Background - This short narrative is about my fall of 2013 six-day cycling
“micro adventure”. The short journey brought me to some outstanding close-to-home places that I would have otherwise
never have seen. The solo trip covered a figure of eight route following a variety of trails and roads (some of them abandoned)
across the northwestern corner of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. I shot this video using two ailing cameras: a
NEX7 (with some significant design issues…) and Canon Elph 100 (which had been dropped and was not working at all well). Related
links: •MUSIC: Fretless is an incredibly talented group of musicians playing incredible music. Please support them
by purchasing their albums at thefretless.com/. •MICRO ADVENTURES: This little journey was conceived based on Alastair
Humphreys “micro adventure” theme. Learn more about these short backyard adventures at Alastair’s website:
alastairhumphreys.com/microadventures-3/year-microadventure/ and alastairhumphreys.com/microadventures-3/. •MAKAH
FIRST NATION: I stayed on, and traveled through, much of the Makah’s traditional territory for most of this journey.
You can learn more about the history of the Makah, their wonderful museum, and what their community has to offer the modern-day
west coast adventurer at makah.com/. •OLYMPIC DISCOVERY TRAIL: A restoration project in progress facilitated by the
efforts of local volunteers and communities, conversion of this railroad to a 195km (120 mile) rail-to-trail has been a commendable
effort and well worth riding (I do it every year!). Check out their informative website with a great interactive map feature.
olympicdiscoverytrail.com. •THE ROUTE: View and down load the route on Ride with GPS: ridewithgps.com/trips/2870816.
Warning: the sections along: (i) while 'doable', the north side of Crescent Lk is not suitable for touring bikes (at this
time?); and (ii) the labyrinth of old roads between the Makah hatchery south to Ozette Lk are mostly abandoned and difficult
to navigate. Also, truck traffic along hwy 112 can be very heavy; traveling late in the day may be the best option for cyclists
to avoid heavy truck traffic. •PEOPLE: While not featured here, this journey's experience was enhanced by the amazing
people I met along the way. A special thanks to Janet, Keith, Vern, Anne, and especially Gary, for making this trip all the
In accordance with our policy of getting involved, under the direction of David Fuller,
club members spend some time participating in a small club production called "The Clinic." The best way to learn to make
movies? Get off your duff and make movies!! As David would later say about this effort:
"Our Club Mandate - making movies. The Clinic (Doctors' Jokes):
PART of an actual Club Shoot involving newcomers who've never been on an Club Shoot before. Jokes were requested and delivered
by members. On location, one experienced member conducted rehearsals. Nine patients & one doctor. Experienced director
and camera-persons. Only one "patient" had any acting experience . 13 participating members. Over Two nights, pre-coffee break."
Background - Originally a Steve Stockman (Shoot
Video that doesn't Suck) exercise, I added some additional clips taken over the last few years to make this short piece. Features
one of our favorite provincial parks. Shot with NEX 7, NEX 5, however all clips of the 'artist' drawing were taken with a
point-and-shoot Canon Elph 300.
Background - Shot with a Canon Rebel XS and a Pentax
Optio W60, these photos depict a 2010 trip through western Washington and Oregon. The first half of the route was inspired
by “by chricycle” on Bikely.com (for route see: bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Seattle-to-Portland-by-way-of-Mount-St-Helens-s-backside), except we climbed up the back roads on the eastside of Mt St Helens and took the historic highway
route along the south side of the Columbia River Gorge (highly recommended) via the Bridge of the Gods. We then headed down
the Willamette Valley, popped over to the coast, and after a 100kms or so rode back to Portland where we caught the train
home. A great trip with a wonderful partner! Total cycling distance was about 1000kms.
Background - What makes a great story? For
legendary filmmaker Ken Burns, the answer is both complicated and personal. In this short documentary about the craft of storytelling,
he explains his lifelong mission to wake the dead. Recently featured on The Atlantic. (theatlantic.com/video/archive/2012/05/ken-burns-on-story/257165/)
Directed by Tom Mason and Sarah Klein Music by Ryan Sayward Whittier Animation by Elliot
Background - Music video shot & produced by Dan
Martin with blue grass singer/song writer Kelly Girvan in Duncan B.C. Shot over two days, and edited over a few weeks
(Dan quiped "... a little longer than it should have taken, but I have to work full-time too!"). Visit Dan's YouTube channel for more of his videos.
Background - Filmed the week before Christmas 2010, at
Botanical Beach on Vancouver Island, Canada. Dan says that "...I wanted to put something together that touched on raising
a family, choices we make and how sometimes things just work out. The good times seem Glolden to me...something to cherish
and appreciate." Filmed with a Canon EOS 7D. Dan also has some additional movies on his YouTube channel.
Background - Based on a script, of the same name, by
John Clifford (www.seniortheatre.com/) this movie adaptation by director Michael Veronneau was brought to life in the fall of 2008, with the assistance of
Margaret Chamberlain (camera 1) and David Fuller (camera 2), Gordon Wicks (audio), and Alice Thomas. Edited by
Margaret Chamberlain and David Fuller (using Casablanca Prestige editors) this video has taken the first place award
in the SCCA's 2009 annual contest for club videos.
Background - Based on a story by club member Alice Thomas,
directors Alice Thomas and assistant Director Michael Veronneau planned and brought this production to life with
the assistance of Gordon Wicks (lighting), and Ray Painchaud (audio). Edited by Anna Malkin (using iMovie HD
6 and Final Cut Pro) this video was presented to the crew and cast on August 17th, and had it's club debut
at the club's October 2009 monthly meeting at Goward House.
Background - Based on a story by club member Alice Thomas,
Stan Coe directed this production to completion with the assistance of Gordon Wicks and Huguette Coe. Edited by
Michael Véronneau (using Pinnacle Studio 12) this video saw its debut at the club's 2008 picnic held in Crofton,
The Birth of Jesus
Movie Title: The Birth of Jesus
Produced by: The Victoria Video Club Workshop 2005 (Michael Véronneau, Margaret
Chamberlain, Don Jenson, Ray Painchaud, Mila Werbik)
Background - It’s a wrap. Our church production
had its official release on December 24th 2005 to an entertained and enthusiastic congregation. Titled "The
Birth of Jesus: Luke 2: 1-20", it was quite a team effort. But with some patience, good planning,
and a touch of luck, it was a successful club project. (read more about this project...)
Background - Shaw TV's interview with (then)
Club President Margaret Chamberlain, and newest member Michael Veronneau, talking about the club. This 3 minute video
appeared at various times, for a few weeks on Shaw TV's "The Daily" and helped generate a fair amount of interest in
the club and a few new members.
Produced by club founder Douglas Flintoff, this film was created in 1938 to promote the sale
of Hatley Park. The film was commissioned by the Royal Trust Company. Hatley Park became the site of Royal
Roads Military College, and subsequently Royal Roads University.
The film starts in downtown Victoria, with the inner harbour, followed by a leisurely drive to the property
in Colwood, with a tour of the gardens and grounds of Hatley Castle and surrounding area.
A copy of this film
is stored in the Royal Roads University Archives.