Camcorder club prizewinners
There were five entries for the Stewartry Camcorder Club annual competition.
The first was“The Anwoth Hymn” filmed by Jim Logan.The hymn, more commonly known as“The sands of time are sinking”, was written by Ann Cousin based on the writings of the 17th Century theologian the Rev Samuel Rutherford.
The RevVal Ott introduced the hymn which was sung by the choir of Gatehouse Parish Church. As the hymn was being performed scenes from the countryside around Anwoth were displayed.
This was followed by Gary Conchar’s film entitled“Reflections”. Gary reflected on his life using extracts from old films. They included Christmas when he was four, childhood summers and family holidays, visit to the Harry Potter experience and his wedding to Abby.
“A new world of reflections”by Raymond Binks started with the reflections in a stream of leaves, flowers and clouds then moved on to views from a ship of its wake, a seaside town followed by shots of sea, waves and a ferry.
Judith Grimshaw had filmed a holiday by car to Monmouth. It started with the preparation of the car then an animation of the route interspersed with shots from the journey. She also filmed sights of Monmouth including the castle.
Various historic sites around Dumfries were the subject of Alastair Binks’film. He showed the Burns Mausoleum, Ellisland Farm where Rabbie Burns had farmed and the Camera Obscura.
The films were judged by Bill Maloney who discussed each film in detail before awarding the first prize to Gary Conchar and the runner up to Judith Grimshaw.
At the prize giving Gary Conchar was awarded the Alistair Dobie Shield. Judith was awarded best director with Gary Conchar as runner-up while Gary also won best producer with Raymond Binks as runner-up. The winners each received an engraved whisky glass.
Awards Chairman John Hoffman hands prizes to Gary Conchar, Judith Grimshaw and Raymond Binks