General Information

“Making and preserving memories since 1989”

The Video Club of Laguna Woods, with over 180 members (2017), is a registered club founded in 1989 in the Laguna Woods Village retirement community (Laguna Woods, CA). We occupy two large rooms, the Video Lab and Video Studio, inside Gate 12 between Clubhouse 2 and the pool.

We welcome all skill levels and we have fun!

TO LEARN MORE…

  • Visit our facilities for a tour during Video Lab open hours, Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 pm.
  • Call the Video Lab during open hours at 949-470-0965 
  • Sign up to receive our free email newsletter, the Videogram, at eepurl.com/VsW31. The monthly Videogram, plus Videogram ALERTS, keep you informed about our current activities with brief news highlights and links to the latest website updates.
  • Check our Video Club events calendar.
  • Visit our YouTube channel.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN…
Video Shoots… Video Sharing and Critiques… Classes and Other Learning Opportunities… Saving Family Memories… Lectures and Panel Discussions… Films… Contests… Special Events and Projects

 

  • SERVICES
    We serve our members with the activities listed below. We serve our community by
    1. Helping residents convert old media, such as 35mm slides and VHS tapes, to modern digital formats (click to learn more).
    2. When possible, creating videos requested by groups and individuals (click to learn more).
    3. Lending consumer camcorders without charge (deposit required) to help residents make their own video recordings (click to learn more).
  • LEARNING
    If you want to learn to shoot and edit personal videos, we’ll help you with classes and coaching.
  • VIDEO ONE
    If you’d like to participate in more advanced video production, join our Video One team, meeting twice monthly in the Video Studio. Our Video One work often appears on Village Television and YouTube.
  • MEETINGS
    We hold monthly General Meetings offering programs about current video topics on third Thursday evenings (except in February, June, July, August, and December).
  • FORUMS
    We encourage members to create Forums (special interest groups), such as Video One, described above. Past Forums have been devoted to such topics as video production using smartphones and tablets and video editing using specific software programs.
  • SHARING
    Several times a year, we share and critique our work on Project Day. We maintain a club YouTube channel, featuring work by and about us. We offer a YouTube class to teach members and residents how to share their videos online.
  • CONTEST & BANQUET
    Our annual Short Video Contest and Awards Banquet in February are popular highlights of our year.
  • SPECIAL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
    We hold special events, such as tours, service activities, and screenings.

 

FACILITIES…

Our Video Lab is equipped with PC and Mac computers and a large display TV, plus projector and screen, and is used for classes, coaching, video editing, monthly General Meetings, and other meetings and programs. It also houses the Marvin Green Memorial Capture Center and our Consumer Camcorder Loan equipment, as well as the Video Club Office.

Our Video Studio is equipped with prosumer camcorders and audio equipment, a professional video switcher, several computers, teleprompter, lights, and two sets (one for green screen). It’s used to shoot special video projects, as well as for training and meetings.

 

You are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming event!

 

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