Helsinki under lock-down – Video from 22 April 2020

2020s, Finland, Helsinki, Travel, Video

Another one of the skills that I am learning is editing video. Thanks to tutorials on YouTube,  I managed to put the video above together as a start using Lumafusion on the iPad. I’m interested to see how this skill can develop in combination with going on bike rides around the city. It was just shot on a Samsung S9 and even though it uses slow motion, the footage is quite shaky. Going to try some other cameras for comparable results.

Not like winter in Helsinki

2020s, Finland, Helsinki, Photography, Thought Provoking, Travel

The weather has been far too mild in Helsinki so far this year. Only a few days of snow earlier in the season. Nothing like the problems in Australia of course. Taking a walk in the centre during the weekend, even the market stalls don’t seem to fit the atmosphere.

Enjoying the James May travel series in Japan on Amazon Prime. Recommended!

2020s, Thought Provoking, Travel, TV

Japan is a fascinating place and I have loved visiting there. I would have loved to have lived there for a while but alas, it wasn’t possible. I’m thinking of going back there again this year. I just saw that James May of Top Gear fame has done a travel documentary on Amazon Video. I’m halfway through it and have really enjoyed it.

Loved the bits in Tokyo and Sendai so far.

I should start looking for flights soon…

Dear @youtube, please provide an option to remove the pause overlay.

2020s, Music, Video, Web

I’m a huge fan of YouTube and have learnt a lot from many of the tutorial videos on there from photography to cooking. Today, I have been trying to recreate a video reconstructing the song Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz from Point Blank Music school.

At some points in the video, I want to pause it to see the pattern in Ableton that is being shown and recreate it in BeatMaker 3 on the iPad. However, each time I pause a YouTube video, this overlay comes up when I want to see the full screen.

It would be great to have an option to turn off the overlay, especially when I paying for the premium package.

By the way, here is a link to the video in question. Highly recommended if you like to see behind the scenes of a work.

https://youtu.be/I_fWfmQ1ZbM

Chicken Basil Tomato Pasta

Photography

Started copying some dishes on YouTube recently. It’s much clearer how to do and follow the process of making a dish with a video than reading a recipe.This one I took from this video.

https://youtu.be/kRXdQj69Uf8

After watching this other video on how to make pesto, using jars of premade ones are over.

https://youtu.be/6-dOZezSwwM