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I have been filming videos since the purchase of a Panasonic WVP-200E video camera kit in 1984, comprising the camera with VHS recording onto a separate portable VHS cassette machine but this died of moisture damage a couple of years later. In 1988 I upgraded to a Hi8 Sony CCD V5000E shoulder mount camcorder which lasted at least ten more years. Since then my filming has been in digital format, first with digital cameras then by my various smartphones.

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Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.314 19 Jun 2020
The idea for a Videos page on the vinceunlimited website was first published in Version 5.001 30 Sep 2017 but the first video was uploaded in Version 5.180 24 Aug 2018


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Cunard Lines

Image of Vince wearing a dark two piece suit with a hand held wireless microphone, performing a stand up routine on a large wooden floor, surrounded by a number of sat passengers, some of whom are clapping. In the background are some silver columns framing tall, brightly sunlit windows The words Cunard Lines are superimposed on the image in a contrasting orange text
Vince deep into a comedy stand up routine. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

I have already published the story of my inaugral stand up gig which I performed on board a cruise ship, the Queen Elizabeth in June 2012, which my wife, Lynda, filmed for me. I enjoyed doing this and wanted to do it all again. I wasn't ready to go out in the big, bad, wild world hitting up the pubs and clubs so waited patiently until I booked another cruise to ply my newfound trade in another similar environment.

In preparation I decided to write another cruise specific routine and for an idea of style I turned for inspiration to my comedy writing hero, Gerald Wiley. Or as you may know him, Ronnie Barker. He was particularly appreciated for his word play sketches, using clever structure to create confusion and misunderstanding and it occurred to me I could do the same with the Cunard ship names.

In particular I thought about the multiple meanings of the similar sounding words to, too and two and the confusion that could be had. All I had to do is write a clever sketch, worthy of a Wiley. Then book another Cunard Cruise.

The next year, 2013, Lynda and I decided not to take a cruise. The same happened in 2014. In 2015 we flew to Washington so didn't cruise that year either. Then did the same the next year because we thought we'd use the second year of our American visa to go to San Francisco. Our visa ran out in 2017 so we didn't go the the USA again but also didn't cruise. The sketch I had written in late 2012 was now over five years old and had never seen the light of day. But in 2018 we booked a cruise, another Cunard one, this time on Queen Victoria.

I checked my script, adding some other parts to build up its running time and set about learning the lines, in readiness for the cruise. I was getting word perfect and even tried it out loud in the cabin shower compartment. There was just one more small hurdle to overcome and it proved fatal. The ship's itinerary didn't include a passenger talent show spot. I was thwarted. The sketch was determined to stay private. Unless someone had bugged my shower.

I still believed in the value of what I had written and resurrected the idea when I started doing some stand up routines in late 2018/early 2019. Our group performed some odd sketches as well as the traditional open mic stand up routines and I figured the routine would ideally suit a sketch format so adapted it accordingly. The problem was that when I tried out the script with my colleagues it met a blank response. Upon later questioning it seemed that they were totally confused because they new nothing of cruising, didn't understand ship naming convention and it didn't contain any rude words. Furthermore, I could not persuade anyone to learn and perform it with me. The offer of reading it from a paper script was tabled but this would not have done my creation justice, so I dropped the idea.

In 2019 Lynda and I got back into cruising again and took a major trip. Two weeks sailing north up to Iceland, over to a few stops in North Eastern Canada then onto New York before a final week travelling back to Southampton. But as Cunard had clearly found far more interesting things to do on board than host a passenger talent contest I never bothered to once more rehearse my script. I didn't even check if there was a contest on board during the three weeks. But during the second week I noticed a note in the next day's diary, a passenger talent contest. I noted this to Lynda and how I could have done my routine if only I had known. I still had the script on my iPhone and kind of knew it although the word complexity was critical to the meaning. I readapted it back to a single person performance, using a lot of I said, she said phrasing and read it over a couple of times before retiring to bed.

The next was a sea day, sailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia towards New York, which gave me a chance to ruminate on whether I could put together the act. I decided to go for it and booked my slot with the ship's entertainment host, Mike Webber. He didn't even check the content or my abilty.

The settings on cruise ships in the main halls are not ideal for getting laughs. As a stand up you are a bit too remote from the spread out audience. They have not chosen to be there because they want to hear comedy, usually just because they were sat in the room when it all started. Some have come just to watch their kid play the piano and others because they too want to show off their own varied skills. Additionally, as it is around midday the environment is bright, so hardly suggestive of an intimate comedy club.

You can see how the peformance went in the video. I could have done a couple of things better with practice but considering the short notice and no rehearsal I pulled it off and hit the key points. The cruise savvy audience clearly didn't struggle with what I was saying and gave some audio feedback for me to work with. I just about did the script justice.

I still believe the piece is worth more, probably technically as good as I have penned and hope to be able to find someone to perform it with me sometime. But until then this is all I have. But in May 2020 I did publish the two person sketch version as a script on my Comedy Sketches page.

My stand up performance, introduced by Mike Webber, was filmed by my wife, Lynda Poynter, on my iPhone X using the sound captured from the phone, with the video later edited by me in the Apple Macintosh iMovie application using my MacBook Pro and customised stock title cards. It lasts 4 minutes and 32 seconds. This film was uploaded into the Comedy category of YouTube on 9 Aug 2019 and at the time of publication had received 36 views.

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Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.310 5 Jun 2020
All original material, written and performed by Vince Poynter
This stand up routine was performed and filmed on 27 Jul 2019
The titled routine was first published on YouTube on 9 Aug 2019
Ronnie Barker used the pseudonym Gerald Wiley when submitting his sketches to the BBC to be used in his shows such as The Two Ronnies. He used the pseudonym so knew the sketches were being selected on merit rather than because of who he was
© A Film by Vince 2019



Open Mic The Book

Image of Vince, stood, dressed in black jeans with a black and red Polo shirt stretching out his right arm and holding a large lever arch file in the other in front of a microphone. He in front of a black hanging curtain and a large, tripod mounted monitor reading Vince Poynter. A seated audience member can be seen facing Vince applauding. The words Open Mic and The Book are superimposed on the image in a contrasting red text
Vince ending a comedy stand up routine. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

It was now the seventh time I was due to do a monthly stand up routine at my local comedy venue at The Point, Eastleigh. It wasn't compulsory that I performed every month, in fact the slots were getting so popular with different performers from all over the country that Richard, our organiser, 'invited' all the main group members to not participate but we were nevertheless allowed as we had been regular attendees on the intervening weeks.

However, my comedy performance learning process had hardly started and I had harboured a personal plan to give it at least ten gos to see if I really wanted to continue, to take it further or abandon the idea.

