Monday, 12 April 2021

Filming in the Rain

We've had quite a bit of very welcome rain.

It hadn't started when I agreed to video my son's rugby team playing on Saturday.  He finds it a helpful coaching tool to look back over a game.

Only the most dedicated supporters were on the sideline.

It will be a challenge for him to see much from the end product, mainly because heavy rain  caused very low visibility.  But also because I was stationed further from the field than I would normally be, staying dry on the clubrooms deck.  I had the very justifiable excuse that I couldn't juggle the umbrella and the video camera at the same time.

I had difficulty seeing the ball half the time so just tried to concentrate on the general area of play.  

And I kept getting distracted by that palm tree that looks to be growing out of the goal post.

To complete the weekend I spent three hours with my grand-daughter, Georgia at the lodge tidying a storeroom.  She is so easy to work with, happily follows vague instructions and thinks for herself.  I think she knows me so well, she knows what I mean.  For example, "Just put all that on the third self so I can find things easily." results in just that,  labels facing front, everything sorted by category.  She's a treasure.  It was quite a warm, humid day and boring but tiring work, a lot of carrying and lifting but the smile never left her face.  She's what I think of as a useful person - which is quite high praise in my book.  

Then I think of Rowan Atkinson's, "About as useful as a one-legged man at an arse-kicking competition."  There's plenty of them around but that's definitely not Georgia.

10 comments:

  1. Georgia seems like a real treasure. We could all use a Georgia in our lives. As for filming in the rain, I think it only fair that part of the deal should be that you are provided with a person to hold the umbrella. Maybe there's another job for Georgia! And she'd do it with a smile.

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    1. The filming would have been Georgia's job if she wasn't helping her mother with a catering job elsewhere that day. I'm afraid I wouldn't trust any sideline supporter to hold the umbrella. I know how engrossed they get with the game, I think the game would be their priority, not keeping me dry.

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  2. Filming is hard work when there is pouring rain involved. You did your best. Have a wonderfu week.

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    1. If I'm asked to do it again, I'll know I did a reasonable job. Enjoy your week, too, Bill.

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  3. It is a tough assignment to film sports in bad weather. Hope it all worked out, and you are now dried out.

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    1. As one supporter said to me there are some things only a mother would do. But I didn't get wet and had plenty of pleasant company on the clubroom deck.

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  4. I always feel for the players when they have to play in heavy rain. It can't be very nice for them, but they always seem to play on.
    Your grand-daughter sounds like a real treasure :) xx

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  5. The films will help, even if they aren't the clearest, coaches know things just from watching that the rest of us never catch.

    Your granddaughter is a good, hard, cheerful worker, which is a rarity these days.

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  6. Hello Pauline, thanks for visiting my blog helsieshappenings.blogspot.com
    I see I have lots of reading to do here. Nice to have found you. We have had lots oof lovely rain here in Brisbane and actually have green lawns. So nice for a change but something that NZ always has. Cheers

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  7. These days Rowan Atkinson's description could be of me...the only change would be is...I am a woman!

    The love and admiration you feel for your grand-daughter (I love her name, by the way) is tangible. :)

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