OMGBOMG! was the off-the-wall title chosen for the Make a Film in an Evening project, which couldn’t have been more appropriate, writes Paul Desmond.

As one CFMC member commented later: “that’s the most fun I’ve had on a Tuesday evening while keeping my clothes on”.

Much of the success of the evening must be attributed to the degree of enthusiasm, which members brought to the occasion.

Praise must also be credited to the project director John “JJ” Jones, who worked out in advance the killer shots he would need when he switched roles to editor.


This meant that when cameraman John Groslin and soundman Barrie Gibbard were ready to roll, “JJ” could immediately shout “action”.

The script was provided by Lionel Bloomfield, who also brought along his Gimble and joined other members film the filming – some members (shock, horror) actually used mobile phones and tablets.

The first part of the evening was taken up following the antics of would-be burglar Robin Garton and guest star John “Polly” Howden. After the coffee break, “JJ” got down to editing the clips, working against the clock.

The unanimous verdict was “let’s do that again …… and soon”.

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