Hey guys, I shot this short video earlier today to test makeshift weather proofing (ziplock bag) for my camcorder. I filmed for less than 20 minutes so theres really nothing very good as far as the riding goes. That snow sure does look pretty in HD though.
It was several inches of the super light powdery sort of snow, not at all good for unicycling. This sort of snow gives you no traction. The heavier wetter snow is much more fun to ride on. If it were downhill it could have been fun but riding on flat ground with no traction is a bit tedious haha.
I just realized that youtube is only offering their real HD in the US right now. You can find a higher quality version here in 30min after this posting time. Its currently still uploading and I’ve got to go. Its still pretty compressed but looks even better still than the youtube HD.
Wow, I didn’t even know that Youtube went High Def. It worked fine here in New Zealand.
Video was nice, music worked well. It looked really hard to ride in that snow! The shot of the basketball net at the start was really sweet. Some of the shots got a little bit grainy but still really nice.
Go to the menu, go down to the fourth section titled “Display Setup” and go to markers and set it to grid. Its all in your manual.
Thanks guys, when its the heavier wetter snow (usually in the spring when its starting to get warmer) you can plow through snow like nothing. When its really cold at the start of winter the snow is like a fine powder and just slides around under you so its pretty tough.
It depends, it can really vary from year to year. Sometimes we will end up with a ton of snow and other not much at all.
The wind was super intense when I was filming, I had it on a tripod and theres still some pretty shaky footage.
Some of that grain was snow I think. It never stopped snowing, the whole time was out there it was snowing as intensely as in the second shot where you see the closeup of the basketball net. But because it was darker and the camera was using a slower shutter speed the snow was never really showing up.
Very lonely … I mean it gave me that feeling and that is what I want from a movie … to feel it. You looked like the Grim Reaper doing some Surveying by that empty ball field. I like. Music added to the feel.
It made me think of Charlie Brown at times … the piano and the pushing of the uni … you seemed a wee melancholy. all good things, these are not negative comments.