Good Times

Last week­end was a great week­end.

First, on Sat­ur­day we had Super Sat­ur­day Work­shop. Its always great to have some time in our scrap­books, but its even greater with friends. We had fun social­iz­ing and work­ing on projects togeth­er.

That evening we then had a Din­ner Crop, that one of our retreat atten­ders won. While they ate, Amy gave her CM spiel, so let them know about Cre­ative Mem­o­ries. And while we don’t put cat­a­logs out for a din­ner crop (because it is just about inform­ing them of the CM oppor­tu­ni­ties — Cus­tomer, Host, Con­sul­tant — and time for them to “crop”) a good chunk of those in atten­dance asked for cat­a­logs and we sold our first col­lec­tion bun­dle! With the pos­si­bil­i­ty of anoth­er. The per­son who bought a bun­dle, bought the soft­ware pack­ages, and is look­ing for­ward to play­ing with the dig­i­tal stuff. We also had anoth­er atten­der or two who are very inter­est­ed in the dig­i­tal side of things.

Amy was so excit­ed, since we weren’t even expect­ing that, and it put us clos­er to our goal of $1000 for the month (we’re work­ing on an exclu­sive album for con­sul­tants that will be used for our Mia­mi trip…its just to per­fect not to aim for it).

Open Wide

Then Sun­day we had a birth­day par­ty of a fam­i­ly mem­bers to go to, at a movie the­ater, where we got to tour the pro­jec­tion area. We had piz­za and cake in the par­ty room, watch “The Tooth Fairy” (a great movie) and then got the tour.

Okay, this was real­ly cool and not what I expect­ed.

First, I always thought pro­jec­tors were in lit­tle rooms at the back of each the­ater. Not quite. This the­ater had all the pro­jec­tors in one long hall­ways that spanned the whole the­ater. I will nev­er com­plain about movie start times any­more, because there may be only one pro­jec­tion­ist on thee sched­ule and they have to run back and forth thread­ing film in pro­jec­tors, and start­ing machines up and down this long hall­way. And, get oth­er work done like splic­ing film togeth­er (A movie doesn’t come on one big roll, it is sent out on small­er rolls and reassem­bled at the the­ater, then dis­as­sem­bled and sent out after.)

I thought thread­ing a sewing machine could be dif­fi­cult. Wow, thread­ing a pro­jec­tor is insane! Watch this video for an exam­ple.

The oth­er thing I didn’t expect is that they still use pro­jec­tors from the 30s & 40s. If you look at this pic­ture, the large box is new­er tech­nol­o­gy, but the actu­al pro­jec­tor lens area by the win­dow is the old­er stuff. I guess, if it was built well enough, why change it!?

We got to take home a small clip­ping of some film (about 7 frames each from the Shrek movie that will be com­ing out!)


Then we got to go in an area where they have large movie posters set up. The kids loved that. Riley loved the large Wall-E and Kung Fu Pan­da.

We then went back to the par­ty room to col­lect our stuff and vis­it a lit­tle more.

It was a great week­end!

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