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WFN Monthly Newsletter (August 2022)

Please find the WFN Newsletter for the month ending August 2022.
Should anyone wish to add/write anything to the next newsletter, please feel free to email it to me at info@wildlifefilmnetwork.com

Points of notice for this month:
New –    1. New members
New –    2. I have already returned from Scotland
New –    3. I apologise, but if totally forgot about the zoom meeting on the 25th.
Regular – 4. September’s face-to-face network meeting will be a ‘Members Choice’ location
Repeated – 5. We have moved our 1st monthly zoom meeting to Tuesdays
Repeated – 6. Uploading photos to your Profile Page
Repeated – 7. We would like to hear from our international members
Repeated – 8. Please start using the Forum
Repeated – 9. Please talk to your friends and colleges about joining the WFN


1. We gained no new members last month:
We gained no new members in August.
Please remember to tell everyone you know or work with about the Wildlife Film Network. The more members we have, the better the network will be.


2. I have already returned from Scotland
Sadly, I have already returned from Scotland, it was a bit of a disaster. I won’t go into everything in detail as I am sure it is far too boring for broadcast. However, as I am now back in the south of the UK, I am hoping there will no longer be any issues with an internet connection in reference to Zoom meetings… but no promises.


3. I apologise, but if totally forgot about the zoom meeting on the 25th July.
I apologise, but if totally forgot about the zoom meeting on the 25th,
I was in the process of packing all my film kit into my Land Rover at a friend’s place and completely forgot that it was a Thursday and we had a Zoom meeting scheduled. I promise I will try harder next time. Sorry..


4. Septembers’ face-to-face network meeting will be a ‘Members Choice’ location
As we have not heard from any WFN members in reference to the location you wish to have our August Face-to-Face network meeting in; so we will not be holding one.

To vote for a location for October, simply email your choice to us before Friday the 26th August, and we will include it in our end of month Newsletter.
To choose the location you wish to have the Augusts face-to-face network meeting in; simply email your choice to us before the 23rdJuly, and we will include it in our end of month Newsletter.
The location with the most choices, or the location with the most choices nearest to it, will be the chosen location.
Please send your choice to info@wildlifefilmnetwork.com
We may take this system of having a ‘Members Choice’ location into action for the whole time I am in Scotland. If this is the case, I will let you know in future Newsletters.

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Below are comments brought forward from previous newsletters.


5. We have moved our 1st monthly zoom meeting to Tuesdays:
We have now moved the Doc’s & Film Unit zoom meeting from a Thursday to a Tuesday from August (09.08.22). Not many people are joining us for our zoom meetings at present, and this may be because they both occur on a Thursday night. So hopefully this may rectify this a little.
We have also changed the Doc’s & Film Unit zoom meeting into a ‘normal’ zoom meeting (effectively, just a chat amongst the WFN members) It was the intention for the DFU zoom meeting to be a place where we could discuss projects that the WFN are producing, but as the both overall membership and production kitty are still very low, it will be a considerable amount of time before this becomes a reality.


6. Uploading photos to your Profile Page:
It has been pointed out by a couple of members that they have had issues whist trying to upload all their Profile Page photographs in one large upload. We would therefore like to politely suggest that when uploading photographs, you click on the ‘save Profile’ button after two or three photos to save this being an issue.


7. We would like to hear from our international members:
We are aware that whilst the WFN is a great place for our International Members to display their experience, skill set and contact details; it is very hard for them to become involved in the actual day to day interaction of the website as they are not in the UK. However, we would like to encourage them to become as involved as they can with the WFN either by writing something we can add to a monthly newsletter, or by posting a thread in the WFN Forum. 


8. Please start using the Forum: (It’s free to use)
I know that Forums are a bit out of date now, but we have added one to our website as a way of people being able to hold a written conversation about things outside of the Zoom meetings etc. It’s a great place to talk about production techniques, equipment used, problems you experience whilst producing a film and any other subject. It’s also very useful as it doesn’t have to work around time zones so could be an extremely good way of communication with our international members.


9. Please talk to your friends and colleges about joining the WFN:
I am sure I will end every newsletter with this for the next few months at least – But the WFN will only ever be a good as its membership. The larger and more diverse the membership is, the better skills pool we will be able to reach into to find crew to produce our DFU wildlife documentary / films.  So please feel free to mention joining the WFN to anyone who you feel may be interested.
Please remember: We are not just wanting to have memberships from wildlife camera operators. We are also looking for sound opps, editors, scriptwriters, location scouts, presenters, narrators, graphic artists and music composers, producers and directors (to mention just a few) as well as scientist working in any subject related to wildlife, and environmentalists and conservationists. The bigger the mix, the better!

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