The News Editor sent me on my first assingment. A school athletics day at Boys Prep. Off I went trembling with excitement, a hand held Bell and Howell 70 DR, cine-camera at my side. Adoring parents assured their little heros would be on the nightly news. Returned with a full reel of action shots. Film Manager Rhys Morris always one to take the mickey out of young up-starts asked, so how did ya go. Terrific, no problem I said. To my horror as we ran the rushes, all we could see...pure black. BLACK. I had forgot to remove the lens cap. Ian Leslie, one day in July 1962.