Category Archives: Auf Deutsch
Presented in German or using German
|Playout date:||7 October 2006|
|Other people featured:||My wife|
|Music used:||A little “Lano Moje” in the intro|
|Languages used:||English, German|
Oktoberfest is, for Germans, one of the most important dates in the Christian calendar, but while drinking copious amounts of alcohol and swaying from side to side, spare a thought for the North Koreans, and their leader King John the second, who needs to give up his weapons testing. Count Sproey von Weytzentrenner has no truck with Communists, and is sure that King John of Korea feels likewise, and sings him “Born Free” in a hamster’s voice, accompanied on the beerstein.
Watching this I can’t help feeling a lot of reminiscence as it was only 5 years ago but still my wife was able to walk freely around the home without crutches. How fine she looks in this video.
- Japan’s World Cup win over North Korea was a fixture with many sub-plots (worldsoccer.com)
- North Korea Launches First Cruise Ship (weirdasianews.com)
- In North Korea, Anxiety About ‘Markets’ (online.wsj.com)
- US sending aid to North Korea (sfgate.com)
- South Korea Will Allow Buddhists to Visit the North (nytimes.com)
Production date: 18 June 2006
Playout date: 18/6/2006
Camera: Logitech webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker with effects
He’s back. The Count Sproey von Weytzentrenner with his unmitigated gloating over the success of Germany in the first part of World Cup 2006. I can’t believe that is already four years ago, I think the Count may be due for an new airing during this year’s World Cup in South Africa. Not only is he jingoistic about Germany, in football – also, he claims that Louis Armstrong is originally a German, and that the original of the song “What A Wonderful World” is in German.
In the German original, the singer hearing the babies cry, and watching them grow, takes comfort in the knowledge that one day he will be able to employ them in his factory.
Production date: May 2006
Playout date: 15/6/2006
Camera: Fuji Finepix
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker
When I look back at this now, I can’t believe we had been in Copenhagen and were on our way back and we popped into Kaltenkirchen just to see a friend, Andreas, and I was just filming on the offchance as I really wasn’t used to filming back then so it simply hadn’t been entering my head. I had very little time on my memory card back then anyway. I just had no idea that there could be any interest in these walkabout films.
It’s interesting that back in 2006 when most people still hadn’t heard of YT, getting a camera out and filming anything was something bound to evoke comment, as it did from these kids, who tried to provoke me by saying it was forbidden to photograph the town’s fountain. I kidded them back saying that “verboten” is a word much beloved of Germans, which is actually not necessarily the case, but since they provoked first, I reckoned I was not too mean to be trolling them a bit.