Just like that, here comes another semester!
Due to some (hopefully) obvious circumstances beyond anyone's control, things are going to be a bit, shall we say...different...this semester. To both the newcomers and the returning folks, here's a rundown of how things are going to go this semester:
The theme is SCREENINGS. Yes, REMOTE SCREENINGS.
Remote screenings (if everything goes to plan) will be the focus for the semester since we'll be working without the space and amenities of the campus that we use for general body meetings and that people tend to use for their short film projects. At the moment, the plan is to use Webex Meetings to host the screenings and stream the film to each and every one of your computers. Fun, right?
As you all may or may not know, our screening schedule is based on voted-on member submissions. This means that this Friday 9/11 before our screening (more on that shortly), I will be sending a submission form where you all can send in your submissions for what you want screened this semester. You'll be given a week to do that form, and then another form will go out the following Friday with your submissions from which you all will vote on what movies you want on the screening schedule. The following Friday, the screening schedule for the semester is released, and we follow that for the remainder of the semester.
Also one *new* addition to the submission form will be an extra handful of questions to get a feel for how you all want to continue with the rest of our remote semester. Group chat? If so, on what platform? Suggestions for another service instead of Webex? That's for you all to decide!
And so this brings us to the first screening of the semester.....
The strange Irish-American sci-fi film starring Sean Connery!!
This Friday! September 11th! at 7pm!
(A proper screening reminder email and posts and whatnot will be going out sometime in the next few days, just like we always have done, don't you worry.)
Any questions? Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can get back to you as soon as I can!
And with that, WELCOME BACK!