Props to JZ for the awesome photos
i didn’t even know there was an Italian Film Festival in Albuquerque. in my defense, it is only the second year for it. today’s movie wrapped up the event—and what a way to do it! a SIX HOUR LONG MOVIE. actually, if i wasn’t working, it sounds kind of cool. i don’t know how much the tickets were, but they included a intermission lunch at Scalos. haven’t eaten there for awhile (if ever
everyone was very nice about talking with me, and it was for a good cause (UNMH Children’s Hospital).
the production worked out well, more or less. had a variety of shots. it’s just a pain in the ass syncing audio, since we still don’t have the damn proprietary mic input for the Sony camera. the option, horribly muddled audio, isn’t really an option though.
this guy was a great help. he fixed my flat earlier, and it’s cheap for students.
the video ended up okay. there were a lot of viewers, probably all bike-people. they seem to be a tight bunch.
i can’t believe i used a pun in title — “A world full of violins.”
on second thought, sadly, i can believe it. played with new JVC Everio camera on recording this…nice features (hard drive, mic inputs, lens), but BAD in low light, and HORRIBLE stabilization. going to try and exchange it for something else.
as for the video, it was pretty cool to do. Peter (former dean of UNM Univ. College) is a really easygoing guy, and was more than happy to plug his new class. i just wish there was an actual class underway, or that he would’ve practiced for me, so i could use the music in the video. violin sounds so moody, we could’ve have made it a arty-experimental video; fine arts would’ve been proud.
People were not happy at the voting precinct i went to. can’t blame them, though. it was a mess, and the people in charge were not prepared for the they got. That’s a good thing probably, since it means more people are interested in politics than was previously expected.
shame on me—no good video light yet, so the outside interviews were REALLY dark and crappy. i recently got the okay from Jim (DL business mgr) to order some stuff we need, and video light will be among that (plus a new camera, that actually takes eternal mic input!)