The Film and Video Group caters for both amateur and professional Members of the RPS who have an interest in, or are involved with, film and video production. Formed in 1929 as the Kinematograph Group, its name was later changed to embrace the latest means of producing moving pictures.
Members have a wide range of skills and abilities from Oscar winning directors of photography through professional film and television camera operators, to special effects, post production and laboratory personnel, as well as amateurs working in both film and video. All are keen to share their experiences of cinematography in its broadest sense and have contributed on RPS panels.
It is a small group widely dispersed across the UK and this imposes constraints on its activities. An occasional newsletter is circulated and this includes comment, reviews, articles by members and reports of activities. We do have a few meetings but these are usually held in conjunction with other RPS special interest groups and although they are held mainly in the London area, they can be further afield. Meetings cover a wide range of subjects, from visits to studios, laboratories and facility houses, to inspirational talks and demonstrations of the latest equipment and techniques.
In 2012 we launched a Summer School in cinematography for stills photographers. Our inaugural session was well received by the delegates.