What happens when you make a music video that is an homage to Scanners, X-Men, X-files, Fringe, Push with a little Children of the Corn mixed in? You get this video. I will admit that the visual FX are rendered fairly well; I’d say on par with Fringe and better than any other sci-fi on network tv these days. This video probably cost more than the last 5 SyFy originals combined.
It really doesn’t take much to get me excited about Rallycross: Fast cars driven at top speed over rough terrain with a good chance of glorious crashes? You had me at “Fast”; not to mention how big of a Subaru nerd I am. So naturally Puma sponsoring Subaru’s 2012 Global Rallycross team got me more than a little interested.
I finally dragged my butt of the couch and got my first mountain bike ride of the year in. It always takes the first ride to get the single track fever back and now it’s hit me in full force. Between scouring Google maps for trails and pondering which bike parts I need to upgrade, there’s a whole slew of videos to I need to watch. Framed is a short but gorgeous video showcasing just how awe-inspiring mountain biking can be. Some scenes were filmed with the Red One; one of the highest quality digital video cameras out there.
Ever since that space video, I’ve wanted a GoPro HD camera; I just didn’t want to drop 300 bones on one. Thanks to the REI Used Gear sale and some chump who returned a perfectly good camera, I scored one for $20. Here’s my first pass with it on the Goliath roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. I can’t wait to hook this up to my mountain bike and hit some trails.
I’d like to say I’ve grown wiser and more mature in recent years, but lets be honest: I still hate those kids that went to Space Camp. And with Sir Richard Branson taking his sweet time getting the commercial space tourism industry launched, options are dwindling for chumps like me to see the global horizon. That’s why this experiment done by a father and son in Upstate New York seems so awesome. Using little more than a weather balloon, GPS tracker and an HD helmet cam – the so very awesome GoPro HD – they got legit HD quality footage from space. Seriously badass.
Gettin’ our shoot on
Arguably it was the hottest spring day in L.A. Melissa’s car was dead so our friend was bringing it back to life on the East-side of downtown. Far East side; borderline industrial hood. To make matters worse, she was moving back to Texas in two weeks and we were both bummed. Even marathon PCH drives up the PCH didn’t help. There was only one cure: killing some paper people with heavy firepower. A quick iphone search found the L.A. Gun Club relatively close by, so we decided to hit that up. Peep the vid below to see the aftermath. [flashvideo file=http://russdesigns.com/blog/vids/meliss_shooting.mp4 image=http://russdesigns.com/blog/vids/meliss_shooting.jpg width=384 height=308 /]