What are you working on?

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by Zoopsia59, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Ah, you are a game and anime junky:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okko

    This is the figure/character Okko cortado (have you seen the cut off head?)

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  2. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    do you want to start an anime thread:

    ; the adventures of Okko Kortado....
    :D
  3. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    Is there a viewer you would recommend, that plays flv files in slow motion?
  4. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    I was trying some of this at practica last night. For whatever reason, it didn't seem too bad going clockwise, but when I tried the turn counterclockwise, some of the sacadas seemed much more difficult.

    One more thing to work on . . .
  5. pwpulto

    pwpulto Member

    Put notations of five tango movements (in labanotation) on my website plus a video example.
  6. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    over here in Europe vlc seems to be one of the most used viewer. (By the way, read about its interesting history.)

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  7. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    i think that's why its called the milonguero right turn

    and no success with the slo-mo..perhaps the frame interval in youtube is too slow..
  8. Wanderer2

    Wanderer2 New Member

    I can recommend VLC, too: It's fast, reliable and plays almost everything.

    And since it took me some time to find out:
    When the video is playing in VLC, pressing the "-" slows it (if desired multiple times), pressing the "+" accelerates it (if desired multiple times).
  9. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    I have VLC on my main computer. I've never tried using it to play flv files though (I normally use real player). I'll see if VLC can play the flv files in slow motion.

    Thanks
  10. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    In this vid a giro-combination is shown, it differs from the usually in traditional tango taught 8-point-turn which switches between X- and ||-system. At 0:33 it starts with the so called "knife" of his RF in X-system, followed by the same steps a second time.

    Carlitos puts his RF at 0:20 inside her LF which is typical for Villa Urquiza. ( I use to place it outside) At 0:22 the second giro is in ||-system as taught in VU-style, as well.


    Since when do milonguero-stylists turn at all?? And why do you think it´s done right?? :banana:
  11. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    In the video you posted with Mamie and Carlitos, they did the turns in both directions, and thus, I tried it in both directions. I suspect when turning to the right, they call it a right turn, and when turning to the left, they call it a left turn. Maybe I have it wrong, though.

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  12. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    i will watch again....

    maybe the woman has to lead the CCW turn...
  13. sixela

    sixela Active Member

    VLC player (and the - key) is your friend. And DownloadHelper is your *second* friend, by the way, so that you can first download it to hard disk instead of slo-mowing from the 'net.
  14. LadyLeader

    LadyLeader Member

    When you activate the advanced controlls you can use the repeate function for an interesting section of your video. When the repetition is going on you can even adjust the speed. Adv controlls are under View tab - second from the right, near the Help.
    I use the camera sometimes - my profile picture here is taken by VLC camera.

    If you make a search on - ladyleader VLC - you find a text and a primitive video about the functions.

    Red dot: two clicks - a small film is created
    Camera: one click - a picture is taken
    Repetition: click to start and click to mark the end of repetition section
  15. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for this. Actually, I'm quite familiar with VLC, but for whatever reason, it never occurred to me to try it with flv files (feeling rather foolish at the moment).

    As usual, it does the trick.
  16. LadyLeader

    LadyLeader Member

    I see!

    When reading the notes I did not see these functions mentioned and the repetition possibility has been one of the cornerstones in my video life.
  17. Wanderer2

    Wanderer2 New Member

    Don't - I have some faint recollection, that it didn't work ok in the early days.
    That is why I still routinely convert all videos to XVid
  18. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

  19. LadyLeader

    LadyLeader Member

    This is our best floor on Sundays!
    Come and test Giorgios place some Sunday starting in September!
  20. Subliminal

    Subliminal Well-Known Member

    I think it's just the nature of the embrace. Even if you are using the squared up embrace and not the V, there are still a couple inches difference just because of the head offset. Sometimes a couple inches can make all the difference, especially in close. (Insert double entendra. :) )

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