It’s been longer than I, or anyone else, expected… but here is my second vlog. Deliberately very different from the first so I can see what style I prefer. I expect eventually it will be a mix of the two.
Expect the next one in the new year. Merry Christmas all x
I’ve missed video editing. The days of staying up all night putting together a StagTV news report are over and I don’t go on enough travel adventures to satisfy my editing itch. So I’m going to try a bit of vlogging to see if it suits me. I hate editing myself, but short of having anything else to edit, this will have to do!
So here it is, my vlogging debut:
A short selection of photos from our weekend trip to the place where pasties are mined. Specifically Mawgan Porth, Padstow, Tintagel and Port Issac
Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Station, Broadway, Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, Washington Arch, Little Italy, Financial District, World Trade, Rockefeller Center, Wall St, MoMA, High Line, Chelsea Market, Roosevelt Island Tramway, Coney Island, MTA Museum, Central Park, Queens Museum, Manhattan Bridge and Staten Island.
In 4 minutes.
Music by Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind (copyright Universal Records).
This is the third stop motion travel video I’ve made, and the second Emily and I have made together – Check out my YouTube channel for the New Zealand and Japan videos.
Peer pressure is a wonderful thing…
Christmas Eve 2014 in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Emily told me to go jump off a bridge, so I did.
43 metres above the glistening blue waters of the Kawarau river I perched on a wooden ledge – a towel tied around my ankles with a flexible cord dangling from it and a guy stood behind me telling me to jump. This wasn’t some sick nightmare, I’d actually paid to be here. And despite what my stomach was telling me, I was about to jump.
I took my last look down, the water looked so inviting, but I’m sure there were better ways to go for a dip in it. Nethertheless, I jumped. I had wanted to scream “YIPPIE KAI YAY” or yell out a manly roar, but in the moment all I did was fall – which came very naturally, I might add.
The water was hitting my hands before I knew it, cold and refreshing, but most importantly – I’d made it. I swung back up again, being tossed around by physics like a rag doll in a washing machine – and I loved every second of it. The smiles were all real.
I finally got into the support boat, and it was to be another 5 minutes before my heartbeat would return to its resting pace. Another New Zealand memory I won’t forget in a hurry.
Read more about our trip over on Tumblr
Our New Zealand Adventure.
5.5 hours of video.
Auckland, Hunua, Karangahake Gorge, Matamata, Hobbiton, Tirau, Otorohanga, Waitomo, Rotorua, Tongariro, Taupo, Napier, Hastings, Wellington, Nelson, Abel Tasman, Punakaiki, Hokitika, Franz Joseph Glacier, Fox Glacier, Queenstown, Arrowtown, Paradise, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Moeraki, Christchurch, Sydney, Blue Mountains.
in 3 minutes.