My favorite F2F meetings were the trip to the Musee Mechanique and the trip to BAMPFA.
I enjoyed going to the Musee Mechanique because I enjoyed being able to have fun while learning about film concepts, and I thought it was really cool that there were old film resources in a place I used to go as a child. I had been to the Musee Mechanique many times with my dad to play with the old video games, but I had never noticed the old movies and zoetropes. I really liked getting to be in the mindset of people in the early 20th century who were looking for something fun to do, and watch the movies from their perspective. I felt the same way when we went to the Exploratorium on the same field trip. I had been to the Explotorium before, but I enjoyed getting to see their different exhibits about film and early animation, and I liked the different movies the curators picked out for us to watch in the theater.
I enjoyed going to BAMPFA because that was a completely new experience for me, and I thought everything about the museum was beautiful and fun. I really liked all the art in the museum and how it was all different. I had never been there before, so I did not know what to expect, and I was very pleasantly surprised. I also enjoyed being able to spend some time in the art lab because when looking at art it always makes me want to be able to create art. I particularly liked the stamps and just being able to spend time with the class. Lastly, I loved watching Kiki’s Delivery Service because I had never seen it before, and I think it is awesome that the museum even has a theater at all.