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My First Videoclip

20 December 2009 | 12:00 | English | Leave a comment
Bobo singer Zanké on the grave yard of Bobo Dioulasso while filming the clipDuring my stay in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, a musician friend asked me to film his videoclip. The song Saya Mama in the Dioula language, is about his mother who died when he was five years old. Filming and making a clip was a first for me - nevertheless Zanké was happy with the result and it's shown on tv in Burkina on a daily basis now. Glad I could help out an African friend.
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The Power of the Image

15 December 2009 | 22:17 | English | Leave a comment
The old mosque in Bobo, built in 1880 in Sudanese stileFor non Dutch speaking visitors complaining they can't follow the blog I've been keeping for Dutch journal nrc.next I've got news: you can finally get at least some of the content of it. In Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, my last visit to an African town, I explored the possibilities of video. Holding a videocamera for the first time in my life I discovered I love filming. Better yet, my video experiments have been received with enthousiasm by readers and colleagues. This is definitely a powerful medium I'm going to try and master!
Click here to go to the one to two minute films in a later entry on this blog