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Filming the concert in Pula

Post by Goldin » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:47 pm

Hello friends,
Some assumptions:

1. We are filming Leonard Cohen concerts. That's a fact.
One song, two songs, five songs, ten songs, doesn't matter.

2. Dozens of Hallelujah and Manhattan, that's okay. As Master once sang, it's better than one and it's better than none.

3. But - sometimes we miss really unique items.
E.g. - the only performance of Night Comes On in 2010.
Most recent example - everyone's frustration after the (unfilmed) first performance of Choices.

4. We all have favourite songs. And we want to "save" them - we're always happy to return back in time and "see it again".

5. On the other hand... When we listen to these songs, what do we want to do?
Is it - filming, catching musicians' faces in the lens, worrying about shacking hands?
The answer is no.

So, that's my suggestion:
Let's unite our forces and determine, who wants -> who can -> who will capture each song of Pula concert.
We have enought time now (online) and - final round - during the Aug 1 or Aug 2 meet-ups - to make our plan.

I hope that doesn't sound like I want to obligate anyone. Just don't forget: together we stand, divided we fall.
Divided we'll spend unforgettable time, we'll hear great music, powerfull poetry, and we'll get some (many) notable video-souveniers.
Together we'll get everything mentioned above,
plus the complete video recording of the concert,
plus the opportunity to listen to your favourite songs, to laught and cry and clap hands and whistle and jump on the stage. Perhaps, even smoke if you are already 80.

Please let me know if you want to participate. Thanks!
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Re: Filming the concert in Pula

Post by Mabeanie1 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:03 pm

I take photos but never film (and don't watch YouTube clips either) so count me out.

HOWEVER have you thought about what the security will be like in Pula? If they stop people taking videos, as they did in Berlin, then a plan to share out who is going to film what won't work!

Just a thought ......

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Post by Goldin » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:16 pm

Thanks, Wendy.

I thought about the security too. As for me, to have a weak plan is better than to have no plan at all.

Another - almost unreleated to this thread - question I'm worry about is a curfew time in Pula. I haven't found any information yet.
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Post by tigrib » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:58 pm

usually I cant resist, so count me in :)
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Post by Goldin » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:08 pm

Aha. Great, Birgit, you give me back my hope.
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Post by mutti » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:33 am

Most recent example - everyone's frustration after the (unfilmed) first performance of Choices.
I was at the first performance of Choices in Winnipeg with Joy E. I think we were the only 2 forum members in attendance.
I do not take video's or record at the concerts as I leave that to others who are very good at that. For me, it takes away from being in the present enjoying the music itself, allowing it to take me to many depths of myself I didn't even knew exist. So I would get too distracted.
That being said I do watch you tube's and listen to the vines and am so grateful for those that do capture these and share them with the rest of us.
I too wish Winnipeg had been filmed...the introduction to Choices was touching...and I would especially like to hear the guy again that yelled out at the beginning of Famous Blue Raincoat:
"I love you Leonard! I want to have your baby!". The whole crowd burst out laughing as did Leonard. It was a moment to remember.
Great idea Goldin...
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Post by MaryB » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:18 am

I'm with Leslie - I don't video and and I have stopped taking photos because so many other get better pics even when I am up close. But your idea Roman, make all the common sense for getting a fantastic video of a specific concert. Hope there are enough people here that will take you up on this idea.
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Post by Inge » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:15 pm

"Goldin wrote: "Another - almost unreleated to this thread - question I'm worry about is a curfew time in Pula. I haven't found any information yet."

Leif Bodnarchuk wrote in his blog "Writing Man, Here My Words" the following: "Where time is concerned, if we look at how long it took to get in, logic presents a foregone conclusion: it’s going to take a long time to get out. With a curfew of midnight Friday, I reckon 4am Saturday is a realistic time to see the back of the final truck."

Mr. Bodnarchuk is a crew member in the tour and writes about his work as a technician in Leonard's tour, so I guess we can trust this information about the curfew.
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Re: Filming the concert in Pula

Post by cohenadmirer » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:49 pm

You tube by now is ' saturated' with videos of leonard's concerts- many of them very good.
it will be a good resource once his touring is in the past :(
No substitute of course for the live concert but better than nothing and it is good that this olympian period of his career has been captured so well.
Of course use of such resources is optional ! At the end of the day high quality audio recordings work best for me - often play them in the car or listen to them while i'm walking

i hope to film a lot of the Amsterdam concert since it might be his last ever in Europe ( hopefully not but certainly a possibility)

As for Pula , i hope to see video that captures the wonderful setting .....
Wasn't there so will give vicarious pleasure
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