Tuesday, March 29, 2005

More from Zihua

More great video! I got up at 6:30 and went to the
central beach where the fishermen´s market is held
every day. The little boats with outboard motors
pull up on the beach and the catch is sold at various
stations towards the promenade.

I also went to Joe´s Restaurant in the Casa Marina
and captured shots of old photographs he had of
Zihua since 1948 and some lovely watercolors too.

Now I´m on the way to shoot a fellow named Ken
K from Canada who has an interesting prison story
from 50 years ago.

Later, Roadette


Monday, March 28, 2005

Zihuatanejo...a lotta good video

Zihuatanejo, Mexico...good weather, great beaches, cool
video. Brought the 24p dvx100 with me...it survived
the trip and customs (so far). Taped the folk dancers
in Rick´s Bar. (They´re local high school students who
do this charming regional dances in beautifully made
costumes. I shot lots of swirling colors and delicate
lace as the skirts of the girls twirled in front of me.

Later that night, I went to a late-night Mexican dance
club and taped Jose Luis...a fully modern, adult singer
with such passion and energy. A privilege to have this
video, I´ll DVD it and send it to him.

PC (Fujitsu Lifebook) with DVD burner and attached USB
hd (149 GB) is working very well. I´m editing a 3-minute
video of my nephew´s 7th birthday party, where the theme
was superheroes. I´m doing some new stuff in animation,
matting subjects in life action against animated backgrounds.
Using the bezier handles to keep the figures is slow and
interesting...rather difficult but challenge is good, right?

Back off the road all too soon. Roadette