LWC's "Do You Know Tasmania" show in Brisbane Feb 12th

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LWC's "Do You Know Tasmania" show in Brisbane Feb 12th

Postby tas-man » Thu 14 Jan, 2010 8:52 pm

I will be in Brisbane for a few days in early February and have been able to arrange for a one night showing of the Launceston Walking Club's 44th "Do You Know Tasmania" show as a joint venture with Bushwalking Queensland. BWQ will be emailing information to all SE Queensland clubs in the next few days, but here are some details of the show for forum members in the Brisbane region. Please pass the word around about the show to those you feel would be interested in attending. The last DYKT Show in Brisbane was sponsored by Ansett in 1980! There may be some "mature" bushwalkers who remember the shows in the 1970's :lol:

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ABOUT THE SHOW

The early members of the Launceston Walking Club started taking 35mm film cameras on their walks in the 1950's, bring back for the first time colour slides of many remote parts of Tasmania, never previously explored. They showed these slides at Club "Photo Nights" and such was the interest from family and friends, that in the early 1950's they put on a public photo night with slides from the past year. This encouraged them to make this an annual event which came to be known as "Do You Know Tasmania". The first efforts were presented with a single manual slide projector, with spoken commentary, and later background music from vinyl records. In the 1960's a second projector was added with a custom made sliding shutter that "dissolved" the images from one projector to the other, with scripted and recorded commentary on reel to reel tape. In 1964 one club member purchased a Bolex movie camera, and made a movie of a weekend walk to Mt Manfred. This was enthusiastically received by the public and encouraged more ambitious movie making ventures. Fourty-four movies were made over the next thirty years and they became a key element in the public's interest in the show. The inclusion of colour movies in the days before colour television drew audiences of thousands in Tasmania, and on the mainland in the 1970's and 80's with the support of Ansett Airlines, but colour TV did cause a drop in interest in the 1980's. Our last show in Brisbane was in 1980, but it continued to be produced annually for Tasmanian audiences, until the appearance of 1 hour colour print facilities in the 1990's resulted in club members taking fewer and fewer slides. The last slide based show in 2002 took several years to produce as slides needed to be taken specifically for the show, as by that time many club members were buying digital cameras. A grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund in 2005, for the "Preservation of Tasmania's Cultural Heritage" allowed the club to digitise its 12 hours of 16mm movies for DVD production, and also purchase slide scanning and professional digital projection equipment for future show presentations. This has resulted in digital presentation facilities that now allows the creative blending of still and video images to tell our stories. The Launceston Walking Club has a passion for sharing its experiences of Tasmania's wilderness areas with the general public, believing that the ongoing debate about the value of preservation of wilderness areas can only be balanced by showing our audiences what is under threat, and encouraging them to see Tasmania's wilderness areas for themselves.
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Re: LWC's "Do You Know Tasmania" show in Brisbane Feb 12th

Postby mupperoni » Thu 11 Feb, 2010 1:51 pm

This is 12th Feb 2010 - that is tomorrow right? I'm very interested to attend!
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Re: LWC's "Do You Know Tasmania" show in Brisbane Feb 12th

Postby tas-man » Fri 12 Feb, 2010 1:56 am

mupperoni wrote:This is 12th Feb 2010 - that is tomorrow right? I'm very interested to attend!

Hi, yes it's on tonight, look forward to seeing you there :D
A PDF with full details of the show and program contents is linked here on the Bushwalk Queensland sub-committee "Federation Mountain Rescue" website - http://fmrqld.bwq.org.au/LWC_DYKT_BNE_2010.pdf
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Re: LWC's "Do You Know Tasmania" show in Brisbane Feb 12th

Postby mupperoni » Sat 13 Feb, 2010 2:02 pm

I enjoyed the presentation last night. Hopefully I'll get to see Tassie one day.
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Re: LWC's "Do You Know Tasmania" show in Brisbane Feb 12th

Postby tas-man » Sun 14 Feb, 2010 8:19 pm

Thanks to the forum members around Brisbane who supported this show. We had approx. 80 attending and the show was well received. My apologies for the delayed start, but we eventually found out how to get the laptop to talk to the digital projector. Any feedback on the presentation would be appreciated. Very happy to be back in "air conditioned" Tassie after the heat & humidity of Brisbane. :D
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