Category: <span>video</span>

TV CITY

Today all day long I had a set of photos running each hour at TV CITY, this is a regional TV station for the city of Bucharest, it can be seen on some cable networks, online and in the Piata Universitatii passage.

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If is too late to see the live stream, I made my own video with all the photos (just images, no music, no other distractions). I believe most, if not all, of the photos were already published on the blog:

Actually, this was not my first collaboration with them, a previous one happened shortly after the We are the city photo exhibition, but then I didn’t manage to catch it airing. No problem, I made a video with those pictures too.

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Stand Your Ground

On Tuesday 21 June 2011 six photographers were assigned different areas of the City to photograph. Some used tripods, some went hand held, one set up a 5 x 4.

All were instructed to keep to public land and photograph the area as they would on a normal day. The event aimed to test the policing of public and private space by private security firms and their reaction to photographers.

All six photographers were stopped on at least one occasion. Three encounters led to police action.

This is what happened.

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Making of: Ziua Eliberarii Documentelor

If you don’t appreciate the irony of having the Document Freedom Day photoshooting “Making of” video delivered in the close Flash format offered by YouTube (where the main audience is locked), then a Theora version is available too on Blip.tv.

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Enhancing her

Is arrogant to pretend you enhance the model, but after shooting you have to enhance the photos a bit, even if you just smooth the skin, sharpen the eyes and mouth and adjust the colors. Being quite a FLOSS zealot, I do that with GIMP:

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Making-of: Black versus White

My video camera is a toy, its battery lasts only a short while, so it wasn’t possible to record the entire photo session and as a result the “making of” covers only a small part of it and not necessarily the best moments. Also, the camera was all by itself, on a small tripod, without anybody controlling it.

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Video: Mărțișoare at MTR

In addition to taking photos at the Marțișor Fair at the Peasant Museum (Muzeul Țăranului Român, MTR) I also dis a short, crappy, video:


…have a bit a patience, a better Marțișor will come later today 😀

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Backstage with the brides (video)

Still waiting for the photos? Here’s a little backstage video:

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Surrounded by “brides”

Before selecting the photos into relevant categories and adding witty comments, I will follow the teaser with a short video:

Again, I am sorry for the music… that was happening on the floor. And I, once again, lost my last hope into humanity, seeing how those beautiful women are happy with that crappy music…

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Video: fireworks for 2010

In addition to the photos from the New Year’s Eve parties and fireworks I also recorded vidos. Unfortunately blip.tv failed with the conversion so the entire show is available in a ~970MB .OGV (Ogg Theora) and the only thing I can offer is a low-quality cut version (09:50 minutes long) on YouTube.

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Pan Flute for Christmas

Playing the Pan flute is pretty much a highlight of the local folklore (you know, titans like Zamfir) so when you encounter a Christmas concert in the park, even if the singer is pretty much a kid, what she’s playing is not bad at all (there is also a video with her solo play of O, brad frumos/O Tannenbaum).

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Christmas Fair in the Kiseleff Park

Suddenly, it seems the Kiseleff Parc became fashionable this year (I guess is close to the city mayor’s house or something like that) so a big Christmas Fair is held here for the first time. And it was a first time for me, when I went into shooting mode with my new pocket video camera (is my first, so forget the amateurish style, it was a learning experience).

Of course I also used the DSLR, taking a fer snapshots:

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Not that is a Romanian Christmas: plenty of food (pork), plenty of drinks (wine and țuică), lot of people.

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