Friday, March 23, 2018

MINUTES - THE VIDEO PRODUCERS CLUB March 22, 2018

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 and Richard. 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, February 23, 2018

MINUTES - THE VIDEO PRODUCERS CLUB February 22,201

   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.
Respectfully submitted,
Janice Laine, Secretary

Sunday, January 28, 2018

MINUTES - THE VIDEO PRODUCERS CLUB JANUARY 25,2018

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.
Adjoined 10:00 am.