Hi, everybody, it has been a while…I know! But I have been really busy restyling several of my older Mugo Yamadori completely and I first styled a rother unique large cascading Mugo that I collected with my Slovenian friends 5 years ago and I documented it all and will post it as soon as the last footage is shot and edited on to my YouTube Bonsai channel!!! So watch this space!!! So CU all soon!!! Here is a sneak teaser of “BIG RON” with his completely new backside!!!
I just posted on to YouTube the short video that I shot last weekend at the 12th edition of the “Bonsai from the West” event that was staged as always in the middle of the beautiful Botanical garden in Delft (the Netherlands). This yearly event that revolves about care and presentation of Bonsai. The goal is to inspire and motivate Bonsaïsts and to introduce a broad public with this unique hobby. In addition to the Bonsai exhibition, there were various activities, including Bonsai demonstrations and workshops, taichi, shinkendo, ikebana and a large Bonsai market where everything that has to do with Bonsai could be purchased! The Bonsai on display are from several Bonsai clubs and professionals from the Western part of Holland (the Netherlands) and they are challenged to come up with new and innovative ways to exhibit their Bonsai! And I must say that they all did a great job and that the overall show gets better and better each year! And I can’t wait until next years 13th edition of this fun event…when I will be demonstrating there! P.S. two more long videos f my trip and demo and workshop in Slovenia and of the exciting “Kei Bonsai Kai” monster event in Gent Belgium!!! So watch this space for that!!! Then I will start to repost here the 10 years of posts that I managed to save from my old blog that was removed without warning suddenly from the web! So lots to do and so little time to do it in! 😉
last week or so we were unpleasantly surprised by a really bad cold spell with night temperatures of minus 8 so I had to stop in the middle of my repotting work. The ones that I already had don were kept in my upstairs bathroom with the window slightly opened so that they could defrost slowly! But this freaky weather gave me the opportunity to rework some of my videos on youtube to improve them and to change the claimed music by some great royalty free tunes! Finding just the right music to fit my taste kept me up some extremely late nights…but I found some really nice beats and now there is no royalty claim any longer on my clips and 6 videos were upgraded for better viewing pleasure! I am finished just in time to start repotting some 20 + trees again in the next week and then I have to start wiring and styling some big trees of which one “The Elephant” has to be prepared for the international “Kei Bonsai Kai” exhibition that is staged for the second time on the 26th of May in the “GINKGO” Bonsai centre in Laarne Belgium! That I will film with my new camera and post so that you all can enjoy this Bonsai extravaganza on youtube!!! As will, I of course film and post my two visits to beautiful Slovenia and the demo and workshops that I will give there!! So watch this space!!! So that wiring and styling is a bit of a hasty job because the buds on “The Elephant” are already swollen from the nice weather we had before Jack frost came back! So plenty to do in a hurry…but that is just fine and all a part of this great Bonsai hobby! Here are a few links to my redone videos.
I have made a start to improve and/or adjust 7 of my Bonsai videos on youtube. Some were shakey and other had copyright issues and that bothered me so I bought a much better professional video editing program and have just reposted the first two remastered Bonsai videos back on youtube! It is the “KEI BONSAI KAI” Bonsai exhibition video Part I and II that I shot in May 2016 in the famous Bonsai centre “GINKGO” in Laarne Belgium. Don’t forget to visit the second edition of this amazing Bonsai extravaganza on the 26th of May this year!!! Believe me that you won’t be disappointed, so I hope to see you all there?! More improved and/or adjusted videos will be reposted during the next couple of days, so watch this space!!!
Finally, after trying it in vain for more than a week, I managed to post the last of only two saved copies of the originally produced video! I was finally able to do it with NCH VideoPad…this was the sixth one I had downloaded to solve this problem! The first program Cyberlink power director 12 that came with my computer had all kinds of for me unsolvable problems and crashed several times! And one of the 2 copies of the original finished video that I could save from them capt on showing up flipped after posting it on youtube?! Even after flipping it over with a downloaded program it still showed up wrong?! No help could be found on or from youtube…so I was glad that I was finally able to post this second copy with the help of VideoPad!!! Although the sound on this only left good version is not too good, I still hope that it is enjoyable for the Bonsai lovers out there?! It brought me a lot of headache and frustrations …bud it thought me to only work with good devices and programs and most of all: SAFE MORE THAN ONE COPY !!!
More videos will be uploaded soon (if all goes well that is)! 😉