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Be gentle with your comments: remember, all my training is as a print guy and I’m making this stuff up as I go along. Note: Press the play button (middle of the row of controls) to launch the video.
This is so sweet! Really nice editing for this type of thing. I enjoyed it and hope you continue your efforts.
I belong to the same intern’l folk dance group as Jeremy, in Manitoba, Canada. He sent us this link. What is really neat is to see how many similarities there are between different intern’l folk dance groups. The commentary was especially nice, and expresses much of the same feelings that I have about folk dancing! The community feeling in bringing people together, the aspect of the sacred, etc. And our group is just beginning to get a band (singers and a few instrumentalists including clarinet, fiddle, guitar, harmonica, drums, keyboards) together so we can learn the words to the songs and play it at our folk dance socials!
Nice job with the video. I’m going to publicize it among our group in Winnipeg who I think will enjoy it. Thanks to Laura for letting the eefc list know about it.
Very nice video, which we saw thanks to a posting by Laura Blumenthal to the eefc listserve. When & where does the folkdance group meet? We hope to be in Vancouver, BC during the 2nd week of October.
Great work performed by all involved! Enjoyed it, also thanks to Laura for sending the connection!
It would be very nice to provide it in mpeg format with a link for downloading the file. That way people could play it in their favorite viewer, which would, for example, allow them to expand it to fill the entire screen. It would also eliminate
the stuttering effect.
Lovely video! I just wish I’d been there!
I suspect the starting and stopping is related to download speed of internet connection. Video still has a ways to go before it’s fully suited for the ‘net, and I still have a ways to go to learn the most effective settings for compression.
Great footage. My problem was that it kept stopping for several seconds. Any suggestions?
Excellent work you are doing.
Loved it! The dancers look great and the music sounds perfect! I’d like to join the fun! Good to see an old friend or two as well.
Ann, I found I had to press the play button (the middle arrow) to start the video playing.
Great video! Cool to see two bands playing together. Our paths will cross at some point — Mike from Balkanarama
Thanks a lot for this, Mark. Not only just video but also like a documentary. Nicely done. And it’s great to see my debut with Musiki Parea!
I’m with the Surrey International Folk Dancers and wanted to see what’s up; however, my screen shows a blank area with arrows, but it doesn’t play. May be just me, as I’m really not that good on the computor.
Good luck with your endeavours!
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A blog on journalism, media-related matters and some occasional personal stuff, by Mark Hamilton, a journalism instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, in the suburbs of Vancouver, B.C. You can email me or follow me on Twitter.