Here's the fourth of five recently discovered and digitized old camp feature films created by kids and counselors. This one is about the abduction of Lucy, the camp goat. Check it out.
A Nightmare at TrailRidge
And so, here we are 33 years later getting a chance to look back at our younger selves. This video was filmed in 1989 and stars a bunch of campers along with Davies, John, and Barclay.
The Second 1988 Movie
We made a second movie in 1988, in July. This was probably during our longer session. Check it out. it's fun.
Apparently, in 1988 - campers and counselors on a rather boring Sunday afternoon decided to write, direct, act, film, and "kind of edit" a feature film. These movies are about ten minutes or so each and while the quality can't compare to what we could do today with a decent digital camera or a cellphone...they're still funny to watch.
Check out this first one, "A Camper's First Session - or A Parent's Mistake."
Do you remember the camp videos?
It's the holiday break and I promised I would get a lot of the old photos reposted. Haven't gotten there yet, but I'm posting this movie trailer starring our current pets. Camp always had a regular zoo of pets and Bobbie and I still have a ever-changing collection.
Do any of you remember the "feature length" movies we made during some of the camp sessions. I'm pretty sure Scott James was the first director and creative talent behind those and they starred virtually everyone in camp. What a hoot to watch them.
Well, I've found what I think is the complete TrailRidge video collection. They're in VHS-C format and need to be converted to digital. Once that's done I plan to post them on this site.
And enjoy this 1 minute 8 second film. Wow. Wouldn't it have been incredible to have digital editing with iMovie back in those camp days?
Just some random thoughts about how TrailRidge came to be and about life at the camp in those first 15 or so years in Buladean.