Since the 1950s Doncaster Movie Makers have been meeting, making films, exchanging advice and helping each other to improve their skills. They have adapted to the changing film formats and equipment but they still are essentially the same as the original members — keen and enthusiastic.
Their season restarted in September and they have had a very interesting and varied programme so far. As well as open evenings, when they have discussed film making development, they have had two film competitions. One had the theme ‘film inspired by the word AFT’ and it was won by a very amusing film using as many words as the filmmaker could think of, all to music in the style of Gilbert and Sullivan. The group also held a ‘holiday/day out’ competition, which was won by a very well-made and interesting film about the Gaping Ghyll, a 322ft pothole in the North Yorkshire, down which the filmmaker very bravely descended. Members have also had a lot of fun producing a ‘film in a night’ with a ghostly theme and evenings of films made on the theme of ‘yellow’ and films made using mobile phones and tablets.
Coming up they will have more competitions as well as joint meeting with the Doncaster Naturalists. The season will end in April with their ‘Film of the Year’ competition.
They meet nearly every Wednesday at Flintwood Methodist Church, Lansdowne Road, Intake, Doncaster DN2 6QN from 7.30pm. If you are interested in filmmaking — whether it is acting, filming, editing or you just like watching films — new members are always made very welcome. Check their website for details, www.doncastermoviemakers.weebly.com, call Charlie on 07765 715422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.