just sharing this as i am pulling some footage from the archives & this was from a visit to the venezuelan embassy in dc for a performance. [click the image to view via the official blog]
my apologies for the motion/focus of the camera [its not too bad] but i was taking still images & filming video at the same time.
the mentor-ship program i was involved in traveled there to experience culture.
the image that you see of the ancestral lady [which is one of my most favorite images] dancing in the video was very intriguing & awesome.
it was truly my honor to be in her presence.
if you look closely you will see the flash pop when i photographed that very image while filming video. [NO PHOTOSHOP! …only camera curves & filters]
i got quite a few weird looks as if they were asking “how r u able to film video & shoot?”…
haha … & some did ask…
but basically it went like this:
one hand held the video camera…in the other, my daughter “nikole” closing her eye 2 make still imagery.
anyway, she had such presence & although she spoke no english, the language of respect in culture enabled us to communicate…
i dig the ancestors, their contributions & sacrifices to enable us to have what we have today.
it was a great day…
the children had a grand time, as you can see from the footage.
i hope u enjoy.