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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
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Posted:Sorry people after last COL5 I am not willing to make another one. Please do continue to share on the net as you do and link to your videos in the video forum.



I will do some other project instead, hopefully with Pele.



PS This is a sad moment for me too as I have really enjoyed putting these together hug



Malcolm


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2bags
BRONZE Member since Apr 2004

2bags

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Location: bristol, uk

Total posts: 272
Posted:Written by: Pele
I have to say I am really frustrated with the mentality of many on here.

Until the contest was removed, no one questioned the rules. And now, everyone seems to.

The rules have not changed.
Thanks FNI, as it was what I was about to post when I saw it.



i'm not sure i understand what it is that you're frustrated with confused. i think what we're doing is clarifying the rules and coming up with suggestions (some of which i think have been very good) to try to improve the community video.

as far as i can remember the rules have always been clarified in the build up before a col. people discuss it being a competition and ask whether they can enter with certain props wink.

this is because the rules have always been a little ambiguous. previous entries have had random things in them, but been dominated by poi or staff. however, i can't remember ever seeing an entry based entirely on one of the "other toys", so i was curious as to how malcolm felt about such things. particularly concerning contact juggling, which is related to poi and staff but you'd be hard pushed to interpret the rules to allow it smile.

Written by: Pele

I should think that everyone would be grateful that they weren't cancelled altogether (which, btw, I was a proponent of)




i am grateful they weren't cancelled. i'm not sure why you're so against them. i think they're really rather fun. ubbrollsmile


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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York

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Posted:Written by: 2bags

particularly concerning contact juggling, which is related to poi and staff but you'd be hard pushed to interpret the rules to allow it smile.




i suppose you could interpret them so that if you use a fire juggling ball, you could contact with it.


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2bags
BRONZE Member since Apr 2004

2bags

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Location: bristol, uk

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Posted:yeah, that would be a way around the rules, but i think part of the magic of contact juggling can only be achieved with acrylics. now if you can interpret the rules to allow unlit contact balls (not being swung or twirled) i'll be impressed. smile

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:just put the fire inside the contact ball wink

Love is the law.

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Im sad. I was really hoping to enter the competition this year. Sure, its nice to still have a community vid that will also improve our resources but half the fun was in the competition. It was really the only outlet we had for competition and it was a rather innocent way to compete as opposed to "Im better than you, my planes are way cleaner. No man, Im better than you cuz I can do behind the back hyperloops". Now, I know, most of you dont view poi as a competative sport of such and I dont either, for the most part. But it still is nice for those who went the extra mile for their videos, won the competition, and really felt like they have accomplished something by doing so.



And Im still unclear on exactly why the competition is canned... So a lot of people didnt follow the rules, big deal. Those are the people who dont make it onto the video. When CoL ends up having 3 videos on it of the people who actually did follow the rules, perhaps people will get the idea and try harder next time. Same thing with the music issues - people who dont have their own original music or permission to use their music dont make it. IMO, the competitioni wasnt handled right from the start, and in the end, we are the ones suffering from it.


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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Many thanks Malcolm, the COL series has been inspirational to us all. But some days you just cant win, and its out of the frying pan and into the fire wink as they say.

I think the bottom line on this one is that you can be reassured that the HOP community will support you 110% in whatever you decide, because Hop is a unique and special place with out peers smile

Now back to the chase scene: I dont come down here much, and I only dropped in to see what was happening with COL 6, but talk about hidden agendas. Sure, in the past there have been some great entries featuring juggling, like who can forget bassman biggrin But the way this thread is going it seems like there has been An Invasion by Jugglers.

The site is called Home of Poi and Fire Twirling, and according to Mission Statement Written by:
The mission is to "deliver the best resources and equipment in these arts by remaining a leader in areas of research, development, distribution, community and support services".



I think its great that Hop has assisted many people to expand their horizons so I suppose it really depends on whether Hop has grown and diversified enough to become something else. Even I juggle a little now, but Im not big on watching lots of toss juggling unless it flows. So personally, I dont want to watch a Col thats predominated by juggling. Like Id get a juggling video if I wanted to watch juggling, which i don't, as juggling is something I prefer doing rather that watching.

So perhaps the fair thing to do is stick by the decision that moved juggling out of the poi section, and let the current rules stand for this year.


cheers
and good luck smile


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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Posted:Written by:


pele what is it thats saddening you? if malcolm doesnt like the idea of modifying the rules he wont.





