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OMG Film Boxing Day Dip

The movie group was asked to film Orkney's Boxing Day Dip event which took place at Scapa Beach on Boxing Day. The event was organised by Clic Sargent, a charity who's primary concern is raising money for children with cancer.


Next meeting

Due to a change in circumstances the last 2 schedualed meetings had to be postponed. The next meeting however will take place at the Noust in the Picky at 8pm Thursday 12th November.



OMG Film Orkney Schools Orchestra Concert

OMG went along to the Schools Orchestra Concert event that was held at Kirkwall Grammar School on 29th October. The event featured pupils from schools throughout Orkney and included The Schools Orchestra the KGS Big Band and the KGS Choir.

The OMG crew on the night were Sean Lewis, Peter Drummond, Ken Hambly, Paul Kenyon, Ruth Spence. The final film was edited by Paul Kenyon.


programme for future meetings

During the past summer months we have held very few meetings, this has mostly been due to work and other personal commitments that members have had. Now that the summer is coming to an end, it has been decided that we should hold regular meetings, at least on a monthly basis, and that a regular programme of events should be drawn up to take place.

The first regular meeting will be held on Thursday 1st October and on the first Thursday of the month thereafter. Meetings will be held in the Noust at the Pickaqouy Centre at 8pm unless otherwise stated.

During the first meeting we plan to show a number of past film projects, both personal and group oriented, and also discuss the 'My Orkney' projects we have been working on. We would also like to draw up a regular programme for future meetings so anyone with any ideas for events should come along to discuss them.



Challenge Clan

Orkney movie group have recently been making a documentory style film about the 'Challenge CLAN' renovations that took place above the CLAN charity shop in Victoria Street, Kirkwall from 23rd-30th May. The flat above the shop was transformed in a Challenge Annaka style operation that involved many people from around Orkney giving thier time and skills to complete the challenge.

The Movie Group went along to film the work taking place and have produced a 25 minute film which is due to be shown to all involved at the Phoenix Cinema at the Pickaquoy Centre on Thursday 28th May at 9pm.


OMG to hold film making workshops

A Series of 5 short workshops on various aspects of film making are to be hosted by the OMG and held at the Pickaqouy Centre in the St Magnus Suite starting 7:30pm Thursday 5th March. Each course will last for approx 1 hour and will cost £5 for members of the general public and £2 for subscribed OMG members.

For further details contact Victoria Rhodes on 07731169676

Workshop 1: 5th March 7:30pm - Basic camera operation and use.

The workshop will cover various elements of camera operation including focus, iris control, exposure, white balance, shutter speed etc. Aspects of camera use and set up will also be covered and both simple and professional camera types will be taken into consideration.

Workshop 2: 12th March 7:30pm - Lighting and sound.

In the second workshop Sean Lewis will look into aspects of lighting and sound for both indoor and outdoor locations.

Workshop 3: 19th March 7:30pm - Shooting and camera Techniques.

Sean Lewis demonstates the use of story boards, camera angles and shooting techniques.

Workshop 4: 26th March 7:30pm - Computer use and file types.

Paul Kenyon demonstrates the use of computers in film making. File types used in editing programs, transferring film from camera to computer, saving files and creating DVD's.

Workshop 5: 16th April 7:30pm - Editing and editing techniques.

In this last workshop Bafta award winning editor Mark Jenkins will be taking a class and talking about the craft of editing. He will discuss structure and how to use scene cards, why and when to 'cut' and working with scripts, directors and crew members.

The meeting is scheduled to take place in the Noust but if that is not available then it will be held in the St Magnus Suite.


Marshall Dean leaves OMG and Orkney to EMIGRATE to Canada.

Marshall Dean one of the original co-founders of OMG has left Orkney and emigrated to Sudbury in Canada. He will take up a post there in road design with a govenment department. Marshall has contributed much to the formation of the OMG and to its continued development. As club secretary his work has been invaluble and he has acted as a major driving force in getting projects off the ground and keeping them up and running. He will be a huge miss and very difficult to replace.

We all wish him the best of luck in his new venture and hope that everything works out well for him and his family in his new home.



The OMG AGM was held at the Pickaqouy centre on the 19th February. Various topics were discussed, those present were Marshall Dean, Victoria Rhodes, Ken Hambly, Paul Kenyon, Peter Drummond and Sean Lewis.

Click here to see a full copy of the minutes of the meeting.




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