NUTES - THE VIDEO PRODUCERS CLUB March 22, 2018 MEMBERS PRESENT: Joseph Valentinetti, Joe Osuna, Oralia Osuna, Lorene Christan, Anna Derby, Michael Oh, Richard Houck, Barbara Houck, Bonnie Z Cooper, Ren Villaneueva, Mary Apte, Beverley Bender, Bill Holden, Bob Groncki, Jim Mulcahy, Mara Williams, Janice Laine, Robin Forte-Lincke. MINUTES: Members are requested to peruse the minutes on our website and suggest errors/omissions. Joe Osuna moved to accept the minutes as written. Beverley Bender seconded the motion. Unanimously approved. TREASURER: The beginning balance was $2126.42. Petty cash was $100 less $6 for cookies, plus $10 dues received ending with a balance of $104. Bill Holden moved to accept the report and Beverley Bender seconded. Unanimously approved. BIRTHDAYS: No birthdays were reported. NEW BUSINESS: Richard Houck volunteered his equipment and his time to teach residents how to convert their audio cassettes to discs. Valentinetti sent an email to all members showing them the new equipment he wanted to buy for the club. He suggested three sets of camera rigs with mounted mic and interview/fill lights. Joe Osuna moved and Bill Holden seconded to approve this purchase. Unanimously accepted. Additionally, Valentinetti requested that the club purchase new AA and AAA batteries from petty cash. The VPC has produced 11 promos for the Leisure World clubs which are being shown on Superwire, SBTV3, and youtube. Also, these promos have been submitted to the Leisure World web site and can be seen there. More promos are being made. Lorene will be leaving to live in Hawaii for several months and asked for someone to take over her duties as treasurer and coffee person. Richard and Barbara Houck volunteered to accept these responsibilities. ROUND TABLE: Mary Apte completed the April Inside Leisure World featuring Ken Reddy with “Art from India.” She learned many ways to improve her next show including whether to use the green screen or to use “studio 2” for her next project. Janice Laine produced this video. Mary also assisted Joe Osuna on the Easter Egg show at the library. Bonnie Z Cooper had several of her projects fall through; however, she industriously set to work videoing the Braille Institute’s work with the Leisure World Hearing and Vision Impaired group. Additionally, Bonnie is producing video for the Leisure World Genealogy group. Bonnie has completed promos for four Leisure World clubs. Joe Osuna videoed the Easter Egg contest with Mary Apte and Bill Holden. He reported on the importance of having a second camera to fall back on if necessary. Joe will cover bestselling author, J. A. Jance. He has figured out how to display her image on two televisions in the room while she is being interviewed. Bill Holden worked with Joe Osuna on the Easter Egg contest using three cameras. Bill is excellent at interviewing and captured some very interesting discussions. Jim Mucahy has been on vacation but is happy to be back. Mara Williams is willing to assist. Oralia Osuna was second camera for Community Sing, St. Patrick’s GRF dinner dance, and for the Irish Celtic band. Bob Groncki made a promo for the VPC that is being shown on Superwire, SBTV3, youtube, and the LW web site. He is working on show about the new LW security/parking enforcement laws. Michael Oh completed four projects last month, but is only working on one this month - the American Legion Fashion Show. Ren Villaneueva offered to check with some clubs about making promos for them. Barbara Houck took cameras to genealogy meeting but had some problems. She will edit what she has. She volunteered to help with treasurer and coffee tasks. Richard Houck gave kudos to Paul Bassett for helping him get the equipment to work. Radio club is happy with their promo. He volunteered to help with treasurer and coffee tasks. Beverley Bender completed a promo on “Laugh for the Health of It.” Anna Derby thanks Paul and Michael. Thanks to Joe for helping break their video into two parts. Will be second camera for the American Legion Fashion Show. Had a problem with someone falling off the riser so now there needs to be a barrier around the risers for the cameras. Anna will help with the cameras for the Rocking Chair show. Janice Laine completed a promo for Beverley Bender’s “Laugh for the Health of It.” Also, she finished a promo for “The Rocking Chairs” event. Janice produced Mary Apte’s Inside Leisure World. Robin Forte-Lincke commended the VPC for all the work we do. She suggested that we make a little check list to be sure we correct any mistakes we might have made. She said to be sure the plate is on the tripod as several people had forgotten and the plates got lost. To create barriers to keep people out, she reported that at the TV station they rigged up VPC pipe to chain off the area. Respectfully submitted, Janice Laine, Secretary
Friday, March 23, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
MINUTES - THE VIDEO PRODUCERS CLUB February 22,201
MEMBERS PRESENT: Joseph Valentinetti, Joe Osuna, Oralia Osuna, Anna Derby, Michael Oh, Irene Cistaro, Richard Houck, Barbara Houck, Bonnie Z Cooper, Shirlene Chavez, Joseph Chavez, Mary Apte, Ren Villaneueva, Paul Bassett, Sandy Young, Janice Laine, Robin Forte-Lincke.
