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Claus Harding
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Hi All,

Finally got going on this, what with work and all. I have a start on it, so there may be some gaps in postings; we'll see.
You know the drill: I post to the picture limit, then someone posts a line or two, and I continue, so we keep everything in one thread.

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Cinesea 15: Springtime in Wildwood.

Show no. 15....who would have thought it would happen? John Black's dream lives on just fine.
As usual, I drove up from DC with Gary Crawford (who comes from Manassas, VA) and as usual we had a fun ride together, with trivia, a good lunch and general craziness to while away the miles. The forecast had looked great, and it didn't let us down.
The weather was fantastic, with temperatures eventually reaching the high 70es.

At the Ocean Holiday Motel, the room awaited, plain, unadorned, but soon to be filled with film, projectors, talk and laughter:
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To kick off things, Doug Meltzer had ordered a custom frame for the big screen we use Friday and Saturday night. The corners and braces give an idea of the quality of the setup:
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We had the luxury of trimming the pipes to exactly the right height for the room, to maximize the picture size, using a pipe cutter:
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...and the final result was well worth it: a large, tight surface for high-quality projecting:
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An early bird on Thursday was Shorty Caruso who put together quite a display of vintage boxes and literature:
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The same Mr. Caruso got us going Friday morning to come to beautiful Cape May (not far down the road) to have breakfast at Uncle Bill's Pancake House. That's Mike Lattavo, Jason Smith, Jack Cleveland and Shorty:
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You can forget about diets (kept or attempted) when you come to Wildwood [Big Grin] Uncle Bill's is one example. My only excuse is: "I don't normally eat this much for breakfast":
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..more to come...
C.

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Steve Klare
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We missed the Thursday Preliminaries!

-maybe someday!

I'm glad Shorty got to eat at Uncle Bill's. The one in Cape May is quite nice.

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Tom Photiou
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That looks yummy [Razz]

Cinesea certainly looks like a collectors dream day out. Just like our conventions here full of like minded collectors. Paradise. [Wink]

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Doug's new screen looks great! [Smile]

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Claus Harding
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Meet Shelley, the lady who holds it all together at the Ocean Holiday Motel. She knows all of the regulars by now, and she's been known to put a room on standby for someone even if she hasn't heard from them about coming to the show....that's the kind of relationship we have at our "home away from home" :-)
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Another thing we do to improve picture quality is to hang black cloth over the diffused windows. This knocks down ambient light considerably, even on sunny days:
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People arrived from Thursday through Saturday. Here, Jason (coming from Japan) greets David Baker (from No. Carolina):
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Time to get the gear up! Joe Vannicola showed up with his trusty Bell and Howell:
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...Gary Crawford had his workhorse Pageant (among others):
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...Doug brought his GS-1200 Xenon:
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...aaand Steve Klare, Jr. brought his Yelco projector and carved out a space for himself to enjoy his 200-footers:
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Things were getting well underway. More next time.
C.

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Steve Klare
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Steven showed his first sound film on my Elmo ST-800 "Travel Projector" that day.

That's one small step for man...

(He just helped with the lighting at his school Musical: he seems ready.)

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Andrew Woodcock
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Nice pics thanks Steve!

You're young man is there now Steve. A young mature adult judging by the photos. Be proud when it is soon he who is operating the Xenon at Cinesea.( Not too far off by the looks of things).

Well done Mr Klare jnr! 😊😊

Our youngest son has just this past week graduated in Motion Design (Stop Motion)
My wife and I are brimming with pride! 😊

The next Nick Park with any luck.😂😂

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Dominique De Bast
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Lucky you !

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Graham Ritchie
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Brilliant [Cool] [Smile]

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Andrew Woodcock
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Cheers Dom, and I knew Ham & Eggs (over easy) would have to get a look in somewhere! [Big Grin] [Wink]

Great photo's of the event guys and keep em comin' [Wink]

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Graham Ritchie
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Are those free range eggs? [Smile]

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Brian Fretwell
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Do eggs range, or just the chickens that lay them??? [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Andrew Woodcock
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I think it's just the chickens and the way they are kept.
Free range and battery isn't it?
Organic also.

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Douglas Meltzer
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Nevertheless, the chickens crossed the road to the Ocean Holiday Motor Inn to join the gathering of Film Collectors. There, the film loving fowl were given free range to roam freely and peck out, er.... check out the prints and equipment that were on display.

That gets us back on topic!

Doug

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Claus Harding
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...thank you, Doug, and now back to the free-range collectors [Big Grin] .

I ain't the same until two things happen. One, the official banner is hung:
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...and the "Airyflex" is inflated and placed (no, it's not 4 feet tall; that's just the perspective..):
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Thanks must be given to Doug, Shorty and these two gents, Lou Franchetti and Lou, Jr, for all their work on our behalf in getting this event together twice a year. Much appreciated, without them, it wouldn't happen:
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Friday rolled on; selling and buying was well underway:
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Evan Samaras and his brother checked out the goods at the Franchettis' table:
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As always, every genre and every kind of edition, from silent shorts to full-length features, were represented:
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Meanwhile, these two beasts, brought by Geoffrey, were waiting to go into action for the first big event of the show: the Friday Night Feature:
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Next chapter coming soon....
C.

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Lou and Lou always have a box of Blackhawk Laurel and Hardies. This is often my first stop after I get there.

It's entirely possible the Franchettis are the origin of the majority of my L&H library now, including the jewel in the crown: an "Unaccustomed as We Are" with sound. I looked for one of these on E-bay for years, then one day I'm standing there at the Ocean Holiday thumbing through the Blackhawks and there it was!

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I hope there will be more pictures [Smile]

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Claus Harding
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As Steve says, you never know what "The Two Lous" will have available. One show I walked away with "Freaks" in 16mm, thanks to them.

The Friday Feature has joined our regular big event, the Saturday Dinner, as something to look forward to. As you may have seen, on the forum we have a poll to select the film to be shown, and this time it was "Beetlejuice" in 16mm that won.
Dinner is kept easy on Fridays; we had a choice of pizzas and Italian subs and salads for carry-out, so we could get going with the films at a reasonable hour.

A collaborative effort, this time with Gary Sloan bringing the PA system and Geoffrey bringing the Xenon 550W machines, we strive for a 'pro' screening.
The sound goes through a mixer to two self-powered JBL speakers:
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The chairs get set:
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Technical issues get worked out. Gary Sloan's machine in the middle runs the previews and shorts:
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Geoffrey threads the feature. We worked with changeover on the machines:
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We started with a selection of shorts and trailers, a very nice reel of "2001" included:
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...and "Beetlejuice" is up and running:
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Friday night ended with an atypical but appropriate foggy night (real-live film noir...) and we all slept very well after a long day of film fun:
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Next up: Saturday.
C.

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Jean-Marc Toussaint
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Pics #6 & 7 are from Beetlejuice, not Poltergeist...

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Claus Harding
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Yes they are...weird naming mistake on my part [Roll Eyes]
Now corrected.
C.

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Thanks for the pictures. I'm waiting for the next ones [Big Grin]

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Andrew Woodcock
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Really superb captures once again Claus!

Thanks for posting them all and keep them all coming please.
Some fantastic audio/visual equipment on display there. [Smile] [Wink]

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Michael O'Regan
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Excellent photos.
How did you run changeovers? Manually or did you have a changeover sync?
I've always wanted to.

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Douglas Meltzer
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Michael,

Gary & Geoff performed the changeovers manually and they did it perfectly. Since the audience knows a thing or two about projection there's always someone who shouts out "nice changeover!"

Doug

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Excellent 😃

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