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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Video Progress...

WHEW. A busy few days of filming. Even though my folks went away for a whole week and I had the place to myself, I didn't have much time to take advantage of that Tom Cruise-Risky Business style.

Thursday was out at Logan in the middle of the heat, lugging around predominantly unnecessary (but rightfully precautionary) lighting equipment. Filmed some interviews with people working as volunteers in a multicultural learning and aid centre and some volunteers at an aged care respite home. Tried a Lebanese Hawaiian pizza for lunch. Damn cheap out there. Like, 1994 prices. It almost made me wish I lived in Logan. Almost. Then the moment passed. :p

Friday was a horrifically busy day at work, but then, it's December and it's the biggest shopping centre in town. What did I expect?

Jac and I attempted to find a park at Chermside on Saturday but literally could not find a single one. We turned around and went home instead.

Sunday I wrapped a Christmas video for a mate's work - had to reshoot a scene because there was a joke involving two men getting married. Wasn't offensive in anyone's opinion - including several gay men at the work - if anything, it was in support of gay marriage, but one politically correct, super serious person got all Marge Simpson-style nervous and we had to go back to the drawing board! Oh well. The video turned out quite well. I'd post it but, well, it would be inappropriate and for internal purposes only.

Today, was out at hilly hilly Kenmore to do some more educational videos for QRC. I also discovered today that the two previous educational/experimental ones I'd shot and edited were online at a site called "Teacher Tube" - a YouTube-style video sharing site with a strictly educational focus.





Tomorrow, it's back into the breach that is Christmas retail and get into some hardcore editing for a DVD due next week.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good educational videos, well presented. You make the subject sound interesting. Nice and warm voices too.

Anonymous said...

Homosexual marriage: "a peaceful, non-genocidal solution to world´s overpopulation". May not be political correct, it´s not a joke either. If getting married makes homosexuals happy...then... why not make jokes about that? You gay?

Anonymous said...

Glad you appreciated the incorrections

Anonymous said...

No answer is a yes, right? I must say I´m pro-homosexuality, it´s a question of balance: if I want to be part of the problem, someone else must be part of the solution. I admire your sense of sacrifice, you, homosexuals and you must be proud because you´re political correct too, you´re ECOLOGICAL.

James said...

Dear "Anonymous"

No, I'm not gay but I do support gay marriage, as I - like most people in the world - have homosexual friends who are affected by the oppressive laws regarding homosexual marriage.

I cannot tell if your comment about solving the world's overpopulation and ecology are for real or a joke.

But if it is real and that's how you feel, have the balls to put your name on it and not post anonymously.

Anonymous said...

I don´t have balls, but in case I had, I can imagine sweeter things to do with them than that what you are suggesting, darling. I don´t know any gays but I know a stripper instead although last time I met him he was not called "Honey Dripper". The boundaries between real and joke are labile; what I said I felt as very joke and very real. Signed: Angela Sarasate. PD: I´ll spare the Yours faithfully.

Anonymous said...

I wonder, are there in Australia laws regarding homo marriage at all? Is it vorbidden, or simply ignored by law?

James said...

Homosexual marriage is currently not recognized under Australian law - the Marriage Act defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman for life to the exclusion of all others. Same-sex partnerships are recognized as de facto relationships the same as heterosexual de facto relationships, meaning that at federal law they have the same rights as unmarried opposite-sex couples with respect to taxation, social security and health care.

I've just pretty much taken this from the Wikipedia page.

Anonymous said...

Pretty clear your explanation. Thanks a lot. It was much the same in Spain three, four years ago. Homosexual marriage is now allowed by law. Cheers