Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Small Town Oscars

We went to the awards ceremony for A&N’s movie making class, and it was really cool. CATV hosted it, and they did a wonderful job of making it technically sophisticated but fun and whimsical at the same time. It wasn’t just a bunch of silly kid’s projects or cheesy productions. Some people took it all very seriously, though I think they should have separated the adult productions from the kid’s stuff.

Either way, everyone had fun, and our group was a big presence, largely because the kid’s group included one or two parents for each child, thus giving us numbers. This proved to be instrumental in our high second place finish in the audience choice awards, since we made up about a quarter of the audience. If we’d had more parents, we probably would have taken first prize.

CATV was very supportive of all the applicants, and they presented everyone’s project in a fun and engaging way. It helped that Halloween was the theme. Looking back on it, I think it was a great experience for the kids to do all aspects of making a movie, from start to finish. Then they get to see the finished product, and it doesn’t get any better than that.

After the ceremony, a group of us went over to Hartford Pizza for supper, and we had enough to seat the kids at one table and the adults at another. That way the kids could be silly and get crazy, and the adults could take a breather from being overbearing and hovering parents. The pizza was excellent, great crust, and it the quantities worked out perfectly, we had just enough, and they even gave us an extra order of onion rings, which the kids wolfed down. Good vibes from Hartford Pizza.

It was a late night, but we all enjoyed it, and everyone, adults included, came away from it thinking what a fun night it was. I can’t argue with that.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to El Trinidad for the pic.

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