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Victoria Video Club


Upcoming Club Meeting(s) 7:00 - 9:00pm

Tuesday November 15, 2016
<Holiday break-resume in January>
Tuesday January 17, 2017
Tuesday February 21, 2017
Tuesday March 21, 2017
Tuesday April 18, 2017
Tuesday May 16, 2017
Tuesday June 20, 2017
<Summery break-resume in September>

Quality Foods
2nd Floor, Large Committee Meeting Room
110-27 Hlemcken Road
Victoria, BC 
Change to Meeting Location
& Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm


Folks, we have a new meeting location. We still meet on the third Tuesday of the month, but thanks to Lars we have found a new location that does not cost us anything...! Yes, that is right, the cost to use the new location is free.

Quality foods offers two meeting rooms, free of charge, to community groups. We have booked the large community meeting room for our meetings, starting in September. Plenty of parking, lots of food, and a great meeting room with large screen TV.

So mark Quality Foods Supermarket as your location for the first meeting on September 20th, located at 110-27 Helmcken Road (near the Victoria General Hospital). Take the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor, and you'll find the meeting room next to the Café. See you there...

And since we no longer run executive meetings, we've decided to change the time for the 'regular' meetings to run from 7pm to 9pm...a half-hour we're all on the way home a bit sooner.

A Masterclass in Handheld Camera Operation
 December 19, 2013

Director of Photography Sean Bobbitt, gives a presentation on handheld camera operations, sponsored by ARRI. Aimed at the professional and advanced shooter, this is an interesting discussion of handheld technique, and the reasons and motivations for shooting this way.


You may want to skip the first nine minutes, where an ARRI rep gives a discussion on some of their cameras.

1938 Hatley Park - "For Sale!"
 November 12, 2013 

In 1938 Douglas Flintoff (one of the club's founders) produced a film for the sale of Hatley Park. The film was commissioned by the Royal Trust Company, and documents a journey from downtown Victoria out to Hatley Park, with a tour of the gardens and grounds of Hatley Castle. A copy of the 16mm colour film was donated to the Royal Roads University Archives, and this video was made from that film. You can watch this film on Youtube.


While we're on the topic of Douglas Flintoff, he also was an actor in several movies that are also available on Youtube. Look for him as Harkins in the 1937 movie Murder is News and as the Doctor in the 1937 movie What price Vengeance.


Douglas Flintoff was one of eight founding members of the Victoria Amateur Movie Club, formed in 1934, and passed away at age 86 in 1968. For more information on Douglas Flintoff see this article.

It does not matter whether you are taking video of family activities, making a mini-documentary, or creating a music video for a school band, you can learn to make them better with us. Don't tranquilize your friends and family! Drop into one of our monthly club meetings to find out more...

The Victoria Video Club is an amateur video production club, based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The club currently has about 24 members.
Our club is open to anyone interested in amateur video production. If you have been looking for a way to improve your video shooting and editing, or just want to see what other people are producing, then drop in to a club meeting, check out our extensive book and instructional library, and discuss making movies with like-minded enthusiasts.
We are fortunate to have members who use a range of editing platforms and software solutions---so no matter what type of camera you are using or computer for editing you are likely to find someone using the same or similar equipment---including:
  • Macrosystems: Casablanca series of video editing systems
  • Macintosh: Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro Express, and iMovie HD;
  • PC-based: Adobe Premier Pro & Premier Elements, Avid & Pinnacle Studio and Magix Video Pro X and Movie Edit Pro;
  • Sony, Canon, Panasonic and JVC camcorders and DSLRs and sports cameras like the GoPro and Drift series.

The club's activities include social occasions (dinners and get togethers around town), but our core goal is to improve our video productions through skill improvement. Shooting technique, editing tools and resources, scriptwriting, working with actors (be they your grandchildren or other enthusiastic volunteers) are all topics that come up in our conversations.
The club meetings include screening of videos produced by club members and also by members of other clubs that participate in an exchange program. Often we return the exchanged videos with summaries of our praise and suggestions for improvements. Constructive criticism is key.
Another benefit of membership is that the club participates in several user group programs with publishers: entitling member to discounts on the price of books and ebooks dealing with video making and editing.  Drop in to one of our meetings and learn more about the club...!

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