Cosmologicon wrote:When I'm talking to kids at the science museum I'll say, "This is a CD. It's like a DVD for music. It's what people used before iPods." The parents think I'm being funny, but seriously kids might not know this stuff.
I've been a projectionist at my local cinema for just over 10 years, and we occasionally let kids having their birthday up to the projection booth to start the film. I usually give them a brief talk on how film works, and I used to start with asking them why they thought there was a difference in the sizes between the film they were about to watch (huge reel of 35mm lasting 2 hours) and video (small lightweight cassette which can last up to 3 hours). I had to stop making that comparison a few years ago when I noticed the kids giving me blank looks when I mentioned video...
It's gotten even worse with the introduction of digital projectors. There's nothing mechanical about it to explain to the kids, and actually starting the film is clicking an icon on a computer screen. I bet it makes them feel really special.
The first film I saw at the cinema was the original Freaky Friday with Jodie Foster as the kid