The problem for me was finding another form of stand up to try. Reading my previous articles you will know I had tried everything from observational, through ranting to one-liner gag comedy. I had even done character comedy and wanted to do a variant of that. I wanted to find a way of delivering another monologue piece.

Writing something brand new, learning it and perfecting a performance was getting more difficult. My routines had been getting an improving response, particulary after the previous one which had more base laughs. My standards had to continue improving and this takes time and effort, something that is limited for all of us.

I considered not doing a slot, giving myself an extra month to get a routine perfected. However I knew such a break could also stall my continuity, potentially causing me to be forgotten by the audience, make it easier for the Richard to overlook me on subsequent occasions and possibly destroy the confidence in performing that I had built up.

I also had some ideas about the overall evening's presentation. Each month one of the established performers from the group carried out the role of compère, to varying degrees of success. They were usually selected from established group performers based on who was available but at times it seemed there was reluctance to do this from some quarters. Mind you, in the end there was always somebody who carried out the role on the night.

I thought I could handle this seemingly unpopular task and more importantly actually wanted to try it. I thought maybe once I had carried out my ten performances and had amassed more stature that I might be accepted to turn my hand to this to see if compèreing was my thing. It could suit my favoured style of quick wit and unrelated gags. Plus it would mean less line learning as recalling a full, unbroken routine was far more difficult than remembering some amusing links. It was another reason I didn't want to break my pattern of monthly performances. I needed to keep attending and performing to show my colleagues that they could have confidence in letting me carry out this important role.

But what to do? I wanted to do a monologue performance but had little time to get something together, potentially gather together any props needed then learn it to an ability to convince an audience of the character.

To solve some of these issues I had an idea that my character could just read from some sort of manuscript or book from a podium or something, such as might be seen by a vicar, a lecturer or presenter. Then once more found a solution by raiding my historic content and adapting the first part of my Podcast 009 CreationiOS. I made a 'book' [i.e. a modified lever arch file] into which I printed out the script. Hence a bit of preparation but not much learning needed to get it word perfect. It was so suitable I had to hardly make any changes to the text although adding the faux blank pages was inspired.

On the night the performers gathered early as usual, before the audience was due to arrive. However on this occasion there was a problem. The compère due to host the evening phoned in his absence. Richard called another to see if he was available but he too claimed to have something more important to do. Richard was getting a bit flustered and I considered putting myself forward to help out. We had enough acts to fill an evening without my particular performance and I could always do my routine on another month.

I suggested the idea to Richard, albeit a little reluctantly. The audience had now started to flow in and I had no time to prepare any lines, other than a few I had sketched out and had saved in my phone previously. And if I was to do this for the very first time I wanted to have my misses holding the phone to capture my efforts for prosperity and future learning. Also I was naturally nervous about handling such a role having only performed scripted stuff so far and had no idea how I would cope with riffing it on the fly. I wanted to get to this stage but was not fully confident that this should be the time to try it out.

My nervousness must have shown because Richard dismissed my offer and instead considered doing it himself. However a late comer act turned up to save Richard's evening. I didn't know Glenn West. He wasn't a member of our comedy group and not even from the immediate area. But Richard knew Glenn and of his ability so invited him to help out as the evening's compère. After just a few seconds of consideration he had agreed and seemed quite happy to drop his own prepared material, although used some as his introduction to the evening.

It was a very full evening. The popularity of the monthly performances was increasing along with the number of acts coming from far and wide, many who were bringing their friends and families along to support them, a normal thing in Open Mic sessions.

Glenn did his piece and the evening got underway. I was scheduled to start after the interval so relaxed back to enjoy the other comics which were the usual mix of abilities and styles.

The audience were numerous so the atmosphere was growing nicely until a confident young guy delivered a fairly audacious routine including gags about his private parts. Unfortunately a middle aged woman became offended and started to heckle. The guy was able to pick up on this but his witty retorts met with further noisy, interruptive, comments which basically continually called him out on whether he thought what he was saying was funny. He tried to move on but she persisted, despite the audience starting to turn against her.

When the comic finally finished his routine Glenn stepped in to introduce the next act and remind the audience, or rather the heckler that it was a polite group, an adult audience, that no one has the right to expect to enjoy every act and everyone was free to leave if they didn't like what they were witnessing. Unfortunately the heckler didn't leave although some others did, embassed by the growing tension.

Other acts followed and each got shot down once more by the woman, hysterically asking whether they thought their comments suitable as soon as the remotest personal detail was discussed. And a lot of that sort of stuff is infused within amateur comedy. After all it is easier to be rude or shocking than to write an actual joke or funny line. This jostling went on until the interval, with Glenn trying to assist the sometimes newby acts and those who had no comeback lines readied. Meanwhile Richard was getting increasingly frustrated and angry with the woman and the event staff who could do nothing to physically manhandle her away. She was like a dog with a bone and noisily wrecking the atmosphere.

The womans' friends could do nothing to stop her, even attempting to walk out but she refused to move. In the end a group of other woman stood up to create a barrier in front of her to shield her from the acts but still she moaned and groaned.

Everyone was glad of the interval and we all hoped the heckler would go home but amazingly she stayed put, despite the pleas and reasoned arguments of the group, other audience members, the staff and her own friends.

Although annoyed and a bit destabilised by what was going on I thought at least my routine didn't reference male members so I might get away without the heckling when it came to my turn. After all how could a highly strung and seemingly over sensitive woman possibly be offended by an act which parodied Genesis from The Bible and mentioned bright red bums on baboons!

After the interval Glenn continued to do stirling work in attempting to maintain the peace whilst simultaneously assuring the less practiced performers and eventually it was my turn.

I settled in quickly. The content of my narrative was not the least bit rude and having a large file in front of me made me look less like a typical in your face stand up comic. In fact I didn't notice much heckling at all, just a bit of unecessary general muttering. Afterwards my colleagues mentioned that she had been rudely talking all the way through but this doesn't get picked up on the recording.

In hindsight I was glad that this evening wasn't my first attempt at trying out being a compère. It would have been a total baptism of fire. But Glenn did stirling work that night.

On top of all this going on during the interval I received a call from my sister, Dawn. She advised that our mother had been admitted to hospital. I considered about whether to rush to see her but she had been admitted before and from what Dawn was saying I knew there was no real hurry so I carried on. My mother did eventually deteriorate, then my father got sick as well and joined her in the same hospital before getting out a week or so later.

Mother never recovered and died a week or so before our next open mic night. As you can imagine I had no enthusiasm for comedy that month and called Richard to explain my absence. As expected he said I should take my time. But I never really got back into the swing before the summer break so as a result lost contact with the group.

In all I had done seven consecutive monthly stand up routines. Each written especially for the genre, each unique, each trying out a slightly different form. Not once did I repeat any of the routines, nor tried any other venues or sought any other audience. I never refined any of the performances. Had no chance to redo any script or to make sure all the lines were delivered as written with suitable laugh points checked off. I took no opportunity to get fresh feedback and so improve my act.

