Monthly Archives: September 2017

RSA 8/10 Hoppy Feet


Playout date: 25 November 2006
Duration: 2:19
Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ30
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Table Mountain National Park
Other people featured: David Uncleborough
Genre: Environmental
Music used: “This could be heaven” Queen
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: African penguin, Sphenicus demersus
Other remarks:

Another one of the videos done as “David Uncleborough” my impersonation of the narrating style of the veteran bremoaining broadcaster David Attenborough. Only whereas he tends to speak uncritically about evolution, David Uncleborough refers to it with unbelief and cynicism.

I had high hopes of developing a series of “David Uncleborough’s Life on this Planet” spoof nature documentaries but never really got to it. Maybe I will one day.

 

Tropical fish dancing to Russian folksong


Playout date: 24 November 2006
Duration: 3:14
Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ30
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Office
Other people featured: None
Genre: Fish
Music used: Garmoshka or “my concertina” by Golontseva
Languages used: Russian
Animals/plants featured:
Other remarks:

The film shows two tanks which I had at the office in the park at Jazdow. One of these ha the slightly larger fishes you see at the front. I cannot remember the species of barbs that the big ones were, but they were great favorites of mine. The second tank contains my Ameca splendens which was a breeding project, in with them were some clown loaches which did not spoil at all the breeding project.

If you are interested in fishkeeping in a reverse “Noah’s Ark” kind of way, keeping species  endangered by habitat destruction in the wild safe in aquarium populations, let me know. It is not a huge investment of space, time and money.

What’s another year?


Playout date: 23 November 2006
Duration: 3:03
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Song only
Music used: “What’s another year” by Johnny Logan (1980)
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

Shay Healey composed and Johnny Logan originally sang this wonderful song, one of the best Eurovision entries of all time and its deserving winner for Ireland in the year 1980.

RSA 7/10 – Cheetah!


Playout date: 22 November 2006
Duration: 2:55
Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ30
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Moyo, Stellenbosch area of South Africa
Other people featured: CHI colleagues
Genre: Environmental
Music used: “This could be heaven” by Queen
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: Cheetah (Acinonyx j. jubatus)
Other remarks:

This lovely animal was walked around us before the food was served and we were asked to keep calm. He remained with his handlers at the top stage during117777 the meal, and was continually stroked and petted by these handlers. In addition to seeing the cat, another attraction of the evening was having local tribal markings plainted on our faces using something that looked a bit like Tippex. The scenery from the mountains we saw on the way when visiting the Stellenbosch wine region was also unlike anything I had seen before. South Africa is a wonderful country.

What’s going on? #1 – 27th September 2017


It’s nearly the end of the third quarter in 2017, and I have begun of late to resume as you will see the project of putting all my YouTube channel onto here, so that the videos are all classified by subject matter and also properly threaded discussion can take place if anyone wants to do so.

It would take a long time to put the 2000+ videos from YT onto here, but gradually, little by little, ot would be good to do that before pursuing the course of just adding more and more footage to the YT channel, there is plenty up to the close of 2015 and effectively that marks the ten years of filming documented in this channel as after that I started using a more current record in Facebook. Nevertheless, my YT channel is a bit like a ten year diary for ten very varied and active year of life, during which my kids were small and cute and i visited a lot of interesting places.

Still, interesting things are going on. We live in interesting times, as the saying goes, and we can always rely on Islam for news headlines. Today’s one is that Saudi Arabia is finally relaxing the driving ban for females. I suppose that some highly learned scholars have finally completed their review of all 114 Surahs and have concluded that there aren’t any automobiles in it, although the jury is still out on hovercraft and space shuttles. Therefore there is no reason in Shariah why ladies cannot drive them. As long as they have specially adapted cars like learners do so that their husbands, who must be there at all times, can take the controls over at a moment’s notice, and they agree not to hog the fast lanes on the motorways, they can drive them.

On a related note the police in the UK shot a driver on the M5 motorway today 10 times through his windscreen and then wrote a complain against themselves to eth Independent Police Complaints Commission. We do not know why the police were so eager to immobilise this driver, but a suspicion of terrorism may be behind it. I am sure we will be told as the evening progresses.

So basically this is how it is for now, Huliganov TV remembers its initial purpose as a channel for my videos and they will be scheduled at hopefully the rate of about one a day, and I can use the scheduling function to get ahead a bit and put them up in a regular way so that even if I am doing completely different stuff, a video will go up. On the other hand I would like to do a bit more commentary on current events from my own perspective, trying to find the meaning and the bigger picture from what is appearing in the daily feed of nonsense from the various media, and these posts will be headed precisely the way this one is, with “What’s going on?” a number, and a date. I hope you will enjoy these but I don’t promise one a day, it will be a question of inspiration.

In the background I will be trying to get the Goldlist book ready and improve the Goldlist page on here, as well as other books.

So that’s what’s going on round here today.

RL101-8 Missing Vowels Pt 2 of 2.


Playout date: 21 November 2006
Duration: 10:07
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Office
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: Cover of “They don’t know” by the lovely Kirstey MacColl via the lovely Tracey Ullmann.
Languages used: Russian
Animals/plants featured: Fish at rear
Other remarks:

The cover of “They don’t know” has been adopted to fit the needs of the learner of the Russian Language.

RL101-8 Missing Vowels Pt 1


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Playout date: 21 November 2006
Duration 12:27
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Office
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: None
Languages used: Russian
Animals/plants featured: Fishtank at rear.

Explains how there is a hard set and a soft set of vowels in Russian. In other Slavic languages the Latin alphabet cannot always cope with this and the soft annotation moves to the consonants or use additional letter I’s.

Contains a comparison to what is the equivalent of the idea of soft and hard in West European languages, and how vowel systems work in a few other kind of languages to give some perspctive to the Slavic and especially the Russian system.

RSA 6/10 The Seaside at Camps Bay


Playout date: 19 November 2006
Camera: Fuji Finepix
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Camps Bay, Capetown
Other people featured: None
Genre: Environmental
Music used: A Stor Mo Croi by Lunasa
Languages used: None
Animals/plants featured: A few gulls, seaweed

This has been audioswapped, as the initial Bette Midler track I chose didn’t appeal to me after a whole. Usually I only audioswap (which I haven’t done much of anyway) if someone has a go at me for copyright, but in this case it was a question of choice.

There are some gallery shots here, but not faded yet like I normally do, as I didn’t really know that technique yet. Like I said earlier, this South Africa series was the first series done in that way and the techniques I developed later to do them are only in their infancy in this series.

Camps Bay is certainly a lovely place to go. You may notice the strange helicopter exercise going on here in the later part of the film. I never did find out what that was in aid of and whether it was a real rescue going on or just a training session. At that time I still only had a tiny memory card for the camera – it’s amazing how far technology came in just a few years once YouTube started making filming popular and the demand for these things surged.

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