Im saddened by some of the attitudes here as well... I dont understand why people cant be happy and respect what they are given.... There will always be room for improvement, or areas that need clarification, but prehaps people should think of the people working on the DVD, before we request juggling and contact etc to be added into a firespinning video. I believe people seem to be demanding a bit too much from Hop/Malcolm.

The rules are what they are for a reason. Dont add excess stress for Malcolm.

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IMO, the competitioni wasnt handled right from the start, and in the end, we are the ones suffering from it.





*rant start*



We are lucky to even HAVE a video, and were lucky for all those years to have a competition as part of that. Malcolm must be under a HUGE amount of pressure from us to get stuff like this done, and we all seem to forget that he gives up his spare time and HIS MONEY to do things like this for us.



Guys, Malcolm just had a baby, cut the guy some slack, he doesnt HAVE to do stuff like this for us, he did it because he loved the project and the excitment it raised. It bought us together as a family.



In my opinion people are starting to ask for more, more, more...

If you want new rules/ toys included, YOU make the videos,

if you want a competition, YOU make the videos, and sponser the prizes

if you want to deal with all the legal, money issues and not spending time with your loved ones, YOU make the videos.



But dont expect someone else to do it on your behalf and then sit and whinge when you dont think its up to what it "should be"



Icon I will be happy to support you, if you decide to bring out a comp vid.



*end rant*


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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

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Posted:my thoughts, short version:

Malcolm is great for putting up HOP and organising COL! biggrin

COL is still on despite the circumstances! biggrin

This is great! biggrin

I think the question of the circles of light is more a philosophical discussion than a discussion of the rules!:D

Don't question the rules just put together the best entry you can involving swinging , twirling, or any of the fire arts! biggrin

If it's a great vid that's what matters! biggrin

Everybody be happy at the prospect of a kickass COL! biggrin



and biggrin to all the unhappy people!

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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

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Posted:Just to clarify my position-

I don't want a COL dominated by juggling/other skills

I'd like entries to be permitted a portion of juggling/other skills if the entrant desires to use them

I don't want to make extra work for malcolm or anyone else, and believe that permitting a portion of juggling/other skills would not add to anyones work

I'm grateful to Malcolm for HOP and the COL videos

I believe that a COL video by the community for the community will be more successful if that community expresses its opinions about what it would like that video to be

I'm saying that my input, where opinion is concerned is that I'd like, if I entered, to feel free to insert some juggling/contact in my entry without fear that it will be disqualified for doing so

I'd like some juggling/other skills allowed, and I'd like to see more non-fire entries.


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

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Posted:i think this has got a bit out of hand.

there seems to be a very strong defensive element trying to protect malcolm's time and effort (a noble gesture) but i don't think anyone was actively asking for malcom to 'do more work' at all.

Written by: Valura

In my opinion people are starting to ask for more, more, more...
If you want new rules/ toys included, YOU make the videos,
if you want a competition, YOU make the videos, and sponser the prizes
if you want to deal with all the legal, money issues and not spending time with your loved ones, YOU make the videos.



i think that's exactly the point - that the people asking questions ARE the people who are going to make the videos.

malcolm edits and handles the production side of the compliation but the actual material that makes the video up *is* provided by these people.

malcolm rightly reserves the right to edit the material down but beyond that, if you are going to spend time making a video (finding a location, deciding on what to showcase, getting there on time with decent lighting, getting good footage on tape and eventually editing it all together), it makes sense to clarify what is acceptable before you go wasting your time producing video of material that will not even be considered.

if i spent two weeks putting together a video with some juggling elements, i would be very upset if i later found out that the juggling had no chance of ever being included at all.
if the 'other toy' parts were edited out due to time restrictions (which is accepted for all of the entries) then so be it, but if i dedicate time and effort, i'd like to know that my work will at least be considered for inclusion.

say i went ahead, produced it anyway and afterwards i find out that anything other than fire, poi and sticks would be removed from my work because the rules state it i would be naturally miffed - if i complained about it afterwards, the obvious reply from here would be "why didn't you attempt to clarify things before you made it?"

i don't want col to be opened to all object manipulation with whole sections on ribbons and club juggling, but if i get 20 seconds of decent contact or a 10 second long clip of time lapse balloon modeling interspersed in the spinning, i don't think it would be a bad thing.
in fact, i think the opposite.

how many people watch a col video from start to finish after those first few watches?

a little bit of variety is not a bad thing imho.

we often discuss here how the other disciplines we follow have affected our spinning styles and i for one would love to see a reflection of that on col 2005.

