try to keep Wyenot News as interesting and informative as
possible, I am considering running the occasional video
news item - a kind of on-line television. Online Television
is something I have not tried before so first I need to
test the system - video format and how to transmit it etc.
and for this I would like to ask for your help.
you have the time, would you please
to see if you are able to view the short movie clip. This
is my first, early video for Windows experiment and I need
to know if it works.
this experiment is successful, with the help of Tina I will
film the occasional Ross-on-Wye news item in future.
order to be able to analyse the results of this experiment,
I would be grateful if depending on what you see, you would
please click one of the two links below and fire a blank
email so that I can determine success or failure. Your email
address is safe and will not be passed on or added to any
mailing lists. Sorry but due to the amount of email I receive
and the amount of time this web site takes up, I probably
will not have time to reply to all senders of results individually
but your help is nonetheless very much appreciated.
if the video clip played ok -
if you were unable to view the clip.
about the Film Clip
you are able to view the clip, you should see a very short
and very old bit of film which is an extract from the first
moving pictures I have of myself with my family. I am pretty
sure it was filmed in Barking Park, Essex, in 1962 when
I was nine years old. I was the oldest child, so I am the
taller boy (if you are the slightest bit interested). The
other people in the clip are my younger brothers, John and
Robert and my Mum and Dad. I don't remember who the girl
in the film was, though I think it may have been a childhood
friend called Linda. The boy with the bow and arrow at the
end is my Dad's brother, Reg, who was born with Down's syndrome
and lived to the ripe old age (for Down's sufferers) of
58 years. He died in 2004, a year and a half before Mum.
There is no sound added, so the only audio you will hear
is the sound of the 8 mm projector and me coughing and generally
moving around in the background.
have two hours of cine film from the 1960s but I don't watch
it often because seeing the people again and my own childhood
naivety upsets me.
you for your help.