MINUTES: Members are requested to peruse the minutes on our website and suggest errors/omissions. Richard Houck moved to accept the minutes as written. Ren Villaneueva seconded the motion. Unanimously approved.
TREASURER: The beginning balance was $2126.24. Dues Collected were $20 giving a balance of $2246.24. Petty cash balance was $105 less $5 for coffee leaving a balance of $100.00. $55.00 was collected during the meeting and will be reflected on next month’s report. Joseph Chavez moved to accept the report and Joe Osuna seconded. Unanimously approved.
BIRTHDAYS: Anna Derby had her birthday acknowledged.
NEW BUSINESS: Mary Apte requested a crew to assist her in her Inside Leisure World video. Janice Laine and Sandy Young tentatively agreed.
The library has requested video coverage for several events they have planned. Joe Osuna will cover the Easter egg show with Mary Apte assisting on camera.
Last month the VPC began making 2 to 3 minute promos for all of the clubs in Leisure World. A number of these promos have been completed and Joe Osuna is grouping them together and putting them on Superwire and SBTV3. More will be completed.
ROUND TABLE: Mary Apte is making the April Inside Leisure World featuring Ken Reddy with “Art from India.” She is also assisting Joe Osuna for the Easter Egg show at the library.
Michael Oh has been busy with four projects: 1. FALW – the Filipino Valentine dance; 2. Anna Derby’s birthday party; 3. GRF Valentine party; and 4. Cabaret’s Mardi Gras. Richard Houck, Anna Derby and Paul Bassett assisted.
Ren Villaneueva suggested that we ask GRF to install stage lighting.
Irene Cistaro made a promo for her Tai Chi class and is working on projects for the gardening and art clubs.
Sandy Young is checking her schedule to make sure she is available to help Mary Apte do her ILW video. She is donating her old Mac to the VPC.
Bonnie Z Cooper is working on a project with HICAP. She is also working with Leisure World’s social worker, Cynthia Tostado on a resources project. She has completed promos for 4 clubs.
Barbara Houck is VPC’s newest member and took copious notes to learn as much as possible.
Richard Houck has become VPC’s expert on changing tape to DVD or CD. He crewed with Michael Oh on several projects.
Anna Derby is thankful for the promo completed on the Joyful Line Dance club. She has crewed with Michael Oh on his four projects. She tried to help with the Cabaret lighting issue but it was to no avail. Fortunately Paul Bassett had his low level lighting camera.
Paul Bassett was welcomed back after a long absence. Paul was a godsend for the Cabaret show since lighting was a problem and Paul had the correct camera.
Oralia Osuna assisted Joe on several projects. They videoed the Harmonica students show.
Joe Osuna is putting together several of the 2 to 3 minutes promos to show on Superwire and SBTV3. He videoed and or produced several of the promos. In addition he shot and produced the Harmonica Show.
Joseph Chavez has been busy learning how to use his new drone and his new apparatus for his phone camera with a microphone and a spot light.
Shirlene Chavez helps Joseph.
Janice Laine completed the video of the theater club’s “A Chili Night” show. She completed the 2 ½ minute promo for the Joyful Line Dance club.
Janice Laine, Secretary
Posted by Joseph Valentinetti at 9:18 AM
Sunday, January 28, 2018
MINUTES - THE VIDEO PRODUCERS CLUB JANUARY 25,2018
MEMBERS PRESENT: Joseph Valentinetti, Joe Osuna, Oralia Osuna, Lorene Christian, Anna Derby, Michael Oh, Irene Cistaro, Beverley Bender, Richard Houck, Bob Gronki, Bonnie Z Cooper, Shirlene Chavez, Joseph Chavez, Mary Apte, Mara Williams. Two guest also attended: Tommy Williams and Ruth Long.
MINUTES: Members are requested to peruse the minutes on our website and suggest errors/omissions. Richard Houck moved to accept the minutes as written. Joe Osuna seconded the motion. Unanimously approved.
TREASURER: The beginning balance was $1704.14.Petty cash balance was $45. Jewish Women’s Club donation of $75; plus Cabaret Entertainers donation of $300.
BIRTHDAYS: Joseph Chavez, Shirlene Chavez, Mara Williams, Mary Apte, and Richard Houck had their birthdays acknowledged.
