Snowy Commute

Back to occasional videoblogs after the intensity of Vlomo.

It has snowed around where I live and where I work, although we have got off pretty lightly compared to other parts of the country. It’s all very pretty, but it adds a lot of time to my daily commute, both to and from work. Queues. Queues. Queues.

Vlomo 2010 Day 30 – Hindsight

I have really enjoyed Vlomo this year. It’s been tiring, but I have watched a lot of great videos from other vlomo-ers, shot and edited a wide range of stuff, and learned loads.

During this month I have upgraded from an old tape-based Sony DV camera to a shiny new High Def Sanyo Xacti, I have progressed from my old comfortable editing software (Serif Movie Plus) to get almost as comfortable with Adobe Premiere Pro. I have moved from hosting WMV videos on my own web site to uploading HD MP4 files to youtube, and changed the theme on my video blog. Without Vlomo I would have achieved none of this.

I hope Vlomo 2010 was good for you too!

The music for this video is “Eyepennies” by She Makes War from the live EP which accompanies the album “Disarm” and is used by permission. Laura is a very talented musician, photographer and video-maker, and I strongly recommend that you watch her videos, buy some of her stuff and see her perform.

Vlomo 2010 Day 29 – Leaving

Many of the videos I have produced for this year’s Vlomo have shown interesting places I can walk to in my lunch hour. As of 30 November 2010 the client projects which occupy most of my time will move as the client company vacates this building. It’s not far, less than a couple of miles, but it does mean that many of my favourite spots will probably be beyond a casual walk.

This place had a great atmosphere, and I’ll miss it. The end of the Academia era.

Vlomo 2010 Day 26 – Market

This weekend (26,27,28 November 2010), Bury St Edmunds has a special Christmas Market, with entertainment, food, and drink, as well as stalls selling all sorts of strange things. Apparently it really gets going in the evening, but I took the chance to see what was going on on one of my lunchtime walks.

Vlomo 2010 Day 24 – Gardens

Just beyond the ducks from day 21 are the Abbey Gardens. Right in the centre of town and freely accessible to everyone, these gardens are filled with people relaxing and enjoying themselves during the summer. As the days get wetter and colder there are fewer people and more birds and squirrels.