for example:
a 15 second clip of part of a tai chi form followed by 90 seconds of poi spinning using similar body movements would be a joy to see.

i personally have at least two general areas that i could show that have evolved from 3 ball juggling and amalgamated themselves into my poi spinning.

this is a community.
we are invited to express our opinions here, especially on the things that we, the members of the community, have a direct influence on (col possibly being the most extreme example of this influence).

i don't think its fair to say what amounts to "shut up and get on with it or piss off", especially as some of the people that that attitude has been directed at are contributors to past col projects.

i think i'll stay a comfortable distance from this project too.

good luck and thanks in advance to all those that put in the time and effort to creating the next col - the talent and the organisers - its my favourite way of supporting hop so whatever's on the next one, you'll have a buyer here smile


cole. x


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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

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Location: Adelaide

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Posted:Written by: coleman

i think i'll stay a comfortable distance from this project too.




booooooooo i think col would be oh so much better with a jedi like yourself in it biggrin

come on cole let me send in the footage i have of you ill even edit it for you, ubblol the whole 2 tangles from the 10 mins of flowy goodness. you know that i know that you know that i know you want to biggrin


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

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Posted:Written by: ben-ja-men

the whole 2 tangles from the 10 mins of flowy goodness.



shhhhhh! mad

you'll ruin my reputation as a techy, static, 'all about the arms' london juggler umm


but really, that footage is nowhere near good enough for col ben (and there might be people juggling in the background eek wink)


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 2474
Posted:well if its not good enough it wont get on now will it smile

come on you know you want to do it for little timmy


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coleman
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coleman

big and good and broken
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Posted:i care not for little timmy.

i didn't say its not good enough to get on col (although i really don't think it is) - i meant its not good enough for col because its not me at my best.

lots of people see col.

if lots of people are gonna see me spin, it had better be the best i can manage.

(and you know it would have to have me juggling in it too... wink)


cole. x


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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 2474
Posted:awwww poor little timmy, he might not make it through the winter if you dont enter you uncaring brute you tongue

oh just juggle your poi and be done with it tongue

besides how would u know if its you at your best you havnt seen it now have you ....... maybe if i actually get my act together and rip plus post it to you you will see how good it is and enter it to col? and incase meg posts about my slackness its all lies horrible horrible lies ubbangel


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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

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Location: New Zealand

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Posted:Hey cole, i'd love to see some juggling and i was chatting to my friend over the weekend about doing some tai chi for the dvd smile he's training how to train tai chi, gonna be great. Got some really cool forms.

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

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Posted:"Circles of Light" - well, my UV acrylics look like circles and light up... wink

And whilst this is Home of Poi the boards do cover every single other form of object manipulation.
The shop sells most other props too - which, incidentally, could be seen as a reason to include other non-poi/staff props as they would/could boost sales.

Ok, I'm nit-picking, but the rules themselves are fairly vague
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Must be doing swinging , twirling, or any of the fire arts




On a personal level (and as a potential punter, I think it's fair to be able to put forward what I'd like to spend my money on) - I would prefer to see a DVD covering mostly poi and staff with a good reflection of the other arts covered also on this site.
Maybe just having one video of juggling, one of diabolo, one of devil-stick for example - just to show other people what else is out there.
I own all but COL4, and whilst I think they're great - I sincerely feel they are lacking in that they do focus too much on poi and staff. No matter how good everyone is - an entire DVD of the same thing can get fairly monotonous.

HoP is a community - and it's an all-embracing community. A quick look at the boards shows the range of interests people have on here, and I think it would be a great shame to deprive people of seeing just how awesome some of the "object manipulators" are. As someone who has dabbled in most toys, I shudder at the thought of someone not seeing DsAds doing devilstick, Glass doing CJ (or anything else for that matter...), Bender with 3-section staff etc.

An example, would be the "Detours" video (www.detoursvideo.com I think) which is a progressive hip-hop dance video. Whilst most of the dance on their is breaking/liquid/popping etc, they still throw in chunks of other random dancing, and it helps break up the video.

Aaaaaaaaanyway - I don't like to rant (and hope I haven't here), but for all this talk, I know COL'05 is going to be wicked and would hate to think for one iota of a second that Malcolm feels unappreciated for running the COL series.


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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Posted:cole I think that my point may have been missed a bit...

*disclaimer this is NOT a rant, and I am not a crook*



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it makes sense to clarify what is acceptable before you go wasting your time producing video of material that will not even be considered.





Absolutley it makes sense. I would understand that stance if this was a new project. Everybody knows already what the rules are for the submission for the vids, they have been on the site for years.

