Saturday, January 05, 2008

On close encounters of the royal kind

click for video: Quicktime / .m4v for iPod / other at

" Most of life is routine - dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street... that is unless you right away start recording footage to voodle, while bicycling along."

Royal can be very down-to-earth when you happen to meet them on their way to the third new-year court levee while peregrinating to work on bicycle, muses Sam Renseiw, docu-voodling en passant. View the fine morning equestrian urban parade, complete with mint marigold, by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 556, 03'16'', 19.8MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features the same parade, from another angle. (lum # 73 " close encounter of the royal kind " 00'51'', 4.7MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Anonymous Robert Croma said...

Always carry a camera.

All royalty should have its own voodler. You are now the official court photographer.

I love the flow and movement you've captured here, , the guerrilla style immediacy, as we follow you down the line of parade. It all seems so absurdly anachronistic against the background of the modern city.

Saturday, January 05, 2008 3:21:00 pm  
Blogger Rupert said...

As Robert says. A dream out of time. Magical. Eerie.

Quite shocking, too, the proximity - that moment you see clearly into the carriage. Something about it - too many Hollywood movies - made me think about assassination at this point. I've got used to being kept far from politicians and royalty in the UK because of 'security'. Pre-9/11 I was always amazed how close I could get.

Saturday, January 05, 2008 6:08:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thanks you!
indeed, it is a simultaneous moment of fairy-tale and very concrete realism... the magic of the quotidian... just happening while passing by on my bicycle...
so happy to live in denmark, where these situations still remain part of life...
the fine thing is that it now is posssibe to capture those moments with the simple digital tools commonly available. this, indeed, constitutes the real potentialities of recording "novel" visual forms..and sharing them.
it is "just" the simple act of seeing.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 2:49:00 pm  

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