I would also like to welcome the newest member of Team Inner Balance: Andrew Carter!
I have mailed him a hi definition camera and he will be taking care of Australia and hopefully New Zealand’s portion of the movie (cheaper than airfare and I’m sure he’ll take better care of the camera than if it was in my hands!)
I’ve started a blog about the movie here: (blogs read from the bottom up, you can subscribe to them to be alerted each time I post something new, should that interest you. say, are those google adsense links on the side?)
Andrew will have the camera for a month or so (starting in about 10 days) so please get in contact with him if you want to bust out some tricks…I’m still looking for some street stuff…
I remember the MUni ride during Joe Merrill’s East Coast MUni Weekend – didn’t you UPD off your Coker in the woods and land on your back while holding the camera up in the air so it wouldn’t get smashed?
Oh, wait… Does Mrs. Sofa read the forums? I made that story up.
I landed about 10 feet away from the coker, I had this great idea about passing someone on my coker who was already riding fast on his muni (about 2 mins after you see Brian Slater by the lake) and the damn thing wasn’t even recording!
That was by far my worst ‘while camera holding’ wipeout (way beyond UPD)
Then the countless times the camera has hit the ground while riding (Glidecam is sending me a low-mode adapter, basically a protective, seemingly Brian-proof cage for the camera to hold it at ground level while riding)
There was a valuable lesson partially learned that day! (this was also a year before I put my brand new camera in a Ziplock bag and threw it in the pool to see if I could film under water at surface level. It works. (however, Ziplock bags are not immune to the pressure of even a few feet down, I don’t want to test that.