A NEW TRADITION…
On Monday, April 1, 2019, the Video Club held its first Short Film Showcase, where an enthusiastic crowd munched free popcorn as they watched and discussed eight short videos, ranging in length from 1:22 to 13:29 min. In the words of Club Secretary and Apple guru Stephanie Brasher, who suggested the new series and lined up the first group of films, “A selection of short dramas, comedies, documentaries, and animations was chosen to entertain, inspire, and motivate participants to create their own videos.”
According to Betsy Martin, coordinator of the event, the Showcase’s four-fold objective is “to entertain, socialize, inspire and motivate, and educate.” The Short Film Showcase replaced Project Day, originally held monthly and later three times a year from 2013 to 2018, providing an opportunity for Video Club members to share and discuss their recent work and work-in-progress.
Current plans call for about three Short Film Showcase meetings a year, with the next one set for Monday, October 7, 2019, from 1-3 pm in the Video Lab. Open to all residents and their guests at no charge — with free popcorn! If you would like to suggest a video to be included, please contact Betsy Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 707-540-1955.