A little brightness in the sky (just read this blog for regular updates of the weather in Amsterdam) - it's another day, enough excuse to write a little something dare I say. First up this morning heartbreak again for my beloved Stormers playing the Hurricanes in Super Rugby. After been blitzed in the first half (some of the poorest defending I have seen from a Stormers team) they came back so well and utterly dominated the second half only to fall short at the end....one doesn't like to make excuses but they were likely robbed of a fair try while the opposition got one with a blatant forward pass. This was the top of the table team the Stormers almost took out playing away so despite some glaring errors they must be doing a lot right.
After the game, I spent the morning auditioning sounds for the music for my new film "Arniston Bliss". A long process but well worth it. I am now 90 % of the way through editing my original film footage of Arniston (320 minutes in total)...then I can start deciding which clips to use. Then get the music together properly. When this film is done I will look at the Amsterdam footage I have again....that is a long term thing...something (likely in a few parts) on Amsterdam. Also a little film on the Wolverfontein area. I know I ought to use my tripod for stability but A: I don't like lugging it around even though it folds up into my small backpack and B: I like the flexibility of handheld - of course the problem is that much of what I shoot this way is junk, unusable. But the way I see it I am primarily a musician and composer and can use my films to promote my music. I am however going all out to make the new film as pro as possible....I have the advantage this time of relatively ten times as much footage. Like everyone else out there I so much would like to make some kind of splash which is quite an achievement in a world saturated with media...certainly who you know makes a big difference.....though you gotta have "the goods" so to speak...at least in someone's view of the scheme of things :)
Have a beautiful Friday my dearies...