written by Craig Robinson, founder of the club.
Welcome to The Video Players, an amateur dramatics and film making society based in Medway, Kent, in the United Kingdom.
While a film making club, The Video Players tries to include as many members who are both cast and crew under one roof. Rather than operating as a typical film-making club, we try to follow a structure closer to that of a traditional AmDram (amateur dramatics) Society but with the intent to produce for the screen rather than the stage. Nearly all of our productions are club productions, consisting of defined production teams, and we try to make productions that involve and contain topics across the full spectrum of age groups - from children's material to full-on adult drama.
If you wish to join up, expect to be in front of the camera as much as behind.
That is not to say however, that we compete with other local clubs. Our aim is to exist as both a self-standing production of screen drama, but also offer our services to other film-making clubs in need of additional cast and crew. After all, this started as a way to get a collection of actors together so that existing clubs could make drama productions.
Don't however, think that you need to know a lot about film production to get involved.
Our philosophy is simple: We want you to have an interest in making screen drama even if you (currently) don't know how to, than be a skilled film-maker who does not produce film. If you do not have the skills right now, not a problem - you can learn!
The Video Players is affiliated with the IAC, The Film & Video Institute (Membership No. 15866), which represents the interests of non-commercial filmakers in the United Kingdom. Through the IAC, we are also indirectly a part of UNICA (Union Internationale du Cinema), the world wide body which has been in existence since 1934. Through our memberships, we have access to a wide range of filmakers, clubs, festivals, competitions across the UK and the world.