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Category Archives: Aunty Irina

My wife’s sister – part of our family helping us out since she was 16 ten years ago.

Novobrantsy


Original YT playout date: 1 August 2008
Duration: 2:30

Irina Levkovitch does an impromptu reading of this Russian poem of uncertain authorship.
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Party on the terrace!


Original YT playout date: 12 June 2008
Duration: 8:11

Sophie’s eight years old today, and everyone turned up, even a special guest all the way from Australia,
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Irina showing off my bookshelves


Original playout date: 5 April 2008
Duration: 3:48

In answer to two sets of requests – from some viewers wishing to examine these shelves a bit closer, and from others wanting more of Irina… in the meantime she got married and had a kid, so you’re outta luck.
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400th Video – My Valentine Card to Elena


Original playout date: 16 February 2008
Duration: 9:29

This was the 400th video on my channel and also the 2008 Valentines Day, so I made this composition from all our wedding photos. They were taken in fact by three different people but arranged in chronological order here.
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Looking at Plants 2/2


Original playout date: 25 August 2007
Duration: 7:33

A lovely gallery, in fact looking back on it I think it is better than I reckoned to it at the time, and of course both Sara and sophie are on this, as indeed is first wife Izabella and Irina.
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Looking at Plants 1 of 2


Original playout date: 10 August 2007
Duration: 11:09

29th July was the date we looked at the Plants in Powsin Botanica Gardens, although it was uploaded a couple of weeks later.
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Christmas Dinner Report


Playout date: 31 December 2006
Duration: 7:30
Views at the time added to HTV: 494
Likes at the time added to HTV: 5
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 8
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 38.5%
Comments at time added: 1
Total interactions at time added: 14
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: None
Location: Home
Other people featured: Elena, Tatyana, Sophie, George
Genre: Family
Music used: Some Polish carols from the TV
Languages used: English, Polish
Animals/plants featured: None, but decorated buckthorn and pyracanthus in background.
Other remarks:

Just the atmosphere of Christmas dinner 2006 in our house. The herding together of reluctant kids and the pre-food prayer.

Christmas Tree Decorating Timelapse


Playout date: 10 December 2006
Duration: 11:03
Views at the time added to HTV: 1,614
Likes at the time added to HTV: 7
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 13
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 35.0%
Comments at time added: 7
Total interactions at time added: 27
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – heavy use
Location: Home
Other people featured: Family
Genre: Family
Music used: White Christmas, and several other Christmas songs
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: Plastic fir tree
Other remarks:

This was still very much in my experimental phase of making videos. We have a sped up putting together of the tree as we used to do it, with the voices of our family sped up with the actions. At the same time some Christmas music. You can hear our singing sped up. That’s how we always were, singing to each other and playing instruments the whole time. And Tatyana bouncing around. Such sweet kids.

Totally Randomness Cha Cha Cha


Playout date: 10 September 2006
Location: Home, Ochota
Other people featured: Sophie, Aunty Irina
Music used: Impromptu music composed by me
Languages used: English, Russian
Animals featured: None

Just mucking around this time. Impromptu, random music based on some chords I threw together a few seconds earlier. Sophie was six and this is a nice memory of the way she was at the time.

Irina struts her funky stuff


 
  
 
 

Video number in my collection 73
Production date:    6 September 2006
Playout date:    6 September 2006
Camera:    Fuji Finepix
Post Production:    Windows Movie Maker – heavy use
Location:    Home, terrace and 12th floor. Photos at old place in Szara.
Other people featured: Aunty Irina
Genre: Family
Soundtrack info:    Girl from Ipanema half-karaoke version
Languages used:    Portuguese, Russian
Animals featured:    None
Date added here: 14 October 2010
Number of days this video was up at time of posting: 1 499
Number of views at time of posting: 40 415
Number of views per day: 27,0
Number of comments at time of posting (don’t forget to click through to read the comments!): 22
Comments per thousand views: 0,5
Likes at time of posting: 11
Dislikes at time of posting: 8
Likes to dislikes ratio: 1,4
Votes per thousand views: 0,5
Ratio of comments to votes: 116%

 

 This showcasing of the charms of “Aunty” Irina was done back in the day at her own initiative, by way of a little potential matchmaking for her – but since she is now spoken for if you like this you’re too late! Hence this is a video that is not listed any more on YouTube. It is up if you know the link, but it’s not being broadcast in the usual way.

It was a very popular film until I took it offline.  The feature of “unlisting” enables me to put some videos in this blog which you won’t find if you only follow me on YT itself without being subscribed to this blog. All the more reason to follow over here as well as on YT!
 

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