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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Ahhhh, just had the amazing pleasure of spending 5 days or so with Clare and Lisa of the delectable FirePoise. Had 3 gigs, 3 days of mental rehearsals, 1 afternoon of fun and a whole day of cleaning a car.



The up-side of this (aside from spending lovely time with lovely people in a lovely place) was lots of footage.



Only got one video finished at the moment - but I have to say it's my personal faveourite.

Will hopefully get a couple more up later, but for now:



Burnt Farl

66mb DivX Avi (Might as well start putting up larger files as lots of people are on broadband nowadays)

Some beautiful wiggling and spinning from Clare, and some vaguely wiggly techy stuff from me, plus some Contact Juggling which is pretty much identical to any CJ i ever do and some staffing malarky. There's rather too much of me in it really, this isn't vanity. Possibly.



Some Enchanted Evening

Some clips of us spinning at the Enchanted Forest evening in Belfast Botanic Garden. Lots of UV biggrin Very floaty...



The Rock & Roll lifestyle of spinners

A mini rockumentary on the trials and tribulations of putting on a show. Sort of. Does actually have some spinning in it... Probably only funny if you were there. Ho-hum.



Massive thanks to Clare for helping me remember how to spin properly - the Tuesday night fire session was one of my best fire spins ever, if only I'd recorded it ubblol

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duballstarSILVER Member
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Posted:
looking forward to this, have downloaded it but won't play on my computer mate, absolutely nothing recognises it... how did you encode it?
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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
DivX as always...
File sizes are a perfect match so I don't think it's corrupted in the upload.
Anyone else having problems?

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TheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
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Posted:
Yep, I tried opening it with the latest version of the DivX player and got the message 'failed to open file. please check that it is a valid video file.'

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.


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Posted:
yup. won't open

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animatEdBRONZE Member
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Yup, agreed.

Durbs is crap.

Sort it Aaahhht...

:slap:

Cos if it's good, It's going on MoM...

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Clippy no worky.
Oooh, you tease us so. frown

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Posted:
Sadly on worky here either- not even VLC frown

animatEdBRONZE Member
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Posted:
have you not fixed it yet, paul? rolleyes

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_Clare_BRONZE Member
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Posted:
Yep... I asked that too...

Dammit, he's so slack rolleyes

Home three whole days and the video doesn't even work

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.......

Twas lovely to have you here Durbsian... and I'm muchly looking forward to the video...

Take care
Clare x

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PS: Burnt farl.... hahahahha. Very amusing.

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Posted:
ohh, lookin' forward to this!!

..also,the link throws up a 'The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.' error...

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
That's because I'm re-uploading it (for the third time)

48% up - and it's working this time...

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Oh - and Clare wanted me to point out that it was incredibly windy when we filmed this which is why her flags tangle occasionally.
Sadly, the wind didn't affect my poi or staff - I just mess up lots smile
Although it was pretty darn cold - so that can be my excuse.

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_Clare_BRONZE Member
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Posted:
ubblol ubblol ubblol



Yep it was the gale-force winds. As opposed to just beings pants.



hug



PS: Btw, which spin on Tuesday? The one with your pretty virgin staffs, featuring burn-offs that nearly singed the eyebrows of the rest of us, let alone you?!!



wink

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Woo hoo - video is now up and the right size eek

Finally.



I was more thinking of the poi spin than the staffs. They were just silly.

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_Clare_BRONZE Member
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Posted:
Hahahahahhahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!


That rocks!!!!

Thank you darlin... I completely love it - wicked video, from a splendid afternoon ubblove biggrin

hug2 hug2 hug2


Sorry about the shakey camerawork in bits - it was cold and windy biggrin

Hurrah!

x

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fNiGOLD Member
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Posted:
amazing, both of you.

so much inspiration ubblove

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animatEdBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Dude!!

nice way to return from your travels!!

Clare!!

We don't get enough videos of you... this was awesome!!

So going on MoM... biggrin Hope you don't mind... ubbangel

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.


DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Right, second video up.
A mild bodge-job, but the music (I think) fits beautifully - especially Clare's antispin flowers which are perfectly in time...

