Oh, thank you!
My partner and I drove around the coast of New Zealand for 31 days this January. We’re now uploading one video for each day of the tour to YouTube.
(Sorry, not sure how embedding works here ... )
Can barely read the font in Chrome. Checked in IE + looks fine there though.
Thank you for organizing the event Russell. I enjoyed the opportunity to see the Wintergarden. I'd never been there before ... what a beautiful room. The collaborations were a really interesting concept.
We did a short video story for The Daily English Show. The style may seem odd for PA readers because it's for our global audience of English learners rather than for native English speakers in New Zealand.
I also made a short video of what I thought was one of the funniest lines of the night. In the spirit of remix/collaboration etc, I did my own drawings to go with the audio, which was talking about drawing. (Well, the main reason was because the camera was moving around at that point, so I couldn't use the video images.)
Will there be any restriction on filming and/or taking photos at this event?
TV's future? People still watch TV?! What a waste of space in your house when you can watch everything online. The internet is the future - TV is dead.
Very shocked and sad to hear that Paul Reynolds passed away. I was a big fan of his segment on Afternoons - and the highlight of visiting TVNZ a few months ago was getting to meet and talk to him. I thought he was very cool and I'm really sad I won't be able to listen or talk to him again. RIP.
Thanks for the mention in your blog.
Can you please explain exactly which part of the video you think is “defamatory”?
The Daily English Show places strong value on media ethics and would never intentionally defame someone.
As it says in Wikipedia, defamation is about making “a false claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual”. Which claim was I making?
Do you think the part where I said it sounded like he was drunk is defamatory?
I certainly wasn’t claiming that he was drunk.
Just to be clear about what I meant here – I didn’t mean he was actually drunk, or had drunk any alcohol at all. I don’t think any politicians would actually drink alcohol before going to parliament. What I meant was the style of his speech (cracking jokes etc) made it sound like that, so it would be better if we went for a more formal delivery.
Reading back over the script of what I said, I could have expressed myself better – but I still don’t think it qualifies as defamation.
I think this makes it clear what I was trying to say: “I mean I don’t think you were but just your delivery made it sound like that.”
You can read the script here:
The intention of that video was to give my honest opinion of the National Party’s videos on YouTube. I certainly wasn’t trying to defame John Key and I regret that – at least to you – it came across that way.
The Daily English Show
Love that song and I'd never seen the video before - thanks Graeme. That kid at 1:07 is so cute!
"I’d be checking the condom for pinpricks." LOL