An inexperienced guy, with a cheapo camcorder and a basic digital camera shows you moving happy snaps and photographs of his wanderings. Hopefully learning and improving as he goes.
Saturday, 6 June 2009
The windmill of the Belgian National Tobacco Museum
On a cycle ride along the river Leie (Lys) I came across a nice view of the windmill of the National Tobacco Museum of Belgium, with the church bells chiming in the background, I thought that it would make a nice little snippet. From the wind noise on the clip I learned that you should shield the microphone on a windy day (this blog/vlog really is warts and all). There is a good article about the Museum through this link Smoke signals | Flanders Today.
There are many professional and talented amateur video makers and photographers in the world producing good quality footage and photos , I ain't one of them. This blog/vlog is here to post photographs, video clips and snippets as they happen, complete with background noises, be they anything from birds tweeting to workmen with jackhammers and that annoying guy who just will not get out of the shot that you want to take. When I started this blog I had a cheap camcorder and a happy snapper, digital camera and very little skill in using them. Hopefully my equipment and skills will improve as the blog/vlog develops but I will always show things how they happen at the time, with all the glitches and hitches.
This is a tourist's eye view, as it happens.
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I purchased a cheap as chips camcorder, to take to barbecues and record embarrassing moments but found myself enjoying making clips of the places that I visit. I thought that I would share these clips and some photos with the world via YouTube and my blog. Don't expect high quality camera work, I am just an amateur with a cheap camcorder and a happy snapper camera learning as I go. By the way BBE stands for Belgian Based Englishman.
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