MINUTES FOR THE VIDEO PRODUCERS CLUB June 22, 2017 MEETING
Members present: Joseph Valentinetti, Lorene Christian, Bill Frambach, Irene Cistaro, Janice Laine, Richard Houck, Michael Oh, Joe Osuna, Joseph Chavez, Shirlene Chavez, Bonnie Cooper.
Minutes: The May minutes were unanimously approved.
Treasurer: The May treasurer’s report showed a beginning balance of $1998.66 in the bank account. The bank has stopped taking out a fee and is now paying us interest. The interest for May was $.08 giving us a new balance of $1998.74. Petty cash balance is $130.00 which includes $10 for a new member’s fees. The treasurer’s report was unanimously approved.
New Business CERTS sent a thank you card thanking VPC for the good work done on the emergency preparedness video.
GRF has not been in contact with VPC recently regarding the video they want completed.
VPC will send out email to our members asking them to contact our newer members to encourage them to get involved in our video projects.
Irene Cistaro is enjoying her volunteer work with KIO but was concerned about not being able to answer some of the questions she’s been getting. It was suggested that KIO volunteers do not merely tell the person to come back when someone else might be there to answer, but rather, to call one of the members most likely to know the answer. The VPC membership with phone numbers and email addresses is posted on the VPC bulletin board and everyone is free to use it. Irene has acted in Joe Osuna’s productions and crewed with Michael Oh on several of his videos.
Michael Oh videoed The Farmers Market, the Suede Sole Dancers, the L.A. bus trip with 50 people, and is making 45 DVDs. He discussed his problem with putting the video on youtube due to the music being copyrighted. There was a discussion about what to do about copyrighted music and how to get a large number of DVDs burned. GRF no longer has DVD equipment and needs everything available on line.
Joseph Chavez reported that Bonnie Cooper interviewed his sister when Bonnie was visiting in New York. He is going through all the clips and naming them. Joseph Valentinetti informed the group that the new TVs have a USB port so these clips can be seen on the TV.
Shirlene Chavez is working on organizing all of Joseph’s C’s pictures, which are extensive. Joseph V says there’s a “Batch” app and it will sequence them for you. (Joseph V sent out an email after the meeting with the link to the app.)
When Bonnie Cooper was on vacation in New York, she fell and broke her arm so she has been sidelined since she got back. However, she did go and take video/stills about how to take the free bus to Los Alamitos hospital and described the various medical buildings there. Bill Holden is doing the voice over and it was suggested that when assembling the video that the voice should be completed first and then the pictures added.
Richard Houck has completed over 100 hours of work putting together the EPIC emergency video which was done with 5 cameras shooting six hours of raw film. He has made it into two parts but is working out the problems because it is still too long to copy. Joe Osuna says Power Director is able to shrink a program. (After the meeting Joe showed the members how to do this.) In addition, Richard is working on a radio show and his wife Barbara wants him to do a project for her.
Joe Osuna is back from his long vacation and has already produced a “Silent Movie” which is being shown on Superwire. He reports that SBTV is in the process of purchasing equipment that will have the ability to do live streaming. After this equipment is installed, it has to be tested to see if it is compatible with its present equipment. In addition, Joe found out the hard way that Power Director is not compatible with all computers. He had to return a computer that was incompatible with the graphics on Power Director.
Anna Derby was unable to attend the meeting but sent in a report. She thanks Joe Osuna for taking over the Cinco De Mayo video and getting it on Superwire. Also thanks to Michael Oh and Richard Houck for videotaping the Suede Sole Dancers Annual Show. Mary Apte worked very hard to complete the public announcement for the event. Anna is greatly appreciative of Paul Bassett for completing the Hawaiian May Day/Lei Day project in spite of going through tough times with his sciatic pain since May. She wishes him well.
Janice Laine completed the guide dog video for July’s ILW.
Joseph Valentinetti reported on the problems the VPC room is having with the WiFi. It was apparently fixed by maintenance but then it went out again.
Robin Forte-Lincke was unable to attend.
Paul Bassett has been out sick since May and is greatly missed.
Janice Laine, secretary