When i'm not playing poker or watching sport i like to spend time with my local Amateur Dramatic Society. I've been with them on and off since i was a kid and my mum was in the society. I started off backstage and was gradually persuaded to become a performer.
I've been Lurch in the Addams Family musical and had parts in various other musicals, plays and pantomimes. We've just cast and are about to start rehearsals for Annie the musical which we're performing in July. I'm playing Miss Hannigan's dodgy brother Rooster.
What do you lot like to do when you're not at the felt?
an awesome thread @DoktorAvalanche, I hope more people join in and open up a bit.
I like filming stuff, also had a thread about it but abandoned lately, hectic time of the year and all that
I've recently bought my very first camera, a Sony a7 Mark II and lenses which set me back around 1300 euros, but hey, it's me who picked this hobby so might as well stick by it right? .
The pride of my "career" so far as a videographer is the video below, I've been entrusted with a wedding last year which I filmed single-handedly with absolutely no assistance.
I also like video games although my PS4 is a bit dusty.
Great stuff @Ray-Unibet .
You've done a great job with the video, i bet they loved it.
I used to play computer games a lot, particularly loved sports games. My thumbs complain if i do it much these days though.
Thanks for the compliment @DoktorAvalanche , and sure they did, well, that and the highly discounted price which comes with not having any references , but I've done research over the quality that is offered in Malta overall for stuff like this and I must say, looking at the job I've done objectively, it's not the sh1ttiest job I've seen online.
I've not visited the off topic site for quite a while so just found this thread.
@DoktorAvalanche Are you really going to slide down the bannisters while stood up? if so I'm coming to watch! I love watching anything live, stage shows, concerts, sports, it's just a totally different atmosphere and well worth dragging yourself off the couch for. Good luck, keep us updated.
@Ray-Unibet A very professional look and feel to the video, any plans to expand?
Two great hobbies, I'm afraid these days most of mine are confined to being an onlooker, (no, not like that.)
@GR1ZZL3R, thanks for the praise with the video , in terms of expansion, I guess we could say that there is an "expansion" plan. I am planning to buy a drone this summer as well and maybe add some cinematography lenses to the collection, create a website....stuff like this. But one thing I don't want to do is to go for quantity in terms of work. I would rather spend another 2 years learning cinematography and photography and work for a high price to the ones that can afford it rather than work cheap and be overwhelmed. I have 2 weddings this summer that I've been hired for and I've gotten a gig with a wine cellar as well shooting their products, so it's working out. It's not allot of money but I'm at the start of this whole thing. I also do some street photography when I have the time, check the spoiler (And please let's try and keep a straight face and be adults about the Champagne photos )
(Snigger,snigger, cor blimey, snigger) OK that's got that out of the way, let's move on.
"Every picture tells a story" But does it? What's going on with the guy in the parka observing the two others? Has one realised he's been clocked doing something shady? Is it a drug deal that's about to turn bad? Is it a simple exchange of phone numbers? Why is the casual observer seeming relaxed, because he's got ten armed back up guys round the corner, or he knows the others and is merely observing an innocent meeting? This is my favourite, there's so much told but so much we don't know.Some great photos, especially the ones that don't tell the whole story and make you think.
You've certainly got the right idea as far as my outlook goes, slowly but surely, no boom or bust, I really hope you can go forward with this and best of luck.
I'm afraid there will be no bannisters involved @GR1ZZL3R 😂
The stage version of the routine is a bit more sedate thank goodness! Still a massive challenge for me though and something I'm really looking forward to having a go at.
When you filmed the wedding, how much did you charge in total and how many hours did you spend on everything? I assume you were attending the wedding and filming all the time and afterwards, you cut everything together?