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  • Yeah! DigitalRev TV is off to another trip, this time to Amsterdam.

  • Yeah, yeah...

  • The Bloody Producersitting on his

  • bloody designer chair, setting up some

  • bloody challenge again

  • K: as usual. L: as usual.

  • And he's also set up some forfeit

  • I'm sure, where if we fail we have to do some thing silly

  • L: yeah...

  • K: (we'll) find out later. Anyway let's enjoy the flight.

  • L: and give way. L: or you can just block the way, like this

  • DRTV's been sent to Amsterdam, we have

  • been given the good treatment

  • VIP lounge

  • which we were very calm about

  • We are actually ahead of

  • all other business class passengers

  • K: yeah...

  • business class seat which we use to

  • and boarding early

  • which means we can play about

  • on the seats

  • K: That's alright, isn't it? L: Yea…I mean Yeahpretty good.

  • A: We are use to it. L: use to it, use to it.

  • K: so what's your thoughts, what you imagine Amsterdam to be like. L: Actually my first impression of Netherlands

  • is when I was really small, I saw a TV advert of a milk brand

  • It's a little bit like "Sound of the music", singing in the field

  • L: Hmmmright. Well Lok might be very disappointed by the milk in Holland then

  • it was incredibly nice for the dutch people to give me such a warm welcome. I must look tired

  • from that long flight cos they don't seem to recognise me

  • the Bloody Producerwasn't such a tight bum this time, and he got us a car

  • nice little surprise

  • L: thank you, that's my luggage. K: yes

  • L: I just keep on shooting so I don't have to move stuff.

  • L: I have to shoot...

  • K: but we are the two drivers, so we got to have fun

  • Unfortunately as it turned out, that little surprise was a sugar coated piece of poo

  • L: What is that? Why is there a pink envelop there?

  • L: The Bloody Producer™. K: Well...

  • Why he has to always speak to us. It's annoying.

  • The challenge is that we have three days to visit nine locations

  • finishing before the sunset on the 3rd day, around 9pm

  • with a number of silly tasks throwing in throughout

  • if we don't complete it

  • L: Oh, costoms again!

  • A: ahhh. K: wakawhohohoho. A: Scared me. L: hahahaha that is freaky.

  • the Bloody Producer

  • is freaky as well

  • if we don't complete it

  • then we have to wear the Teletubbies costumes

  • for that remainder of our journey back to Hong Kong

  • to the airport, and on business class

  • failure is not an option

  • then we checked into our hotel

  • and I decided to take one of Lok's room card keys. He doesn't need two of them

  • and he doesn't need to know either

  • K: just got one card key for that. Keep that safe. L: that's alright. I'll remember that.

  • K: Bye. See ya.

  • Spare room card keys are always useful, in case someone takes one of them

  • after dropping our stuff off the hotel, we realised that we were missing something

  • that they don't provide at European hotels

  • Toothbrushes! No Matter, because we did a bit research into this. There's a shop that

  • sells dental hygiene stuff

  • only that

  • just got to find it now

  • K: let's follow that

  • let's get that guy with a box

  • K: Hello, uh...

  • (supposedly dutch) Where is...

  • teeth, teeth shop? Man: sorry?

  • K: oh the tooth...

  • L: can you speak English? Man: Yea. K: oh Ok, where is the toothbrush shop?

  • Man: toothbrush shop?

  • it's a good question

  • K: that's ok. No problem! Thank you. A: Thank you.

  • Kai: uh... Hello, excuse me.

  • Man 2: hi!

  • K: (supposedly dutch) uh... where is er..sorry

  • Man 2: okay

  • K: Tampon, Tampon shop?

  • K: wrinkle?

  • K: Taner

  • Man 2 in fluent English: what's the store? K: toothbrush shop, the toothbrush shop.

  • Man 2: toothbrush shop

  • um... yeah as it turned out even delivery men speak better English than some of

  • the people I know back in the UK

  • L: alright? K: yes! we bought our toothbrushes. A: for each other.

