Tulip Bulbs War Food Holland 1944-1945 (silent film) ~
My mother did not tell me much and no details on her experiences in World War 2, except for the Hongerwinter (“Hunger winter”) – the Dutch famine of 1944–45 – that she had to eat tulip bulbs.
The famine was caused by a German blockade plus the harsh winter blocking alternative water routes, that cut off food and fuel shipments to the western Netherlands were food stocks rapidly ran out in the large cities of The Hague, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam. Tulip bulbs and sugar beets were commonly consumed.
March 25 this year I posted a more detailed ‘biography’ and the silent film ‘Eating Tulip Bulbs’ (20200325) a silent film using photographs captured during this ‘Hunger winter’ 1944-1945 by Menno Huizinga in Holland (mainly in The Hague).
Today I found this Dutch cinema news reel from Polygoon-Profilti published March 1945 with an impression of the daily food ration for the starving population of Holland at the end of the hunger winter. One sees the preparation of tulip bulbs, sugar beets, peas and cabbage soup. Also the use of an emergency stove. Courtesy of Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Open Images).
Tulip Bulbs War Food Holland 1944-1945 | 20201226 | michelvanderburg.com | Settela.com
Just a first quick test project using the mobile iMovie app on iPhone 12 Pro Max editing HDR video Rec. 2020 HLG on the ‘phone’, adding a music track and a title playing the entire film – mimicking my normal post over the past months where logo and title are placed in the last phase of movie export in Compressor as companion app with FCP.
This mobile iMovie export allows me to keep the HDR format. Though manipulating the title was a hassle. No time left today to reedit with a straigtened video version , and reedit the tile for music credits and license info (mircales.media). But this will do.
Waves ~ Music : Waves by Kyle Preston | Artlist ~ Film : 20201221 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com | Miracles•Media
Shot and edited (iMovie) on iPhone 12 Pro Max – HDR video Rec. 2020 HLG using Shure MV88 external mic. The iMovie export is no longer HDR. Editing while keeping HDR is no problem – but with no option for adding text – in the Photos app. December Sky | 20201220 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com
Home garden tree today with its last leaf this year.
My first iPhone 12 Pro Max shot using the 1x wide lens (4K 25p), uploaded straight from the phone : unedited raw HDR video Rec. 2020 HLG – HEVC 10-bit BT.2020 HLG (9-18-9) 21 Mbit/s. Sound using Shure MV88 external mic.
Last Leaf | 20201219 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com
Vimeo post :
Window of sailing ship at the quay of West-Terschelling harbor on the Dutch island Terschelling , Christmas day 2014. Christmas Cat | 20201218 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com
Off the road tour on the Wadden Sea coast with 4WDs by MooiWeer on the Dutch island Terschelling , Christmas day 2014. Wadden Tour | 20201217 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com
Ships (the Marina here) on the Nieuwe Maas river in the centre of Rotterdam, Holland. The red painted Willemsbrug bridge is spanning the river to the Noordereiland island – here on the right. In the background the railroad lift bridge De Hef – filmed by Joris Ivens in 1928 (De Brug) – now a monument. Filmed yesterday with handheld iPhone X , using internal mic. The Bridge | 20201216 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com