Letters to July - 7

In which Germany wins the World Cup. I recorded this on Sunday night (in fact I recorded the voice track after 2:30 AM, which is about when I got home from the Augustiner Keller, hence why it’s full of weird grammatical things and ums) but didn’t have time to edit it until today.

So I’ve decided to take part in a month-long video project called Letters to July. Originally created by film-maker/YouTuber Emily Diana Ruth, the idea behind the project is to make a short video every day in July structured around the idea of a letter written to each day of the month. Her first year of the project was amazing and this year’s iteration is shaping up to be just as good. I decided to do my own version completely on a whim while I was watching her second video of the month, but I’ve tweaked the project slightly. Because I knew this month would be insanely busy, I decided to shoot for videos every other day (I haven’t quite done that, but I will have a lot more time to film and edit over the next two weeks than I had the past week) and even though editing takes me way longer than I want it to, I’m having fun with the project. Since this is my last month in Germany, I feel like it’s a particularly important one to document and it’s certainly been interesting to document it in a different way.

My most recent “letter” is above and I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. If you’re interested in following along, the playlist is here or you can just subscribe to my YouTube channel, which is here.

WM-Fieber in München

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It’s finally back! WORLD CUP FEVER! in a special issue of the Bild Zeitung

As the images above and any German will tell you, World Cup fever is back in Germany. That means that soccer coverage dominates the front page of newspapers and tabloids almost every day and that I can count on knowing when goals in major games are scored just by keeping my window open. Most noticeably though, it means seeing German flags everywhere.

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