It wasn't the last time I did stand up but this period for me was over.

My performance that evening was, as had become the norm, filmed by my wife, Lynda Poynter, on my iPhone X using the sound captured from the phone, with the video later edited by me in the Apple Macintosh iMovie application using my MacBook Pro and customised stock title cards. All in it lasts 7 minutes and 58 seconds.

This film was uploaded into the Comedy category of YouTube on 29 Apr 2019 and at the time of publication had received just 9 views. Can I make an excuse that actually this is 12.5% more than subscribe to the channel?

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Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.305 18 May 2020
All original material, written and performed by Vince Poynter
This stand up routine was performed and filmed on 17 Apr 2019
The titled routine was first published on YouTube on 29 April 2019
© A Film by Vince 2019



Open Mic Wordplay

Image of Vince, dressed in a brown leather jacket, black shirt, black shirt and brown brougues holding a microphone whilst leaning slightly forward. He is stood in front of a black hanging curtain and a large, tripod mounted monitor reading Vince Poynter. The words Open Mic and Wordplay are superimposed on the image in a contrasting yellow text
A stand up comedy routine being performed by Vince. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

If you have been following the story you will know that I was trying out some stand up comedy at a local Comedy Club venue within a community centre in Eastleigh, Hampshire. This was to be my sixth Open Mic set performed at The Point, Eastleigh, Hampshire on 20 March 2019 and I had decided to bite the bullet and do a routine of pun style jokes.

In trying out my routines to my comic colleagues I was often criticised for including pure gags and they claimed to prefer my routines without them. The trouble is they are often the easily perceived funny lines or punchlines which break comic tension and 'allow' the audience tension to be released and so cause a communal laugh. Without obvious jokes a rant or set of observations is difficult to get an audience on board and so an amusing rather than outright funny piece can often fall flat. I saw this happen to my compatriots many times.

I don't share the same prejudice about puns. In fact many others don't either. It's just word play where the performer implies one direction of thought then quickly switches it to a more absurd ending, causing the viewer to rethink and either laugh at their embarrassment or for not thinking of that outcome or even as an appreciation of the cleverness of the performer.

In fact many comedians major on this technique. Some 'one-liner' comics make a very good living from such a technique and are well respected in their field.

So I set out to put together a 'one-liner' routine and immediately chose to raid my large collection I had already amassed through Twitter. A natural place for one-line and short gag comedy to be practised as I had been doing so for the previous decade.

I trawled through to find the best lines, which were still contemporary and then edited them into a sort of life narrative so they didn't just sound like an incoherent collection of unlinked, random subjects, which could have been quite jarring over a five minute period.

The most difficult part of remembering the routine was the ordering as the narrative wasn't as fluid as an observational style piece but once the beginning of each joke was started I would know the pay off. I also made an excuse not to rehearse with my friends on the week before as they were so sceptical on pun humour and I didn't want their prejudices impacting on my thoughts if any lines didn't seem to work. I believed in my material and that is more important.

Timing on puns as on any routine is critical. In fact more so as the energy of a crowd can ebb and flow dependant on the pace of the performer and for word play the point at which the joke is 'turned' is critical to its success. But again I had some experience here having studied other comic performances in a technical way, often at the expense of actually enjoying the comedy moment, plus I have been working on being amusing for most of my adult life.

You can judge for yourself whether all this came together to work but from the many laughs I heard and recorded I think it was a success. More so than some of my other routines. Had I finally discovered the sort of comic I should be?

The evening's compère was Ricky Tart and it was, once more, filmed by my wife, Lynda Poynter, on my iPhone X using the sound captured from the phone.

The video was later edited by me in the Apple Macintosh iMovie application using my MacBook Pro and customised stock title cards. All in it lasts 6 minutes and 51 seconds.

This film was uploaded into the Comedy category of YouTube on 27 Mar 2019 and at the time of publication had received just 24 views.

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Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.297 3 May 2020
All original material, written and performed by Vince Poynter
This stand up routine was performed and filmed on 20 Mar 2019
The titled routine was first published on YouTube on 27 Mar 2019
© A Film by Vince 2019



Open Mic Driverless

Image of a close up of Vince, dressed in a blue tee-shirt over a black long sleeved undershirt with the logo of a penguin in red with the text Original, stood holding a microphone in front of a black hanging curtain. The words Open Mic and Driverless are superimposed on the image in a matching blue text
A stand up comedy routine being performed by Vince. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

The recording of my fifth Open Mic set which I performed at The Point, Eastleigh, Hampshire on 20 February 2019 in which I speak about liking technology, discuss some issues with autonomous, driverless cars, come up with an idea and then get into a rant about how we can keep our current cars relevant.

I had now been a member of the Eastleigh based Comedy Lab group for over a month and regularly attended their weekly meet-ups. There were only a handful of regulars each week, some who had been going so long it was more of a social gathering, a couple like myself wanting to become a stand up and the odd visitor who came on one week but may never be seen again.

For myself I hadn't joined to do stand up but to find fellow minds and maybe get a writing collaborator with whom I could spark off and so produce more and better content. Unfortunately there wasn’t such a person and any 'collaboration' seemed to consist of some of the others wanting assistance with their own private projects. The trouble was we all had a slightly different take on what was funny so often ideas were dismissed out of hand as not matching a particular style.

This also affected the feedback given following our monthly stand up performances. Comments such as "It’s just not my kind of humour" were not constructive enough to be helpful to someone starting out in the business. Also another comment I regularly got was "The writing is good" meaning of course that it was my performance that was letting the side down.

Of course I was trying to address this. In fairness in all I had only 'stood up' five times in my life, the four recent performances plus a routine on a cruise liner many years ago. I hadn't yet figured out a style and in every case had written and learnt a brand new routine. No chance to practice how to deliver a piece, perfect the timing or work out which gags worked best. In fact it was more of a memory test, being unable to fully relax and adapt as I was attempting to remember my lines all the time.

Most stand up comics gather together a few unrelated gags and shoehorn them together in an incoherent way. They then do exactly the same thing again, maybe in a different place. And again. And again. Gradually working the piece into something more credible and adding some better jokes and their personality along the way. In many cases when you see a popular TV comic perform a piece you can go deep into YouTube and find examples of how that routine started many years ago. Possibly even using some of the same lines. In fact our group had requests to join the monthly stand up nights from all over the country and we saw many examples of performers at different levels in their comic careers.

We did have one guy at the Comedy Lab, Harri Dhillon, who was starting down this road, developing a unique style and building on what he seemed good at. He also assisted himself by taking his routines to other places. Like me, he figured he couldn't keep giving the Eastleigh audience the same stuff so did repetitive, extra curricular performances at other comedy venues which helped him understand his timing and what worked.

