Category Archives: Arty Stuff

Anything that happens to fall out of my brain and on to the page

Move over bees!

I’ve had a busy morning creating a new website for my beekeeping stuff –

I’ve owned that URL for some time now hoping one day to have enough time to make some short films about honey bees and beekeeping in general.  One of the original motivations for this was to right some of the awful wrongs that were spread by Disney’s rather stupid Bee Movie.  I know it was a kid’s film – but it was factually wrong from start to finish.  : )

This was part of my masterplan for when I finally escaped from the IOV.  Whether this actually transpires is another story as my Video Artisan work is building up quite nicely – but at least I now have a place to put all the bee stuff that was ending up on this blog.  I also hope the new site will inspire others to keep bees too.

Anyway – this blog can now concentrate on the video stuff – unless of course the two worlds crash into each other!


Alaska in an RV

For those of you with about 40-mins on their hands, and a sick and unusual interest in other people’s holiday movies, I’ve just come across the film I made back in 2003 documenting our trip to Alaska in my in-law’s RV (AKA ‘Winnebago’ or to us Brits – ‘Big Camper Van’).

RV Alaska from Kevin Cook on Vimeo.

This trip was taken in June – which is their summertime too.  Whilst we was there the temperature was lovely, rising up to around +25 degrees centigrade on the warmest days.  We have also been there at the end of their winter and experienced the other side to Alaska’s temperature range (our coldest day on that trip was -25 centigrade).  Their political capital (Juno) is roughly on the same latitude as Glasgow – and its only the warming effects of the Atlantic Conveyor Belt that keeps our temperatures here so moderate.

If you ever get the opportunity to go there – don’t miss it!  Its an amazing part of the world.