Category Archives: Filming While Driving

It may not be legal, but it’s safer than it looks. And it means you see a moving tapestry which is hopefully of interest and differnet to what you might get on other channels. A with the filming while walking category, this is often accompanied by commentary in the form of a monologue or a group interaction if there are more people in the car.

A drive and a walk, and plenty of talk

Original YT playout date: 4 June 2010
Duration: 41:24

“Most people say my videos are too long, not edited enough, and too full of my own opinions. I say, there’s not only my videos available on the internet, by all means enjoy some other channels where they are better at making short, leanly cut video with soundbites in rather than meanderings, or even just go watch TV, where what you’ll see is an edited version of reality designed to reduce your concentration span and shelter you from alternative thinking. But this is the more true to life, though. If you edit hard enough, you edit away the fact that life is not like a leanly edited film. At the same time, as I observe in this film, if you switch the camera on, something will happen.

I am privileged enough to have loyal viewers who watch/listen and enjoy these longer ones enough to actually complain when I do the shorts that they need the longer ones – to get to sleep presumably, but there’s nothing wrong with that, I fall asleep to talk radio podcasts myself.

There’s a bit of history going on all around, but this video contains me ALMOST seeing the remains of some Smolensk crash victims returning to Warsaw, and then FAILING to catch the moment of frog song in the Ochota pond. You cannot always be in the right place in the right time in life. On TV they always are – they wouldn’t broadcast something like this. But this is real life, this is true to what people actually can and do experience. That’s why the more open-eyed people prefer this sort of thing to TV, which they no longer trust.”
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Returning from Decin chattin in the car (PV 27)

Original YT playout date: 16 May 2010
Duration: 29:28

Here the scenery we saw going out to Decin is seen from the car, which gives a different perspective, but also my colleague evokes a long bit of audio from me covering the Krtek cartoon mole and why he hasn’t got his own restaurant chain, saturday-morning pictures in the cinema when I was a boy, the Eurovision song contest, Turkish music and the nature of filming travelogue for YouTube. Those of you who have got to sleep listening to my drivel in the past will find this as useful a soporific as the former stuff has been.
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(S)lower Silesia

Original YT playout date: 3 April 2010
Duration: 15:16

A drive and a chat, in the area of Lower Silesia. I go by the whim of the GPS in my phone, but it seems it makes the journey slower than it would have been if I’d picked the route myself on a map!
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Drive, Drove, driven, drivel – or “Road trip meets linguistic meandering”

Original YT playout date: 2 April 2010
Duration: 29:10

Driving from the Amber Hotel through Olesnice towards Namyslow I start to talk about why Polish language has more exotic elements in it, more aspects usually more associated with oriental languages, than Russian has. This is really developing a thesis of mine that Poland has an oriental culture.

Learners of Slavic languages will love this one, as will those of you who use my videos to go to sleep, as some have told me…
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Dangerous Parking

Original YT playout date: 27 March 2010
Duration: 2:07

How sensible is it to plonk your van down and leave it just where the traffic is coming off the level crossing? The whole situation could easily get gridlocked if two of these idiots decided to do the same thiing on either side of the crossing – and the result could be that vehicles get trapped on the tracks when the next train somes. How can someone not see that? Anyway, thankfully the drivers on the other side of the road showed more foresight, and let us pass, therefore avoiding the risk of such a gridlock on the railway track. It just goes to show the sort of people we’re sharing planet earth with.
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Let’s get out of here

Original YT playout date: 7 November 2009
Duration: 22:53

In the third of the three videos featuring my recent drive from Warsaw to Prague and back, unexpected diversions at night force me to drive through the ancient settlement of Kozieglowy, or “the place of the goats’ heads”, a place besmirched by pagan rituals in the past and till today a major supplier of pagan Christmas trees to the rest of the country and an accident blackspot. It is like a Polish road equivalent of Haiti and the Bermuda Triangle all rolled into one. One gets the impression that the very road is haunted…
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Into and back out of Prague

Original YT playout date: 31 October 2009
Duration: 1:03:03

We continue the journey from Opole and go through Klodzko towards Prague. Can any of my viewers recognise the work of literature being played in the night drive through Klodzko – and the voice actor?

The next day we show unbroken footage of how to drive out of the centre of Prague in the direction of Wroclaw.

Don’t miss the third and final part of this epic drive where we have to brave the awful place of Kozieglowy at night.
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Road Rant between Czestochowa and Opole

Original YT playout date: 31 October 2009
Duration: 46:09

We are driving on the way to Prague from Warsaw – this is part one of three videos taken on the same drive.

Topics covered include a discussion on the origins of pilgrimages and whether they should have such a central place in many people’s view of the Christian faith, then a live look at some of the places in Poland where there is still a German minority living unresettled after the war, and a glimpse of Opole city centre, and its inspiring sculptitudes.
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Driving and Parking

Monday, April 19, 2021

Original YT playout date: 11 October 2009
Duration: 5:27

Driving and Parking in Warsaw. Featuring road acrobatics by some moron and also how governments spend hard earned tax money just to spite the work of the people who have slaved to make this money.
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Pretty Edgey – Bledlow Edge

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Original YT playout date: 3 October 2009
Duration: 16:51

It’s plums-in-mouths time as we tour rural Oxfordshire just beyond the scarp of the Chilterns.
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Prague Vlog #9 – Collecting Sophie

 

Original YT playout date: 22 August 2009
Duration: 56:25

We drive from Prague to Colmar in France and back via Prague to Warsaw to bring Sophie back from her Grandparents.
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Prague Vlog #8 – Driving to Prague from Warsaw

Original YT playout date: 16 August 2009
Duration: 21:58

We start off with the battle of the conflicting GPS fembots, and then get into all kinds of traffic in Upper Silesia. Very little of this one actually takes place in the Czech Republic, but you do get to see the border at Nachod.
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