1. This video was originally posted on my weblog on June 2006, at http://nunonunes.org/weblog/video/sights_and_sounds_from_parque_das_nacoes


    Last weekend I went for a little walk in Parque das Nações and took my camcorder with me.

    It’s been a long time since I posted any videos and, in fact, since I’ve done any video editing at all, even for my personal film projects.

    So I decided that regardless of what I would capture I would make a videoblog of it.

    Luckily there was a setup of a few musical instruments for people to experiment and play with with and, even if I didn’t get any decent footage of the instruments themselves (duh!) I did get to record some nice sounds from them to be the base of the whole video.

    Here it is then, sights and sounds from Parque das Nações

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  2. Originally posted on my blog, on August 2005, at http://nunonunes.org/weblog/video/help_from_above


    As is well known by now, most Portuguese forests are in flames from north to south.

    Right now there’s a huge fire in Figueira da Foz, near Coimbra and Melo has filmed some CanadAir planes who are up there fighting the fires, refilling their water tanks in the river right by his office.

    So far there were no accidents despite their flying insanely close to the bridge, although Melo tells me that when they started coming in 5 at a time there were some acrobatics in order to avoid each other…

    He put up the videos straight from his still digital camera and I took them and stitched them together in this little film for easier consumption.

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  3. Originally posted on my blog in August 2005, at http://nunonunes.org/weblog/video/spin


    Vinyl records are a big part of my youth.

    I’m not, by any means, a vinyl fanatic, defending it’s superior sound quality over digital media as many do. In fact I’m quite a digital-media kind of person myself, as should be quite apparent from my weblog and my activities.

    No, what drives my fondness for vinyl records is the memory of countless hours spent listening to them.

    Cleaning them from dust before playing them, cueing the head on the track I wanted to listen to with great care, getting up every half-hour or so to turn the record over or to put a new one playing…

    There was a time when all that was as familiar and a “matter-of-fact” kind of activity as putting on a CD nowadays.

    Of course today I know of a lot of (very young) people who don’t know what a “record” is, much less an LP. Even more people know of records, but only as that media some DJs use and have never actually touched one. It’s fun to be an old geezer like that!

    Anyway, I decided to put on some of my old records (yes, I do have an operational turn-table and it is really connected to my stereo) and make a video of it.

    Don’t you just love the enthralling effect of a spinning vinyl record?

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  4. Originally posted on my blog on August 2005, at http://nunonunes.org/weblog/video/blur


    After being cooped up at home with the flu for 3 days I wanted to get a new video out but didn’t really have any new footage. So I just scrounged around on my tapes for some bits I hadn’t used yet and threw some of them together to make a short story (if I can call it that).

    These are pieces of random footage I recorded on several days for the past two-three weeks.

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  5. Originally posted on my blog on August 2005, at http://nunonunes.org/weblog/video/tea_toast_and_pattern_recognition


    I spent last weekend in Algarve, at the beach, with my family and when we drove back, Sunday evening, Tuxa was tired and not feeling hungry at all (we eat way too much whenever we are with the full gang in Algarve) :-) and so she went straight to bed.

    I, on the other hand, wasn’t all that tired and didn’t feel like going to bed on an empty stomach, so I decided to have a light supper.

    Toast and some freshly boiled tea for the stomach and the newly started “Pattern Recognition” for the “little gray cells” (I wonder how many people will actually get this reference…)

    This is the setting (and a perfect excuse) for some more experimenting with video editing in the videoblogging format. This time around I have fun with extreme cutting.

    This was actually a 18+ minute shoot without interruptions and trimming it down to the 3 minute-something which it ended up with, while trying to make it interesting and somewhat funny was a really interesting task.

    It was a fiercely windy night and you can hear it, especially towards the end of the video. I also decided not to add any music or sound effects at all and it shows the poor quality of the built-in mic. No surprises there, of course, but I still think it is rather passable.

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