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LazyAngel
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Posted:MOST RECENT AT TOP



Filmed with: DV camera

Spinning for 2 years on/off (1 year seriously)

Props: staff (singles and doubles)

Edited: yes

Fire: no

I want feedback on my spinning: yes

I want feedback on technicalities of video making; yes



The first staff only vid I've made. Very sloppy planes in a lot of it, but I've been trying to add some character to my spinning: let me know what you think!



Lazy Contact Staff





Filmed with: digital camera

Spinning for 3 years-ish

Props: poi

Edited: not much

Fire: yes

I want feedback on my spinning: yes

I want feedback on technicalities of video making; no



personal notes:



the turning antispin same direction flowers suck, btb planes are well dodgy, as is split time butterfly turns with left hand,stalls look rubbish, timing comes and goes and not nearly enough movement:



on the other hand, some variation between 2-4petal flowers is quite nice, longarm pirouettes are pretty nice, and it was only the second time I'd played with fire in a long while (+ the second time I'd done spiral wraps) so not too bad considering



LazyAngel spinning in China



facebook vid from a mates camera phone quite entertaining commentary, quality not so bad for a phone



A result of Durbs' video challenge:

A brief documentary on the nature of poi



'Warm night, Lazy Fire' - recorded 9/6/06 this is footage from a couple of burns spliced together. No fancy angles or anything, just some footage that wasn't helped by autofocus. A bit of experimentation 'isolating' moves and with hand and arm positions at the end. Anyway I hope you like it, all feedback appreciated!



18.1MB/5min 17secs



google video link





savefile link



'Dirty sox and Lazy spinning pt1' - I finally got round to making a sock vid. Some of it I really like, some of it I quite like, but there's still some bits and pieces to tighten up. Visibility is a bit poor but I'm still searching for a decent location. Hope you enjoy!



25MB/5min40s



savefile link



FireLazy.avi available on request



20MB/ 5mins 48secs



happened to record this the other day, so I thought, why not post it anyway.



Nothing special in there, just a fire spin with lots of things to get nice and clean (especially timing)





Also featured:

me setting my arm on fire a little bit at the start (kinda distracted me from the pendulums a bit)

pretty much invisible attempts at cheese: the spiral wraps at the end all had fingers pointing at the camera.

and one or two random experimental body movements

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animatEd
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Posted:That was nice smile



I like the way you were spinning behind what looked like a dead bush... ubblol



Also made me aware of some things that I need to practice...



Cheers Guy!



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One tip I can offer, Is with your Buzzsaw fountains. Move it around more, and try to get more rotations in there... You looked very stationary as you did it, try to change the level of your body as you take the circle round instead of just moving a buzzsaw from side to side... smile Or maybe what I'm trying to explain is for you to take the buzzsaw higher bofre Changing sides... shrug all this poi terminology nowadays... wink

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LazyAngel
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Posted:Ed: Thanks for the comments! smile

Actually that makes a lot of sense! I actually think I need to do both those things with buzzsaw fountains. I also think I need to practise with my chains unlit a lot more, it's biased all my moves with regard to socks as I take them *everywhere*


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_Clare_
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Posted:Nice work smile

I demand more wiggling, however wink


Getting to the other side smile

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LazyAngel
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Posted:ubblol
I'm working on it Clare!


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Posted:Wiggle, wiggle...

You nearly did it... at the start.

Lots of deep stances and movement.

Then you stopped. Behind a tree (or small twig-like thing) frown

But apart from that... nice one hug


Getting to the other side smile

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LazyAngel
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Posted:I know, I know, I got distracted by a plate glass window and then just stood there like a rabbit in the headlights going 'oooh, pretty...' rolleyes

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Posted:Hahahahahahah...

Damn distractions


Getting to the other side smile

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Posted:Wow - i loved that, you've got a really cool style smile
Nice and lazy biggrin in a chilled out way


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Posted:he does have quite a...hypnotic style, v nice video man, i like it biggrin

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Posted:lol I thought it looked like you where looking in a mirror or something you had that look about you biggrin. I even said so to my mum who was watching over my shoulder ubblol lol



nice vid nice improve by the twig biggrin.



ps stop making vids I'm supposed to be doing uni work dam you all ubbloco



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Posted:Very nice biggrin

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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LazyAngel
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Posted:smile thanks for all your kind comments guys hug
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Posted:More Light!! :P

Nice vid, very nice patterns, a lovely watch..

Banco De Gaia! yay!


Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

Ahnold discussing poi - "It is naht a toober!"

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Motley
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Posted:Great stuff as always m8, was gonna post when i downloaded it last night but it was getting a bit late.

Does get a little dark, especially towards the end though.

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LazyAngel
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Posted:yeah I was out in Ben's back garden, we did have the lights on at the back, but he has a small patio bordered by plants (the famous twig is part of that) so I could only get so close to the light.

