Ulm Day 1

IMG_5734It's good to be back in Ulm, "the feel-good city" as the University here refers to it in their literature. I totally agree but what if I ran into a gang of unsavory types? Would they be "Ulm louts"? Anyway… today is the pre-conference workshops on things like the fascial distortion model, taping for connective tissue, myoreflextherapy, a running workshop and another on healthy tonicity. It's good to be on campus and to see old friends like  Wilbour, Heike, Antonio, Divo and Robert but the man I am happiest to see this very moment  is the Reinsacher –  University A/V technician.

While my duties here don't really get started until tomorrow the luxury of being here a day early is good not only for the bio-sync but also for making sure everything is in working order, which of course it isn't. The XLR cable I need for direct audio feed is nowhere in sight and I don't see how to open the panel to get the direct feed box. All this is  supposed to be in place, but sometimes things get lost in the translation.

Also I forgot my phrasebook and  "J'ai petit peu Duetsche" and "Dumbkopf-American"  will only get a guy so far.

One quick phone call and my friend Reinsacher, who fortunately for me speaks English quite well, is on the scene just like last year at the fascia research summer school.

I am grateful for his presence and patience as I am using all new equipment, including a Canon XA10 HD. This is my first shoot with it (it road-tested great in Antarctica) and I expected a learning curve. It's always the little things that baffle, for example to scroll down the touch screen menu you have to swipe your finger up! Nonetheless in fairly short order everything is in full working order which means I can sleep tonight. Thanks Reinsacher.

 

I am grateful for his presence and patience as I am using all new equipment, including a Canon XA10 HD. This is my first shoot with it (but hey! it road-tested great in Antartica) and I expected a learning curve. It's always the little things that baffle, for example to scroll down the touch screen menu you have to swipe your finger up! Nonetheless in fairly short order everything is in full working order which means I can sleep tonight. Thanks Reinsacher.