2008-06-28

Dragons

On the summer solstice, my friends and I went to the museum to see an entertainment ('cause I can't think of another word for it) put on by the Edmonton Stilt Walkers to celebrate the solstice and the arrival of the Dragon Exhibit at our Museum.

I now know that at something like this I need to decide before hand if I am going to film or photograph, because it is really hard to do both. Please bear in mind that this was the day I rode my bike for 11 miles, so some of the video is a bit shaky, plus I was standing on the seat of a picnic type table and there were teenagers on the table top itself.

I added a few stills at the beginning and end of the video clips and some music to cover the silence. Unfortunately the production had a pretty poor sound system and it was outdoors. So, after all these excuses, if you still want to watch, please do and any editing tips will be welcome.

This is the poster for the event.

video

Fortunately I have two more opportunities to get this right! They are performing again in August and September.

I will report on the exhibit once we have seen it. For an idea of what I am referring to, here is a link to the Royal Albert Museum and just click on dragons.


Have a good weekend all.

14 comments:

gary rith said...

yes, you have a good weekend too, both of you!

Leah J. Utas said...

Most exciting. Thanks for putting it together, Reb.

Jay said...

That's very cool. I've never seen stilt walkers. They would be fun to go see if any ever make their way near me.

Great video too!

Reb said...

Thanks Gary.

Leah, thanks, it was fun.

Jay, thanks. Yes, you should try and see some in person.

Dianne said...

I enjoyed that and I thought you put together a great video.

Reb said...

Thanks Dianne, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Hilary said...

I love watching street performers.. they can be a lot of fun as in this case. I sure wouldn't want to be the guy holding the flaming dragon's head though.

You did a fine job, Reb.

Reb said...

Thanks Hilary. I do too, especially like this when there isn't a big crowd. We have a street performers festival in the summer - along with the million other festivals we have.

the Bag Lady said...

Very cool video, sis! Gotta love the summer in the city.

Reb said...

Thanks Sis. Yep, we do it up right here...we spray for mosquitoes! It only cuts down on the numbers though.

Frank Baron said...

You cobble well, Reb. Thanks for the show. :)

Reb said...

Thanks Frank.

Barbara Martin said...

Quite the scene with the stilt walkers sword fighting with flames!
Good post and video!

Reb said...

Thanks Barbara, I was so glad I got that portion.