What I am having difficulties understanding is because the name of the vid has changed and the fact that there are no longer prizes, people are now wanting to totally change everything about the community video, which in turn does create more work for Malcolm, having to rewrite rules and edit more etc etc.



There are people on this board who have been openly slagging previous COL's and my "make the videos yourself" quote was specifically for them, because I believe that Malcolms good nature has been taken advantage of.



I am not saying that because its "noble" either. I just believe that there are some people on here voicing some hurtful things without thinking about the amount of work that has to go into something of this scope. I would be saying the same if it was anyone on this site who had taken the time to do something so positive for our community, only to have to sit and listen to what crap it was, and that the community demands "this and that" for the next version.



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i don't think its fair to say what amounts to "shut up and get on with it or piss off", especially as some of the people that that attitude has been directed at are contributors to past col projects.





Is this what you believe that I am saying? Or is it others in this thread also?

If this is what you think I am saying, it is not the case, and I dont apprciate that slant on my words. What I am saying is that there is so much more to what happens to COL behind the sences than most of us realize and the people who are whinging about no prizes are not being appreciative for the work and the money that goes into it.



Arsn and I and Puk have contributed to col before, and the video wasnt the greatest quality So it wasnt used unfortunatly.(or maybe im a censored spinner) We are not the greatest with technology. The reason I am telling you this is because what I take from the above quote is that you believe I am sitting on my high horse and not appreciating the effort that the "contributors" to COL make by sending in a vid. This isnt true, I too have made the effort, and was disapointed that we didnt make it. So I consider myself a "contributor" as well



I do agree with you in regards to the variety. I love contact, I can deal with juggling, I love acro and all the other modalities that we use, but prehaps it may be a bit too much to be pushing for at the moment? We are lucky to have a vid at all right now.



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IMO, the competitioni wasnt handled right from the start, and in the end, we are the ones suffering from it.





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yeah I was disapointed with it too. I'm glad I didn't pay for it







It is this type of attitude that I am dismayed at Cole, not nessacarily you guys disscussing how great it would be to have other things added in the DVD so please dont think that for one moment.


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NYC


NYC

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Posted:Dang it, I hate it when I miss watching a good fight.

What? Jugggling?! Hey, don't you come corrupting our pure poi and staff world. How would you like it if poi and staff spinners started showing up at Juggling conventions and taking up workshop space.

Oh wait, scratch that. ubbangel


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NYC

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Posted:And I maintain my original assertion of years ago.

CoL would sell way better if there was more nudity.

wink


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Yes, let's go.
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Nate
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
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Posted:i aggree with NYC bring on the nudity

on a more serious note, there should as people have suggested be atleast one or two videos of each other art that anyone can do well in this lovely community

and also taking in the fact that this video will be mostly dedicated to peoples skills with their poi and staffs:
there are soooooo many people out there with soooomany different styles/techniques that a whole video with poi and staff doesnt have to be boring if you have enough variation of the styles in the videos..... malcolm will do this brilliantly as he has in all of the COL series


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Nate
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Posted:and i've probably just repeated what everyone has been saying on the last four pages

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fraggle
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Posted:ill def be sending in a new vid


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a liitle of the rainbow wall

and a little stringing with stix


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Posted:hey, since the 'competition' is over, how about replacing this

Written by:
Compilation videos from International performers - win up to US$1000 in prizes



to something like:

Written by:
Annual HOP Community Video Project - a compilation of international performers.



??


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musashii

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Posted:Written by: nate

and also taking in the fact that this video will be mostly dedicated to peoples skills with their poi and staffs:
there are soooooo many people out there with soooomany different styles/techniques that a whole video with poi and staff doesnt have to be boring if you have enough variation of the styles in the videos..... malcolm will do this brilliantly as he has in all of the COL series



Without disregarding the hard work that goes into each video, I'd love to see more variations in between spinning. No matter how masterful the style or editing, it does seem to all kind of gloss together after a while when it's straight spinning one after another. Let's see some vid of the new baby malcolm ubbidea


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coleman
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coleman

big and good and broken
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Posted:v - my post wasn't directed solely at you.
it did address stuff you said though.