NEW BUSINESS: There is ongoing discussion in regards to our lease with GRF concerning the disclaimer. However, they did collect our rent reimbursement of $1 so we are paid through the year.
A proposal on how to get VPC more involved with the community, and visa versa, was presented. The VPC will volunteer to make promos with the 200 plus clubs in Leisure World. The promos will be 1 to 5 minute long and will show who, what, when, where, why and how their clubs operate. The VPC will provide the expertise to make these promos newsworthy. The promos would be shown on Superwire, SBTV3, youtube, and on the Leisure World website. Current residents and also to prospective buyers will benefit from them. Janice Laine, Mary Apte, Irene Cistaro and Beverley Bender will form a committee to work out the organization of this concept.
Joseph Valentinetti showed a device for holding a cell phone that contains a microphone and a spot light. The device allows the videographer to film with a steady hand without a cumbersome tripod.
ROUND TABLE: Mary Apte returned from vacation and is now starting to get active. She is completing a project she started some time ago.
Michael Oh was on vacation and took some interesting video of chopping down a bunch of bananas.
Joseph Chavez is in the theater production on 2/1/18. He is looking at getting a micro drone.
Shirlene Chavez made a slideshow with help from Joe Osuna.
Mara Williams made a Christmas greeting that was shown on Superwire.
Bonnie Z Cooper finished a memorial video and is now working on two projects: 1 – how to live frugally and 2 – about living with a loss. She volunteered to do March ILW.
Bob Gronki will be do one of his series “Voices . . .” in February. He will do a promo for the VPC using the green screen.
Lorene Christian is busy collecting the dues for our club.
Beverley Bender is busy decorating her house. She is available to crew.
Richard Houck is still working on 2 videos. He has been 2nd camera at Cabaret.
Joe Osuna helped the Jewish Women’s League with their video. Mary assisted him burning DVDs. Joe collected Margie Thompson’s dues and donation of DVD cases. Talked to Robin Forte-Lincke who was unable to attend. Announced he received 2 SBTV3 programs from Michael Oh. Reported on Paul Bassett’s health. Announced the members who earned producers’ certificates: Beverly Bender, Bob Groncki, Richard Houck, Mara Williams, Helen Tang, Tommy Wu.
Oralia Osuna helped Joe on his many events.
Irene Cistaro has completed some videos on her tablet and had many problems editing. She working on a garden project.
Anna Derby was 2nd camera for Michael Oh on Cabaret video. She has a private party in February and will assist on Cabaret’s 2/20 show. Took lots of pictures of Michael cutting down the bunch of bananas.
Janice Laine completed the video of the December Doo Wop show, the promo for the theater club’s Chili Night Show. She will video that show on February 1. She is working on the “Promo Project” for the VPC.
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Posted by Joseph Valentinetti at 1:55 PM
Thursday, October 26, 2017
MINUTES FOR THE VIDEO PRODUCERS CLUB October 26, 2017 MEETING
Members present:: Joseph Valentinetti, Joe Osuna, Oralia Osuna, Bonnie Cooper, Bill Frambach, Irene Cistaro, Lorene Christian, Bill Frambach, Anna Derby, Michael Oh, Richard Houck, Bob Groncki, Mara Williams, Leslie Parker, Keith Bague, Beverley Bender, Ren Villanueva, Mike Turis, Tommy Wu, and Janice Laine.
Minutes: Ren Villanueva moved to accept the minutes and it was seconded by Bonnie Cooper. Minutes were unanimously approved.
Treasurer: The January treasurer’s report showed a beginning bank balance of $2054.06 which included $.08 interest paid. Petty cash had a balance of $85.00. Richard Houck moved that the treasurer’s report be accepted. Ren Villanueva seconded and it was unanimously approved.
Birthdays: Beverley Bender and Janice Laine
Old Business: Certification training is scheduled for November 11/9 and 11/16 from 10 to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m.
Our Holiday party will be held on November 6 in Club House 4. The luncheon menu is six kinds of sandwiches, salads, and dessert. BYOB and water and coffee will be served. Bonnie and Janice will do the decorations. Bob Gronki will provide entertainment with his Rocka Bula band. The event will be filmed for December’s presentation of Inside Leisure World.
Joe Osuna continues to teach video techniques on Monday mornings 10 – 12 and Joseph Valentinetti teaches how to use your smart phone for videos on Wednesdays 10 – 12. Richard Houck is available to teach on Tuesdays and Janice Laine on Fridays 10 – 12.
New Business: Election of 2018 officers. Joe Osuna moved that the present board remain unless there was someone who wished to take on one of the positions. No one did. Tommy Wu seconded and it was voted unanimously.
