Romania Through Their Eyes

Romania Through Their Eyes – Paul Hemmerth

This (long-awaited) episode presents the story of Paul Hemmerth, a Saxon born and raised in Romania during Ceausescu’s regime, who emigrated to Germany with his family at the age of fourteen, and who came back, drawn inexplicably by the land of his birth, to spend as much time as he can, each year, in the Romanian countryside.

Paul has a website called SlowlyPlanet, where he promotes slow tourism — travel at a leisurely pace, where you can take in all that you see. We filmed the episode at Casa Noah, his B&B in Richis (Reichesdorf), a village near Medias in Southern Transilvania.

Various occurrences (some of which couldn’t be helped) delayed the release of this episode. The hard drive on my editing computer died, and the repairs took almost a week. We also had some scheduled travel abroad, and that delayed us by another week. Further shooting for the episode introduced an extra day or so to the workflow, and the extra editing time introduced by the show’s new format added another three full days to the schedule.

I really do hope you’ll enjoy the new format. It’s a lot more work for me during the filming and especially during the editing, because of the two-camera setup, but it makes the show more engaging. Just to give you a quick idea of the data behind the show, the raw footage comes to about 44 GB of 1080p video. The final version of the episode is 4.3 GB of 720p video, and it’s about 55 minutes long.

Enjoy!

Episode RTTE-005-DE-HD
Released 6/19/11

There’s an official Facebook page for the show, so head on over and give it a Like if you want to be kept up to date with day-to-day details about the filming of RTTE. There’s also an official website for the show. Also don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, where the show’s episodes are posted, along with other interesting videos I create.

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Romania Through Their Eyes – Chuckk Hubbard

I published the fourth episode of Romania Through Their Eyes late last night. It’s an interview with an American, Chuckk Hubbard, who’s from Philadelphia.

Chuckk’s story is interesting, because he chose to come to Romania to be with his Romanian wife, Irina Hasnas. They met while in college. Irina was there on a Fulbright scholarship, and Chuckk was studying music composition. At the end of their studies, Irina had to return to Romania (it was stipulated in the contract of her scholarship), and Chuckk came with her. They’ve now been here for almost four years, and in the interview, Chuckk talks about his experiences during that time.

I need to apologize because some fragments of the video are out of focus. It was a camera malfunction which I didn’t notice until the editing stages, weeks after the shoot. Unfortunately there is no way to adjust focus in post-production, although it would certainly be a very useful feature for any piece of software.

On a more fun note, has anyone noticed a pattern in the release dates for the show’s episodes?

Episode RTTE-004-EN-HD
Released 5/5/11

I created an official Facebook page for the show, so head on over and give it a Like if you want to be kept up to date with details about RTTE.

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Romania Through Their Eyes – Laurie Webb

The third episode of my show, Romania Through Their Eyes, has just gone live. This interview features Laurie Webb, who is from Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. He moved to Romania about a year ago, and he is currently renovating an old Saxon home in the village of Roandola, Southern Transilvania, in order to turn it into a bed and breakfast called Casa Cristina Roandola.

As with the first episode, both English and Romanian subtitles will be available. In order to access them, you’ll need to see the video directly on YouTube, so either click on the video above, or click on the link below. Once on YouTube, use the CC button to select the language for the subtitles.

Episode RTTE-003-EN-HD
Released 4/4/11

A couple of things:

Enjoy!

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Romania Through Their Eyes featured on TVR International (again)

My show, Romania Through Their Eyes, was featured a second time on TVR International this past weekend, on a news program hosted by Horia Grusca, called “Romania in Vazul Lumii” (March 19th, 2011 edition). You can watch the archived show online. The segment where my show is presented starts at minute 13:14 and ends at minute 22:23.

If you haven’t yet seen the first two episodes in full length, you may do so as well, on my YouTube channel, in HD, with English or Romanian subtitles (click on the CC button to select your language).

A friendly reminder that I created a Facebook page for the show, so head on over and give it a Like if you want to be kept up to date with what’s going on.

Many thanks to Mr. Horia Grusca!

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Romania Through Their Eyes featured on TVR International

My show, Romania Through Their Eyes, was featured on TVR International this morning, on a news program hosted by Horia Grusca, called “Romania in Vazul Lumii” (March 12th, 2011 edition). You can watch the archived show online. The segment where my show is presented starts at minute 14:05 and ends at minute 21:02.

And, if you haven’t yet seen the first two episodes in full length, you may do so as well, on my YouTube channel, in HD, with English or Romanian subtitles (click on the CC button to select your language).

This week’s edition of “Romania in Vazul Lumii” will be aired again on TVRi, tomorrow (Sunday) at 7:30 pm, and Monday at 6:30 am. If I understood Mr. Grusca correctly, segments from my second episode of Romania Through Their Eyes will be shown during next week’s edition of “Romania in Vazul Lumii”, so stay tuned for that as well.

Many thanks to Mr. Horia Grusca, and to the incredibly nice person who made him aware of my show!

By the way, I created a Facebook page for the show, so head on over and give it a Like if you want to be kept up to date with what’s going on.

Romania in Vazul Lumii cu Horia Grusca

 

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