Once again I had a month to write, learn and perform a piece. I particularly wanted to try out a previously untried style - the rant. I also wanted to write a completely fresh, original, up to date, modern, technology based script and so avoid this time relying on a previously recorded podcast of mine.

Over time I had been becoming more interested in technology related to driving. My job allowed me to witness first hand the best commercial development of this sort of stuff and I was in a good position to test the operation and think about the ramifications of autonomous driving. I had made notes about this over time and had sometimes published a few thoughts on some aspects, usually in a humorous way such as on my Twitter feed. So that is what I set out to do. Use some of my notes to craft an original, humorous, technology based piece ending in a rant.

The evening's compère was Paul Jones and it was, once more, filmed by my wife, Lynda Poynter, on my iPhone X using the sound captured from the phone.

The video was later edited by me in the Apple Macintosh iMovie application using my MacBook Pro and customised stock title cards. All in it lasts 5 minutes and 57 seconds.

This film was uploaded into the Comedy category of YouTube on 22 Feb 2019 and at the time of publication had received just 12 views.

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Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.293 19 Apr 2020
All original material, written and performed by Vince Poynter
This stand up routine was performed and filmed on 20 Feb 2019
The titled routine was first published on YouTube on 22 Feb 2019
© A Film by Vince 2019



Open Mic Likes

Image of Vince, dressed in black jeans and a blue and red polo shirt sttod at a stand mounted microphone in front of a group of sat audience members. In the background is a large black hanging curtain. The words Open Mic and Likes are superimposed on the image in bold yellow text
A stand up comedy routine being performed by Vince. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

This is the film of my fourth Open Mic set which I performed at The Point, Eastleigh, Hampshire on 16 January 2019 in which I explain the perils of liking something on the internet, then suggesting a similar system for our roads.

Once more I had a month to write, learn and perform a piece and took inspiration along with a considerable number of lines from a previous blog article I had written on my WordPress site on 5 May 2013. A copy of which had already been put on this site under the Blog section in version 5.198 dated 25 September 2018

The evening's compère was Stewart Taylor and it was filmed by my wife, Lynda Poynter, on my iPhone X and uses the sound captured from the phone.

The video was later edited by me in the Apple Macintosh iMovie application using customised stock title cards. All in it lasts just 5 minutes and 4 seconds.

This film was uploaded into the Comedy category of YouTube on 25 Jan 2019 and at the time of publication had received just 13 views.

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Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.289 19 Mar 2020
The words to this stand up routine was based on my WordPress blog article 'Driving Like Me' dated 5 May 2013
The article 'Driving Like Me' is reproduced in the Blog section of this site in version 5.198 dated 25 Sep 2018
The stand up routine was performed and filmed on 16 Jan 2019
The titled routine was uploaded to YouTube 25 Jan 2019
© A Film by Vince 2019



Open Mic Bob Plum

Image of Vince dressed as Bob Plum a carpenter wearing a yellow reflective vest over his white shirt, a white protective hard hat, plastic goggles and red and black gloves. Vince is stood behind a mic stand mounted mic and the background is a black curtain. The words Open Mic, Bob Plum, Carpenter are superimposed on the image in bold purple text
A stand up comedy routine with Bob Plum a carpenter character played by Vince. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

I continued my dedication to stand up comedy and performed my third Open Mic set within The Studio Theatre at The Point, Eastleigh, Hampshire on 21 November 2018 in which I performed a character role as Bob Plum the Carpenter

This original routine and character was written, developed and performed by me.

Again it was a month since my last performance and I wanted to try another style of stand up and chose this time to do a comedy character act.

As usual I turned to my previous comedic podcasts, specifically Pod 006 Characters, wherein I 'introduced' two characters as imaginary guests, one of which was Bob Plum. This routine was adapted from my original audible piece.

The keen eyed may note that I seem to be checking the piece of wood I carried to help enhance the performance. In truth I was checking my set list which I had written onto the stick, amongst the other false measurements I had drawn onto the prop. I did ask my fellow performers whether they noticed that I was referring to this too often and they said they hadn't even noticed. Which begs the question why I have admitted this here.

The video and sound was again captured by my wife, Lynda, on my Apple iPhone X and with titles lasts just 4 minutes and 14 seconds.

The video was edited in the Apple Macintosh iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

This film was uploaded into the Comedy category of YouTube on 17 Dec 2018 and at the time of publication had received just 19 views.

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Image of Vince sat down in a bedroom dressed as Bob Plum a carpenter wearing a yellow reflective vest over his white shirt, a white protective hard hat, plastic goggles and red and black gloves. The hard hat has the name Bob written on it on a strip of brown tape. The B has been crossed out and Kn added. The words Bob Plum, Carpenter are superimposed on the image in bold purple text
The Bob Plum Carpenter routine as originally rehearsed. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

Before I performed this untried set I decided to practice the routine and set up my camera and rehearsed the act, as shown in this accompanying video.

It was also filmed on my Apple iPhone X, which was set up on a Joby Gorillapod tripod. The sound was capured on the mobile phone itself and lighting was natural daylight enhanced with the room lights.

The filming was carried out on 21 November 2018 and edited on the same date in the Apple Macintosh iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

You may note that the titles in the video include a reference to an eclecticVince character as I planned to do more similar comedy acts. To date this is the first and only.

This film was uploaded into the Comedy category of YouTube on 24 Dec 2018 and at the time of publication had received just 29 views. It lasts just 3 minutes and 44 seconds.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.285 17 Jan 2020
My Podcast 006 Characters was originally published on my WordPress site and subsequently in iTunes on 10 Sep 2014
Both practice and performance routines were filmed on 21 Nov 2018
The main performed routine was uploaded to YouTube 17 Dec 2018
The practice routine was uploaded to YouTube 24 Dec 2018
© A Film by Vince 2018



Open Mic Car Park

Image of Vince sat on a white plastic chair whilst performing his Car Park routine, wearing a black and red polo shirt and black jeans. Some of the audience are sat behind.
A stand up comedy routine captured at the point Vince is sat down. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

The recording of my second 5 minute Open Mic Stand Up slot performed at The Studio Theatre within The Point, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK on 17 October 2018.

This original routine was written and performed by me.

This time I had a whole month to prepare and decided to once again script a brand new routine. Particularly as the venue and many audience members would be the same as the month before.

Once again the inspiration came from one of my previous podcasts, this time Podcast 002 - Electrohead which had a driving theme. However to make it more 'stand up' friendly I interlaced the car park routine with some of the puns from later in the podcast. Then I decided the performance would be more visually interesting if I sat during the car park routine and stood for the other bits, frantically leaping up and down as the routine developed.

You can find the original podcast within my Podcasts section on this website. Click on the appropriately entitled faded photograph to the left for a link.

