This week’s headlines:
Leonova gets Worlds berth by winning Russian Cup final, Menshov does not
Korpi, Denney & Coughlin out of Worlds, Yan out of Junior Worlds
Pang & Tong struggling to be ready
ISU releases Olympic qualifying details as well as Worlds roster
French win big at Challenge Cup
Russians win big at Youth Olympic Winter Festival
Davis & Brubaker announce partnership
Dancing on Ice sets semifinal lineup
Interviews with Brezina & Tobias & Stagniunas
I’ll also probably be writing a blog post on Michael Weiss’ show, which I went to see yesterday, and indeed nearly made the newscast, it was only when Speedy and van der Porny showed up at the last minute that it got bumped out. So everything else that happened this week: September 3-9, 2012
By the way, anyone know a good freeware audio editor? I’m about to run out a free trial and trying to find one earlier really did drive me bats. I need it to be able to perform simple tasks, such as attaching .wma files to each other consecutively(which Audacity seemed strangely unable to do…), and then have sections removed. Being able to amplify(I actually amplified the Medal Winners open section on this file, first time I’ve ever done that) and tell exactly where in the timeline certain sounds are would be good bonuses. Meanwhile, I at least had the trial software for the all important Grand Prix week episode: May 21-27, 2012
At one point yesterday I thought this might prove undoable, because all the videos for China & Korea arrived on Sunday, and it was a long process watching enough of them to get news without the scoring protocols available(or even the scores in the case of Korea, though at least I had the placements). But after a final scramble when I finally got the top three from Lyon, I finished it this morning and thankfully was able to leave it converting to usable format immediately before going to work, though uploading after stumbling home through the snow took a little longer than expected
This was actually my first day at my new job, so I did most of this on Sunday. Which will make recording what actually happens on Sundays harder, though at least it’s Japanese Nationals next week, where the time zones work to my advantage.
And I don’t start working now for two more weeks, but this weekend(and today) was so crazy I wondered how I was to get this vidoe completed. At least it saved to a usable format immediately for the first time in months! Though the ISU claimed copyright. They haven’t blocked it anywhere, but there may be advertisements.