Images to Music and Documentary 9th December 2014

December 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Re-arrange the following into a well known phrase or saying:

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It was, indeed, John Edge that showed how it should be done in last night’s images to music and documentary competition with his projector, memory stick and CD player.

We were treated to a wide range of offerings that provided great entertainment and they stand as a tribute to member’s skill and patience in mastering what is a new medium for most people. In the documentary section the offerings ranged from a beautifully told story of a journey to a motorcycle exhibition with music, sound effects and a clever mix of moving images and photographs to an entertaining and informative talk with slides on the Exploding Finch. However it was John Edge’s Blue Planet complete with cardboard cut out special effects that took the prize.

In the Images to Music section we had our first taste of pictures taken from a drone (I strongly suspect we will see more of that) then a more traditional selection of images from Africa with a beautiful African sound track. This was followed by Shropshire Flowers, stunning images with a rag time backing. Once again though it was John Edge telling the story of his dream of flying through a talk with slides and images that ranged from current pictures of the Red Arrows to fifty year old prints of a very young Mr Edge.

The Images to Music competition was close with only three points separating fourth and second but John took first place with a winning score of 174 as decided by the members. Informal, fun evenings like this one play their part in making the Society a friendly community of interests and they provide a break from the rigours of competition.

Our next competition will be the Panel Evening on the 13thth January: this is a new club competition and we look forward to having some interesting entries. The 13th is also the hand in date for “This Year’s Work” and open club competition which will be judged by John Swanwick on the 20th January.

Next week is the Christmas Bash! We look forward to seeing you there. The answer to the poser at the beginning? “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”


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