Sproey von Weytzentrenner, revanchist aristocrat of the Currywurst and Hamburger stall, is my fifth character on the channel. I did about four or five pieces with him, always including a number of the effects of Windows Movie Maker that I liked to experiment with at the time. Especially the “newpaper” effect I reserved to use mainly with von Weytzentrenner.
I sing a song here, as all the other personas did. A spoof of Marlene Dietrich’s song.
Von Weytzentrenner did not start life here, by the way. He was a usenet persona prior to that, and trolled a few people as Usenet aficionados can no doubt find by using Google for groups search.
I hasten to add that this is not an attack on Germans generally, only on a certain small element that still exists in their society.
Here we have for the first time the fourth “persona” on the channel, after Viktor Huliganov, Thomas P. Jameson III and Peter Paczek. I didn’t do much with this character, but he is based a bit on an old French teacher of mine from school days – even some of the gags are from that guy, and I liked that teacher a great deal. I think he appears only twice, but he can always re-appear in the future. One day I’d like to do more with Pierre Delauney.
And, for those of you who are wondering where the pun is – the pun is in Polish. Pierre Delauney sounds like “pierdolony”.
This was my first ever of what I’ll call my “gallery” videos. Basically that’s a slideshow, like the old “gallery” in Vision On with Tony Hart. Here the music is Moscow Nights. Here on HTV there should also be a categorising of background music used in these films. I’ll be trying to include that here too.
All these photos were taken by me in the Moscow Zoo aquarium with the stills function of my mini DV cam. I haven’t been able to transfer the video footage as yet from that, but I’ll no doubt get to it one day…