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Huliganov’s Russia #4/11 – Red Square


Original playout date: 7 November 2007
Duration: 12:27

This time it is the delights of Red Square that we see. Please watch to the end, not only is the song a favorite of mine, but it is accompanied by an interesting new technique of fading the gallery shots to painterly effects instead of fading them out and into one another. I hadn’t used before and I’d still welcome your feedback on whether you liked it or not.
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Huliganov’s Russia #3/11 – Where can I find such tasty pancakes?


Original playout date: 1 November 2007
Duration: 10:22

“This was, at the time, my 300th video on this Channel. One has been dropped so now it is the 299th, not that it is easy to notice that. Many thanks to all the viewers and subscribers who encouraged me to reach this milestone, and then beyond.

I’m celebrating by giving you what (according to the comments received) you seem to want – the third part (the second in a row) of Huliganov’s Russia. Read the rest of this entry

Huliganov’s Russia #2/11 – Walking down Olympic Prospekt, Moscow


Original playout date: 1 November 2007
Duration: 9:13

Today, I’m walking down Olimpichesky Prospect from the Marriott Renaissance to Sadovoye Kolco. You can see a couple of sports buildings built from the outside and some Moscow traffic and some park scenery.
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Aquarium in Hotel Irbis Moscow


 
  
 
 

Video number in my collection 74
Production date:    3 September 2006
Playout date:    7 September 2006
Camera:    Fuji Finepix
Post Production:    Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location:    Hotel Irbis, near VDNKh, Moscow
Other people featured: None
Genre: Fish
Soundtrack info:    Oy, tvetyot kalina (The snowball tree in blossom) V. Golovtsova
Languages used:    Russian 
Animals featured:    Leporinus, Notopterus, Labeo, Scatophagus, Monodactylus, Ancistrus, Puntius
Date added here: 16 October 2010
Number of days this video was up at time of posting: 1 500
Number of views at time of posting: 2 560
Number of views per day: 1,7
Number of comments at time of posting (don’t forget to click through to read the comments!): 11
Comments per thousand views: 4,3
Likes at time of posting: 4
Dislikes at time of posting: 2
Likes to dislikes ratio: 2,0
Votes per thousand views: 2,3
Ratio of comments to votes: 183%

 

 The hotel I stayed in last weekend had this fishtank in the lobby. It had many technical things wrong with it, being overstocked, underfiltered, underlit, and with many issues in the mix of fish, but quite a pleasant film came out of it, with the vocal efforts of V. Gotovtseva singing “Oh snowball tree in blossom” as a makeshift soundtrack, mixed with the sounds from the lobby bar.
 
 The Irbis Hotel in Moscow is quite well placed, and was quite cheap. I used it just for the one night after getting back from the Russian Far East. I was getting pressured to fly straight on, back to back to Warsaw to go to the baptism of my old boss’s new child, but I would have been ridiculously tired after the trip back from the far east and I wanted to go into Moscow and debrief the colleagues on the audit anyway, so this hotel was just the place.
 
 “This tank is doomed” comments quite rightly one commentator you can click through to see. It is a text book example of people buying fishes and not understanding what they are doing. Some of these fishes will become seriously large, and they will be the only ones left.
 

Moscow Zoo Aquarium



This was my first ever of what I’ll call my “gallery” videos. Basically that’s a slideshow, like the old “gallery” in Vision On with Tony Hart. Here the music is Moscow Nights. Here on HTV there should also be a categorising of background music used in these films. I’ll be trying to include that here too.

All these photos were taken by me in the Moscow Zoo aquarium with the stills function of my mini DV cam. I haven’t been able to transfer the video footage as yet from that, but I’ll no doubt get to it one day…

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