A standing-room-only crowd braved rainy weather January 17 to attend the Video Club’s 30th Anniversary Open House, where they watched the premiere of the 13-minute comedy,”Write It Down,” the club’s first dramatic video and admired the club’s new Control Room/Classroom (finished the day before).
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PHOTOS BY BARBEL DAGOSTINO AND STEPHANIE BRASHER
Above, guests enjoyed refreshments organized by Lucy Parker (serving), Marsha Berman, and Joan Carman. When the program started, the Video Lab was full.
Center, Co-Facilitators of Video One Productions Jeanne Mayer and Phil Doran (at podium) introduced the crowd to the “Write It Down” cast and some of the crew. From left, Alexandra Scott-Kelly (Camera Operator); Lucy Parker (Director of Photography); John Kelly (Director); Betsy Martin (Boom Operator); Dr. Tom Nash (Advisor); with cast members Shiela Bailka, Jules Zalon, and Gila Zalon (the script’s author). Phil was the show’s Producer. Jeanne handled makeup. At far right, Wolfgang Kutter looked on.
Bottom left, President Steve Carman explained the floor plan of the Control Room/Classroom newly added to the Video Studio, which was on display for the first time that evening. (See photos of the room in use below.)
Bottom right, Jeanne Mayer and Phil Doran explained how the production team created “Write It Down,” from script selection, enhancing the script with a writers’ room, holding casting calls, rehearsing the comedy, and shooting over two days in two locations. Editing was done by Suzanne Savlov with Director John Kelly.
The Control Room/Classroom Is Getting Good Use
PHOTOS BY LUCY PARKER
Video One Productions held their first meeting in the new Control Room/Classroom on January 18, the day after the Open House, with 16 members — clearly demonstrating the room’s usefulness for meetings and classes. At top, Dr. Tom Nash demonstrates the room’s primary purpose — providing space for monitors and video switcher, while sound-isolating controls from the studio.
At bottom, the team discussed the “Write It Down” premiere and other upcoming projects. They also welcomed longtime member Sheryl Martin (bottom right) and her fiance, John Vorke. Sheryl, who has won many awards in the Video Club’s Annual Short Video Contest, was an active VidOner before relocating from the Village last year. We’re hoping “the Vorkes” will move back.