Camera movement is more popular than ever in feature films and TV programmes, but it’s the blocking of your actors and keeping them in focus that really counts.
Chairman’s Report 2018-2019 Looking Back Paul Howard has taken over the website management and has re-designed our website to include many more films, blogs and a news section. – thank you, Paul. The Membership diversity has continued to improve with a lowering of the average age of members attending; however, the membership attendance has been […]
This Wednesday 17th April 2019 at 7:30pm at The Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam, Surrey, SM3 8BL This is a practical evening and those with cameras/video cameras or even phones can get involved. SO PLEASE BRINGE something to film on. DSLR/ or video camera. The club will provide a just one camera kit for […]
Dear Members, We have the Club’s Annual General Meeting coming up on Wednesday 24th April. This year’s AGM will be a particularly important one which will ensure the continued successful running of the club. I would urge all current members to attend to make their views known to the committee how they see the club progressing […]
The extensive library of filming, sound and lighting equipment available freely to SFM members was expanded in April with the addition of a Crane 2 Gimbal made by Zhiyun. This new item of portable kit is particularly useful in providing steadi-cam style multi-axis camera support, especially when filming with DSLR and smaller format cameras such […]
I started making short films when I moved to “Swinging London” in the 1960s and discovered, three doors down from my flat in Richmond, a lively amateur movie-making group called the Centre Film Unit. Several projects soon ensued, especially spoof documentaries. My favourite was Knees, loosely inspired by “Bottoms No.4” a 1966 avant-garde movie by […]