Category Archives: Short films

Brevity’s never been my forte, but since I can occasionally do it, here’s a place for the short films and posts

First Time Ever! HD film on this channel. Snowy Terrace.


Original YT playout date: 9 January 2010
Duration: 4:05

“Here we go with the new Vado HD. Coming up in the near future is the unboxing of the Vado HD and a comparison with the old Vado.

This film taken same day as playout.

Conclusion – great piece of kit for the money. I hope you’re watching this, Drew Amiduffer – and just listen to the sound on this tiny camera…”
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Кфтвщь Ыщтп Цшерщге Цщквыю


 

Original YT playout date: 29 July 2009
Duration: 2:360

Those of you familiar with the Russian keyboard will be able to work out what the heading says to this video. Let’s see who can decode it first in the comments.

I thought I had switched it back to English letters, and it wasn’t intentional, but then I thought it might be a bit of fun to leave it like that.

Anyway, here’s a bit more of the good old temporaneous music, mixed with footage for which I had no decent sound anyway. All very random…
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Thanks, China!


Original YT playout date: 31 December 2009
Duration: 1:53

Thank you for being yourselves, not getting pushed about like every other country.

Thank you for managing to feed and clothe one quarter of the human race in relative comfort, increasing greatly the standard of living of the average citizen of China, and, as such, the average human being on this planet.

Thank you for regarding with skepticism the directions western politicians seem to think we should go.

Thank you for being an alternative.

Thank you for being the host nation of the world’s largest ever Christian revival, and those of you that do not share the Christian faith, thank you for the relaxation of distrust towards Christian people. It is not necessarily a western faith – it is said some of the apostles reached China before the message ever set foot in Europe.

Please don’t judge ordinary British people on the statements of its government – if there were an election tomorrow, they would lose. If we were free to have a referendum on capital punishment for drug pushers, we’d probably vote for it.

Of the oil and other carbon resources that are left, you and other countries that had been less developed before (partly thanks to the British pushing of drugs there in previous centuries), have the same right as anyone else to buy and use them. You know as well as we do what will happen when they run out, and don’t need a lecture or bullying from the West on that score. Success in business for China has meant less success for us – let’s keep a sporting and a fair outlook on that. If we all do business in an ethical way then we can afford to be philosophical – win some, lose some, as the various inequities of wealth around this planet get sorted out by the free market economics you have come to gain mastery of.

Your ancient and complex culture is too hard for many of us to understand, whereas so many of you have learned our languages and understand us well. Help us to learn your language and civilisation, so that we can overcome our fear of each other and go forward as one human race into the future.”
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The not strong cup of coffee


Original YT playout date: 27 September 2009
Duration: 0:27

I can do brevity, whatever they say.
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HNY


Happy New Year, HNY, New Year’s address

Original YT playout date: 1 January 2009
Duration: 19:39

Happy New Year! Just as summary of where the channel was at the eve of 2009.
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1000 Subscriber Shout-Out Video


Original YT playout date: 24 August 2008
Duration: 1:05:10

This is precisely what it says on the tin. If I had time, let’s more optimistically say ‘when I have’, it might be interesting to see how many of these first thousand subscribers (which appeared for the first 25% of my videos uploaded, and right now I have around 6,400 subbers and love you all).
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Morphrac – New Morphing Fractal Channel Icon


Original playout date: 13 January 2008
Duration: 3:40

This was one of those experimental films, based on some morphing of fractal images I found. Not very good really but at least it is evidence of how I tried a bit of everything.
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News at Ten – Blair becomes Pope


Original playout date: 22 December 2007
Duration: 0:18

Following his 2007 connversion to Roman Catholicism, Bliar had a serie of meetings to become the first Pope to have been converted into the faith only days previously, and to be beatified while still alive and serving as EU President as St Antonius Bliarius, patron saint of war criminals.
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In the Defence of a Lady


Original playout date: 22 December 2007
Duration: 2:18

One of the most watched videos on the channel with more than half a million views, this is not by me, this is an example of some dozen or so occasions where I just took a clip that was not available to an international audience, added subtitles and internationalised it. There have been no complaints or claims by the actual owners, who are shown in the clip, a famous cabaret (sketch show as we would put it) from Poland.
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“Babe” by Styx


Original playout date: 23 June 2007
Duration: 4:00

I really enjoyed rewatchng this one. Together with my rendition of Styx’ rock ballad “Babe”, I put on a collection of short videos, largely featuring my own kiddies, including Sara, Sophie, Tanya, George and my wife in all her splendour. Very nice memories.
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Daft Copper


Original playout date: 18 June 2007
Duration: 0:27

Ths was someone else’s video in Russia, all I did was subtitle it. There are a few vids on the channel where all I was doing was making Russian or Polish or other content available to a wider audience in this way.
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Xhosas and Effects (South Africa Series 3/10)


Playout date: 12 November 2006
Camera: Fuji Finepix
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Other people featured: Waitress at Sheraton
Genre: Linguistic
Music used: “This could be heaven for everyone” by Queen – Karaoke version
Languages used: English and Xhosa
Animals featured: None

A very nice lady helps me to get an idea of what the click consonants of Xhosa sound like.
This video managed to get a share of silly comments from people who don’t really get it. Never mind. Tidak apa apa.

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