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Claus Harding
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 - posted October 20, 2019 12:37 PM      Profile for Claus Harding   Email Claus Harding   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi All,
Here we go...first batch from Number 20. Bear with me if there are slight gaps in my postings, but they'll all get there.
You do the usual: after I have posted, someone put a quick note as response so all the posts can stay in one thread.

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You know the old saying about how "When one door closes, another opens"? Well, that's what happened to CineSea this time.

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I can't have been the only one who had a 'sinking feeling' when I read Doug's initial e-mail about how our old faithful Ocean Holiday hotel had been sold to be renovated, and that the hunt was on for new accomodations. Thanks to Doug and to Lou for his legwork, we wound up almost right across the street at the Shalimar:

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A lovely hotel with great staff, the same room rates, pool and a heated enclosed meeting room :-) Now all we had to do was get to work and fit ourselves in to the new environment:

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Windows had to be blacked out:

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...and our screen frame, coming with us from the Ocean Holiday, had to be assembled:

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That's the start. More to come.
Claus.

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Janice Glesser
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 - posted October 20, 2019 12:45 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Can't wait to see more Claus [Smile] Looks like a great venue. What did you use to blackout the windows?

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Janice

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Paul Adsett
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Window Blackout! [Big Grin]
(Sorry Janice, I could not resist [Smile] )

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Douglas Meltzer
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 - posted October 20, 2019 04:06 PM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thank you Claus! What a great start.

The Franchetti's get all the credit for finding the Shalimar. When Lou called to tell me, I was ecstatic since I really thought CineSea was done for, at least this year. I drove out that weekend to check it out and thought it was perfect.

Janice, I'm not sure exactly what material Joe Greisbach kindly brought with him on Thursday. What worked well was that it wasn't 100% opaque so that we had a decent general ambient light level while still able to project in the room during the day. Huge thanks to Joe and to everyone who came in a day early to help with the setup.

Our previous space had a 10' tall ceiling....exactly the height of our screen's frame. The new room has a height of 9'. The 1" conduit pipe had to be cut down and a cross bar added to keep the screen fabric taut. This worked out well.

Doug

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Claus Harding
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Gary Crawford and I had arrived on Thursday, and more people had made the same decision, to extend the week-end and make the most of the event. Of course, when Gary and Shorty Caruso get together, you have to keep an eye on them. Small wonder Mr. Boland looks worried...

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As Doug mentioned, the screen was just a little taller than the room:

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...however, with some trimming of the pipes...

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...the screen fit as if it had been made for the space. The hotel was very accomodating in removing some ceiling lamps to allow for as clean a throw as possible:

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Come Friday morning, a tradition: the early birds went for breakfast in Cape May at Uncle Bill's

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After this, it was back to the hotel for the real setup to start.

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More next time.
C.

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Douglas Meltzer
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Now I have this craving for pancakes......

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Claus Harding
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Time to get everyone and everything in place:

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With the new space, we still had two absolutes: the big screen and the throw distance, and the "island" where the Super-8/16mm/35mm machines would sit for the main screenings. Little by little it came together:

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Shorty Caruso got going on his 8mm film history table:

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We figured out a good efficient layout for all the tables so everyone could be comfortable and able to move around. Gary Sloan started setting up:

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Meanwhile, people were arriving. Jason, our long-distance traveller from Japan, joined us again:

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...and it was time to catch up on contact info and life in general:

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Gary got a comfy corner for his Pageant and his Super-8:

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...and Geoffrey started prepping the 35mm:

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More to come.
C.

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Douglas Meltzer
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There is always so much to bring in and set up. If only CineSea could be longer. More on that thought later....

Doug

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Paul Adsett
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Geoffrey's 35mm projector looks amazing!

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Dominique De Bast
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Janice, at the 9.5 convention in Harpenden (UK) last Sunday, the Windows were blackouted with black cloths held with shower rods (like this : https://www.manomano.fr/p/tringle-pour-rideau-de-douche-reglable-aluminium-couleur-blanc-reference-05778-7286914?product_id=7558620)

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Paul Adsett
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In the USA Joanne's Fabrics sells window blackout by the yard. It works great, NO light gets through it.

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Janice Glesser
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Thanks Dominique and Paul. Good to know [Smile]

I'm starting to recognize faces each time I see the Cinesea photos. What a great group of attendees!

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Janice

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