Joseph Valentinetti suggested that we add a water mark with our name on our videos so that viewers know who produced the show before the final credits come up. Often viewers turn off the final credits. Power Director has a tutorial on how to add this and Joe Osuna will teach this on Mondays 10 – 12. This watermark is a nice way to gain identity.
There will be no meetings in November or December.
Lorene said she is collecting 2018 dues. We had a number of new members in the last few months and their dues will be carried over through 2018. Ren volunteered to take care of the coffee since Lorene has done it for a year.
Joe videoed the Community Church concert. He and Oralia were camera crew for Gronki’s promos. Joe informed us that Bob’s promos had been shown on several social media sites – Facebook, Next Door and youtube – which helped make a fabulous turnout for his show. Joe also reported that there is a link from the Sun News for additional advertising. He reported that someone had requested that they have final say on any video before it aired. Joe said that was not an option.
Ren thanked Michael volunteering.
Michael videoed the donor wall.
Mike Turis crewed with Joe for the Community concert.
Mara Williams was very grateful to Joe and Mike for all their work on the Community Church concert.
Bob Gronki has completed his third episode of “Voices of Music.” These interviews are 5 to 10 minutes long and then Bob sings with his guest. He has made several promos with Joe, Oralia and Lorene crewing.
Bev and Lorene filmed the Fall Festival on Saturday.
Keith Bague is learning how to use the equipment and will take the certification course.
Leslie Parker has completed the second level and earned a key to the VPC room.
Posted by Joseph Valentinetti at 5:05 PM
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
MINUTES FOR THE VIDEO PRODUCERS CLUB September 28,, 2017 MEETING
Members present:: Joe Osuna, Oralia Osuna, Bonnie Cooper, Bill Frambach, Lorene Christian, Anna Derby, Michael Oh, Richard Houck, Bill Holden, Bob Groncki, Mara Williams, Leslie Parker, Keith Bague, Beverley Bender, and Janice Laine.
Minutes: Bill Frambach moved to accept the minutes and it was seconded by Bonnie Cooper. Minutes were unanimously approved.
Treasurer: The January treasurer’s report showed a beginning bank balance of $1998.90 with a $55. Deposit and $.08 interest for a total of $2053.98. Petty cash paid $10.00 for cookies, ending with a balance of $90.00.
Old Business: The amphitheater shows finished successfully. DVDs of the show are available at their request. We will need volunteers next year to continue taping these shows. No one is allowed to video tape these shows except the VPC. Currently there are two active cameras for side shots and 2 active cameras for close ups. So there is a need for four volunteers per show. Several members said they would volunteer.
New Business: Bob Groncki has been video taping “Voices of Music.” His Rocking Chairs group will be playing till the end of October. Bob will make a 3-minute-ad for them and requested a crew to video it.
We will be electing VPC officers at the October meeting. Please let us know if you would like to run for an office. Nominations will come from the floor.
The VPC Holiday party will be Nov. 6 in Club House 4 at noon. It will be catered by John’s Philly Grill. Bob Groncki will present the entertainment with his Rock-a-Bula group.
Robin has not yet finalized the date for the next certification program.
There will be no meetings in November or December.
Michael Oh discussed TV3. Now you can watch TV 3 on your computer. He reported that the picture was good and the sound is better. He finished the FALW 2017 Luau annual fund raiser.
Bill Holden expressed his appreciation for the information that Joe Osuna sends out. Bill starred in a show on Superwire and he was MC of “Legends of the Amphitheater” the theater club’s Labor Day show.
Bob Groncki has completed two of his series of shows “Voices of Music” and is working on his third. He interviews other musicians and then plays a duet with them. These shows can be seen on Superwire and youtube.
Beverley Bender videoed the author at the library and Janice produced it. It is now on Superwire and youtube. She worked with Lorene to film the EXPO is working on that production.
Mara Williams mentioned the valuable information from Joe. She is working on the open house at her church.
Anna Derby was involved in videoing the GAF ceremony and reported that there will be a picnic area at club house 2. Sunshine club has a speaker on how to maintain an active brain. She also asked members to re-register at Ralphs for their “give back” program to GAF. If they had registered last year, they need to register again this year.
Leslie Parker went to one event with Keith and is actively learning camera and computer production techniques.
Keith Bague spoke of Comicon, Game of Thrones, and using a phone camera.
Richard Houck is working with the Emergency Certification group to see what more they want to do. He put together a large amount of video and realizes he should have had a script.
Lorene Christian filmed at the EXPO and has been crewing with other members.
