI and members of her club, Shooters Hill in London. Our 20 minute winning entry comprised five films by three members plus a club film.
The picture shows the winning members being presented with the certificate by the NECA President. (Photograph by Steven Wears)
From the left are: John Burton (who provided two short comedies, 'Teething Troubles' and 'A Welcome Drink'); Alwyn Scott ('The Lighthouse', filmed at Tynemouth on a very stormy day with an atmospheric sound track and self-penned poetry); Tynemouth Chairman David Peffer (writer of the club film 'Next, please'); Brian Dunckley, NECA President; and Trevor Ermel ('The Pudding Run', an account of the 2018 Boxing Day fun run in Whitley Bay and 'Fly Away', the story of two herring gull chicks filmed over a five month period in his back garden).
The 2018 British International Amateur Film Festival saw successes for two members of this group. David Peffer & Trevor Ermel jointly got a 4-star award for their 1-minute comedy "The Critic". Trevor also got a 3-star award for his 9-minute documentary "Bell Ringers of North Shields"
TYNEMOUTH VIDEO FILM-MAKING GROUP were the proud winners of a 20 minute programme competition with films produced by their members. The certificate was presented to the Group's chairman Doug Tweddle by Brian Dunkley, President of The North East Cine (&Video) Association which holds this competition annually.
Each club provides a minimum of 2 films in their programme to give a maximum running time of 20 minutes. They are carefully considered for quality, content, and overall entertainment value. The films have no subject restriction and were judged by well-known I.A.C., B.I.A.F.F., and U.N.I.C.A. judges Annabelle & Reg. Lancaster in London.
Our entry consisted of 4 films, Trevor Ermel's "Croation Contrasts", "Alfie & The Kaiser" by Doug Tweddle, and secretary John Burton's "Weally?" Film number 4, "Lost In Translation", was a group comedy written by David Peffer, filmed by Trevor, with David & John as the cast.