Friday, April 13, 2012
QUICK VISIT TO THE OPEN HOUSE TOUR
I didn't spend a lot of time at either Channel 15 or the Princess today, but everyone was either busy preparing for, or conducting actual tours. So, I just made a couple of photos and got out of the way.
Matt Waters was busy making things shipshape when I arrived. He really seems to take pride in studio and enjoys showing off the equipment his students utilize during classes.
If you have been keeping up with the student's field trips, their productions and behind the scenes photos on Facebook, or YouTube, you know what a great time they are having, and, they are learning! You can catch the Backroads Episodes on Channel 15, or by clicking on the YouTube links below:
Scenic Backroads, Episode 1, Segment 1 - http://youtu.be/XMXd7UG8xA4
Scenic Backroads, Episode 1, Segment 2 - http://youtu.be/wefNt9q6xTc
Scenic Backroads, Episode 1, Segment 3 - http://youtu.be/xmaUifIG7iY
Scenic Backroads, Episode 1, Segment 4 - http://youtu.be/N0qOhCMS_7k
Scenic Backroads, Episode 1, Segment 5 - http://youtu.be/gy3MNyNqfPc
Next door, at the Princess Theatre, there were a couple of notable additions. The new speakers have been hung from the ceiling on each side of the stage, and another row of lights have also been hung.
On stage was a temporary "blow up" screen, which worked fine, for small audiences like today's tours.
Of course this screen is not the permanent screen, but it will serve small gatherings until a new screen is put in place.
Visitors were treated to a slideshow of local and restoration photos. Megan was again proudly showing off her Princess, and she never seems to find it hard to find volunteers.
I, of course, played around with the camera, and made this HDR rendition. It's not true color, but I like the painted feel of the processed photos.
Down front, Jimbo Duncan answers questions for a tour group, while Mr. Lewis Spivey (local historian) relaxes and watches the slideshow.
If you still didn't make it to the Princess, rest assured that there will be lots of opportunities coming up in the near future. Our Princess is in good hands and will be around for us to enjoy for years to come.