Here are some golden nuggets from the videos:
Gumby Awards #1 1984 - Headlands- should I say more? (2 DVD's)
Myra and Marvin Host the 1st Gumbies
Jimmy and Ray in a video together
Emily and TC?
Stephanie Ogden in Rocky
Annie Gibbons in Julia
See an incredible effort with horrible equipment- mucha jutzpah-pre-high tech (terrible quality) but deep creativity with heart and soul.
Best Cup of Coffee with Angie looking for it in SF 1984 (pre Starbucks etc) Ilia in Headlands video, Shaky is Dead, Midnight Cowboy solo by Tom Evans
Gumby Awards #2 1985 1st New Campus Gumby Awards- (1 DVD)
Everybody from Headlands is there: Paco, Rosa, Beverlee, Don Snider, Larry Needleman"The Needle", Gregory, Bonnie, Chris, Chuck, Alicia, Yvette
Anya's comment " This is the first free thing I got in America"
Stephanie Ogden is Gumby!
Craig Van Genderen Hosts in his prom suit- stars and starlets, begins with a commercial break "I'm Gumby Dammit" Chuck's speech " Well worth the money"
David Kleiman's comment of how much easier it is to edit a video on a computer instead of deck to deck editing! (seeing the future of digital before it's time). "What other course did we put in 48 hours straight?"- Maria Souza, Julia Coyne
Funny Midnight Cowboy re-takes
Gumby Awards #3 1986 (2 DVD's)
David Carletta Hosts
"Is there life after video class?"- Christian Boatsman
Big Hair Gumby- big production
Craig Van Genderen as Gumby
Lifetime Achievement award 1st one- Amy Kate Snider
Larry the Needle saying in this video "No time for idle dreaming in my life"
Amy Kate to Larry "Why?" Larry-"I own the stars." Amy Kate- " What do
you do with them?" Larry- " They make me rich, I count them, re-count
them and put them in a bank and lock them up."
Gumby Award #4 1987 (1 DVD)
Our men still have their hair year!
The year Myra died and Mrs. George Bush arrived
Vanessa screams to get a Gumby
Anya comes as Isabella Rossalini and Kathryn Hepburn was there and other famous stars and starlets
Lifetime achievement award- Neil Unsiker
Gary Blackwell & Corinna M. Rios dance together
John Coyne takes a photo of the crowd instead of a speech when accepting his award
Doron Regev's quote "Do something Meaningful!"- the meaningful movies need to come out of this community
Chris Shultz as Gumby
Videos: Misfits, Getting Laid, Watermelon Sugar, Laughing Deeply is Living Deeply, Some like it Hot, The Graduate
Folks like: Rick Harvey, Susan Boudry, Marti Brown, David Kleiman, Wendy Citron, Steve Young plus so many more I don't have names for...
Gumby #5 1988 (2 DVD's)
The theme was 1968
Steve & Craig- the band
Dennis St. John hosts
Batman & Robin show up
Lisa G new wig, wearing blue dress with fur cuffs
Michael Passoff "I was just up there writing my senior invention" as
he was called to present
#7 1990 Gumby May 31st (2 DVD's)
Hosted by David Carletta and Christian Boatsman (Fire Crew outfit, Suit & Tie), CB talks about how he wants to go to LA and make BIG movies for BIG bucks and how David Kleiman wants to make socially relevant documentaries- David presents best documentary
Quote by a video student " lack of technology but we overcame it" Kathy's famous quote "I don't understand Gumby" and Craig Van Genderen dressed up as Gumby says "What?!" - gotta see it to see that it is funny.
Jesper, Shawn Sullivan, Derek and many others
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Gumby #8 1991(1 DVD)
Chuck Green as one of the Ninja Turtles
Tia & Heather
Lisa G as Ms. Stormin Norman Schwartzkoff
Randy Fletcher as Stormin Norman
Gumby #9- last year 1992 (3 DVD's)
Robert St. Denis as Mahatma Gumby
Captures the whole scene- social gathering prior to the awards ceremony- a big deal, last Gumby Awards, lots of interviews with folks arriving for the grand entrance
(Modern Wonder Women stating they are superheroes of the same sex and have spermacide guns, there's Tarzan and Jane, The Fonz, Fairy Godmother- Anya, Vicky Whistler, Dick Tracy(Debra Merola) meets Charlie Chapman (Michelle D's mother), Huge crowd for the last year of the Gumby Awards and last of WCW Many people came from far away places to be at the last one Lisa G as a nun, Lisa leading us into a primal scream
Kim Campi & Randy Fletcher & Lisa G leading us into the Brady Bunch Song
Mike Crowe's speech
Shawn Sullivan" We must become storytellers" "preserve our memories of this college" and "Take advantage to make an important statement, there's power in making videos, can't see the closing of the college and acting in Gumby videos as isolated events- this is more than a
parody of the Academy Awards." winner of so many Gumby awards came back from NY
Someone talks about life imitating art or other way around
Mark Nechadam's speech(1st T. A.) "Virtual reality next best thing" (way ahead of our times again at WCW) also "it was a wonderful decade of trying...with beat up equipment" Heather Harpham "I feel like I've been loved here"
Kiana Rose as Mother Earth and Fairy of Dreams- she talks about the camera, the eyes and the dream how they are connected and how we all have created this college, the dream, the vision- gets everybody touchy feely- all hold hands, envision a 10th annual Gumby Awards, not time to give up the dream
Cone Heads show up
Mighty Mouse shows up (don't know who this is) but gave a great speech- Only at WCW could he be Mighty Mouse "We can be mightier"
Homage to Christian Boatsman
Lots of reflection going on about WCW and Art/Society major
Debra Merola " This video class is a model for democracy, it's an open process, democratic, artistic, intellectual"
No cell phones
Everyone leaving together Fellini 8 1/2 style to the music in Fellini's 8 1/2 film- to go together to the cafeteria and celebrate-happy but so sad really.