The video and sound was again captured by my wife, Lynda, on my Apple iPhone X and lasts 6 minutes and 43 seconds.

The video was edited in the Apple Macintosh iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

This film was uploaded into the Comedy category of YouTube on 10 Nov 2018 and at the time of publication had received just 25 views.

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Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.277 3 Oct 2019
Filmed on 17 Oct 2018
Uploaded to YouTube 10 Nov 2018
© A Film by Vince 2019



Vince's First Open Mic

Image of a grinning Vince in a white shirt over a black tee-shirt performing his first open mic stand up routine using a stand mounted microphone. A large video display behind Vince shows his name, Vince Poynter, in bold black lettering on a red background. The room is otherwise dark.
Performing my first open mic five minute set in The Studio Theatre at The Point, Eastleigh. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

The recording of my first 5 minute Open Mic Stand Up slot performed at The Studio Theatre within The Point, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK on 19 September 2018.

This original routine was written and performed by me.

The story starts on a Saturday, 15 September 2018. I was visiting Leigh Road Recreation Ground because there was an interesting display of World War II memorabilia. Whilst visiting I wandered over to The Point, Eastleigh, a community based entertainment centre, to see if there were any interesting comedians due to perform.

The outstanding comedic performer was Hal Cruttenden, booked for 20 September. However all tickets had been sold but I took a brochure for The Point to see what else may be available. That evening I saw a piece written about The Comedy Lab, a regular meet up for those interested in comedy both performing and writing including collaboration and on the Sunday I made contact to see what the arrangements were.

it transpired that the group met on Wednesdays but once a month they hosted an open mic evening and as it happened the upcoming Wednesday would be one such night. I was invited to come along and also offered a slot to perform if I should so desire.

I made a rash decision on the Sunday to have a go despite my complete lack of experience, my complete lack of a set, a full time job to be carried out that week and a day booked off on the Monday to visit the Southampton Boat Show.

I had performed a stand up routine before [see below]. More than seven years before. But I had harboured a desire to try it out properly. My problem was my distrust of traditional comedy venues which I understood were mainly pubs. I rarely drink and do not frequent many public houses and was not familiar with those establishments that I discovered over the years which offered comedy. The 'safe' environment of a cruise ship was much more to my liking. The Point in Eastleigh was both local and generally known for it's professional, stage performances alongside community style activities and dance routines for young people. Assurances from the organiser of the Comedy Lab also suggested the crowd would be comedy fans, not overtly fuelled by hops based liquids and, crucially, supportive of new talent.

I needed a routine. I didn't figure in the two to three days that I would have time to write and learn something from scratch so had to develop something I had already done. As a first open mic set I wanted to do something related to a first routine so looked to adapt my previously published Podcast 001 - Beginnings. You can find this within my Podcasts section on this website. Click on the appropriately entitled faded photograph to the left for a link. I figured that at least I would be familiar with the structure and some lines. Unlike the other 7.3 billion people on this planet that hadn't downloaded it from iTunes.

I had to edit it down to under five minutes, remove references to it being a podcast and other irrelevant stuff then learn it sufficiently to perform in front of a crowd. I made a concession by producing a 'set list' which, on the night, I placed on the floor in front of me, which explains some of the glancing in that direction.

The video was captured by my wife, Lynda, on my Apple iPhone X and lasts 5 minutes and 29 seconds.

The sound was captured direct by the iPhone but had to be adjusted in post production as the auto level set too low after the initial walk on applause.

The video was edited in the Apple Macintosh iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

This film was uploaded into the Comedy category of YouTube on 25 Oct 2018 and at the time of publication had received just 49 views.

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Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.272 21 Aug 2019
Filmed on 19 Sep 2018
Uploaded to YouTube 25 Oct 2018
© A Film by Vince 2019



Vince's Inaugural Stand Up

Image of Vince performing his inaugural stand up routine on board Queen Elizabeth
Performing my inaugural stand up routine on board Cunard's Queen Elizabeth in June 2012. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

The video of my very first stand up gig performed at a Guest Talent Show on board the Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth in June 2012.

This original routine was written by me.

The video was captured by my wife, Lynda, on my Apple iPhone 4S and lasts 5 minutes and 17 seconds.

The sound was captured direct by the iPhone.

The video was edited in the iPhone iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

This film was uploaded into the Comedy category of YouTube on 22 Jun 2012 and at the time of publication had received just 73 views and one comment.

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Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.187 3 Sep 2018
Filmed on 18 Jun 2012
Uploaded to YouTube 22 Jun 2012
© A Film by Vince 2012


Family and Friends Category

Phil and Gem's Reception

Image of Vince, his wife and four friends, arms across shoulders lined up for a formal photograph in the hall
My friends and I at Phil & Gemma's Wedding Reception in August 2010. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

The video was filmed in Winchester by my wife and I during some dancing at the evening Wedding Reception of our friends Phil and Gemma. The line up at the end featured the filmed participants who are, from left to right, Keith, Leigh, Martyn, Jane, Vince and Lynda.

The video was captured on my Apple iPhone 4 and lasts 1 minute and 40 seconds.

The sound is direct from the iPhone, except the stock Apple music intro at the very beginning and end.

The editing was carried out by me on the iPhone iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

This film was uploaded to YouTube, in the Film & Animation category, around eight years ago and at the time of this upload had since received only around 30 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.181 26 Aug 2018
Filmed on the night of 6 Aug 2010
Uploaded to YouTube 25 Sep 2010
© A Film by Vince 2010



2004 Paris

The title card from my short video entitled 2004 Paris showing a still shot of my wife and friends, dressed in warm coats on a cold Parisian street.
2004 Paris. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

A short Film by Vince, filmed on location in Paris, France in December 2004.

The short film features clips of my friends and I filmed near the Eiffel Tower at night on a Nikon compact camera and lasts just 38 seconds.

The closing shot is of a Parisian red-light district filmed from my bedroom in the hotel we all stayed at.

The sound is stock Apple music available within the iMovie application.

The editing was carried out by me on the iPhone iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

This film was uploaded to YouTube, in the People & Blogs category, in July 2014 and has since received 13 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.208 10 Oct 2018
Filmed by Vince 4 Dec 2004
Uploaded to YouTube 7 Jul 2014
© A Film by Vince 2014



John Poynter Bowling

The title card from my short video entitled John Poynter Bowling showing a still shot from the video title sequence showing a close up of John Poynter bowling crouched from a bowling mat on a bowling green with white title graphics.
John Poynter Bowling. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

A short Film by Vince, filmed on location in Southampton around 2000 featuring shots of my father, John Poynter, delivering some bowls on a bowling green.

Originally filmed on a Sony Hi8 video camcorder.

The editing was carried out by me in the Apple OS iMovie application with stock music sound from the application, using customised stock title cards.