Posted by Joseph Valentinetti at 8:50 AM
Friday, September 1, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
MINUTES FOR THE VIDEO PRODUCERS CLUB August 24, 2017 MEETING
Members present: Joseph Valentinetti, Lorene Christian, Irene Cistaro, Janice Laine, Michael Oh, Joe Osuna, Bonnie Cooper, Mike Turis, Howard Jarvis, John Robinson, Anna Derby, Helen Tran, Bob Gronski, Bev Bender, Mara Williams, Janice Laine, Robin Forte-Lincke.
Minutes: The July minutes were unanimously approved.
Treasurer: The July treasurer’s report showed a balance of $1998.90 ($.08 interest earned) in the bank account. New Dues added$25.00, plus $30 transferred from the petty cash to make a balance of $2053.90. Petty cash balance is again $100.00. The treasurer’s report was unanimously approved.
Birthdays: Lorene celebrated her birthday by bringing cupcakes for everyone. It was also Bob Groncki’s birthday month.
New Business: The recreation department asked the Video Club to learn how to operate the new video equipment recently purchased for the amphitheater. Joseph, Joe, Mike T and Michael Oh went to the amphitheater so that Tommy Fileto could show them how the new equipment works. The video club will be staffing many of the amphitheater events now. Volunteers are needed to learn how to use this new equipment.
The shows recorded with this new equipment will be broadcast over Superwire so that residents who are unable to attend shows at the amphitheater will be able to see them in the comfort of their homes.
Inside Leisure World for September is finished and Bonnie Cooper volunteered to have a show completed for October.
Joe will continue to train members on how to convert VHS to disc on Monday mornings.
Richard Houck is on vacation and a volunteer is needed for his Tuesday morning shift. All of the other Keep It Open (KIO) shifts are being covered.
The air conditioning unit has been repaired.
Round Table Lorene volunteered to crew with anyone who needs help. She volunteered for Thursday nights at the amphitheater.
Howard Jarvis will be going to Michigan for his 60th reunion.
Anna, working with Paul Bassett, Michael Oh, and Mike Turis finished the Good News Singers Concert and they will be covering Tommy Williams “Disney” show. Anna reported that Paul is doing much better and plans to help with the editing of the “Disney” show.
Bob Groncki finished his first video interview which he also produced. Bob plans to create a series of interviews “Voices of Music.” In this series, he will individually interview many of the musicians in Leisure World and sing a song with them. He is learning how to do his own producing and seems to have almost mastered the task already.
Joe reported that he worked with Bob and showed him how to produce a video using a two-camera shot. In addition, this task was more challenging because it was shot on a green screen. Joe spoke about members getting rid of their files on the computers here in the VPC room.
Our computers are too full. Joe and Joseph are available on Monday and Wednesday mornings to teach members how to take their videos off our computer and put them on their own hard drives. All stored files in the Windows Computer are required to be removed by October 1, 2017. Joe O will be deleting the stored files October 2, 2017. The Windows Computers are not for storage of personal files. Please transfer your valued files to a portable hard drive or USB flash drive or they will be erased in October 2017. Every member can work on the Club computers, but must pack the project to their USB flash drive or portable hard drive, upon finishing editing or saving the project as a temporary file. The project files cannot be left stored in the Windows Computers.
Irene has been busy using her tablet to video events around Leisure World. She videoed a Tai Chi class and made copies for everyone.
Janice has completed an ILW about a 78-year-old woman who moved to Paris by herself, and another video about a woman who was a chef in antarctica.
Bev is learning how to use the camera and other equipment. She assisted in the two-camera shoot with Janice on “Blue Satin Nightgown.”
John Robinson has completed a project he was working on.
Michael Oh has been working with Anna, Mike T and Paul on various projects. He is also learning how to use the new amphitheater equipment. He is shooting several shows at the amphitheater.
Mike Turis has been working with Michael Oh, Anna and Paul and also is learning how to use the amphitheater equipment.
Bonnie made a notebook for the VPC room for members to enter hints and suggestions. She is working on some PSA projects and volunteered to do the ILW show for October.
Helen is learning how to use the camera equipment and how to do the computer producing program. She has volunteered to crew as needed.
Mara is involved with the big Community Church concert. After it is completed she plans to learn more about making videos.
Robin Forte-Lincke plans to offer a certification class for new members who wish to become producers. She spoke about being careful with copyrights, especially when covering show with copyright logos such as Disney.
A moment of silence was held for Ray Jarris an active member of VPC for many years. He will be sorely missed.
Janice Laine, secretary
Posted by Joseph Valentinetti at 3:23 PM