Catalan Craziness with human castles
27 October 2008 @ 12:48
Yesterday I had a day out in Girona with the video camera. I filmed the human castles that the Catalan people are so fond of. It really is amazing though. I saw them go 9 people high with the castles and there was only one tumble of all the castles completed.
The most amazing was the castel that is part built from the top and them they lift all of that castle up a couple of layers. A lot of hands and plenty of strength to do that.
I edited the video this morning and honestly my video skill need some work badly, there is a bit of camera shake as the tripod wasn't high enough to get above the heads to get a good view. I kept the cam on the tripod though and steadied it a bit by using the pendulum effect work on it. I did get some good photos of one of the castles though with the SLR and I have made that into a slide show. It is OK to do things not too well so long as you realise the problems and learn from it. I had about 20 - 30 minutes of footage and have it edited down to five minutes.
Have to say though that it is nail biting stuff to watch as they send up to the top the smallest of children. The castles do go quite high and you wouldn't want to be up there looking down.
I hope to get the video published later today onto BravaChat. I will post an update when it is done.
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