The video only lasts 39 seconds and was uploaded to YouTube, in the Sports category, on 29 December 2015 and to date has received just 10 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.253 5 Feb 2019
Filmed by Vince around 2000
Uploaded to YouTube 29 Dec 2015
© A Film by Vince 2015



Early Films by Vince

A presented compilation of private videos filmed by me during 1984 and 1985, with compilation inserts from January 1991.

All the original video footage was filmed on a Panasonic WVP200E camcorder with matching NV100 video cassette recorder, then edited in S-VHS with a JVC HR-D725-U S-VHS video recorder.

The sound is the original captured direct from the camcorder, except the post production music overlays on the Launceston Drive, Zoo, Vehicles and Best Bits sequences.

Post production introduction and inserts written, presented and filmed by me, complete with home made card titles, in January 1991 using a Sony CCD V5000E Hi8 camcorder, with editing on a Panasonic NV-HS1000 S-VHS video recorder.

Final digital transfer, edit and titles created in iMovie, by me in December 2015.

The title card from part one of the Early Films by Vince showing the author sat on a plump sofa.
Early Films by Vince. Click the image to play part 1 of 2 of the video via YouTube

Part one of the film features:

An Evening with Kev and Rob - Video from when I purchased my first camcorder, in December 1984

Launceston Drive - The first apartment I purchased with Lynda, c. 1985

The People - Some family moments, c. 1985

Vince’s Work - Footage from a quiet working day when I was at Johnson & Baxter (Southampton) Ltd, c. 1985

Zoo - Filmed at Southampton Zoological Gardens, not long before it was shut down in 1985

Severn Bore - Shot during one of the many tidal bore river surges on the Severn River. This phenomena can occur over 100 times a year but it’s impact can vary, c. 1985

The title card from part two of the Early Films by Vince showing the author sat on a plump sofa.
Early Films by Vince. Click the image to play part 2 of 2 of the video via YouTube

Part two of the film features:

Vehicles - Shots of my wife Lynda driving our first Citroën BX16RS, my Ford Cortina Mk V company car then skilfully riding our Kawasaki GPz750R motorcycle.

These sequences include Lynda’s classic ‘unable to pull out in front of a [high speed?] milk float’ episode. In fairness we had not had the bike long, c. 1985. The model is of a Vincent Black Shadow.

Holidays - Footage taken in 1985 on a family holiday to the Cotswolds where we found out the farm, in which our cottage was located, was carrying out muck spreading all week. The village shots were filmed at Bourton-on-the-Water.

The canal trip was a separate holiday on the Llangollen canal with Lynda’s family the same year, including her father Peter’s great and clear line “You won’t hear a thing for that engine, I bet.”

It was this holiday that finished the Panasonic camcorder because although it had circuitry to avoid electronic damage due to low temperatures the damp atmosphere of the canal trip was too much for it to bear.

Best Bits - A compilation sequence of interesting family shots, starting with Lynda and her immortal line when approaching a tractor emerging from a side turning “I do hope he’s gonna stop because I’m not.”, 1984-1985

Both parts uploaded to YouTube in the Entertainment category on 29 December 2015.

The two parts were separated because of the video sequence length restrictions on the YouTube account.

No music rights included.

The Launceston Drive music sample is Ghostbusters [Instrumental Version] by Ray Parker Jr. from the soundtrack album Ghostbusters, written and performed by Ray Parker Jr.

Zoo sequence music and final end credits feature Monkey House by T’Pau featured on the album Bridge of Spies, written by Carol Decker and Ron Rogers and performed by T’Pau

The Vehicles sequence has been overlaid with music from Ride Like The Wind by Saxon featured on the album Destiny, written by Christopher Cross and performed by Saxon

The Best Bits music overlay is Memory by Elaine Paige featured on the album Cats, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, T. S. Eliot and Trevor Nunn and performed by Elaine Paige

Part one lasts 11 minutes and 11 seconds and to date has received just 30 views and one ‘Like’

Part two lasts 14 minutes and 51 seconds and to date has received just 24 views and one ‘Like’

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.249 18 Jan 2019
Original footage filmed by Vince during 1984 & 1985
Post production introduction and inserts filmed by Vince Jan 1991
Post production digital transfer by Vince Dec 2015
Uploaded to YouTube 29 Dec 2015
© A Film by Vince 2015


Miscellaneous Films Category

Corner Brook Zip Line

The title card from my short video showing Vince and Lynda in an open air spacenear a large building wearing blue tops and web strapping around their chests. Vince is holding a plastic orange safety helmet in the air. The picture is captioned in black lettering Corner Brook Zip Line
Vince and Lynda celebrating after completing the zip line. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

An adventurous, thrilling Zip Wire experience over 9 separate long and high lines on Marble Mountain in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada, with Vince and Lynda Poynter, filmed on 24 July 2019.

The photographic stills and video were captured on my Apple iPhone X and the film lasts just one minute and 36 seconds.

The sound is as recorded plus additional overlay stock Apple music available within the iMovie application.

The editing was carried out by me on the iPhone iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

This film was uploaded to YouTube, in the Family & Friends category, on 13 August 2019 and at the time of publication had received just 17 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.314 19 Jun 2020
Filmed by Vince and Lynda on 24 Jul 2019
Uploaded to YouTube 13 Aug 2019
© A Film by Vince 2019



Bunny Business - Crime of the Century

The title card from my short video showing a large scale map and picture of a rabbit with the title Crime of the Century
Crime of the Century, a news flash from July 2011. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

Caught in the headlights, a short, news report style Film by Vince of my brother-in-law, Kevin, feeding a rabbit at Pinetum Lodge Arboretum, Churcham, Glocestershire.

The video was captured on my Apple iPhone 4 and lasts just 21 seconds.

The sound is stock Apple music available within the iMovie application.

The editing was carried out by me on the iPhone iMovie application using customised stock news reporter style title cards.

This film was uploaded to YouTube, in the Pets & Animals category, in July 2011 and has since received just over 20 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.186 31 Aug 2018
Filmed by Vince 4 Jul 2011
Uploaded to YouTube 4 Jul 2011
© A Film by Vince 2011



Boating On The Thames

My wife Lynda piloting a small yellow motor boat on the Thames
Lynda piloting a small yellow motor boat on the Thames in August 2010. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

A short Film by Vince showing Lynda, my wife, piloting a hire boat on the river at Henley-on-Thames, Windsor.

The video was captured on my Apple iPhone 4 and lasts 1 minute and 7 seconds.

The sound is direct from the iPhone with background music an extract from the Radetzky Marsch, Op. 228 performed by The Johann Strauss Orchestra and conducted by André Rieu from a recording in 2009. Copyright to this music lies with the publisher for The Johann Strauss Orchestra.

