Weblog - 2009

This is where you find chronological updated information about my life, work and hobbies. This page holds links to all articles from the year 2009 .

The articles

Opening of childrens forest

A large event with lots of national celebrities, to open a forest, planted to remember children who fell victim to cancer.

Benthuizen fire department

A video of the new facility for the Benthuizen fire department. The firemen showed me around, and we had a little fun making an action movie.

Shooting transformers

On Friday September 4th a huge transport moved through my home town of Hazerswoude-Rijndijk. It took three days for the convoy of 3300000 kilo weighing power transformers to clear the town.

Hazerswoude summer market 2009

The Hazerswoude summer market closes the summer season with all kinds of activities.

Tug of war

Last wednesday I shot this movie for local media. It's a news item about the yearly tug of war contest.

Trekkertrek 2009

A video of the event of the year in Rijnwoude: Trekkertrek. A day of high powered tractor pulling, and all kinds of other fun activities.

HayoBethlehem.nl V11

It was time again for another style update to the website. Please try a hard refresh of the page to update the stylesheet and images.

Thinktank Streetwalker Pro review

To compliment my video kit I still needed a good backpack or shoulder bag that would fit the camera, and not be too massive. Today I finally stumbled upon the bag I was looking for.

Connexxion hybrid bus

A video of the new Connexxion hybrid bus, being test driven in Alphen a/d Rijn.

47th Rietveld rowing championship

A video of the traditional rowing championship in Rietveld, near Hazerswoude Dorp.

Prague 2009

Yesterday evening I returned from an amazing long weekend in the Czech capital Prague. Here's a picture of the Carls bridge by night.

The illusion of opinion polls

Mass media (radio, TV, newspapers) seem not to be very critical towards opinion polls. They simply accept poll results as news facts, and publish them without checking them. This overview of methodological problems of polls may help journalists to put opinion polls in a proper perspective.

Shooting football

Last week I had my first attempt at shooting sports with a video camera.

European elections problems

The Netherlands have been used to electronic voting for years. But because of minor concerns, the whole process is now back to the middle ages. And then problems arise.

Ikea raid

Finally a nice day off, resulted in part two of my bookcase.

Terry Pratchett Discworld List

Finally the complete chronological list of all Terry Pratchett's Discworld Novels, with the novels I own marked. Great for when I'm in the book store, and don't remember which ones I still need to get!

Wind mill day 2009

During national windmill day I shot a short video of two local windmills.

Egypt album published

Two months ago I went to Egypt and back again. Finally I managed to put some pictures in an album and throw that online.

Queensday 2009

During the festivities on Queens day, April 30th, I went out with my camera to film the local events.

Tree nursery museum

A video of a rare tree in the tree nursery museum in Boskoop.

Bollenrit classic car rally

Last Sunday some locals organised a classic car rally. I went there for the local media to make a video item.

On content delivery

Some changes to the website and how to integrate content in your website.

Oldschool Woubrugge

A short video of the bridge in Woubrugge. Experimentation with post processing led to a short video trying to recreate that old film look and feel.

Medieval times

A short clip of the medieval section in archaeological theme park Archeon. Also throwing some Premiere pro filters around to see what sticks.

Municipal merger debate

The first HD video I shot with the Z5 for Stichting Lokale Omroep Rijnwoude. It details a municipal council meeting in Boskoop, where the members debate their unhappiness with the cancellation of the merging process by Rijnwoude.

Back in the loop

Oh my, have I become too sloppy with work updates again? A short overview.


A short video to see how HD content holds up in my webplayer.


A few months ago, the municipal government of Rijnwoude offered the local radio station a nice sum of money, to invest in cool projects. One of the items on the wishlist was a new videocamera.


Creating some images, and walking around The Hague, with Rob.


Proof of a wonderful dinner of home made sushi.



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