These two videos are the most recent video pieces I’ve done for work. They are promo pieces for Tearfund’s “Transform Yourselves” trips. These trips allow you to tailor an overseas group trip to your needs. One of the unique points is that itr enables people to take under 18’s which a lot of organisations prefer to steer clear of due to the extra complications.
I especially like that these trips are not just about a bunch Europeans going put to “help” poor people in a “hit and run” way. Every trip is with a well established partner so we know that the projects are sustainable and that the idea od the project will be to empower whatever village is being visited to help themselves.
The more i hear about these trips the more i want to go on one.
It was an incredibly beautiful morning this morning. As I was driving down past Twickenham i glanced over at the river and i saw how beautiful it was. The sun was just barley breaking through the clouds and there was a think mist over the river.
I parked up and jumped out with my GF1 and my Gorillapod and shot this.
Loving my camera.
Shoot location: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Twickenham,+Greater+London&gl=uk&ei=9wjnTLKXD9GEhQfGjvSEDQ&oi=geocode_result&ved=0CB0Q8gEwAA&hl=en&msa=0&ll=51.441612,-0.331757&spn=0.001043,0.00265&t=h&z=19&msid=104734443379603583578.00049570537cc1f198587
So this weekend has been a great and wonderful one. When i got home on Friday eve i was feeling really stressed out after a bit of a difficult week. I really needed to have some time to relax and recharge. That has been achieved to a degree. We are still in real need of a full break. We have not had a proper break this year for just the two of us. Hopefully we’ll get something soon.
All this has had me feeling a lil wound-up generally but it was a friend who said something today. We were talking about the documentary series that has featured on BBC2 Recently called “The Big Silence“. This series has been looking in to the effects of our busy lives and it encouraged the participants to bring some silence in to their lives. This equated to some dramatic positive effects. The conversation we had earlier was also suggestive of the same sentiment. We fill our lives up with so much noise that it becomes difficult to relax, to be quiet, to hear from God.
So, this is where i ma. I need to cut some stuff out. My life is so full of stuff that i dont need. Now, I love my news feeds. They are a constant source of really great information and inspiration but the problem is that it is constant.
It needs to stop.
We all need to stop…..
Stop and listen.