Tuesday, August 28, 2007

If I only had the time...

...to edit all the shit I film!

I think I film less then 10% of the stuff I do. And I don't have the time to edit it.
Why? Because I do a lot of stuff...

Take the last 24 hours:
- Yesterday afternoon I got in the water SUP surfing at 1000 peaks around 6pm and I got out around 9pm. The full moon rose at 7pm and it was just bloddy gorgeous. The first forerunners of the new south swell were hitting. We're talking 2 footers of 20 seconds period... soooo clean!
Going right, I was going straight into the moonlight... one of those things that either you've done it or there's no way I can describe it.
- allright, this morning I had some errands/work to do
- this afternoon I sailed Hookipa on the longboard. I was testing the new camera mount and it worked just great for sailing too... oh, wait! I better check the clips first...

Well, that's the point!
I can't, because I'm leaving in 5 minutes to go standup surf with the full moon again, this time with a bunch of friends.

Honestly, I don't know anybody who has a better life than me. You guys can try to suggest me someone, but trust me... it's going to be hard one!

See ya later!!!

PS. Thanks to Nelisblog for the first comment. Here's a reply/clarification.

Good one!

Travelling is great, but life is a limited amount of time. It's a matter of trying not to waste it and use it the way that makes you happy.
In my world my highest priority is riding waves. If I wanted to travel more, guess what I would do?...
I would travel more!

So, if Matt likes travelling, looks like he's doing pretty good.

In the end, mine was a provocative question for all the blog readers:
Are you guys having the lives you would like to have?
Can you guys say too: "I don't know anybody who has a better life than me"?

Yes? Good job!
No? Time to start doing something about it!

PPS. Here's another reply to a comment, that I thought about posting here.

Anon,
thanks for the sentence "Where can I study, learn, and practice, to be more like you?"... it makes me feel very Dalai Lama...

Anyway, my tip is: question everything.
Question the messages that this society gives you. Question the "values" that the people around you have. Even question what your parents tell you!
We live in an world where the perception of what is good for us has been incredibly distorted by more than 2000 years of what we call "civilization".

Dogs are not civilized. Dogs don't worry about tomorrow. Dogs don't commit suicide. Dogs are waaaay happier than humans.
Why? 'Cause when they feel like barking at the moon, you know what they do? The bark at the moon.

Just act like a dog and do what you feel like doing...

Well, at this point I'm going to open a thread about this kind-of-philosophical topic on my forum, so that the discussion can go on indefinitely. You'll find it here.

28 comments:

Nelisblog said...

How about this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNF_P281Uu4

let me now ;-)

Bob said...

Sure....rub it in!

cammar said...

That was a good one. I replied in a PS. to the original post

Anonymous said...

Giampa, good for you. You truly do set a standard for self-realization. Others can only hope to ever reach this level. Where can I study, learn, and practice, to be more like you?

Nelisblog said...

Whaha , nice comment Cammar!
But for me somtimes the same story, not wanting to leave the ocean /sea to far behind while it could get windy and I mis out a day of good on the water. But you are quit an example how to live the life! Riding waves / being in the water is a way of life not a sport or hobby.

cammar said...

Anon, I replied on the main post and opened a thread on my forum...

Anonymous said...

Dogs are hierarchical pack animals who fight one another for dominance.

Dogs are predatory hunters who prey remorselessly upon weaker creatures.

Dogs are territorial and will fight to the death to defend their territorial claims.

Ever hear the expression, "dog eat dog?"

Go ahead, be a dog.

Bob said...

Wow...anonymous has you pegged cammar. Looks like you want to fight for dominance, destroy the weak, and kill for yor territory.....and here I just thought you were talking about barking at the moon whenever you felt like it.

Funny thing is...I've often thought I'd like to come back as a dog next time. Just so long as I live near the beach.

Keep barking...I'm happy with my life as it is. But yours is one I could enjoy as well.

cammar said...

Anon,
everything a dog does is driven by the pure (no thought involved) instic that made the dogs survive for million years.
The same is true for any other species on this planet...
But one.

There's only one species capable to kill to get richer.

Like it or not, we suck.

Fernando said...

Cammar,

Which software are you using to edit your videos?

Cheers,

Fernando

cammar said...

Windows Movie Maker.
How about you?

PS. Disappointing lack of brasilian chicks on your blog...

Fernando said...

hahaha, sorry for "the lack", but, you know, I got a girlfriend. And I will try to somehow make my blog more cammar-style like.

I´ve tried 16451 film editors but never the Windows Movie Maker. I´ll give it a go.

:)

cammar said...

Well, which is your favorite?
Let me know how WMM compares to it...

Fernando said...

Man, Pinnacle Studio 9 was and is my choice, still. Have you ever used it?

cammar said...

Nope,
I'm too cheap to buy software and WMM comes free with Windows...
Let us know (maybe not in this post, since soon I won't be checking the comments anymore), how you like/compare WMM.

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