  • K: what did you get? A: very sensible

  • a wooden toothbrush. L: aha. K: LOL

  • L: nice

  • A: you like it, right? K: Anyway, I've got this for Alamby

  • Angry Bird

  • sometimes you are angry so this is er… A: thank you! L: so I bought this for Kai

  • K: oh magenta!

  • L: yeah magenta colour. This toothbrush brushes

  • all three surfaces

  • of the teeth

  • inside, outside and the topso A: it's good for lazy people. K: excellent! That's useful

  • it's actually really useful

  • A: we can go and brush our teeth now. K: let's brush our teeth before they rot away

  • and we're left with just

  • the blackness. Voiceover: Then I got a bloody call from the Bloody Producer™. BP: hey, I see you have some bicycles. Your first task is to cycle around Amsterdam.

  • K: what's the point of car then?

  • BP: it's Amsterdam. It's famous for bicycles.

  • K: are you getting the place mixed up with China? That's the place

  • that is famous for bicycles isn't it?

  • BP: No! Goodbye. K: alright then.

  • The start the first day of challenges, we have been given a set of wheels. Each.

  • i've been given a set of wheels

  • So we have got the car rentals obviously so we can get bicycles. We have been given bicycles

  • and we have to do

  • the first thing we got to do is

  • cycle around Amsterdam

  • A: good for sightseeing.

  • K: exactly. You know.

  • K: anyway, we have got the ideal travel cameras. We have got a camera each for travelling...

  • A: I've got the (Fuji) X100S.

  • You all know I really like it. It's small, it's light

  • and it looks good

  • K: that's the important thing. A: fits my outfit and all that stuff

  • A: and yeah, viewfinder...

  • perfect for traveling, travel light

  • K: Lok also thinks the same that's why he's got a GH3

  • L: I always love micro four third, I have an EP1

  • it's not as big as a DSLR, and I can

  • do very good video with this one. Very decent videos.

  • K: when it take videos,

  • the auto focus is really good on this one. It's almost like a camcorder. K: really?

  • A to K: what about you?

  • K: I have got the ultimate in term of quality.

  • A: yes in term of quality. K: You know Douglas took the Holga home,

  • so I took his PhaseOne

  • so um...

  • this is the ultimate in term of quality. You can't compromise on this kind of things

  • sowhy not bring the best?

  • PhaseOne IQ 160 back

  • and 645DF plus

  • and a Schneider Kreuznach

  • 80mm f/2.8 lens

  • L: yes, have fun with

  • riding bicycle with this. A: carrying that!

  • K: that's alright, I'm gonna hide

  • I'm gonna hide the toughness I mean

  • can't see that I'm in pain. A: and you'll be sweating pretty soon.

  • Despite the initial disappointment of having to use primitive transport, we bravely went on ahead

  • The journey? A tour around the

  • Pipe

  • The Pete

  • The Pie? Uhwhatever, you can see it on the screen

  • Motorists usually find cyclists annoying, but the cyclists rule here

  • the PhaseOne was a hefty beast, but just look at those gorgeous files!

  • Even at 100% they look utterly stunning!

  • it seems like the team was starting to enjoy a little fresh air ride through the town

  • most of us anyway

  • K: oh they are alright aren't they? Oh yeah. Their light cameras there, all sensible cameras.

  • Full frame? How about bigger than full frame? Eat that! Erbut for now I just need to eat something and have a bit of rest.

  • The GH3 is probably the most convenient to use one-handed, with most of its controls on the right side.

  • and being plastic fanatic light

  • we were having so much fun we didn't notice that the Bloody Producer

  • left us a little voice mail. BP: "so that's it, get a gift for each other and use them!"

  • K: Ok, so uh...

  • got a voice mail from the Bloody Producer

  • now we have to buy

  • gifts for each other

  • Dutch gift, proper dutch

  • A: and then use them for the bike ride? K: yep

  • L: OK, there are lots of shopping...

  • K: Actually, I've got a good

  • I've got a good idea, so… A: I have got a good idea as well.

  • A few moments later...

  • A: you know I have got some

  • really really good stuff for one of them

  • L: hello! A: woah, scared me