Playout date: 5 December 2006
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Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Warsaw Zoo Aquarium
Other people featured: Sophie James
Music used: “Whole of the Moon” by Celtic Fayre
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: About 20 fish species, labelled with subtitles
This is the way the Aquarium used to look, and is a document of something that doesn’t exist that way now. It is quite surprising looking back now over ten year old and eleven year old material, to see just how much things have changed. In the main you do get improvements, but always something is lost. Thus these films are particularly precious memories, their bytes outlive the reality they reflect.
This was a part of the lovely day in December 2006 in the Warsaw Zoo with Sophie which we saw most of in the previous film.
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||3 September 2006
||7 September 2006
||Windows Movie Maker – slight use
||Hotel Irbis, near VDNKh, Moscow
|Other people featured:
||Oy, tvetyot kalina (The snowball tree in blossom) V. Golovtsova
||Leporinus, Notopterus, Labeo, Scatophagus, Monodactylus, Ancistrus, Puntius
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||16 October 2010
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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.