Monday, December 10, 2007

Light Fantastic

Regular contributor Samantha writes:

Reading your story about the closure of the Ramsgate Maritime Museum got me thinking. Being a bit of an 'oldie' I remember the days when the whole of Ramsgate front was illuminated, including the 'clock house' as it was then known. So I rummaged through my old cine film and came up with this. Those were the days!
graphic myspace at Gickr.com

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

God the good old days when we had a council that cared.Will they ever return?

Eastcliff Richard said...

The days before TDC, methinks, when it was Ramsgate Borough Council.

and God said...

Some miracles would be just too incredible to perform.

Stay at home said...

Who needs to go to Blackpool when they can see illuminations like that!

Mitch said...

I like the bit of history. But, can you tell me how you managed to transpose some ancient cine film onto the blog site and make the lights flash as well. Bit of skullduggery methinks...mmm!!

samantha said...

I had the super 8 films transferred to DVD a while back so it was just a case of exporting some stills from the DVD and then putting them on Gickr the free jpeg animation site. Then I sent ECR the url for the Gickr animation to embed on his blog.

I may be old but I'm not past it. Have you never heard of silver surfers? Skulduggery indeed. What an insult. If you don't believe me click on the 'gickr.com' on the animation and maybe even you could do it too.

Mitch said...

Thanks Samantha, I've got as far as cine to VHS. But, I'll have a go and maybe I will master it all one day; if I live that long! No insult intended. honest...

samantha said...

No offence taken honestly Mitch. Its just I get a bit fed up sometimes with ageism and that. I took a degree in computer studies when I was 55 but everyone seems to want spring chickens.

Sorry if I sounded a bit harsh. I;m so past it I can't even blame the time of the month!

Cassoulet said...

Was the shot of the windmill taken from the Paragon looking across the West Cliffe Hall ?