Monday, July 30, 2018

MINUTES - THE VIDEO PRODUCERS CLUB JULY 27, 2018

MINUTES - THE VIDEO PRODUCERS CLUB  JULY 27, 2018

MEMBERS PRESENT:
 Oralia Osuna, Janice Laine, Paul Bassett, Irene Cistaro, Bill Frambach, Bill Holden, Richard Houck, Barbara Houck, Mara Williams, Anna Derby, Brian Harmon, Bonnie Cooper, Ren Villaneuva, Bob Groncki, Beverley Bender, Robin Fort-Lincke, Joe Osuna, Vice President, presiding.

MINUTES:  Members are requested to peruse the minutes on our website and suggest errors/omissions. Brian Harmon moved to accept the minutes as written. Bill Holden seconded the motion. Unanimously approved.

TREASURER: Barbara Houck, the new treasurer, reported that we have $2,052.86 in our bank account and $69.00 in petty cash. We had $104.00 in our petty cash, however, $45 was spent on supplies and $10 was taken in for dues, leaving $69. Richard Houck moved to accept the report and Bill Frambach seconded. It was unanimously accepted.

BIRTHDAYS:  Joe Osuna celebrated his birthday in July.

NEW BUSINESS: GRF has a contract with Superwire that needs to be negotiated in February 2018. GRF will be looking at new bids as from other companies well as Superwire’s bid. If Superwire or a competing bid is not accepted, VPC will still have SBTV3 to air our videos.
     VPC’s youtube channel was discussed. VPC members may drop their videos into this channel.
     Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater is planning to do live streaming of her high holy days services. Volunteers were requested to help with this event.
             Members are encouraged to try out live streaming at any location where there is WiFi. All of the Club Houses have WiFi. Before filming be sure to get permission from anyone you will be filming. Other do’s and don’ts were discussed.
      The lights in the VPC room have been converted to whiter lights.

ROUND TABLE: Barbara Houck is working on a promo for the Stamp & Collectors Club. There are many amazing and different collections.

Richard Houck completed his poker club promo and it’s on youtube and Superwire.

Bonnie Cooper had the lead actor role in the show (“Judge Bonnie”) that Bill Holden wrote and Joe Osuna produced. Now she is working on Bill’s latest show which will also be produced by Joe Osuna.

Janice Laine completed the Leisure World Choral show and it is now on youtube, Superwire and SBTV3. She is just finishing the latest Doo Wop show and it is on youtube, Superwire and SBTV3.

Brian Harmon visited Mongolia and was fortunate in being invited to meet with the President for 45 minutes. Brian is doing some videos on Mongolia. The bad news is that he inadvertently left his phone in the airport.

Beverley Bender has been taking pictures with her phone. She assisted Janice Laine in several projects.

Bill Holden is working with Joe Osuna, Bonnie Cooper and Irene Cistaro on his newest original play. They will begin shooting it later on today. His last play “Judge Bonnie” has been well received by viewers on youtube, Superwire and SBTV3.

Bob Groncki is working on a video of his original songs. He says he’s written enough songs to complete his first album.

Ren Villaneuva put in many hours of work on the Philipino Veterans fund raising event. Funds go to GRF and to the American Legion.

Mara Williams reports that her church has a new young pastor who has great plans for the future.

Paul Bassett helped Anna and Michael with the Rocking Chairs show. He also plans to help with their next show.

Anna Derby thanked Paul, Irene and Michael for their work on the show. There was a problem when one of the camera people forgot to push a button; however, they were able to produce the show. Anna asked for volunteers to help with a wedding she has committed to video.

Bill Frambach is performing on some new videos.

Irene Cistaro showed the new camera she was given. She did a two-camera shoot with Michael and is now working on producing it. Irene is one of the actors in today’s shoot of Bill Holden’s original play.

Oralia Osuna has been assisting Joe on some of his shoots.

Robin Forte-Lincke thanked everyone for signing the card we sent to her mother. She reported that we should know that zooming when filming is very taxing on the battery. So you should always carry a second charged battery just in case you need to change it. Regarding forgetting to push a button, she recommends starting your camera before the action starts. You can always edit out that part. You can see live SBTV3 by going to SBTV3.org on your computer or on your phone. Once on that site, click on the circle with the 3 on it. The live streaming will come right up.

Respectfully submitted,


Janice Laine





Sunday, July 1, 2018

MINUTES - THE VIDEO PRODUCERS CLUB JUNE 28, 2018




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