A merry bag of montages – Australia family holiday short films (better than the directors cut)


4 weeks spent in Australia during Britain’s Summer school holidays 2012 resulted in 6 hours of video footage and 2,000 photos (3 hours compiled with music) of our time in Sydney, Melbourne and Port Douglas. Edited using Sony Vegas, burnt onto 8 blu-ray disks and packaged into 3 Amaray Blu-ray cases (pictured above).

Now that’s a lot of hours to sit in front of the telly to relive the holiday memories (my kids would rather watch The Lord of the Rings trilogy). So comes themed montages of the holiday to suitable chosen music uploaded to YouTube to share with family, friends and the world with an extra blu-ray disk for personal use to add to the bumper pack of blu-rays (now a 9 disk collection).

But what to call a collection of montages? Google and Wikipedia couldn’t help so I have come up with my own name (a merry bag of). So I have solved the problem of how to relive the holiday memories quickly by creating 9 bite sized montages (better than the full 9 hours directors cut) and what to call a collection of montages. Enjoy this merry bag of montages available on YouTube :-

Australia – The Time (Dirty Bit)/The Black Eyed Peas – best bits of the holiday
Water – Eau Water/Cud – sea and swimming pool in Port Douglas
Driving – Driving Away From Home (Jim’s Tune)/It’s Immaterial – driving in Melbourne and in and around Port Douglas
Sydney – Over The Rainbow/Eva Cassidy – the beautiful city of Sydney with friends
Melbourne – Maisonette/Mighty Mighty – out in Melbourne with friends
Beach – Mystify/INXS – walking and being on the beach in Sydney, Melbourne and Port Douglas
Wildlife – C’mon Aussie C’mon/Shannon Noll – kangaroos, Koalas and lots more wildlife
Sovereign Hill – Gold/Spandau Ballet – gold open air museum day out with family
Days Out – Down Under/Men at Work – days out that were not water, beach and city related


About robbyboyofilms

I am a keen videographer and I have 3 HD video cameras and 2 camera with HD video capability. A Canon HV20, Sony CX130, Sony FX1, Canon 550D and a GoPro Hero2. I have 2 Rode video mics (a directional mic and a stereo mic) and a host of accessories. I use Sony Vegas to edit and create DVD's and blurays.  I mostly video my kids Stagecoach theatre shows and distribute copies to the students.  Plus I do the obligatory family home movies and occasional short film. I have set up this blog to monitor my progress and thought process.  I am from Llanelli in South Wales and have ended up as an IT consultant living in Oxfordshire. Happily married with 2 lovely children. View and subscribe to my videos on YouTube.
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