The club was established in 1941. Born of a growing interest of consumers in the film medium, and the support of
the owners of a local photography store, the clubs members set off on a voyage of discovery. A logo was developed for
the club which links an 8 and 16, the two film sizes that opened up a world of filming possibilities for the amateur filmmaker.
Over the years a club library of 8mm and 16mm files was built up, many of which were exhibited to the public at annual
shows. Since 1995 the focus has moved away from film and almost exclusively uses video (analog and then digital)
for the recording and distribution of club members efforts.
The use of computer-based editing software has created a revolution in the capability of movie editors. Editing your
footage has never been easier, and the club's resources are organized to help members take their footage and present it in
the manner that best suits their wishes. Producing a DVD for family and friends, or for submission to a contest is within
the reach of everyone.
The club has gone through many changes, but one thing has not changed: we still have the desire
to help fellow club members, and we are still interested in promoting the creation of motion pictures that have an emotional
impact on the audience, be that family, friends or the general public.
Visitors are welcome at our monthly meetings, so drop in to learn more about the club..!
Further Club History (by Len Thomas and Margaret Chamberlain).
More "Press clippings" on the club's activities...