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This month's club in the spotlight

Gold Coast Video Camera Club

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The Federation of Australian Movie Makers is the umbrella organisation for many of this country's independent and non-commercial movie-makers. For fifty years, this organisation has guarded the interests of its members and, in turn, has been supported by them. FAMM doesn't actually make movies but rather acts to support and guide the movie making clubs, groups and associations that join FAMM.

An entirely non-profit organisation, FAMM has guided and assisted the activities of members in many ways and continues to do so. (See Why Join FAMM? for more details of FAMM's activities.) In a country as large as Australia, with widely scattered population centres, this has not always been an easy task. However, with modern communications the difficulties have eased. The Executive of FAMM is drawn from each Australian State in turn, for a period of about two years, giving everyone a chance to participate in the management process.

Fifty years have seen vast changes in movie-making technology. At the beginning of this period, film was king with many members opting for 16mm and even 8mm, with all its attendant difficulties. Now, we have seen the analogue video formats come and go and digital imaging reigns supreme. Computers have taken over the burdensome part of editing and have given today's movie-makers undreamed-of facilities. DVDs currently remain the distribution medium for most members, but many members are using BluRay discs and posting their videos on-line. It is truly an exciting time.

So, please take a few minutes to look us over. Understand the enjoyment and satisfaction of being a movie-maker. We think it's the greatest interest in the world and who knows, you may wish to join one of our clubs!


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