Video One Activities

Video One Has Many Projects Underway

Video One holds business plus training/production meetings on the first and third Fridays from 1-3 pm in the Video Studio. For information about joining Video One, contact Co-Facilitators Lucy Parker,, 949-456-4657, or Phil Doran,, 949-421-9788.

John Kelly, External Video Coordinator (shown with his wife, Alexandra Scott-Kelly), accepts and evaluates outside video requests, setting up production plans for videos that fit our criteria. Basic criteria are that the video be “do-able” with our resources, Village-related (i.e., for or about a Village resident or group), and of interest to Video One volunteers (e.g., offering a learning opportunity or providing a community service). Contact John
at, 949-759-9468.


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On February 28, three Video One members teamed up to shoot a memorial event for the late Patricia Powell, president of the College Club. They were Star Key, Jill Amadio, and Jim Rohrs. John Kelly has volunteered to edit. Other current Video One editing projects include combining the 10 four-minute contest entry videos shown at the 8th Annual “Academy” Awards Banquet on February 24 with banquet stills, video, and voice-overs about the event to create an hour-long program for Village Television and YouTube — undertaken by Suzanne Savlov. Bill Hemberger has volunteered to edit existing recordings of past Video Club General Meeting programs for upload to YouTube where this useful info can be made available to all.



On January 19, shooting began for an ambitious series of three 9-minute videos about the three Village writing clubs (Writers Club, Publishing Club, and Spoken Word Club) to be produced by Video One member and Spoken Word president Charlie Redner. Charlie is currently gathering stills and video clips for the project. The three videos will be used independently for club promotion and combined into a half-hour show for Village Television, Charlie explains. Presidents of the three clubs (above, from left) – Peggy Edwards, founder and president of the Publishing Club, Charlie, and Richard Snyder of the Writers Club– were interviewed by Video One member Bonnie Beaux Fullerton in the Video Studio as part of Video One’s January 19 meeting.

20180216_131440-editedOther current projects include a video by Betsy Martin, producer, about art lecturer and Village resident Penni Rubin. Betsy is shown at right discussing her video with VidOners at the February 16 meeting. Also — videos on the Laguna Woods Softball Club and the Village-based band, Rock of Ages, by Jim Rohrs, producer. In development are a video on the “Grandmother Trees” of the Village by June Davis, producer and a series of 30-second spots about “Senior Scams” by Gloria D’Simone-Shute, Bill Hemberger, and Phil Doran. In addition…

  • 2017 Aquadettes performance (Charlie Redner, producer. Final editing by Valerie Link, Video Club member and artistic director of the Aquadettes, is now complete.)
  • Garden Center II video
  • Woods Combo music video
  • Celebration of the Life of Denny Welch (Lucy Parker and Betsy Martin, producers; 2 videos completed, one online at
  • Bridge Club (noted speaker)
  • Resident-invented “Wish Bone” game

 Video One Training

In a December 15 mini-training session, as reported by Sheryl Martin in the minutes, Dr. Tom Nash “gave us some great tips at the meeting on making a 30-second commercial as follows: A.I.D.A….

A is for ATTENTION…need to grab viewer’s attention with something catchy, flashy, etc.

I is for INTEREST…need to capture the interest of viewer demonstrating why they need the event, product or service.

D is for DESIRE…appeal to senses and elicit the person’s desire for the event, product or service.

A is for ACTION…move people to some kind of action. It has to be clear, specific, and memorable.

Mottos, tag lines, jingles are helpful, but name of product needs to be in the motto. A catchy commercial can often be memorable, but people may not remember the product.”

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