This week I'm off work - so although there is another video ready to be posted I have decided to hold it back until I get back from my trip and instead I intend to share with you some of what I've been up to whilst I've been off this week,
What I do have for you this week, in just a while, is a new interview by Mr Yeti with the Beargrrrian Press. Those of you who know, may remember that the Beargrrrians are rather fond of our yeti - partly through his connection with a certain Charlie Grrr, Beargrrrian superstar and general all-round greedy guts. This time Mr Yeti will be discussing new books, new poems and what is coming up for over the next few months in both his writing and his videos.
But first I'm just going to share with you what I've been up to over the past week or so, having finished work on Wednesday the 27th. I didn't get up to much on Thursday, other than some editing and - but things soon got busier after that...
Friday 29th March 2013:
Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March 2013:
Monday 1st April 2013:
Tuesday 2nd April 2013:
Wednesday 3rd April 2013:
Thursday 4th April 2013:
There will be photos from all this week's adventures as the episodes near readiness and more diary entries from the last few days of my week off next post.
As an overview - the episodes that I've been working on so far this week are as follows:
WINTER ON A SUMMER'S DAY
The poem ALL THE RAGE was recorded on Friday 29th March in woodland near Woking; this was the 4th poem for this episode. I also added a few quick sketches for this episode whilst filming in the snow in Hatfield Forest on Thursday 4th April. This film is now completed and will be edited in time for release in July 2013.
SHY YETI'S SEARCH FOR SPRING...
This episode is an unofficial sequel to last year's SHY YETI WELCOMES SPRING, but I thought I'd give it its own separate title. Filming took place between Sunday 24th March and Wednesday 3rd April 2013 and the episode is now completed. It includes the poems KILLING TIME and THE CALL OF THE MILD from THE AUTUMNAL E.P., as recorded on location in London during my break. The episode also contains a very new piece, PICCADILLY IS A RUBBISH CIRCUS, recorded in Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park - as well as featuring additional footage recorded back in Salisbury during my last trip there. There is also a short sketch called WE HAVE MICE from my GO 4TH AND DIVIDE collection. This episode also includes a number a daft sketches, recorded in central London on Monday 1st April and also in the Cockfosters area on Wednesday 3rd April; where a yeti dance was also recorded. I have no exact release date for this film, although it makes sense to release it by May, maybe once I have finished work on the two A YETI IN VENICE episodes.
ARE WE THERE, YETI? - THE MOVIE...
I had intended to film an episode which would include pieces from the new collection, but in the end this never happened. However, next week I'll tell you more about the episode I intend to film between Friday 5th April and Sunday 7th April - A YETI BACK IN PARIS... I'll keep the location of that one secret until then too... Oh...
Now it's time to move onto the interview that I mentioned earlier...
A FIFTH SLIGHTLY-OVER 60 SECOND CHAT WITH SHY YETI
Q. So, Paul – you’ve recently released another book, ARE WE THERE, YETI? Wasn’t that due out last autumn? What delayed you? You must be very pleased that it’s finally out there.
A. Yes, very much show. But you are right – there were a few problems. Alas – my writing is not my day job and I didn’t want to rush release an inferior product. ARE WE THERE, YETI? is over 350 pages long and contains a lot of short stories and to do them justice I wanted to make sure they got the best proofreading possible. In the end I asked my friend, Dan Hodges to help out, which he very kindly did – but as Dan also has a full-time job I only gave him a story at a time. I had hoped that the collection would be ready by November, but it wasn’t and so it seemed more sensible to take my time and to release it after Christmas and so in the end I launched it in early February which seemed to work, as it very quickly sold out and moved into a second and third reprint.
Q. That all sounds fair enough - and you're already working on the final stages of your next collection, NOT AS SHY AS I WAS?
Q. Has it all been formatting so far in 2013 or have you been writing new things?
Q. So you have been working on new SHY YETI episodes too?
A. Oh yes… A YETI BACK IN DORSET, filmed in late December / early January 2013 is one of those that I filmed quite recently which is already out there to view. A number of other episodes that I’ve been working on, so far, this year I have been putting together in slow time and in a number of cases they’re not all quite complete. These include an episode set in my old haunts around the
PS See Adam M Botsford's new yeti drawing for my poem ANOTHER YETI POEM at the following link: http://adambotsford.com/post/46203782272/new-art-to-post-finally-ya-this-is-a-fun
PPS Here's that new SHY YETI Youtube advert again!