Category Archives: Southern Poland

Kazimierz Dolny


Original playout date: 27 January 2008
Duration: 4:58

We had a day ouot invited by our friends Peter and Maria to their home in Kazimierz Dolny, and we saw many things, recorded in an interesting gallery section as well as moving footage later.
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Aquarium in Krakow Radisson


Original playout date: 27 January 2008
Duration: 2:18

Here is a quick shorty showing the lovely tank at the Krakow Radisson, and revealing the biological timebomb already inherent in the set up.
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Minette on the Inter-City Train to Kraków


Original playout date: 27 January 2008
Duration: 15:36

When working in Russian TV I met this delightful trio as their manager was a friend of mine. Most of these songs got banned from our station, but I got given the rights to use for my productions. They were fun people but the band never really got off the ground, being eclipsed by another of his groups, TaTu.
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Weekend in the Beskid Mountains


Original playout date: 26 October 2007
Duration: 13:15

“We had a little weekend in June away in the southern part of Silesia, in Szczyrk and here you can see glimpses of what we did and what we saw.

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Alsace Series #1


Original playout date: 26 July 2007
Duration: 6:56

Developing the idea of “series” from trips, here is the first in another series, namely the Alsace family holiday we had in 2007 mmeeting my parents over at their friends’ place in Alsace. In this first film we see where we spend the first night in Legnica. The second day we crossed Germany and saw among other things a crop fire.
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Huliganov’s “Enser Me My Loff”


Original playout date: 23 June 2007
Duration: 2:40

Being Huli another time and doing Car-aoke once again on the way to Katowice, with the classic “Answer me, my love”
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Promnice castle


Original playout date: 17 June 2007
Duration: 2:15

This was another video just experimenting with technology, in this case the onboard videomaking wizard at the time new n YouTube. The result seems to work, but doesn’t give all the options of normal post-production software, so that was the only time I used it.
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Huliganov’s Presley Caraoke


Original playout date: 14 June 2007
Duration: 3:24

A pun-charged version of “Can’t help falling in love” performed by Huliganov on the road down to Katowice
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Zabrze


Playout date: 10 June 2007
Duration: 6:58

Hotel Zabrze is where we are staying, and I enjoyed staying there. Other than comfy rooms and good food, they have a museum in the car park of old transport means, including a one-horse open sleigh.
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Vlak Vlog


Playout date: 24 March 2007
Duration: 18:11

Riding back from Zabrze where my colleagues and I were consulting on the privatisation of the local football team, which used to belong to the council. Introducing the lawyer Margaret, who was my colleague for too short a time, despite being such a lovely and charming person. She refuses to sing her wonderful rendition , and then Huli starts a rant and ends up laughing and losing it on camera talking about people throwing their money on the lottery.

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Vratislavia pluvens


 

Playout date: 17 February 2007
Duration: 8:10
Views at the time added to HTV: 591
Likes at the time added to HTV: 6
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 0
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 100.0%
Comments at time added: 1
Total interactions at time added: 7
Total interactions to views 1.2%
Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ30
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Wroclaw main square, and Restauracja Lwowska in Wroclaw
Other people featured: Colleagues
Genre: Environmental
Music used: “Raindrops keeping falling on my head” karaoke version, and Fleetwood Mac “I wanna be with you everywhere
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

Working in Wroclaw, or Breslau as the Germans called it, (it’s all about Tietz with them), it’s a good excuse to go out and eat after work with colleagues and show you the old town square and the Lwow Restaurant famous on that square.

I think this was the first ever time I had done covert filming, something you’ll see lots of later. You can see that this goes back to a time, which seems so long ago now, when people still used to smoke in restaurants. The only way to stop it turned out to be to outlaw it, smokers never managed to control themselves without being passed laws on.

The video name is a doff of the hat to the music festival Vratislavia cantans held here each year.

Quote of the clip: “There’s a bit of an element gathering over there…”

Zywiec by night


Playout date: 21 December 2006
Duration: 2:32
Views at the time added to HTV: 8,465
Likes at the time added to HTV: 12
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 6
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 66.7%
Comments at time added: 9
Total interactions at time added: 27
Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ30
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Zywiec, South Poland
Other people featured: None
Genre: Environmental
Music used: Acker Bilk, “Stranger on the shore”
Languages used: English with a little Polish
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

A very brief night view from the car of Zywiec, a town known mainly from the brand of beer of the same name which is sold internationally. It is only a small place in fact, so there is maybe quite an overlap between the nearly 9,000 who have seen the film and the actual population of the town.

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