VIDEOS


(For those who remember, this was my OLD blog's LOGO)
Copyright notice: These videos can be viewed from this blog only, not downloaded, stored elsewhere or served-up from other websites, social-media platforms, servers. They may not be copied, modified, rented, sold, or their stories retold (C) 2021 Eureka Publishing, Ian & Jennifer Eloff, all rights reserved

❤ Romance Videos(Based on a true story 51 years in the making, though some would say 350 years)

So many of us avoid using the "L" word in our youth, fearing that once we've declared our love for someone, if it's not eagerly reciprocated, that relationship is over! Knowing that, I devised a rather ingenious plan to test the depths of Jennifer's feelings for me first, and thus her likely response, before I declared my love for her. I suggested we "play act" a romantic drama in which she was lady Jennifer, a princess, and me Sir Ian, a knight of the realm from legendary King Arthur's round table, way back in history. Sir Ian was charged with her protection, but they fell in love; something they'd have to keep secret as their "illicit love" wouldn't be allowed to continue! In this romantic drama we could declare anything to each other whilst still retaining "plausible deniability", we were just acting, after all? As you'll read in the novels (V3) it quickly became very intense! Just 6 months later I had to declare my love for Jennifer in real life, in a meaningful way and in a hurry, or risk losing her forever. My declaration of love for her was, quite literally, a "Hail-Mary" pass ... a love-letter dropped from a departing train, which I saw her catch, but never got a reply to. It seemed I was too late to win her heart? The novels explain this in much more detail ("Prince Charming" V3, p178-184 & "P.S. I Love you!" V4, p154-178) Here's a short video teaser, made from photos of young Jennifer & me ... to set the stage:
SPOILER ALERT: Here's the story of that desperate "all, or nothing Hail-Mary" pass: the love letter (But it's way nicer to read about it in V4, "P.S. I Love You!" p154-178, as it's presented in context)

I've been having so much fun experimenting with new AI technology, using it to age old photos of Jennifer & me back to France of the late 1600's and England during King Arthur's reign. I then animate our characters to tell a centuries old love story, which is ultimately our own love story too. I'm a retired IT professional, an amateur movie-maker, so keep that in mind when watching these videos, which are based on true stories. It's powerful new story-telling technology! I've used it in other videos to detail how Jennifer & I rediscovered our long-lost French heritage - lost when our connected protestant families had to flee France for their lives along with several 100 thousand others around 1700, becoming Europe's first refugees, which is where and when that English word first originated. Only after 5 decades of our own love story did we begin to understand & appreciate our shared past. We now know why we bonded instantly at age 15 & 16 way back in December 1971, and why that's been such a strong, enduring bond; also why we have such an deep fear of forced separation! That's happened to us 7 times.
Here's just one of many examples of my Videos using this powerful new AI technology:
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Here's a more contemporary use of this amazing new AI technology:
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Introduction + Sneaking a peek at how these videos are made


Africa's Snow White lovestory: 3 continents, 3 weddings + adventures
Note: These old (2010) posts are updated with totally new content, titles + many intriguing Videos. [But they're well hidden, not showcased yet, so if you've found these you get to see them first! Ian]

Summer Love: Intro, Prequel (new) , Love-letter (3 Videos)

❤Extended Prequel Fleeing France, in the late 1600's 

The Mermaid's story: How, when and where we met









And then they got married and lived happily ever after!
Well, that's where and how all Fairy Tales really end ...

The VIDEOS below fill in some of those gaps, with more to come:
Copyright notice: These videos can be viewed from this blog only, not downloaded, stored elsewhere or served-up from other websites, social-media platforms, servers. They may not be copied, modified, rented, sold, or their stories retold (C) 2021 Eureka Publishing, Ian & Jennifer Eloff, all rights reserved

Solving the Mystery of The Legend of Genevieve  [4 Videos]




Reminiscing 50y later (2022) + Anniversary (2 Videos)


The artwork used in videos (sample below) is by a Famous Canadian artist

Here's some VIDEOS (our live's on the run) I'll be working on while Jen creates new recipes

Why I commissioned this painting of Jennifer (age 2 and 35)

❤ Find the Video below these images (below) used for this portrait

BELOW are some of the interim steps needed to paint the portrait ABOVE











🔎 The Symbolism in this Portrait of Jennifer - her at age 2 & 35 (VIDEO)




[Click to see] More of the Paintings I commissioned for Africa's Snow White


Future Video #3 (Ian) Running away to the Niagara escarpment






























Future Video #5 (Ian) Running away to W. Montana, near Whitefish








Future Video #6 (Ian) Running away to live across the lake, right under her nose!



















Future Video #7(Ian) Running away to South America, far, far away!