The Right Direction

The Right Direction     Chris Hodson`s fear for the future of the film industry, as we know it today, is the ever increasing use of computer generated images. Although these can be entertaining, the next step is to replace actors with generated scenes in an unreal series of adventures. Craft not gimmicks is required. […]

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Mince Pies and Movies

Mince Pies and Movies  2009     Our second meeting in December really went with a bang! We had a brilliant firework display in the bath, guns blazing in the silo and mince pies in the clubroom. Well, the mince pies were the real thing and were provided by Judith and Chris as a tea […]

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Thoughts on Sussex

Thoughts on the Sussex   The 39th Sussex Film Festival held at Wivelsfield Green on Sunday 5th October saw our club, once again, winning more silverware and certificates. “Lucky Break” received a Commended Certificate as did “Beautiful Bosham” and “A Year in the Life of Salvington Mill”, entered by Coral Meetens received a Highly Commended […]

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16:9 WIDESCREEN

16:9 WIDESCREEN   As projectionists at the Albany and other outside competitive events, we have experienced an increasing number of entries in widescreen format, some in cropped (letterbox) form and some in true 16:9 full screen. Club members are also filming in these formats. Summarising the characteristics of the different formats:- 1. Many video cameras […]

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Chairmans Chinwag

     Chairman’s Chinwag     My first mistake was to attend the AGM. The second was to stand still when there was a call for volunteers to step forward and be nominated for Chairman. What I hadn’t realised until too late was that everybody else had taken a step back – and that’s why […]

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A lifetime in Cinema and Theatre

THE TUP’NEY RUSH by Eric Fowler   Take 1 My life has centred around show business, much of it revolving with the flickering shadows cast by a turning reel of film. My sister, required to look after me, pulled me into the scramble for seats in the frightening blackness of the ‘twopenny’ (‘tup’ney’) rush on […]

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The Tup’ney Rush 6

THE TUP’NEY RUSH Take Six By Eric fowler Having left employment aged 51 I have been casually or self employed ever since. To begin I worked part time helping a young couple running their own cinema, the 260 seat Picture House, Sunninghill. Built by the Maharajah of Sarawak (The White Rajah) it was the first […]

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The Tup’ney Rush 5

THE TUP’NEY RUSH By Eric Fowler Take Five In 1962 I left the Isle of Wight and the cinema business to become an arts and entertainment manager in Local Government, first for tithe Borough of Watford, then Camberley, next Aldershot and finally to Slough in 1974. The work was mainly theatrical covering plays, pantomime, concerts, […]

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