RSA 6/10 The Seaside at Camps Bay

Playout date: 19 November 2006
Camera: Fuji Finepix
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Camps Bay, Capetown
Other people featured: None
Genre: Environmental
Music used: A Stor Mo Croi by Lunasa
Languages used: None
Animals/plants featured: A few gulls, seaweed

This has been audioswapped, as the initial Bette Midler track I chose didn’t appeal to me after a whole. Usually I only audioswap (which I haven’t done much of anyway) if someone has a go at me for copyright, but in this case it was a question of choice.

There are some gallery shots here, but not faded yet like I normally do, as I didn’t really know that technique yet. Like I said earlier, this South Africa series was the first series done in that way and the techniques I developed later to do them are only in their infancy in this series.

Camps Bay is certainly a lovely place to go. You may notice the strange helicopter exercise going on here in the later part of the film. I never did find out what that was in aid of and whether it was a real rescue going on or just a training session. At that time I still only had a tiny memory card for the camera – it’s amazing how far technology came in just a few years once YouTube started making filming popular and the demand for these things surged.

Sealy Phocas (South Africa series 4/10)

Playout date: 14 November 2006
Camera: Fuji Finepix
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Hout Bay, Cape Town
Other people featured: David Uncleborough, Afrikaaner boat captain, Viktor Dmitrievitch Huliganov, Pierre Delauney
Genre: Environmental
Music used:  Heaven for Everyone, Queen
Languages used: English, but with Russian and French words for seal.
Animals featured: Arctocephalus pussilus, Cape fur seal

I rarely do a lot of different voices on one video, but this is one occasion. I do what I hope is a passable
impersonation of David Attenborough (I called this character David Uncleborough and he comes up a couple of times in my films), and also I do a South African, some Huliganov and some Pierre Delauney.
The Hout Bay cape fur seal colony is a beautiful thing to see. This is the part of the world where the great
white shark preys on these creatures, even jumping out of the water to attack them. We didn’t see any of them today, though.
The mountains around are the twelve apostles, very majestic neighbours of the Table Mountain.