Nope, it’s not a new brand of soft drink: Pecha Kucha is a ‘new’ way of giving presentations. Emanating out of Tokyo, Japan in order to get creative types, like Architects and Engineers a way to give presentations and not babble on for hours the concept is this:
- 20 images
- 20 seconds each
Therefore each speaker gets 6 minutes 40 to talk on their chosen subject, so no waffling.
Last night, Pecha Kucha Belfast had their second meeting, Dave Rice and I headed down. Mostly creative types, some web designers (frank, bigsmall), some Swedish, some English with Columbian dress designing wives, and a guy who shot movies on Super-8 (‘shaky home movie type’ film) including one about George Best’s final day.
Then I had to leave, but it was certainly worth seeing next time around.
Well… if you have (from a church porch, for that matter) between 7.40 and 10.30 this evening, please feel free to deliver it to Lisburn Road Police Station. I would be most obliged to have it back. Thank you.
Coventry blaze won the ice hockey championship last night, so no glorious end of season thumping to win the title for the Giants.
The blaze come to the Odyssey tonight and I’m sure it’ll be a bit subdued but should be a good crowd considering it’s the best opposition available and they haven’t been here in ages.
So the Formula One season starts tonight, qualification was this morning past and compared to seasons past it was very very good. Four or Five rookie drivers, no Michael Schumacher, and a great shift in the power base: Ferrari staying up there, but Renault dropping out in pre-season form (after two years of double championships) to McLaren with the top Rookie (Lewis Hamilton) and World Champion (Fernando Alonso) look great.
BMW-Sauber are flying, up from midfield to top three; Super Aguri are faster than big brother team Honda; Torro Rosso (jr) tested better than Red Bull (snr)….
I’m very excited about the new season and am going to go for a few hours sleep before the red lights….
For a competition which has (it appears) now been scrapped, Peter Huey and I decided to write and produce a short film on the theme of Patrick.
It was kinda meant to be ‘Patrick: Dead or Alive’ but we kinda didn’t really worry about that too much and decided to make an action comedy, loosely around Snakes on a Plane (which I haven’t seen, but Snakes on an Island is a fair enough parody by itself…) and we threw in loads of references to our “favourite” films: Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and Hot Fuzz get a verbal or directorial nod in the film.
See Patrick: Snakes on an Island (part one) here.
And when you’re done see Patrick: Snakes on an Island (part two) here.
If you like – please blog it on your own blog (assumption) or tell your friends. :-)
I’ve had quite a few hits just tonight looking for coverage of the Giants vs Cardiff Devils: at the moment all Giants matches are not being broadcast, except where the official Elite League broadcasters (IceMedia) choose to do so.
Hopefully for next year – 2007-2008 season there will be a full-time system in place for broadcast of games.
Would you be willing to pay to watch games, and if so how much?? Also where would you watch it from? Email me or leave a message here, it’ll be helpful in the post-season break as plans for next year are made.
After a few (mostly miserable) away games the Giants were back to the Odyssey tonight; winning 7-0 against the Edinburgh capitals (who have won in Belfast two or three times already this season).
Spent the whole night doing “centre-ice” camera, we scrapped the ref-cam for the night and Pete did the corner camera to get some nice low-angle goal mouth action and some eye-candy for the upcoming end of season DVD. More info here and on the Giants web site.
Season isn’t over yet, and there’s loads of games in the next few weeks including Todd (soon to take over the general managership of Giants Ltd.) Kelman’s Testimonial Match, but the new netminder was playing fantastically tonight, and with Ed Courtenay providing assists and goals the way he has been doing it’s sure to be a good run-in to the end of the year.
Meanwhile, I never fail to be amused by just how ginger Reading’s two star players Sidwell and Kitson are.