Back in August, during the school summer holidays, St Luke’s enjoyed a trip to London, where participants explored the British Library, stood for a photograph under Paul Day’s famous The Meeting Place sculpture at St Pancras International, and took a tour of St Paul’s Cathedral from the man who designed it, Sir Christopher Wren. I’ve just finished editing the video from that trip (don’t worry, I haven’t been working on it solidly since the summer), and it’s now available to view online by clicking here.
You may have noticed a recent spike in Jamboree-related tweets and blogs, as the countdown to Sweden ticks away ever more loudly. With just over four months to go, last night I launched a new ‘page’ here on WordPress about how I got to where I am today; you can click here to access it, or use the handy link below the masthead.
Tonight, at a parents’ information evening offering guardians more information about their little darlings’ summer holiday, Berkshire Jamboree leaders highlighted the more recent developments on the admin-side of the trip. Intermingled with the slides showing standard-issue kit and times of flight departures, PowerPoint presentations put together by each patrol at the weekend. Naturally, I (being my modest, timid self) agreed to take on the responsibility of organising the presentation for our group.
I’d already done much of the work – I’d made a slideshow giving a brief, two-minute glance at twelve months of being a Berkshire Jamboree member for a public speaking/media relations training course (organised by the UK scouting press-release bigwigs). All I needed to do was include the rest of the patrol.
In the end, I decided to get each patrol member to choose and speak about a photo summing up their favourite moment of their own ‘Jamboree experience’ so far.
To close, I produced a short film explaining why Daniel Thomas’ time on the team has been much shorter than everybody else’s, and what he was most looking forward to on the Jamboree. It was a late-night edit yesterday, but I am really pleased with the resulting piece. Plus, it offered a chance to show another audience one of my films.
The aforementioned video is embedded below for your enjoyment.
Regular readers will remember when I wrote with my thoughts on ABSstudios’ latest production; a short for the SACRE Film Festival to be held this evening (7 July 2010).
Compared and presented by Mike Gammage, each school was invited to introduce their film, and then all of us in the audience would watch.
The rules of the competition; the film must not be in excess of ten minutes in length, it should try not to use excessive amounts of out-of-school equipment, and the film must be themed around ‘Religion and Science: competing or complimentary?’.
While most (if not all) of the equipment and editing was my own, conducted at ABSstudios; I didn’t feel too bad, as I am ABSstudios, and without me, I doubt the film would have happened.
Following the screening, we were given feedback and a certificate which was great; giving me recognition for my work from an outsider of the Burdett family.
“You used a good range of shots; ‘over-the-shoulder’s, ‘noddy’s, and these were complimented with a good range of musical ‘beds’ and graphics on-screen. Thank you.”
– Michael Story, SACRE Film Festival 2010, 7 July 2010
It was a good evening, but – as I said on my Monday night/Tuesday morning blog – I’m glad to see the back of this film, which has been really hard work.
My thanks, of course though, to Mr Boniface for organising and co-writing the film. Thanks.