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●VIDEO REPORT● IHAUTERIAK



IHAUTERIAK
2011 | Color | Digital Video | 16:9 | Stereo | 34min 5s

Organized by Oñatz Dantza Taldea Music by Oñatiko Trikitxaranga
Txistu players Gotzon Osinaga, Laket Zumalde & Guren Zumalde
Photographed and edited by Ioannes Busca
Captured on location in the streets of Oñati with Canon 550D
March 5, 2011



Video coverage of the traditional 'Ihauteriak' or carnival dances that are performed in Basque Country since time immemorial. This event that is celebrated once a year was in this ocassion organized by the 'Oñatz Dance Group' in the Oñati village and it reunited a grand amount of villagers that performed the traditional daces through the village streets and plazas from early in the morning to midnight.

It was really exhausting recording all this with a single camera.  I was running up and down the streets to make the best shots possible by myself, with camera on hand, with no tripod at all and even my camera is really light by the end of the day you wrist fall apart. Then when I went back home and check for the clips I realized some had some audio issues due to the loud music. That and my already oldie HP6710b laptop make me leave the video unedited for a long time. It was not until I got a macbook that I finished editing it. Definitively next time I have to find a real crew to do a work like this.