We were all beginners once! Never made a film? Got a new camera? Need help editing your clips? Join us. Surprise yourself - you can learn a lot in a short time.
Or can you help us make better films?
Who are we?
We are a bunch of friendly film making enthusiasts. Some of us have high tech cameras and equipment – some of us have no film equipment at all! Some enjoy helping out on set, or writing or acting. And some of us just love films – watching and talking about them!
A friendly club
You’ll get a warm welcome! Enjoy meeting other people with a passion for making films. Pick up tips and ideas. There’s always plenty of time for a good chat, when you can get help and advice from knowledgeable members.
We have fun making films together. Whether as an actor, a member of the crew or an extra pair of hands, joining in group projects is very popular. See members' comments on making “It Won’t Take a Minute”.
Improve your skills
Evening meetings include talks by guest speakers or members with special expertise in particular areas. You'll find there are plenty of opportunities to learn from experienced members who are keen to help to solve your film making problems.
Some evening meetings are practical sessions on an aspect of film making such as lighting or interview technique. Occasionally we split into groups and each group makes a little film during the evening.
Members who own special equipment are often keen to use it to help out with other members’ films. Some examples: a drone, radio mics, a steadycam, lighting equipment.
An audience for your movie
Many members enjoy making their own individual films: holiday films, music videos, documentaries and little fiction films. As short as 60 seconds, or as long as you like. Show your films to an appreciative audience!
How long has the club been going?
Sutton Coldfield Movie Makers has staying power! It began way back in 1937 as The Vesey Amateur Cine Society. Its ability to adapt to change and to welcome new technology is one reason why it continues to be a thriving club.
How can I become a Member?
Why not come along to the next club meeting? Spend a couple of hours with us and find out what the club is all about.
Visitors and new members are always welcome. Your first visit is free. The annual membership fee is just £37.
Give us a try
When and Where We Meet:
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month (between September and June) at 7.45pm for 8pm start at:
Wylde Green Community Hall, Emscote Drive, Sutton Coldfield B73 5NE