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ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS- THE BEST OF 2018

ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS- THE BEST OF 2018

Time for another video update, well over due anyway, like my Library books probably are!

I had thought about another 10-15 minute epic, but Eric Calderone’s Metal cover of Bohemian Rhapsody swayed me toward something quick and simple, although watching it back, there should have been a few tighter edits- though the end is probably one of the funniest things I saw all year.

There are a few new events I’ve been to- Bolton Comic Con, Lightnight Liverpool, as well as The Pirate Festival and Fire sessions with the Fire Project. I even took in a bit more architecture, though I’m not sure about Art Fairs anymore.

Wildlife has been a bit thin on the ground, seeing the Fox was great, but need to practice that a bit more. Comic Cons are still the main events, so I’m looking at going London or Birmingham this year.

And there were a few Welsh Castles, something else to finish off, at least in North Wales anyway.

So there you go, Any way the wind blows, the Best of 2018!

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What’s to review?

So I know a few other people are writing about End of Year/what they’ve accomplished etc etc.

Me? I’ve been reading and watching stuff to review, trying to catch up on photo and video editing, so not much progress there.

I have updated and tried turning my Linked In profile into a new CV, which is okay, they left out loads in the conversion to pdf, but it’s a start.

So, here’s a taste of what I’ve been up to lately-

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ian-cai-mercer-3a273233

Happy 2019!

 

The End of another Term

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I made it to the end of another year at Millview, which was quite a surprise as I never intended to.

Over the past year I’ve been applying for jobs, sending CV’s and pitching ideas/stories, none of which have gotten me anywhere. Nothing has changed at all, well, except my credit card debt has increased, but nothing positive. So I’m still going back and forth like a game of eternal ping-pong. This past week alone has seen a diversion on the bus route, train delays and cancellations and I even got on the wrong train home and had to change to go back just two stops last night, not fun.

 

But it has been a good Term overall. Got to meet new Reception class while doing Mid-day cover, updated Safeguarding and brushed up on First Aid. Made a few new crafty-things, even though I’m no good at that, I’ll give it a go, including Dreamcatchers! Went to see Wizard of Oz at the Storyhouse with KS2.  got some great photos of Rory Mcgann’s art Mural. Won a few things at the Tombola at the Xmas fair, and had a challenge putting the marquee up, though it was easier taking it down! Even got to do some interview prep with my boss and take home three bags of food on the final day.

 

So it has been good, for the most part, I just wish I could teleport/fly/go through a mini-Stargate to beat the traffic once in a while!

At least I get a break over Christmas to recharge, refocus and get this Blogathon moving, as well as catch up editing/posting photos and videos. Although I did not go back to Chester Zoo, I did catch the tail end of the Saturnalia/Winterwatch parade, so that’s something new I have been meaning to do for a few years done.

And then I’ll be ready to get back into it in the New Year, for now, that’s my End of Term report!

 

 

iancaimercer.wordpress.com

Tigletverse Photography on Facebook and Pinterest-

Facebook.com/mrtigletstravels

Facebook.com/infinitewhoniverses

A TIGLETVERSE PRESENTATION 2018

 

 

 

771st post-IAN’S TRAVELBLOG ADVENTURES/TIGLETVERSE PHOTOGRAPHY Update

So I’ve not been blogging about much lately, think that should change- one thing I have been focusing on is a new CV/Resume, using LinkedIn as the template- So here’s what I put about ITA/TVP-

Travel and Event photography and videography. I have built up a diverse portfolio over seven years. Began with Hiking/outdoors and Nature photography and expanded to include a variety of events/exhibitions/Comic Cons/Wildlife and Urban cityscapes. Currently working on Christmas lights/Winterscapes 2 projects.

