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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

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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

EDITED_BY: LazyAngel (1191309324)


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Posted:Awesome vid, Guy! Loving that isolation stuff smile

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LazyAngel
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Posted:Thanks guys! biggrin

Jo; I'll be about this week if you want to meet for a tea or coffee

Mac: was good to see you at the BJC. I'm hoping to get some more isolationy bits and pieces on the next vid, including 'the bhangra move' wink


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Motley
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Posted:Great work as always m8

and eek bhangra poi imortalised on video eek

cant wait bounce2


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duballstar
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Posted:another nice video man... some lovely ideas and there's an interesting bit of footlifting which struck a chord with something silly i've been playing with... by the way, i like the location/time of day/fade editing you got going on there! wink ubblol

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LazyAngel
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Posted:ubblol what can I say? I take my inspiration from the vids I like the best (and those were the only decent shots I got! wink )

Thanks for the compliment dude! smile


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duballstar
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Posted:no worries man it was a pleasure to watch! biggrin

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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LazyAngel
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Posted:just added a new fire vid, 'Warm Night, Lazy Fire' 18.1MB/5min 17 secs

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jo_rhymes
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Posted:Great vid Guy!! (nice filming Karen) biggrin:D:D I love the track and the spinning is ace as always.
Especially loving the ninja trousers! hug


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LazyAngel
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Posted:biggrin Thanks Jo! hug
ninja trousers: does that make me half a ninja
wink

actually I got called a 'ginger ninja' by some chav's the other day...


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Gayle......!
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Posted:ubblove You're getting really dancey now. Lovely biggrin

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LazyAngel
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Posted:smile Thanks Gayle! I'm hoping to pick up some more moves from you at your PLAY workshop! biggrin

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LazyAngel
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Posted:*creak as coffin lid opens*

unofficial addition by my mate John:

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=19002920840

worth watching for his voiceover more than the spinning, includes an advert for PLAY wink


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LazyAngel
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Posted:*bump* new vid!

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_khan_
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Posted:The longarm pirouettes are nice, very nice I thought -- really controlled, I like how slow you do them. It seems like you lose the timing a bit going into the spiral wrap, but coming out it looks okay. Otherwise, from your notes, it seems like you have a good idea of areas to work on. Thanks for posting.

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LazyAngel
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Posted:Khan: Thanks for the feedback!

New, staff only vid added on page 1


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-sandy-
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Posted:Nice one Guy. You have a definate style to your contact, i really like the hand tension you have, it makes each move look more deliberate.

Constructive criticism: dont grab the staff as quickly when exiting a move, there were a few times when you snatched for the staff when it would have exited cleanly anyway, it makes you look a little panicked.
Work on your steves, the movements you are doing with your other arm to emphasis the roll down your arm are really nice and will look even better if you tidy up your rolls.
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LazyAngel
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Posted:cheers for the advice sandy smile I'm always panicking a bit with the old contact half the time, mostly caused by practising with steel tubes in China wink

I've been trying to get those steves a bit cleaner since, but I've still got a ways to go. Do you have any advice for moves I could work on to help transitions from one move to another?

Actually with the hand movements, I'm trying to develop them a bit now so that hopefully (if) I get the movements clean, I won't have to start from scratch putting them in afterwards

any advice on the doubles anyone, apart from 'less sh!t'? wink


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simta
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Posted:i reckon shorter lighter staffs for doubles would help

cool vid smile


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Posted:COol video, when I was filming I wasn't really watching you - more making sure you were center. Now I realise that you're pretty damn good! smile

I think that the move where you stall the staff on your chest, between your shoulder and your neck looks a bit weird, but maybe that's just me.
What's it say at the end in red? Just got my name in there but nothing else.


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LazyAngel
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Posted:simta: cheers man smile I agree with you on the doubles thing, was a bit worried about the saying 'a bad workman blames his tools'. Good to know it's not just me thinking that

Rellizate: Thanks smile the credits went a bit blurry in the compression process, red was the only colour I could find that really stood out against the background. Says something like:

Filmed by Rellizate on location at Cambridge Community Circus, edited by LazyAngel


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Fire_Moose
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Posted:That was cool. At 2:21 you do a backspin to head spin was that intentional? If not learn how to do it, its cool. Im impressed, definatly got yer own style that totally works, keep up the contact yo.

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LazyAngel
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Posted:Thanks poje smile , I'll try to get that one down! biggrin

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