Monday, April 26, 2010

The Dance of the Falcon

I've been thinking about creating a video of my writing with a flexible nib pen. When I write I often imagine that the pen is dancing. Sometmes the nib flashes as my desk light reflects off of it. Then I saw a video posted by my Twiiter friend @bleubug and was convinced I wanted to do it.

Here is my first ever attempt at putting together a video.



It was hard writing and holding the camera for parts of the movie. Once I got the tripod out I couldn't figure out how I could orient the camera for a better view. Also being camera shy, I couldn't concentrate on my writing while we were "rolling" film, so there were a few mistakes. But that's ok, after all it is handwritten, not word processed.

I hope you enjoy it!

15 comments:

  1. You did great. Impressive you could still write perfectly even while holding the camera in the other hand. You are right it really does seem to dance across the page.

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  2. Great job! Hard to believe you are able to write so beautifully with the pen in one hand, camera in the other. Excellent.

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  3. I'm impressed, too! And what a great example of a flexible nib in action!

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  4. It's a great video. I know how hard it is to get those shots right. I'm jealous of your handwriting as usual.

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  5. You did a fantastic job. It was interesting to see the side view of the nib in action. Your video makes me want to try a flex nib, but I know my handwriting would not be nearly as nice.

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  6. Most impressive !!! Beautiful job with the handwriting and the video.

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  7. I just bought that pen last week, and coincidentally have it filled with Kon-peki as well. I'm still trying to get used to the flex, so this is a great demonstration!

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  8. I love the video - and what better promotion for the pen? Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  9. i could watch this video for hours.

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  10. Way cool. I loved the close up of the flexing nib the best. Thank you!

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  11. Fantastic, I loved the video & your hand writing is superb.

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  12. Lovely Engrosser's Script! I know nothing about fountain pens, and I didn't realize flexible nibs were available for them. I enjoyed seeing the close-up of the nib - very interesting. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog!

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  13. I'm with Jane, your script is lovely! You did a fine job on your first ever video post and I loved that you pointed out it was hand written not word processed! I need to find one of those beautiful pens in my area! Thank you for sharing, all my best!

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  14. Mr. Grease Monkey,
    Very well done! Your passion blesses us! That takes the guess work out of "should I or shouldn't I",get the pen, as it is pretty pricey!

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