I think I need to get a better camera. Or a spotlight. Or maybe wear brighter clothes.....

If I ever get a socks video sorted, I promise all the light you could possibly want...


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Posted:Written by: LazyAngel

If I ever get a socks video sorted, I promise all the light you could possibly want...



Not too much light, though... wink


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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Posted:I liked this a lot Guy - some lovely stalls.

What I want to see next is a one poi throw-forward roll-whip catch with some more wiggles. I've never seen anyone do that before...


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Posted:wow devil bounce2 hug bounce biggrin wow You da superfly guy!

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Posted:Sweet dude biggrin
Music had my bum wiggling in the seat,
movin' to da funky beat ubblol


Omg that rhymed...


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LazyAngel
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Posted:stu: Cheers ubblol you'll be lucky mate!

Jo and Tink: biggrin thanks! Think you guys should get together to write some poietry!!


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Posted:hello guy... i've just found this, any chance you could re-post the link? smile

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LazyAngel
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Posted:Yup smile

yousendit link refresfed


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Posted:and video watched.... eek



very nice spin, and kwality soundtrack (the warm tribal feel is nicely undermined by the hat an gloves). you look like a man who's watched a lot of dervishley yers if you don't mind me saying so. wink very clean and lots of nice ideas with circles ('s what i like) and as claire says some good body movement... but as is usually the problem with fire it gets harder to see towards the end (as everyone's already reminded you)!

rolleyes

my favourite bit has to be the antispin buzzsaw flower/fountain towards the end. that looked lovely and really nice keeping it to four points (i think i usually use 6 like a normal fountain). also liked the long arm/short rm stuff about the 2min mark... do you ever use the other arm on the other side to balance it out? marks also awarded for setting yourself on fire.. comedy, danger and dediction to the cause all in one! biggrin



you should come long to this kalahari thing in a couple of weeks for a fire spin to some real african percussion.... look forward to the next one... hug

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LazyAngel
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Posted:biggrin Thanks a lot dude! Yeah I have watched a lot of dervishley yers ubblove, but I think I actually get more out of nickwithfire. And also that workshop Nick did at Falmouth 4. As for thinking about the circles, well anyone I try explaining poi to usually gets an attempt at explaining the formation of pretty patterns with body movement, but it boils down 'It's all about the circles!' wink

Been sketching lots of (very basic) circle based mandala style patterns which are helping me too understand the relation between normal and antispin a bit.
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also liked the long arm/short rm stuff about the 2min mark... do you ever use the other arm on the other side to balance it out?



I'm still working on moving the 'short' arm in the long/short stuff (trying to isolate with one arm while doing longarm with the other is a right chore) did you mean balanced more like in a flower pattern?

will look into this Kalahari thing... hug


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Posted:For some reason I hadn't seen this either . . until now

Liked the video alot dude very good . . . will have to catch up with you soon ....

As for vid , good performance by the bush . ..

Also liked the spinnage and jumper setting on fireness , should get your mum to patch it up for you ...

I liked the 4 beat buzzsaw was very cool, a different variation on the slower, fuller buzzsaw most people doo...

Good work , I like the long arm stuff too good work

Hope to see you soon buddy , Maybe I should visit cambridge at some point

Matt smile


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LazyAngel
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Posted:smile thanks dude. Actually, it didn't leave a hole, I think it was more a little bit of surface fluff that went up...

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Hope to see you soon buddy , Maybe I should visit cambridge at some point

Matt smile



absolutely! you should come down for Sym's party! or you can come down for mine, which will be end of March/early April. Trying to work out the details of what to do for it at the moment...

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LazyAngel
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Posted:New vid added: 'Dirty sox and Lazy spinning pt1'. All comments appreciated!

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Posted:Love the vid dude, excellent . . . You are defintely getting to grips with the hugs now, I like the way you are merging them into the TTN stuff nice... and the flowers are getting there too, liked the mixing one arm long with other doing flowers . .. sweet



and you almost nailed the splittime butterfly antispin flower thing (about 4.50), just need to drag the poi accross the centre more and you'll be sorted, it is gonna be good moving to cambridge see you next week .... hug



Also bonus streching person in the background....



It was a nice shot of the tree but would of prefered you to fill more of the shot...



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LazyAngel
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Posted:cheers man: glad you like the liked it. I know there was a bit too much tree and not enough of me in there, it's a side effect of using a camera on the ground with no one to shout 'move left/right a bit!' wink

looking forward to seeing you in Cambridge, have to have a jam when you get here! hug


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Posted:hey Guy i love the new video! the sunset is really nice, and the tree is also lovely, way to go Nature!! Towards the end of the video, there's someone doing stretches on the right of the screen in the background, who, i'm ashamed to admit, got some of my attention through mere curiosity!
Anyway, I really like your spinning style, very zen! peace hug hope to see you this week! hug


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