Hobart John

John's 50 Plus Cinematographers page 1



Edited 17. December 2015

John Charles Edward D'Alton. I have been involved with BSOL and a group called “Video Club' for some years.

Due to the big Queen's Wharf development that will commence next year 2016 I decided I would form my own group at the Brisbane City Hall 50 Plus Centre and have called it “John D'Alton's 50 Plus Cinematiographers”. It has no connection with BSOL, U3A or any other club. I and with the help from others will try to help people who take video/movie and still images to assemble the data and make movies which can be written/burnt onto DVD or CD. Or make files which can be written/saved onto a computer's hard disk or portable USB drives.

John D'Alton's 50 Plus Cinematographers I wish you all a peaceful Christmas 2015.

I intend to conduct two meetings per month, the first Tuesday and the fourth Tuesday at 9.30AM to about 12.00 Noon. Members must be 50 yo or over. There is no journing fee at 50 Plus, the only cost per time to my “group” is $2.00, $1.50 of which goes to the 50 Plus Centre and $0.50 (50 cents) to me to try to pay for incidentales that I may need and biscuits. Tea and coffee is free.

The City Hall will provide at no cost to me a large DTV and laptop PC to show any videos or whatever we will view as “show and tell”. I have supplied one of my old desktop PCs to do likewise and to show/demonstrate various software/applications. This PC I can boot into GNU/Linux or M$oft W XP.


View the logo in video form.


50 Plus is at the City Hall.


Click to view bigger image.

Watch this space.


I use GNU/Linux which is OpenSouceSoftware (OSS) almost entirely. I do not need Micro$oft Windows anymore. I use a range of OSS to work on my video clips, music and so.

The logo.


The first meeting. L to r,

Fred Scholten, Rick Telford, John Bunker, Molly Thwaites and Mary Hartley.



GNU/Linux Mint V 17

I use Kdenlive which is a movie/video editing application. It is superb!




Handbrake I use to do certain video editing. Handbrake is also available for Apple and Micro$oft Windows.








Our Christmas and last meeting for 2015 was a pleasant one with most of us taking stills (photos) and videos. I hope to insert some of these here early 2016. Keep coming back to see them.









Helen, myself, Rick, Hessie, Elaine, Arthur (hidden) and Molly.

M. Ewing.


Myself, Elaine and Hessie taking a photo.

M. Ewing from one of her video clips.













This page updated 17/12/15

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