‘Scraping the barrel’ is anything but at film club

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Long-standing stalwart and one of the founding members of the Film and Video Group since its beginnings in the 1960s, Scott Renwick presented a programme of his films at the meeting last Tuesday evening entitled “Scraping the Barrel” a heading he chose, but one which does not do justice to the high quality of his films over the years.

The first film to be screened was “European Memories” about the adventure of a trip through Holland and Belgium with friends in a reliable Morris Minor during the trades fortnight in1964.

This was followed by a short documentary made in 1967 at Dillington House, Somerset, a country mansion used as a teaching establishment for the dramatic arts and film making. Scott attended a cinematography course with obvious beneficial results, as was apparent in the high quality and standard of his films on show.

The programme continued with a short film featuring the well-kept Wilton Lodge Park in 1996, displaying in particular, the artistic design lay-out of the popular walled gardens.

The show concluded with a documentary about radio-controlled model seaplanes, filmed at Kielder Water in 1999.