Project Description

This is part of my humble beginnings as a film maker in Montreux Switzerland. A small local Swiss TV station did regular a regular TV show called “Camera en Ballade”. The premise was simple, go out with a video camera, shoot a local event and edit a 10 minute piece. You can use whatever music you want because they paid a usage rights forfeit. That was huge plus! Total budget CHF200.- or less than $200. Talk about low budget. I did several shorts like this and got local airplay. My neighbors and friends saw my movies and it made my mom proud. It was a great experience, and I got to see many local events I would never have attended. I don’t even think Youtube existed when I made this film, but I eventually posted it on my personal family channel because my uncle and his cow were the main character of the story. Much to my surprise, this is my most viewed Youtube video. More than 80’000 views! It went viral, and to this day, I still don’t know why.