Saturday, 5 February 2011

Cables, cables everywhere...just not the one I need!!!

So yesterday I hired a projector and gathered my team together for a rehearsal for MovieBar on Monday. I just wanted to make sure everything worked, all the films played okay and everyone knew what they were doing. We hit two major problems...

PROBLEM 1) There was no audio cable. It's probably not called an audio cable, it's probably called a DH54b or something, but that's my point - I don't know anything about any of this stuff. Brother Pete knows a bit more about this stuff and knew we would need something to connect the DVD player to the pub's sound system. That something was what we didn't have. Faced with the prospect of screening several narrative short films without sound I did what any sane, rational person would do in this situation. I panicked.

What were we going to do!?!? The place I hired the projector from closes for the weekend so if it was something they were supposed to give us there was no chance. We could buy a cable but we had no idea exactly which one we needed. This was a disaster!!!

After leaving messages and sending e-mails to everyone I knew who might be able to help I finally got the answer and made sure we'd have the right cable on Monday. Brother Pete also connected everything up to his amp as a back-up which worked fine too. Panic over...

PROBLEM 2) So we connected the projector up to a laptop to watch some of the more recent film submissions. This was fine, until we got distracted by Yor...



Barbarians + Dinosaurs + Robots + Lasers + Spaceships = AWESOME. Especially when projected onto a large wall. Then we became slightly obsessed with the theme tune...



And from that point on our collective review of every film we watched to potentially screen at MovieBar became 'Okay it's good, but it's just not Yor'

We managed to get back to the rehearsal in the end. It should be a pretty awesome night. Unless I get distracted and make everyone watch the Yor trailer on a loop. Which would also be awesome...

4 comments:

Cyberschizoid said...

I wanna see this movie! Show it at The Movie Bar!! Pleeeease!

Ross said...

You mean we're NOT screening Yor???

Chris Regan said...

If we can get Reb Brown along, in costume and with weapons, I will definitely show it.

hels said...

why would you need to wait for reb to turn up with weapons and whatnot; you should show bits of it at every moviebar... and maybe one big screening where everyone has to dress up and learn all the lines, and then after screening everyone's gotta run to the park and have a fight....