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Pink...?BRONZE Member
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To overcome a fear, you are meant to confront it. So here is my attempt to overcome camera shyness.

Thanks to my brother for the wizarding camera genius and my sister for being cool!

So here it is. It is meant to be a therapy video so please don't be too harsh!!! ubbangel

Hope you enjoy! redface

Broadband 16mb

Dial Up 6Mb

Full Fat! 51mb

EDITED_BY: Pink...? (1115544089)

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MikeIconGOLD Member
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Very nice, Pink. Really liked it. Perhaps in the next video youd be willing to put your hair back and lift that chin up a bit so we can see your pretty face more? smile

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how cute and fluffy biggrin, see cameras are your friend now. watch out for the sheep though wink

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Cute Little Burning BallBRONZE Member
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lovely Spinning and very nice Video! clap now that uve become a star cool ppl will be wanting some more... rolleyes

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Hun you spin beautifully and you look gorgeous. You have no reason what so ever to be camera shy! hug When do we get Vol II?

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Lucky you scared away that teeny cow-monster before it ated you eek

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oh and I like that Helen gets credit for her jumper holding skills. After so many years going unrecognised....


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ShawnF 162 posts
Location: Springfield, MA - USA

Hey, this is a really good video! I love how it gives a real sense of place with the great scenery. And soe nice artistic shots like the one with the focus on grass in the foreground. And the music fits as well.

From the shyness I was thinking maybe you were a newbie as far as poi itself goes, but lots of hard tricks! Very nice waist wrap and hyperloop stuff. Don't know how long you've been spinning, but keep that up and you'll have some super-crazy stuff pretty soon.

And nice car.. smile


ShawnF 162 posts
Location: Springfield, MA - USA

Actually, I just wish there was an even higher res version, though I'm sure hosting is an issue. A couple of sections looked pretty pixelated at full-screen. Busy backgrounds like that are murder on compression.

But other than that, great stuff. smile


OrbitSILVER Member
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Location: USA

Yay! great vid... great song (yay Lemonjelly!)... great spinning!

wow 5bt btb waistwrap turns!

great sense of spinny movement style as well -- sure to improve as you get over your shyness... especially around 1:30 where you really start to groove a bit, and around 3:30 the close-up stuff looked like you were totally groovin...

I was quite camera shy for a long time, but then spinning (and dying my hair with blue highlights) helped me get over it. Hard to really flow when the camera's pointed at you, though...

LazyAngelGOLD Member
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clap nice one! That was a really pretty, happy vid! biggrin So glad you've got over your camera shyness, and what a way to do it! smile

When's the next one coming? wink

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Pink...?BRONZE Member
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Thank you all ever so much for your lovely comments.

Firstly - no the little cow monster luckily didn't attack me

- the car is my sisters (she likes fast cars)

- The editing was done by my bro and me (well me saying, "no i look really ugly in that shot" a lot.)

- We are now putting up a big whopper of a file if anyone wants the full fat version.

- And lastly... I still can't believe i have posted a video on here eek redface Don't expect my courage to be up to making another one for a while yet!!


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Pink...? hun, you are not and have never been ugly! Get back in front of that camera and show me some more moves I can learn!


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mrprolapse 2 posts

Hello, I am Pink's bro, and helped her do this vid! I have to say that most of the idea's were hers and she looked very pretty in my opinion!

Thanks to all for you comments, I am not strictly a poi person, but I really enjoyed shooting pink! ubblol I will try to persuade her to do more vids!!!

Glad you liked the car.. brummmm brummm! biggrin

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Very nice Pink!! I loved the music!

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does this mean that you won't run away when I point a camera at you next time we meet Alice?? wink

And not only is it a nice car, its a fine choice of colour too! biggrin

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We had to hide our sheep's eyes! You should add a "not suitable for small sheep!" disclaimer to the link!

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flidBRONZE Member
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I like it. Nice scenery smile

mechBRONZE Member
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pink, we have been telling you for a long time you are pretty, and have no reason to be worried about be on camera!

thats a lush vid, well shot, with lots of good moves in it, you have no reasons not to wnat it online!

and you know it

well done lady hug

do you wnat me to upload it to poiinthepark, so that you dont have to worry about the mailing link expiring?

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Puresock 406 posts
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Pink's got a video! Wooooo! Lovely stuff indeed, nice locations biggrin Those 5 beat waistwrap thingies are lush, I didn't think 5 beat behind the back could be done neatly... smile Well done for overcoming your shyness!

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Huge hugs to Pink. your bloody brave hug and fantastic all at the same time hug

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Mr_ChutneySILVER Member
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Brilliant stuff Alice smile

I remember seeing you spin at Falmouth and thinking why on earth I hadn't seen a vid of you before. Both on screen and in person its beautiful to watch smile

Thanks for sharing, I look forward to seeing more (on screen or in person) soon biggrin



RyGOLD Member
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Top vid Alice! Can't imagine how long it'd take to do what you do! My waistwrap is only just starting to come together now frown!

Brilliant camera work Pink's bro.. you two should collaborate more often!

Keep up the good work!! clap clap clap

ps. Downloaded the fully fat file one and a half times.. halfway through the first time the server reset the connection. Do I get extra points? smile

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wow that was really beautiful alice hug loved your body movement and some really cool body shapes, love the pose at 1.26 ill be adding that to my repetour smile. your hairs looking fab loved the artsy filming of hair flicks. the filming style and location where really nice to i really liked the variety

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Amazing video, stunning locations only appreciated in the 50mb download, Would have loved to see a day to night transiton somewhere in the movie going from socks to fire or glow or somethin. Your BTB stuff was top, the zoom ins were like sexy slow motions from classy movies, haha it was brilliantly compiled. Song matched well, haha lemonjelly makes some crazy beats, i have this one song where he has some crazy guy making noises at the biginning. Anyway 5star poi vid. Really liked it.

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Yay for Pink videos biggrin

We like very muchly

and a big Yay for sheep in videos - need or of these please people wink

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FlamingOberonGOLD Member
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absoutley amazing, amazing video. all of the elementa were put together very nicely. and as much as i love fire, sometimes it is nice to be able to see the whole poi, including the chain/sock/etc, and being able to see some more of the person doing the dancing is sometimes good too. especially when someone wants to watch the video and possibly learn something from it...

kudos to you for putting the video here... would say it took a lot of guts, but with a video like that it is more just common sense smile

I have only been dancing about a year, and I started staff then it was stolen so i started poi and lost so much of my staff skills and now i finally have some new staves and other fun toys, and my troupe had a big performance and i am confident on stage in My troupe, even though i am not the best there, but i wouldnt dream of posting a video to this site, because i watch the vids here and drool on a regular basis. 5bt btb waist wrap? i literally just ::started:: to get regular 3bt btb this morning at like 3 am when i was procrastinating from a research paper, and for the life of me, now matter how many threads i read, i have no clue how to do a waist wrap...

SO since i will NOT be posting any videos any time soon, you should prolly go ahead and post a couple extra smile

ShawnF 162 posts
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Thanks for the 50meg version of the video. Makes a big difference in the quality. smile


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i swear one of those sheeps went moo shrug

Anyways, loverly vid, loverly girl hug

I love the camera work, twas nice... ubbrollsmile Yay! hug

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GnorBRONZE Member
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Nice stuff Alice. Bens not fibbing we watched it lots and lots and were very impressed by your unreal video.

Thankyou for sharing with us. hug hug hug

Nice hair too. biggrin biggrin clap clap clap

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