The editing was carried out by me on the iPhone iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

This film was uploaded to YouTube, in the Travel & Events category, around eight years ago and at the time of posting this article had since received over 300 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.180 24 Aug 2018
Filmed by Vince 30 Aug 2010
Uploaded to YouTube 12 Sep 2010
© A Film by Vince 2010



Niagra Jetboat

The title card showing a still from the video Niagra Jetboat showing a full boat of people dressed in orange and yellow waterproofs crashing through some very high waves with black title graphics.
Niagra Jetboat. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

A short video filmed on location on the class 5 rapids of the Niagra river in 2003 featuring shots of the author and his wife on a very exciting and very wet Whirlpool Jet boat ride.

Originally filmed on a camcorder and transferred onto VHS cassette by the company running the jet boat.

The editing and post production was carried out by the author in the Apple OS iMovie application using the inbuilt stock editing package, an Apple music track and customised title cards.

The video lasts 2 minutes and 59 seconds and was uploaded to YouTube, in the Entertainment category, on 30 December 2015 and to date has received just 14 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.259 30 Apr 2019
Video Filmed by Whirlpool Jetboats, Niagra in 2003
Editing and post production by the author Dec 2015
Uploaded to YouTube 30 Dec 2015
© A Film by Vince 2015



Abseiling in Southampton

A still from the video showing the author suspended half way down the walls of Dukes Keep, taken from the roof, showing the height of the building with green title graphics.
Abseiling in Southampton. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

A short Film by Vince, filmed on location around 1990 at the Dukes Keep tower block, Duke Street, Southampton, Hampshire on a day that my wife, Lynda, and I assisted in a camera team as part of the Southampton Camcorder Club filming participants in a sponsored abseiling activity.

The filming crew were asked if they wanted to have a go at the abseiling and we were the only ones who chose to participate.

The filming was carried out by other members of the Southampton Camcorder Club, mostly using VHS camcorders.

Sound captured direct by the camcorders.

The editing of the footage was carried out by me in SVHS with a Panasonic NV-HS1000 video player. With final post production using the Apple OS iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

The video lasts 8 minutes and 29 seconds and was uploaded to YouTube, in the Sports category, on 30 December 2015 and to date has received just 13 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.254 12 Feb 2019
Video Filmed by members of the Southampton Camcorder Club around 1990
Uploaded to YouTube 30 Dec 2015
© A Film by Vince 2015
The Southampton Camcorder Club, as it was known to me at the time, was started by Eddie Lombardi and friends and has since morphed into Solent Moviemakers who can be found at solentmoviemakers.org


Performances

Vince's Big Break

A still from the broadcast episode of Big Break showing Alex Higgins sat adjusting his bow tie, Vince onlooking and smiling and Jim Davidson stood, crouched in conversation, with an upper left quadrant blue title on grey background stating Vince's Big Break.
Vince's Big Break. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

Extracts from the episode of BBC's Big Break which featured Vince Poynter.

This was a broadcast pilot episode which ran as the third episode in series one and was watched by an estimated 16 million people.

The episode was planned to be the very first one shown in the BBC's new gameshow.

Rehearsals and setting up with the technical crew, host and contestants took place over about three days.

During this time the pocket colours were switched because the result of practice runs meant the contestants were 'winning' too much money.

The snooker guest stars were only introduced when the final filming took place so were not fully practiced in what to do and had to keep asking the contestants what they should be doing.

The episode was broadcast as the third one in the series due to a climatic, last second winning of the top prize. So the initial introduction to the series by Jim Davidson was swapped with another episode.

Keen viewers may notice that there are not many scenes of the audience during the show. This was because a sudden snowfall prevented the contestants families, friends and other audience members from getting to the studio and the show was filmed in front of only a couple of dozen people.

Originally filmed, edited and produced by the BBC with original BBC titles and soundtrack.

The editing of the footage was carried out by Vince Poynter in S-VHS with a Panasonic NV-HS1000 video player. With final post production editing and titles using the Apple OS iMovie application using a customised stock title sequence.

The video lasts 8 minutes and 5 seconds and was uploaded to YouTube, in the Entertainment category, on 30 December 2015 and to date has received just over 900 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.256 17 Feb 2019
Footage filmed, edited and produced by the BBC during 1991
First aired on the BBC in 1991
Uploaded to YouTube 30 Dec 2015
© BBC and Vince Poynter, 2015
© A Film by Vince 2015
The photograph of the trophy and cue by Vince Poynter
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Rail Category

Arley Station

A  classic brick built railway station with high pitched roof and many colourful hanging baskets in a wooded area
Images capturing some train movements at Arley Station, Worcestershire. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

The video captures a few scenes from a visit to Arley Station, when a diesel locomotive passed through.

Arley Station is a small train station on the Severn Valley Railway, in Worcestershire.

The video was captured by me on my Apple iPhone 6+ and edited lasts just 52 seconds.

The sound is direct from the iPhone.

The editing was carried out by me on the iPhone iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

This film was uploaded to YouTube, in the Autos & Vehicles category, in Sep 2015 and at the time of this publication had received just 26 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.234 18 Nov 2018
Filmed by Vince 8 Sep 2015
Edited and uploaded to YouTube 9 Sep 2015 [YouTube shows 8 Sep 2015 - Time difference?]
© A Film by Vince 2015



Smallbrook Junction

The title Smallbrook Junction, Isle Of Wight in thin white capital letters lays full screen across a black and white background of a small train station platform. The Smallbrook Junction plaque can be seen in the bottom left corner
Images from a scene at Smallbrook Junction on the Isle of Wight. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

The video captures a few scenes from a visit to Smallbrook Junction, a small train station on the Isle Of Wight line. A station only accessible from either of two adjacent rail lines with no other general public access.

The video was captured by me on my Apple iPhone 6+ and edited lasts 2 minutes and 10 seconds.

The sound is direct from the iPhone.

The editing was carried out by me on the iPhone iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

This film was uploaded to YouTube, in the Autos & Vehicles category, in summer 2015 and at the time of this publication had received 244 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.233 16 Nov 2018
Filmed by Vince 27 Jul 2015
Edited and uploaded to YouTube 28 Jul 2015
© A Film by Vince 2015



On a Model Train

The title card from my short video showing a model rail diorama with a multi track layout showing a black classic steam engine and carriages passing through a station where some figurines are waiting on a platform with the title On a Model Train
On a model train. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

A short Film by Vince, filmed on location in Hamburg, Germany in June 2012 and elsewhere.

The video was captured on my Apple iPhone 4s and lasts just 45 seconds.

The sound is stock Apple music available within the iMovie application.

