Shortcuts appear to be gaining strength if members comments can be used as a gauge. A number have said that the club has a purpose each night and the variety of interpretations on the chosen theme is quite remarkable.
The theme for the last meeting was ‘Ancient and Modern’.
The selected theme for the next shortcut is ‘Watch Out’. Surely this is wide open to interpretation. Go to it folks.
Perhaps we should call him Alfred the Great. A lot has been attributed to him and much has been said about him.
Kevin spent a lot of time preparing his presentation and we were reminded about many of A.H’s works.
We all know that he made cameo appearances, but in some of the clips he was more obvious than others. Kevin did a great job of taking us through many of the features of Alfred’s movies. (Is that too familiar?). I found the interviews interesting. Was it tongue in cheek when he said one movie scene of 45 secs had 78 pieces of film. How the hell could it be spliced??? I think he had a very dry humour and was pulling the interviewers leg much of the time.
One demonstration showed how a facial expression can mean different things depending on the context in which the shot appears.
Many thanks for your time, Kevin. For me it was well spent.
Once again Richard’s wife Joan came along. Every visit she makes, she volunteers for supper duty. Thank you Joan and Gary H.
Our next volunteers are from (in order) Norman, Joe, John M., Elizabeth. Anyone who doesn’t turn up gets two go’s in the future.
Ron and Richard drove the bus smoothly with only one little speed hump. Who pressed the mute button. I think it might have been someone sitting behind them!!
April 6th is our green screen night with Gary H. He asks that we come prepared to shoot anything – doesn’t matter how silly you might think it is, just have a go. We’ve also been asked to do a short Documentary on the night for members who can’t be there so bring your camera and shoot. This promises to be a great practical night if we all try.
April 20th is when we discuss and plan the group movies. After that night we should get rolling. I’ll send out a reminder later about this.
Ron will soon be sending out some titles of previous group movies for you all to make a selection to show on the night.
Twenty three members turned up and I think they all got something from last Friday night. Eight shortcuts was the best so far. Kevin’s presentation was strong. Let’s keep it going
My thanks to everyone for being part of the club activities.
A variety of our members, including Jack who photo appears above provide updates for our journals to keep you up to date if you missed a meeting.