A terrific evening of new films! 26 in all: a record number!
The evening kicked off with Arthur Fletcher showing a film he'd put together as a taster for the ballet film "Aspiration" which is a work in progress. The film features SCMM member Neil Pountney's granddaughter Lauren who aspires to be a ballet dancer. Arthur and his team of SCMM members filmed Lauren at the Midlands Arts Centre where Neil Pountney had hired the theatre for the day.
Gordon Hunt worked with the very helpful Chris (Head Lighting Technician at the MAC) to create the lighting
Lauren's great-grandmother was once a ballerina and she came to watch the fun
Later the One Minute Movie Challenge films were screened. The challenge was to make a one minute films with an egg in it was screened and there were 14 cracking entries in this. Every single one featured an egg!
It was a wonderful demonstration of the creativity there is in the club.
It is remarkable that last year, when we had a 5 minute and a one minute film competition we had a total of 7 entries. This year, with challenges - NOT a competition - and every film appreciated, we had 24 entries.
"Keep it Secret. Keep it Safe." is the first film that Fiona Dunn has ever filmed and edited herself
One Minute films with an egg in them
Gone Egg – Neil O’Neil
An Eggsperimental Film – Gordon Hunt, Jill Lampert, Dave Kinnaird
The Clinch that Stole Easter – Alex Clinch
Eating Egg – Debbie Daniels
Great Eggspectations – Tim Easton
Be Careful What you Wish For – Doug Hemmings
Keep it Secret. Keep it Safe. – Fiona Dunn
A Naked Egg – Jill Lampert
Turkey Twister – Jack Reid
All Because… - Ann and Arthur Fletcher
Be careful what you wish for – Andy Wills
Egg River – Lawrence Constantine
A 1 Minute Film Featuring an Egg – Julian Austwick
Ready, Eggy, Go – Ian lane
Gordon Hunt and Dave Kinnaird in "An Eggsperimental Film"
Jack Reid had the unenviable task of being the projectionist for 26 films
Lauren Jean Pountney-Barnes
Next came the Five Minute Movie Challenge. This year the challenge was to make a film about a person and to include in it a piece to camera. Films under 5 minutes in length were accepted even if they did not attempt to be about a person and include a piece to camera. There were ten films shown in this category.
David Bardell's 5 Minute film "Football Remembers" was the first 'finished' film he's ever shown at the club
"The Clinch that Stole Easter" is the first film that Alex Clinch has ever filmed and edited
Finally, on a very different note, we watched a film of the Lady Macbeth Sleepwalking Scene (Act 5 Scene 1) from Shakespeare's Macbeth. The film may be the first film shown at the club with an all women cast and crew? Debbie Daniels and Jill Lampert made the film, which stars Fiona Dunn and Jill's grandchildren Jess and Ella Hakin. Perhaps it is also the first time members of the club have attempted some Shakespeare?
Five Minute Films
Thing 1 - Neil O'Neil
Football Remembers - David Bardell
Zak - Jill Lampert
Thing 2 - Neil O'Neil
5 Minute Egg - Jack Reid
Behind Fjom - Ian Reed
The Mealticket Monologue - Neil O'Neil
Thursegg - Anonymous (it emerged that it was made by SCMM member Dave Kinnaird)
Maud and Raymond’s Holiday Vlog Part 2 - Ian Lane
Lubaina Himid Class Visit - Julian Austwick
Jack Reid in his "5 Minute Egg"