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waddo 07-07-21 07:54 AM

New Japan tour video for those interested
 

Prowler 07-08-21 06:21 PM

As usual, I enjoyed that very much. Thanks. A lovely place so I'm sorry to hear that Japan's numbers are going in the wrong direction. Good luck and peace.

waddo 07-08-21 09:57 PM

Glad you enjoyed it and same to you.

metalrideroz 07-09-21 08:16 PM

In a sea of terrible drone footage, needless slow motion and framing that poisons my eyes, your composition of shots is striking. It makes these videos really easy to watch and the recurring themes (yuki bell ringing, crow noises etc.) tie together with your other videos to create an excellent document, however illusory, of bicycle touring in japan. Keep up the good work. Maybe i'll make it over there before the world eats itself.

waddo 07-10-21 03:38 AM

Glad you find them easy to watch. The fact is all those trends you catalgued have come about because Youtube offers a platform for people who want to make videos but have no background in the field and don't do even basic self study. So they think slow-motion is cool without ever thinking of the purpose of slow-motion. And drones were very interesting at the beginning until every video has drones mainly because they are so cool. Etc etc. All this to say youtube is supremely amateur and--with the YouTuber mostly pointing the camera at him/herself--also very narcissistic. Most people seem to love that so good for them.

I started trying to make videos before youtube existed. They were pretty bad, but I read-up on videographer and editing principles. Recently they have reached a level I can live with. But to say they are easy to watch says something about you the viewer rather than me the maker. With no talking head creating "human interest" and videos lasting up to two hours with only minimal narration, not to mention music that some people will just hate, I think these days this would qualify as hard to watch. Don't forget we are also in the world of twitter and instagram.

Now I'm sure you regret posting your comment as brevity is nowhere to be found in my toolbox!

pakeboi 07-10-21 04:51 PM

Best-O videography and editing !

"Yes , there will be rain . "
Why no mudguards ?

waddo 07-10-21 08:53 PM

Glad you could appreciate the vid.

No mudguards because I would have to buy them and pay someone to install them as I have two left hands and HATE manual labour; also sometimes they may need adjusting which is just another thing that can go wrong and I can live without. We wear rain suits when it rains, so dirty water is less trouble than all the above.

metalrideroz 07-14-21 09:53 PM

Just as an aside, in my .txt file of japan spots that I have yet to link together into a route, I have several of those long slides saved.
One in Kyoto,
google maps photo, and street view.
One in Hyogo, google maps photo.

waddo 07-20-21 07:44 AM


Originally Posted by metalrideroz (Post 22142089)
Just as an aside, in my .txt file of japan spots that I have yet to link together into a route, I have several of those long slides saved.
One in Kyoto,
google maps photo, and street view.
One in Hyogo, google maps photo.

I looked at those photos and it seems like any place plagued with steep slopes though still wanting to attract tourists does the only thing they can, make a terraced park and stick a crazy slide in it. Made me wonder if I have seen them before without noticing. It was only because we camped their that Yuki gave it a go.

dgodave 07-21-21 07:50 AM

Looking forward to another Japan touring vid.

Wondering when I will go back for more touring. Circled Kyushu by myself back in 2019 and it was the most amazing tour.

waddo 07-21-21 10:39 PM

Who knows when things will open up again. Japan being very insular, foreigners these days are definitely not welcome including olympic athletes. So it could be quite some time before welcomed international travel gets back to normal.


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