Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2017

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Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2017

Postby Scoop1261 » Thu May 18, 2017 9:07 am

Williams Wildfire Westernationals 2017 – “Le Voyage dans la Lune”

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Georges Méliès was a French moviemaker. He led the way in the use of special effects, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted colour in his work. His movies include Conquest of the Pole, A Trip to the Moon, and The Impossible Voyage.

When the first genuine movies, made by the Lumière brothers, were shown in Paris in 1895, Méliès, a professional magician and manager-director of the Théâtre Robert-Houdin, was among the spectators. The films were scenes from real life having the novelty of motion, but Méliès saw at once their further possibilities. He acquired a camera, built a glass-enclosed studio near Paris, wrote scripts, designed ingenious sets, and used actors to film stories. With a magician’s intuition, he discovered and exploited the basic camera tricks: stop motion, slow motion, dissolve, fade-out, superimposition, and double exposure.

From 1899 to 1912 Méliès made more than 400 films, the best of which combine illusion, comic burlesque, and pantomime to treat themes of fantasy in a playful and absurd fashion. He specialized in depicting extreme physical transformations of the human body (such as the dismemberment of heads and limbs) for comic effect. His films included pictures as diverse as Cléopâtre (1899; Cleopatra’s Tomb), Le Christ marchant sur les eaux (1899; Christ Walking on Water), Le Voyage dans la lune (1902; “A Trip to the Moon”), Le Voyage à travers l’impossible (1904; The Voyage Across the Impossible), and Hamlet (1908). He also filmed studio reconstructions of news events as an early kind of newsreel. It never occurred to him to move the camera for close-ups or long shots. The commercial growth of the industry forced him out of business in 1913, and he died in poverty.

A Trip to the Moon (French: Le Voyage dans la Lune)[a] is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide variety of sources, including Jules Verne's novels From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon, the film follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule, explore the Moon's surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites (lunar inhabitants), and return to Earth with a captive Selenite. It features an ensemble cast of French theatrical performers, led by Méliès himself in the main role of Professor Barbenfouillis, and is filmed in the overtly theatrical style for which Méliès became famous.

The film was an internationally popular success on its release, and was extensively pirated by other studios, especially in the United States. Its unusual length, lavish production values, innovative special effects, and emphasis on storytelling were markedly influential on other film-makers and ultimately on the development of narrative film as a whole. Scholars have commented upon the film's extensive use of pataphysical and anti-imperialist satire, as well as on its wide influence on later film-makers and its artistic significance within the French theatrical féerie tradition. Though the film disappeared into obscurity after Méliès's retirement from the film industry, it was rediscovered around 1930, when Méliès's importance to the history of cinema was beginning to be recognized by film devotees. An original hand-colored print was discovered in 1993 and restored in 2011.

A Trip to the Moon was named one of the 100 greatest films of the 20th century by The Village Voice, ranked 84th.[6] The film remains the best-known of the hundreds of films made by Méliès, and the moment in which the capsule lands in the Moon's eye remains one of the most iconic and frequently referenced images in the history of cinema. It is widely regarded as the earliest example of the science fiction film genre and, more generally, as one of the most influential films in cinema history.

In a homage to the great filmmaker, this year’s Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2017 theme will be "LeVoyage dans la Lune"

Start your planning now for your own take on the Moon Rocket and join us for a fun filled weekend of rocketry

This event will be scheduled over 2 days, Saturday & Sunday 3rd - 4th June 2017 at our Williams range.

Registration is now open for the event

https://wars.org.au/www2017/
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Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2017

Postby Scoop1261 » Wed May 24, 2017 10:43 am

Just a reminder to all those who want to attend this years Williams "Wilfire" Westernationals registration is open and must be completed prior to the event. There is only a week left, so to make sure you secure your spot, head over to our registration page.

https://wars.org.au/www2017/
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Re: Williams "Wildfire" Westernationals 2017

Postby Scoop1261 » Mon May 29, 2017 9:38 am

The weather forecast for the weekend is looking good, and the team have made a trip down to conduct preliminary setup of the site.
The shirts have arrived and look great, the catering staff are working diligently to prepare an awesome feast...... all we need is your registration!

https://wars.org.au/shop/

An email giving directions will only be sent to those who have registered for the event.
If you wish to attend as a spectator, just drop us a line at

info@wars.org.au
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