Zipline Catapult – They Are At It Again

The guys from DevinSuperTramp did it again, another amazingly fun video but this time with a Zipline. I honestly think they are nuts, and put these very cool fun stunts together. I don’t even know how they make these amazingly smooth shots, I do love their videos, they are very cool. I wish I could try a zipline off a cliff like that, amazing.

The Intern

I’m a Kuwaiti filmmaker currently getting my masters in filmmaking at Goldsmiths University in London. I’ve recently took part in the M&C Saatchi competition held for young filmmakers.

The competition is to have a 2 minute film completed and handed in in 48 hours. The challenge: each team was given a genre at the morning of the film race, a starting point and an end point. The tools: Motorola RAZR with no lights, tripod, etc. We decided to make a thriller parody and here is the result.

My hat goes off to Mohammed and his team, they did pretty damn good for what limited tools they and I hope they win, please support him by watching and liking the video. I am always happy that we have an increasing pool of talented people in Kuwait.

NegativEffect – This Is How We Roll

NegativEffect is back and this time he is rolling in with a cool video of an old school JDM Legend. Starring a guy I would like to call SHANABZ, it reminds of the trailer for Driver, very cool. The Acura Integra is a machine which can be modified to no end, and I love the shot of Shanabz talking to the guy as if he is just about to get into a mountain drifting race in Japan, and the sun glasses priceless. Love it!

Link: InfiniteDriver

Joy Ride

Its videos like these that make me want to ride my bike like Batman, it doesn’t help that the bike they chose is the BMW S1000RR which is one of the most powerful if not the most powerful machine out there, and the way the story is playing out it gives that rider a feel as if he is a super hero. All the footage was done with the new Nikon D800 which will be retailing for $3000. Canon snagged the DSLR/Video market with both the Canon 5D Mark II & the 7D, so lets see how well the Nikon D800 will measure up.

Lacking In Skill

iMovie

One of the things that I always wanted to learn is how to edit videos and put something decent together. I always admire quality video work and I always wonder how they did together and the team that put it together and the equipment. Sometimes I come to the realization that I should just try it, I planned so much and even thought about buying Final Cut Pro, I was really really wrong! I got a lot of equipment that I use for photography and I use a lot of it, and recently I had the courage to try to put together a video together from all the footage I had. I use my Canon 7D for all my video footage and Go Pros or Flips for tight spaces, I have a storyboard or image in mind, I can even describe how I want it to together but I do not have the technical skills to do it, I wanted to rectify that and gain those skills. Since this time around I thought to myself that I had no expectations and I had the right tools in mind to try it out easy with iMovie. I spent the first two hours trying to figure things out and then another out trying to figure out how to transition, I was going nuts, it was taking too long to do something my head thought it was too easy.

Bloggers That Have Made Amazing Videos:

I really need to take a few lessons from these guys! I respected the work they did and now I respect them even more, I have managed to make some headway but I’m going to take it easy and figure this out. It is very time consuming but the end result will be worth it once I get it all together and get the perfect clip. Hopefully I will keep learning and getting better footage and better ideas together. Right now I’m going to stick to the simpler editor before going to something more complex.

Mirage – The Full Experience

30 Go Pro Cameras put this amazing video together of some extremely talented surfers. The waters just look amazing, and the videography itself is amazing, they really did a fantastic job of taking full advantage of all the cameras.

Rip Curl has again created a technological world-first by capturing full-tilt surfing action using a “30 camera Array” — a line of cameras firing consistently as surfers ride towards and past it. The results are unique “frozen moments of time” – that can be viewed in a combination of angles for a true in the round perspective.

Vespa In A Skate Park

The last thing I would think is anyone using a Vespa for stunting in a skate park, but Boulon from Marseille does just that with a delicate skill. The legendary bowl of Marseille with his Vespa he rides arounds corners and through the basin smoothly and getting it over just right, I would probably crash it trying to go to fast, the taping of the video is fantastic.