GoPro: Eventful Doesn't Even Begin to Describe It...
YES! GoPro, this is what I'm talking about! An exciting weekend lead to an exciting video! And what's better is they prepped perfectly so that we got a fantastic video!
This week, we get to follow Shannon Harjes, who drives the Geico Honda rig. He commentates the snippits of GoPro's footage, explaining what his job is exactly. He also lets us in on what the perks are that come with the job.
I hope that GoPro keeps on this trend. This is a really cool video. Maybe next time they could follow one of the Monster Girls or something. Or, better yet, the guy in charge of the pyrotechnics!
Check out this week's video HERE.
Round: 15; Seattle
Features: Shannon Harjes, Josh Grant, Kyle Chisholm, Davi Millsaps, Billy Laninovich, Travis Baker, Ryan Sipes
Race Footage:.2 minutes.
Originality: 9 out of 10.
This is fantastic. Though there are no new angles or anything spectacularly innovative when it comes to the actual camera shots, it's really cool to see the behind the scenes of someone still involved with the sport that isn't a rider. There are a lot of different people in the sport that deserve to be recognized and this is a great way to do it.
Music: 8 out of 10.
The techno-y dubstep-ish music is my cup of tea. And it seems to be GoPro's cup of tea as well. I think it matches their videos great without overpowering it like rock or heavy-metal screamo would. It's just enough to where there's a musical touch, but it isn't all you hear. And this week, I got exposed to a cool new artist: Panic City.
Race Footage: 9 out of 10.
This week's footage was awesome. Not only did we get to see plenty of first-person crashes, but we also got to see what the riders saw of Ryan Villopoto when he went down. Though it didn't really prove useful in the analysis of the crash or anything, it was still nice to see. The GoPro was just on all the right riders this weekend. What with Josh Grant getting hit, Ryan Sipes winning and Travis Baker and Billy Laninovich battling it out (both with GoPros), it was like almost every aspect of racing was represented. The only things that would have made it better was getting one on Ryan Villopoto and Eli Tomac.
Overall: This was an excellent return video, especially after two weeks off. I mean that because there wasn't an edit for New Orleans. GoPro really bounced back. I hope that the last two rounds only have better things to come and that they keep doing this for outdoors.