Monday, November 2, 2015

Cinematic Happenings

As if we needed more things on our plate, a few weeks back mom and the kids entered into the annual Halloween movie competition, or Halloweenathon, over at CATV. Mom was very enthused about the idea and the kids were more than happy to help out with their expertise. I didn't have much to offer (what else is new?) other than craft service, but at least that's something, right?

Anyway, it took some logistical hoop-jumping to pull it off, including "borrowing" a friends dog as well as another neighbor's truck, but the film slowly came together. It really was a culmination of mom's vision. Since the kids have a lot of knowledge regarding filming and editing, they were of course conscripted into service, and over the course of a couple of weeks the film was made. A&N helped out with the editing and music, and all that hard work paid off at the actual event, which was last night, where they took second place in the adult division. They even made some money off of it, but that's secondary to the experience, which mom really enjoyed and the kids probably "sort of" enjoyed. I had a good time though I didn't have to do as much as the rest of the crew.

Congrats to all involved, they did a great job, the movie was really well done and in my personal and completely unbiased opinion, I thought it was best. In fact, I didn't agree with a lot of the awards and happen to personally know one or two of the judges, which might go a long way to explaining things. Then again, nobody cares what I think, right?

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

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