DAY IN THE LIFEVirtual World Premier: February 2, 2008
"A Day in the Life of Camp Kern" (running time: 6 min 12 sec; size: 50 MB; no sound)
Starring: David Kesling and Galen Emery; with Eric Moll, Joe Archer, Jeff Davis, Mark Lecklider
and several other unsuspecting staff and campers
Produced by: Eric Moll; Joe Archer
Directed by: Er Von Kes
Graphics by: Mark Lecklider
Initial release to limited screens: 1970
From: Jeff Davis
Subject: Re: Day in the Life Virtual World Premier
Date: Sat, February 2, 2008 4:40 pm
Wow! What a time machine. Great! I remember making this but only saw it
once, I think at staff banquet. There was no sound, right? Didn't have any
on my computer, video taping has spoiled us so.
Behind the scenes? I was supposed to get that baseball in my mouth for the
line drive take. There have been times in life when I have been considered
to have a pretty big mouth. But it was hard chomping down on that ball.
Finally got it to stay put long enough to shoot the scene. I haven't opened
that wide since, not even for the dentist.
I believe I got the honor of being in that scene by being Athletic Director
that year. The previous year I had pioneered Basketball as an activity. I
wanted to play as much as possible and the activity was a hit. It WAS the
summer of 1970, by the way. I got to staff training and it was announced
that I was "promoted" to Athletic Director, moving onto the baseball field.
Mac Otten was closing in on a Basketball scholarship at forward for the
University of Toledo. I later saw him on TV playing Big Ten ball. He got to
run the basketball activity that summer, due to my "promotion." Oh well,
right field wasn't so bad . . .
This was great. Is there anyway to post it where we can see it full screen?
Everyone in it was in the best shape of their lives.
From: Galen Emery
Date: Tue, February 5, 2008 1:38 pm
Yes, it was 1970 and we had so much fun making the film. I can remember Ernie
laughing throughout the entire filming process....