The week rounded off with a stunning solar eclipse that the UK hasn’t seen the likes of since 1999.
Back then, the day after my 9th birthday, I was in my Grandparent’s garden in Scotland, staring up at the sky and feeling in awe of the greatness I was witnessing: the experience is nicely summed up in this photo of strangers. (Note how the child at the bottom of the circle believes he’s controlling the eclipse with his mind…it made believers out of us all)
In 2015, London gave us this…. A sad reminder that life is great as a child, and then you’re an adult.
For the our Lincoln team, things were a bit brighter. They had a good view of the eclipse in Lincoln and were lucky enough to come outside just as staff from The Collection came out with some special glasses (from the ’99 eclipse). Although Dave’s naff homemade cardboard pinhole contraption was working, the glasses were a welcome bonus
Definitely a more beautiful picture than London’s sad attempt.
We’ve had some love from our friends at EBP this week for our work on the Your Voice 2015 event at Stoke Rochford Hall last week. Thank you corner is building up!
Chris has been out on the road with the Marvellous Me show touring the back waters of Lincolnshire; we’re documenting the show for a upcoming documentary we’re producing.
Our part in Into Film’s See It Make It workshops is now over, we had a great final week with the clubs and Darren received copious amounts of chocolate as a thank you, which he has been bringing into the office where it has been ravished by chocolate vultures.
Darren’s off to Scotland for a long weekend of research and preparing a recce for an upcoming project. He’s already started collecting some amazing resources…
Dave’s been hard at work editing the NCS films: the Leicester film is almost done and the Lincolnshire one is primed and ready for completion next week.
Dave also did some more work for EBP, filming teenagers on their work placements for a video to be shown to schools, promoting EBP’s role in supporting work experience programmes. The students were doing a variety of interesting placements, from working at an architect’s firm to fixing cars in a garage to doing odd jobs at Lincoln’s Drill Hall. They all beat my work experience which involved a week of data entry at my dad’s office! – (Dave)
Oh and we’ve got a new competition over at Blueprint: Review to win one of 3 copies of Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grandmaster on DVD – Head over to enter!