I produced a blog the other day about Cleethorpes Camera Club and felt I should follow it up with a little bit more about the group.
They are based in a clubhouse behind houses in the resort and meet most nights. They have a video section who meet on Thursday evening; multimedia section who meet on Friday and photography (digital stills) who meet on Monday evening.
The average age is, I would say 60ish, but they are all dedicated and every year have a film competition, which I have helped judge the last two years. The films range from travelogues to animations and news stories. There are certainly some very creative people there who do this for fun. There are one or two who are very serious and there is one chap in particular who even builds his own jibs, tracks and dollies to save money. How dedicated is that?
The club has been going for many years and would love to see young blood, but it seems many youngsters are not interested in joining the club. At the moment the club are fund raising to buy the club house (bit.ly/aYTf5q) .
Members also produce their own film each year, which they also act in, as local drama groups don’t seem to want to get involved. There is a lot of spirit here and good feeling with a lot of talent and experience. I would love to see this group keep going and have been persuading them to go online more and reach a bigger audience.
If anyone can help, whether it is through being a guest speaker, or judging or maybe ideas or financial help then visit the club website http://www.cleethorpescameraclub.co.uk/index.htm
I enjoyed delivering my talk and got a lovely e-mail to say how fantastic it was and how much they’d felt they have learnt from it. I would hate to see the club go, as it is community groups like these who need to be nurtured and engaged with.