MINUTES - THE VIDEO PRODUCERS CLUB JUNE 28, 2018
MEMBERS PRESENT: Joseph Valentinetti, Joe Osuna, Michael Oh, Janice Laine, Paul Bassett, Irene Cistaro, Bill Frambach, Bill Holden, Richard Houck, Barbara Houck, Lynn Choy, Art Rubinsteen, Mara Williams.
MINUTES: Members are requested to peruse the minutes on our website and suggest errors/omissions. Bill Holden moved to accept the minutes as written. Joe Osuna seconded the motion. Unanimously approved.
TREASURER: Barbara Houck, the new treasurer, reported that we have $2,052.70 in our bank account and $104.00 in petty cash. $40 was spent on supplies. Richard Houck moved to accept the report and Bill Frambach seconded. It was unanimously accepted.
BIRTHDAYS: There were no birthdays this month.
NEW BUSINESS: There were requests for coverage for the 4th of July – Golf cart parade, Paws and Claws contest and several clubs. Members may volunteer for these projects.
ROUND TABLE: Barbara Houck reports that the Stamp & Collectors Club has grown considerably since adding all collectors. There are many amazing and different collections. She asked for help with producing her video and received several offers.
Richard Houck is working on several videos here in the VPC room and several more at home, especially file organization.
Joe Osuna reported Terese “T” Smith’s donation of CD-R and mini discs that need a special tray. We no longer have a tray. Also donated a mic with 2 inputs that was used with an old cassette recorder. He helped Ann Seifert with her iPad. There is to be no videoing at the amphitheater of the top end performers but the low end performers wish us to continue capturing their acts. Anyone who videos the 4th of July events should put the coverage in the folder Joe has provided on the computer. He has an article in the paper about green screen photos telling residents that if they want their photo done with a different background, he will make it for them.
Lynn Choy presented Joe with a framed certificate for his work on the Nikkei Club program. The club presented the Japanese Dancers in full costume at their luncheon. She also had a framed certificate for Ken Reddy who also worked on this program.
Irene Cistaro got a new camera and has been using the new VPC equipment.
Bill Holden wrote a play “Judge Bonnie” that Joe videoed. Together they found actors and costumes and shot it on the green screen. Joe found impressive backgrounds for each of the scenes. Bill is writing a new play “Captain Senior and Marvelous Nell.”
Michael Oh will shoot the Philippine Veterans Association picnic. He asked about a head cleaner which Joseph pointed out is on the book shelf.
Anna Derby was unable to attend the meeting due to a conflict in her schedule. She thanked Janice Laine for getting the Sunshine Club video project done showing the club participation in many GRF events. With Leila Claudio, she coordinated The Cypress Senior Choir Concert on June 8th. Michael Oh, Mary Apte, and Joe Osuna videoed and produced the show. She reports that Leila sent special thanks to them for all their work.
Paul Bassett helped Michael with the audio that was distorted. He pointed out that you the sound can be manipulated.
Mara Williams reported that the Community Church has a new pastor and that she planned a memorial for Henrietta Bemis.
Jason Rubinsteen has come back to club. He has lots of technical information on older machines.
Janice Laine has completed the Leisure World Choral June show and is working with the theater club on their Labor Day show.
Janice Laine, Secretary