The U3A Film Crew is one of only two interest groups that embraces all of U3A Perth and as such is not confined to any particular Region. This gives greater exposure of the Film Crew’s activities to the whole membership of U3A and informs members of the comprehensive nature of the Crew’s work.
Some of our past efforts can be viewed in the Gallery . You can read more about the background to the group below.
If you have a serious interest in film-making and photography with some experience, contact the U3A office on 6488 1857 and one of the Crew will contact you.
The Film Crew has been busy
This year’s Have-A-Go-Day on 11 November was a huge success. U3A displayed its prominence in its own marquee with members in hi-vis jackets talking to people who wanted more information. “Show bags” filled with literature were quickly snapped up and Dinah had a difficult time keeping up with demand!
The U3A Film Crew arrived with cameras and spent several hours photographing the huge variety of displays, but in particular focused on the U3A marquee which was often crowded out with interested visitors. The Crew put together a video collage of the activity.
Click HERE to view the collage
Over the past several months, the Film Crew has been visiting a number of regions, filming activities as part of a production that was initially used on Have-A-Go-Day and which will be used as part of a new publicity campaign for U3A in the new year.
The Crew visited the Joondalup Art Group while they were setting up a display at Hillarys Boat Harbour. In Melville, the ukulele folk put on a lively display of their skills as well as entertaining the mahjong enthusiasts during their games.
Our trip to Wanneroo introduced us to the gentle art of pétanque at their specially built pitch, or more correctly, their “terrain.”
A huge variety of activities is available to members.
The Film Crew is preparing a documentary on seniors’ learning. We are interviewing people from all backgrounds to gather information on this interesting topic. Amongst them is Emeritus Professor Robert Mead, a forensic biochemist (amongst other things) who we caught up with at Murdoch University. What an interesting and exciting teacher this man is! I think I would have passed chemistry in school if he had been my teacher!
After talking with Prof Mead, the Crew was extremely lucky to visit a forensics laboratory to view students working with various tools that aid in their investigations.
Theatre 180 (Agelink)
The Crew is often invited by Jenny Davis, OAM, from Theatre 180 to film some of her productions and events. We have filmed at the Menora War Widows Guild, the 75th anniversary celebrations at Kyilla Primary School, and other musical productions performed by her team.
About the Film Crew
The U3A Film Crew formed in 2013 with a grant from Lotteries West which provided 10 original members with a professional instructional course in photography and filmmaking by Fremantle Film and Television Institute (FTI). The grant also provided for the purchase of equipment that allowed the group to begin its endeavours.
Film Crew’s aim is:
To learn filmmaking as a group and share the experience with others in the U3A spirit of Living is Learning.
To do this by:
- building a professional and creative film unit and by delegating specific tasks to individuals
- actively expanding the crew’s membership and expertise
- promoting the name of the Film Crew specifically and U3A generally
Over recent times, it has found new grounds for expanding its work and is venturing into genres never before attempted, as well as continuing with old favourites.