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Posted:
First Vids lovely, really like the spinning on top the sea wall footage- yummy indeed! ubblove

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_Clare_BRONZE Member
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biggrin biggrin



Hurrah for Enchanted Evenings... bounce



Lots of fun in Lisa's lovely fairy dresses... thanks Durbs, it was fantastic to have you there xx



Edit:



First vid was Durbs and I visiting the Magic Lighthouse in Donaghadee Harbour...

It's magic because we take all our spinner visitors there and always have a lovely time and get great pics.



Second vid was the Enchanted Evenings in Botannic Gardens, Belfast.

Every autumn, for four nights, Belfast council pays for the park to be turned into an enchanted glen - with coloured lights in the trees, and circus performers running about in costume, doing acro, juggling fire, dressing up as mushrooms and faeries.



We were on the bandstand stage this year, with UV mushrooms and flowers (which don't show up too well) and us, dressed in white faery costumes (made by Lisa) and K8 staffs. Then Durbs turned up and ponced about with some aerotechs rolleyes



Twas much fun biggrin



Lisa's pic of the magic lighthouse:




Non-Https Image Link

EDITED_BY: _Clare_ (1160401825)

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both lovely vids, I especially liked the first one though, due to beautiful background complimented by beautiful people ubblove
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Clare - you kicked ass, lucky you were in the video really as it made up for durbs awefull performance wink

Durbs - saw this the weekend remember, i know i told you i liked it alot, but im not going to admit that to you on here wink

ubbangel

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
3rd (and probably final) video now up.

It rocks.
Kind of.

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_Clare_BRONZE Member
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Posted:
tragically, it doesn't work
EDITED_BY: _Clare_ (1160504119)

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
It does, just not on your lame-ass PC with dodgy internet connection that can't load google or Microsoft tongue

Oh, and there's far too much porn on your PC, which is probably why

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
So...er...feedback pls smile

On my spinning, rather than on the video (which personally I think is a nice piece of eye-candy)
The 2nd vids are just to show what we got up to, so you needn't crit them.

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animatEdBRONZE Member
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Posted:
The spinning i can't really give crit for because it kicks ass, and is pretty damn Jedi... well, apart from don't f*ck up, but you knew that already. wink



With Double staff, It really bugs me when they go out of time. I'm really anal about symmetry. When you spin them, it doesn't happen often at all, but it's still something to be aware of.



I do have some crit on your contact, though...



Slow down... wink I fall into this trap as well.i try and keep up with the music too much. while it feels good to be in perfect time, it looks better to do everything at the half the speed. (instead of isolating for one beat, isolate for two, etc etc) Half or even quarter the speed is still in time.



Your chest rolls could look more relaxed. to me, CJ should look effortless. try popping your chest out more, and making a wider circle with your arms? you want the ball to roll higher on your chest...



Isolate your waves more. Wow, i never thought I'd be saying that to you... smile and wave slower. I've found that waves look way better when they're slowed down.



Milk some of your moves. You do them for the tiniest amount of time, your always changing... it's hard to keep up. To keep an audience completely captured, give them a chance to go 'WTF?!' at your isolation, rather than the fast transitions. (IMO wink ) Too fast, and they get bored watching.



Why do you kick your leg up? with poi, yes, with CJ, it makes no sense... unless you wave into it, I suppose...



I love the smiles at the end!!



I've recently found out how important dime stops are (at least, I think that's the right terminology... you know, pop...move...pop...move...pop etc...) everyone should

practise their stopping and starting more.



Your ball isolation is pretty damn good. like I said before, Milk it. it's worth milking. smile



I was watching you do way better stuff at bristol, in sense of speed control, and at bristol, what you were doing looked like it had way more thought put into it.



I think you suffer from a similar thing to me... the best stuff is never caught on camera. smile



All in all, Good stuff, but fast... even after a year away from us lot in the uk, you can still keep up. smile



Hope that helps... smile



Oh, and Skin up. ubbangel [list]

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.


DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Cheers dude, all duely noted smile

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Why do you kick your leg up? with poi, yes, with CJ, it makes no sense... unless you wave into it, I suppose...




I have no idea, it's a habit biggrin If watch any of my videos, that leg comes up. Mildly irritating. It even happens when I'm flying kites (not that I do this very often)
Perhaps I can pass it off as "And now this trick....standing on one leg!" wink

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_Clare_BRONZE Member
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Posted:
Also... it was windy... and things (like his leg) where blowing around alot...


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