Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Yep, the Allomorph has finally exposed herself on video ...

So, remember how I had the Steinbeck Festival thing last weekend on Ithaca? Here's the video I made for it. The wind wasn't our friend that day, but I think we did a pretty decent job considering ...

 

Have you ever read this book? What did you think of it? If not, have you ever read the original Odyssey by Homer? I have tried, I really have, but I just don't have the patience for it. That's not very "literary" of me, is it! :o)


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  1. Well done, you did great job. Not sure that a dislike of Steinbeck makes you lacking in any way. The work is dated, which puts some people off.

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    1. Carole, the Odyssey was written by Homer, not Steinbeck. :o)

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  2. Great video, I loved the sea! I've not read Steinbeck at all. I'm not sure I've ever tried...

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    1. Annalisa, the Odyssey was written by Homer, not Steinbeck. :o)

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    2. I missed the start of the clip due to cat interference - so I missed the introduction. Instead of going back to the start, I guessed lol - that'll teach me to try to be clever!

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    3. hehehe! no worries! I've done that before. ;o)

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  3. There are times when it seems like you're not human, but are some supernatural creature who projects to us from paradise. :)

    I've read Steinbeck and Homer, but not since school.

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    1. Haha, Matt! You're so sweet :o) Thanks.

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  4. I've read both the Iliad and Odyssey in the long form, though in translation of course. It was tough in places, but also rewarding.

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    1. Well, good on you for sticking with it!

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  5. You have such a rich, wonderful voice!

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  6. I think I've looked at The Odyssey before but isn't it in some kind of poem format? I gave up before I tried. lol I've read Hiawatha though...in fourth grade. lol I was bored. I remember liking it but now that I'm older, I'm not sure how much I absorbed.
    Wish I could see your video but I have to browse with my add-ons off. Hope you had fun at the festival. :-)

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    1. Yep, Jessica, in poem format. It's like reading Greek Chaucer! lol

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  7. I'm a mythology nerd, so I've read The Iliad and The Odyssey. I haven't read "The Lost Book of the Odyssey," but I definitely want to now that I heard your excerpt.

    Your voice brings out the magical feel that Homer initially tried to convey. You should record yourself reading Homer's work and I bet you'll get through it just by hearing it through your melodic voice. :)

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    1. Haha, Trish. Hmmm ... maybe one day. :o)

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  8. Oh I love seeing that beautiful face and hearing your voice - I read the Odyssey in high school.
    Lovely, Jess, just lovely.
    Karen

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  9. I loved this! How did you do the fade out with the feet walking in the water/scenery? Well done!

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    1. Have no idea! My mother put the vid together. I think she just overlapped the shots.

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  10. Hi Jess - you did a great job considering those elements! Just the way it goes sometimes .. but I loved the reading, the selection, your setting and the music .. it worked so well.

    Beautiful to watch and listen to .. cheers Hilary

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  11. Videopoetry! You have such a great voice :) The coincidental thing is that I did a videopoem on my blog today too! Cool stuff :)

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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    1. oh Sarah I'll come and check it out!

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  12. Gorgeous and haunting... mostly the music and the Ingmar Bergman. ;p And were you trying not to giggle at 4:13? ;o)

    ahh, Ithaca. I miss the ocean. *sigh* <3

    (Actually, you sound a lot like Nicole Kidman to me here except for that one tree overdub. Miffy!)

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    1. Thank you, Talli. 'preciate it! :)

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  14. Great video! Now I know why all the comments on Twitter about your accent! :)

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  15. Geez, Alberta must have looked so blah after that the beautiful place where you live, Jessica. And cold. Very cold. :)

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  16. I love this, Jessica. The scenery is great too.

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