"there is so much more to what happens to COL behind the sences than most of us realize and the people who are whinging about no prizes are not being appreciative for the work and the money that goes into it."

i don't think this is the case - i think most of us do realise the amount of work that goes into making a col video each year and the people whinging about no prizes (although looking back, i can only actually find one person expressing an opinion that he is disappointed that there is no competitive element any more, not that there are no prizes) were not intentionally disrespectful. i for one am a massive fan of the removal of the 'competition' tag that col had.

i completely respect your reaction to and disappointment with the comments you've read on past col's but to be fair, without criticism and suggestions for improvement, things will enevitably stagnate.
i think maybe slightly more constrcutive criticism would be welcome (saying why you didn't like something as well as what you didn't like about it) but i think opinions on the format of the video compilation are a good thing.

malcolm is obviously thinking about the formats of the videos he produces, hence this thread and his comments re: a specific fire safety video (which incidentally will create a *sh!tload* more work than having to edit videos that might have a little contact juggling in them as well as poi for the next col would).
if malcolm is unhappy with us discussing the format of entries for the next col, all he need do is say so.
if he is too busy to consider matters like this, we will respect that, but i don't really understand why talking about the format of the next col dvd translates to "demanding" and "pushing".

i see now that your point is that which i quoted at the start, i.e. 'think of how much work goes into these things before you make any comments, judgements or express your opinions' - here you say it again worded differently:

"There will always be room for improvement, or areas that need clarification, but prehaps people should think of the people working on the DVD, before we request juggling and contact etc to be added into a firespinning video. I believe people seem to be demanding a bit too much from Hop/Malcolm."

i don't think that talking/asking about this stuff is demanding, creates extra work or is dismissive of those that put the compilation together.
what pele said back near the start is exactly what i'm thinking (and is what just about everyone here seems to be agreeing with anyway):

"I am curious. I had been wondering this myself after perusing the "other" forum.
Malcolm, where is the breaking point to which not as spinny based arts are allowed in the COL's?
Is it preferably to have a the main focus on spinning/twirling arts?"

i'd like to see poi entries with a bit of other stuff if it fits well - especially so if the other stuff influences/crosses over into the poi.
this does not mean that i don't respect the level of work that goes in by hop admin, it just means that i would enjoy col 2005 a lot more (and would probably watch it more often too) if it had these other elements in.

like i said before, who actually watches a col from start to finish more than a few times...?


cole. x


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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

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Posted:Written by: Cole

i'd like to see poi entries with a bit of other stuff if it fits well - especially so if the other stuff influences/crosses over into the poi.
this does not mean that i don't respect the level of work that goes in by hop admin, it just means that i would enjoy col 2005 a lot more (and would probably watch it more often too) if it had these other elements in



ditto

But it all comes down to the entries I suppose, if those who do cross over other arts into spinning, are good enough to make it look nice and are imaginative aren't entering it won't have those aspects we enjoy no matter how much debate in here there is. In other words, if you want it I'd suggest sending it in anyway. The worst that can happen is that you have a nice new video of yourself, Malc has one too and you can go host it somewhere like Sperc or Soton or where ever smile


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:I feel quite relieved that I dont have an opinion.




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Well, I do.



Written by: Cole
how many people watch a col video from start to finish after those first few watches?



Im like that. I havent watched a COL yet from start to finish. For the same reason that I try to keep my own spinning videos under about 4-5 mins (unless theres enough stuff to keep interest and its a good tune) as, I for one, do not have the concentration capactiy to sit there for an entire hour and a half (or however long) watching people continually spin. It bores me if im not actually doing anything. Time lapse, or even a speeded up clip of someting like balloon modelling would be brillliant, as balloons are often coloured brightly biggrin



and is a proponent someone that is for, or against an idea?



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2bags
BRONZE Member since Apr 2004

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Posted:Written by: Unattractive Cranky Old Freud

I dont think there should be any other circus skills allowed on the new COL series, as indeed, it is Home of Poi and it is Circles of Light.

Where would you draw the line?

You allow Contact juggling one year, then juggling the next, then diablo after that, and before you know it, people are using yo-yos and miming.




Written by: Unattractive Cranky Old Freud

I for one, do not have the concentration capactiy to sit there for an entire hour and a half (or however long) watching people continually spin. It bores me if im not actually doing anything. Time lapse, or even a speeded up clip of someting like balloon modelling would be brillliant, as balloons are often coloured brightly




so you are saying that the video should only include the spinning arts of poi, staff and balloon modelling, but not unrelated things like juggling and contact because then we wouldn't know where to draw the line? ubbrollsmile ubblol


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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

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Location: Belfast

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Posted:I would like to see all kinds of goodness...

Surely what we all enjoy about these videos is seeing people who have obviously practised and trained and been dedicated enough to become good and enjoyable to watch.

So I suggest leaving it up to Malcolm...

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