17 May 2019 Summary.
Tonight our President was not able to be with us so Richard MCd the meeting.
Ron submitted his usual Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports. He mentioned the passing of Jim Craig, an active club member for fifty years and reminded us all of the upcoming AGM. It gives us all the opportunity to give a little back to the club by offering to serve on the committee.
Ron also reminded us that there are five Fridays in May and to let Phyl Coffy know if we intend to be at the Ringwood Club social on 31st.
As usual, the shorts were varied and showed a lot of imagination. From the beauty of the Mt. Bulla area to the horror of June’s car accident, the effects of cleaning an old master with Ajax and Mahatma Gandhi’s nickname of Supercalis - - -, you know the one.
Joe Magee got us off to a good start for the rest of the evening with a short talk about the director, Tim Burton. Tim, who directed many successful movies, including Beetlejuice, Batman, Planet of the Apes and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, was well known for his quirky sense of humour. We were shown several clips from Tim’s horror shorts, then it was over to Richard for the rest of the evening.
Members were divided into three groups with each group being given a possible scenario for a movie; The Reluctant Guest, where the guest was a trouble maker; The Curse of the Inheritance, who and when should the eighteen year old tell of the inheritance; Having a pet Coati to “process” ones coffee beans. Each group was also given a list of things to examine, like developing the story, location, crew required, in fact, they were full brainstorming sessions. We were shown short ‘how to’ movie clips to help us on our way. Discussions were lively and, at times, hilarious. Suggestions may not always have been practical, but the workshop certainly made us think.
An evening that was different and entertaining. Thanks, Richard, Joe and the shorts producers. Shorts for next meeting are, The Day After and This is Mine
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