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Sunset Cricket Club, a short film
« on: November 20, 2019, 12:38:49 PM »

Hi all,

Long time lurker, first time poster. I wanted to share with you all a short documentary that I've produced about Sunset Cricket Club, who have been playing friendly cricket (and drinking a lot of beer) in Exeter and the surrounding Devon villages for the last 25 years. About two and a half years ago, after a sunny day off work spent lazing in the garden with TMS on the radio, I suddenly realised that I wanted to play cricket again. I'd last picked up a bat when I was a young teenager around 15 previously, and I don't think I was particularly good then so was fairly certain that whatever skill I did have would have vanished! After a bit of googling, Sunset Cricket Club popped up on my screen. They welcomed me with open arms, as they do with everyone who wants to play for them, and I haven't looked back since.

I made the film to help tell their story, and to celebrate it being 25 years since a group of friends got together around a drink in a pub and decided to start a cricket club.

https://youtu.be/iGe8h0JqrGM

Have a watch and let me know what you think! It's my first attempt at film making so keen to hear all feedback.

Thanks!
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Re: Sunset Cricket Club, a short film
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 03:33:59 PM »

Very cool video, @ExeCricketer !
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Re: Sunset Cricket Club, a short film
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 08:49:55 AM »

Thanks for watching and your comments guys! The club's ethos really does make it a joy to play cricket. The friendly game is very much alive down here - the club has about 40 fixtures in the book for next season.

@DorsetDan it's a cracker isn't it! That guy's other speciality is to play a tennis style behind the back shot :D
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Re: Sunset Cricket Club, a short film
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 10:47:49 AM »

Very nicely done and well edited. 

Might want a shorter version though, if using to promote your club/ethos.
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Re: Sunset Cricket Club, a short film
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 10:51:56 AM »

Loved this - super short film. So many messages in there if you read between the lines. Well done.
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Re: Sunset Cricket Club, a short film
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2019, 08:54:16 AM »

Thanks both for your comments! Really pleased it's going down so well :-)

@SurreySam Great point about a shorter version, something more shareable and social media friendly. Gives me an excuse to bury myself in Final Cut again too
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Re: Sunset Cricket Club, a short film
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2019, 11:29:39 AM »

Brilliant video. That's what cricket is all about for me
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Re: Sunset Cricket Club, a short film
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2019, 09:03:52 PM »

I love the ethos.
I love the grounds.
I love the pint behind the stumps.
Sunset embodies all that is good about the game.

Very well played, sir.
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Re: Sunset Cricket Club, a short film
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2019, 10:35:10 AM »

Thanks guys, great to hear! The pint behind the stumps is an integral part of each game - amazingly I've never seen a drop spilt :-D
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