Category Archives: Filming While…

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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A few random scenes from London


Original YT playout date: 15 October 2009
Duration: 7:11

I take a few moments from a recent visit to explore some bookshops on Charing Cross Road and discuss the value of not buying on impulse.
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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 # 10 – Left, Right, Left, Right!


Original YT playout date: 30 August 2009
Duration: 1:10:15

Featuring the beauty of the sky while flying in, tips on how to get to the city from the airport without spending more than necessary, and a walk one evening in Prague.

Features discussion about the now dismantled alphabet man statue, about rotator cuff injuries and a cover of mine of a famous Ralph Mc Tell song.

It could be my best Prague film so far, so get a coffee, pull up a chair, and enjoy!
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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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Prague Vlog #4 – Alphabet Man Golem


Original YT playout date: 11 July 2009
Duration: 1:08:53

“The result of walking in the wrong direction to where I thought I was going. This film contains some mistaken information, for which I blame imprecision in the guide book I bought: the Golem is not supposed to be resting in the place claimed in this film, but actually about 500m closer to the centre.

I encoded this at a higher level than I usually encode hour long films, and I hope it isn’t too slow coming through. If you do get what people in the industry call “”boofering””, then just press the paws button with one of your pause and go get an indeclinable coffee, or some tea with a soft semi-vowel stem, and it should be all right when you get back.

Featured in this film is the alphabet man sculpture outside the Rudolftherednosinum. If you should see on the current google satellite map the location of this, namely

geo:lat=50.08910985946328
geo:lon=14.415116608142852
(or, to make MsLoreley77 happy, that’s http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=50.089082,14.41505&spn=0.001583,0.004726&t=h&z=18 )

then you’ll probably just see a poor attempt at making a yin and yang sign from assorted greenery. This is because the scuplture is new – for the Czech presidency of the EU. How long it will remain after I do not know, but hopefully it will stand the test of time. After all, the Eye-full tower in Paris was only supposed to be up a while, and they still haven’t taken that down.

I’m not an expert on the Czech Republic as it is my new country, and so I’m grateful for any local people who would like to comment on the films. Any Prague based youtubers wishing to appear in one of my Prague films are also welcome to declare themselves.” Read the rest of this entry

Zizkov TV tower – Prague Vlog #2


Original YT playout date: 14 June 2009
Duration: 52:54

This time we walk up Seifertova street, and find our way to the Zizkov TV tower.
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A drive along the Vistula reservoir


Original YT playout date: 13 May 2009
Duration: 36:27

Between Wloclawek and Plock the Vistula broadens. We ride the road you can see on the map to the south of this lake. I keep up the usual running commentary.
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Tczewing it over


Original YT playout date: 9 May 2009
Duration: 13:24

“I thought of “”Tczew revisited”” for the title of this, but I already had several other town videos named “”Name-of-town Revisited”” and I can’t go overdoing that just because Brideshead Revisited, that good in parts novel by Evelyn Waugh, has recently hit the silver screen.

So I just had to go and think of another outrageous piece of interlingual wordplay for the title here, but basically what is going on is a look back at Tczew one year on from the old Tczew videos. This was done in a single take, without switching the Vado off even once, and with no cuts at all in postproduction either.

Unfortunately the new gallery which looked so promising on my last visit was nowhere to be seen.”
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A view of Gdansk – Oliwa


Original YT playout date: 3 May 2009
Duration: 25:53

“Are we human?” asks the well-known popular song, “…or are we Gdanskers?” In this video we see the human geography and the natural beauty blend perfectly in this overview of Gdansk Oliwa from the old German army watchtower point, and then wandering around the Oliwa Park, and finally walking it (7 kms) to the shore of the Baltic Sea. At the end you can see some shots from a wonderful Mexican restaurant I ended up in. The food was tremendous, the decor and service impeccable, so I can definitely recommend that.
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