Old website-

https://ianstravelblogadventures.wordpress.com/

TVP ON FACEBOOK-

https://www.facebook.com/MrTigletsTravels/

NATURE-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdUGwdh28FA&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjckvckcNincZfXf-nHh-n3

BEST VIDEOS-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GX5WjldeaE&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsgiDeGTEbl8Q-P-TjzGO0uv

500TH VIDEO AND YOUTUBE PLAYLIST-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaue26mycgk&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjXmljclH-Tds9AIYiUvvUZ&index=246

So there you go, a bit of an update!

 

ENDORSE/LIKE/FOLLOW/CONNECT!

I’ve been updating my profile on Linked In and noticed there are a few other places I need to update, so here’s a few that need likes/endorsements/connections etc!

Thanks!

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ian-cai-mercer-3a273233

https://twitter.com/IanCaiMercer?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN8Wv832-_MbvFS2oEvFfEA

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Ian-Cai-Mercer/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AIan%20Cai%20Mercer

https://www.flickr.com/photos/162690167@N08/

https://www.photocrowd.com/photographer-community/101027/

https://www.stage32.com/lounge/introduce_yourself/Ian-Cai-Mercer

https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/9247141.Ian_Cai_Mercer

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/iancaimercer/

http://www.bucketlistpublications.com/2013/03/18/an-adventure-beyond-the-rabbit-hole-on-the-lewis-carroll-trail-with-ian-cai-mercer-and-mr-tiglet/

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MrTigletsTravels/

https://www.facebook.com/Grey-Dominion-289336418489458/?ref=py_c

https://www.facebook.com/infinitewhoniverses/

 

 

 

500TH VIDEO!

So, I’ve finally made 500 videos, well, I’ve got the footage for a few more, so it’s mainly been catching up on editing the last couple of weeks, it’s a bit later than expected.

 So, I ended up realising one of the best things I have filmed was the Sunset from West Kirby Marine Lake the day after the Longest day in June. Shows how much I fell behind in editing that it’s taken me this long to sort it out, but I did it!

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Tiglet moving to Sesame Street???

 

Well, he wishes! Sesame Studios are looking for new ideas, so what could be newer than a talking Tiger (that isn’t Tony or Tigger bouncing everywhere?) So after a few days of mulling it over, I put a pitch together, watched a couple of their Youtube videos and reminisced about Bert and Ernie, The Count and the Cookie Monster, who are all still going, along with Big Bird and a few new characters.

The obvious thing to pitch was THE TIGLET SHOW! My attempt five years ago to do something Muppet-like. As Experimental No-Budget Filmmaking goes, this did stretch the budget!

Oh my Geeky Goddess! Where did I come up with this? WHY? Yes, I have actually gone back to watch it and it was experimental, (maybe emphasis on mental?) making it by myself had its challenges, you can tell I was running out of ideas by the third episode, not sure stitching together previously made videos worked either. Two things I was pleased about were Professor Von Ool and then the GrumpyCats, with their sarcy Waldorf and Statler-like comments at the end.

So, it’s all done and pitched. I attached my Creativity and Imagination playlist from Youtube and it’s just a matter of seeing what happens, if anything.

 

I know I blogged sometime last summer about how Darci Farmer blew me away with her ventriloquism on America’s got talent last year, but maybe I do need to light a fire underneath the Puppetry again. Maybe try and make an original puppet and see who else I can rope into it. Come up with a new project. Things like Avenue Q and the Happytime Murders are a bit too-adult-like, it’s things like The Muppets, The Storyteller, Fraggle Rock, even Labyrinth and Dark Crystal I’m more interested in.

Anyhoo, I’ve started planning the sequel to Tiglet’s Time Travels, titled Tiglet’s Time Wars, funnily enough- cos, like, it’s a sequel and there’s temporal shenanigans going on all over the multiverses. I did think of putting in ideas from my aborted Star Trek Fan Film- Preservation, plus stuff I thought up for Infinite Whoniverses and a kids Time Travel show- there’s an idea- kids and puppets, like a junior Farscape, that’s the way to do it! (As Punch would say!)

Anyway, a week’s gone by since I made my pitch, so no news is good news, right? Probably not, but I live in a perpetual state of Hope, even if it is the false kind.