Sutton Coldfield Movie Makers was founded as The Vesey Amateur Cine Society in 1937 by a group of film makers from Birmingham and the West Midlands who wanted to benefit from sharing ideas and enthusiasm.
The same is still true today, though video is now used to produce the moving image - still loosely referred to as "films"!
With new technical advances, a wide range of creative technology is now available for the amateur, including digital video and DVDs,and we see this reflected in the videos members and others make.
Not all members have equipment, or even make films. Some enjoy seeing what others can do and will help in any way they can.
We have "makers","watchers", and "boffins" in the club. (The latter enjoy the technicalities of the art.)
Members have a wide range of abilities and all of us realise that we were all beginners once. With the help and encouragement available, new members soon learn to create more satisfying productions, and even compete in club and outside competitions.
Membership fees are £35 for the year. New members joining part-way through the year will be charged a pro rata rate.