The editing was carried out by me on the iPhone iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

This film was uploaded to YouTube, in the Travel & Events category, in May 2014 and has since received 11 views and one comment.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.201 28 Sep 2018
Filmed by Vince 7 Jun 2012
Uploaded to YouTube 11 May 2014
© A Film by Vince 2014


Vehicles Category

Defender & Discovery

The title card showing a photograph from an offroad day showing an offroad modified Land Rover Discovery Series 2, model designation L318, in red atop a muddy hill about to descend.
Defender & Discovery. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

Video taken from an offroad 4x4 day at Slindon near Arundel on 12 February 2017.

The photographs and video primarily features modified Land Rover cars, a blue Land Rover Defender Ninety 3-door 4x4 and a red Land Rover Discovery Series II [model designation L318].

Filmed on an iPhone 6+ by the author and his wife.

Edited direct in iMovie for OS X using the stock customisable titles by the author

The video lasts 11 minutes and 36 seconds and was uploaded to YouTube, in the Autos & Vehicles category, on 17 February 2017 and to date has received 119 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.268 4 Jul 2019
Photographs taken at the event
Video Filmed by Vince and his wife Lynda
Editing and post production by the author Feb 2017
Uploaded to YouTube 17 Feb 2017
© A Film by Vince 2017



Mark On A Bike

The title card from my short video entitled Mark On A Bike showing a still shot from the video title sequence showing a close up of Mark on a cruiser style motorcycle in his leather jacket with blue title graphics.
Mark On A Bike. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

A short Film by Vince, photographed and filmed on location in Southampton, the London Motorcycle Show and the roads of Hampshire between 1961 and 2015.

The short film features photo montage clips of my brother Mark on some of his various bicycles and motorcycles from my personal collection of family photographs taken by me and my family between 1961 and 2015.

The video portion was shot on an Apple iPhone 6+ on 18 October 2105.

The motorbikes featured include Mark’s Gilera Touring 50, his Suzuki TS185, new bikes on display at the London Motorcycle Show in January 2015 and his Honda VRX400 [Japanese import model].

The editing was carried out by me on the iPhone iMovie application with sound from the camera and stock music from the application, using customised stock title cards.

This 4 minute and 14 seconds film was uploaded to YouTube, in the Auto & Vehicles category, on 24 October 2015 and has since received over 2,100 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.245 4 Dec 2018
Photographs taken between 1961 and 2015
Filmed by Vince 18 Oct 2015
Uploaded to YouTube 24 Oct 2015
© A Film by Vince 2015



Discovery - Looking For The Exit

A  grey Land Rover Discovery mark 4 facelift parked in a grassy field next to some galvanised security fencing with the title in yellow reading Discovery - Looking For The Exit
A discovery parked in a complex maze created from nearly two inch long grass. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

A Land Rover Discovery driving around a grassy car park, while the driver hunts for the exit.

The driver is Kevin Clare and it is his car.

The video was captured by me on my Apple iPhone 6+ and edited lasts 1 minute and 52 seconds.

The sound is direct from the iPhone.

The editing was carried out by me on the iPhone iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

This film was uploaded to YouTube, in the Autos & Vehicles category, in Sep 2015 and at the time of this publication had received just 20 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.235 19 Nov 2018
Filmed by Vince 19 Sep 2015
Edited and uploaded to YouTube 19 Sep 2015
© A Film by Vince 2015



New Discovery

Image of a new grey Land Rover Discovery parked outside a Land Rover dealership with a Red on grey text lower third stating New Discovery
Collecting a new Land Rover Discovery from a dealership. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

The video is a record of the day Kevin Clare collected his brand new Land Rover Discovery from the Hunters Land Rover dealership.

The car is a Land Rover Discovery 4 [L319] Facelift type HSE with additional special features such as dual colour seats and extra piano black fittings.

Featured in the video is Kevin, Lynda Poynter and Rob Svilts.

The video was captured by me on my Apple iPhone 6+ and lasts 3 minutes and 41 seconds.

The sound is direct from the iPhone.

The editing was carried out by me on the iPhone iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

This film was uploaded to YouTube, in the Autos & Vehicles category, around four years ago and at the time of this publication had received 82 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.226 7 Nov 2018
Filmed by Vince 15 Nov 2014
Uploaded to YouTube 15 Nov 2014
© A Film by Vince 2014



Kawasaki Girl

The title card showing a still from the video Kawasaki Girl showing a red and black Kawasaki GPz750R on its side stand on a grassy bank at the top of a hill with a leather jacketed clad, dark haired woman in blue jeans and wearing red and black motorcycle boots sat against the side with matching red title graphics.
Kawasaki Girl. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

A short video film of a woman skillfully riding a Kawasaki GPz750R motorcycle in 1985, both slowly around a housing estate and out on the open road.

Originally filmed on a Sony video Hi8 camcorder and edited in S-VHS with a Panasonic NV-HS1000 video player.

The final editing and post production was carried out by the author in the Apple OS iMovie application using the inbuilt stock editing package, with music from iMovie stock and customised title cards.

The video lasts 2 minutes and 53 seconds and was uploaded to YouTube, in the Autos & Vehicles category, on 30 December 2015 and to date has received 244 views.

Related Link

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.262 29 May 2019
Photographs taken in 1985
Video Filmed by Vince in 1985
The motorcycle is a 1985 Kawasaki GPz750R in red/black and was purchased new by the author's wife in May 1985
The 'Kawasaki Girl' is the author's wife, Lynda
Editing and post production by the author Dec 2015
Uploaded to YouTube 30 Dec 2015
© A Film by Vince 2015



IAM Manoeuvring

Image of a red Citröen BX16RS driving through a series of small red and white cones in a car park with a Red on text lower third stating IAM Manoeuvring
A Citröen BX16RS carefully picks a route though some cones. Click the image to play the video via YouTube

A short video transfer of a film by Vince recording some activities during a Southampton Institute of Advanced Motorists Group manoeuvring event day in 1984.

The film features footage taken on the day interleved with some clips from contemporary TV adverts and programmes plus some footage taken of an IAM skid pan session at Goodwood in 1984. The video 'A Day At Goodwood Skid Pan' is no longer available.

The original footage was filmed on a Panasonic WVP200E camcorder and matching NV100 video cassette recorder.

It lasts 2 minutes and 42 seconds.

The sound is direct from the camera set up with background music an extract from Classical Gas composed and performed by Mason Williams with instrumental backing by members of the Wrecking Crew. Copyright to this music lies with Warner Bros.

The editing was carried out by me between the NV100 video cassette unit and a JVC HR-D725-U S-VHS video recorder with post production titles created in the iMovie application using customised stock title cards.

This film was uploaded to YouTube, in the Autos & Vehicles category, just over three years ago and at the time of this publication had received just 36 views.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.251 31 Jan 2019
Filmed by Vince in 1984
Uploaded to YouTube 29 Dec 2015
© A Film by Vince 2015