GoPro: Vegas, Baby!
There we go, GoPro! The boys in the editing department took extra time to make sure this one was spot-on. And they sure got it right. With just enough focus on the race, the last video of the 2012 Supercross season really captured what Vegas is all about. Fun, friends, and dirt bikes.
I know I've been critical some weeks of the GoPro staff for their choices and I don't take back a word I said. But I do want to acknowledge all of the hard work they've put into these videos over the season. When you think about it, there is a lot that goes on between getting the footage and the final product we all love watching every week.
Check out this week's video HERE.
Round: 17; Las Vegas
Features: Scott Champion, Billy Laninovich, Ryan Sipes, Davi Millsaps
Race Footage: 2 minutes.
Originality: 8 out of 10.
There's nothing ground-breaking in this video, but the focus on the party atmosphere of Vegas and Erin Bates' interview at the beginning are a first time for the GoPro crew.
Music: 7 out of 10.
I wouldn't listen to Trash Disco Music in my spare time. But when accompanied by footage that is ment to be slightly "hardcore" and all the while fun, it works pretty well. It gets to be a little distracting and jarring at times, but other than that, I guess I can't complain.
Race Footage: 8 out of 10.
Again, the commentation adds a lot. They cut back on it this week, which saddens me a little bit. But my guess is they didn't have an commentary to go with most of their footage. It's not like Scott Champion or Billy Laninovich got a whole lot of broadcast attention. But it works well with Millsaps' bit.
As for the actual footage, it showed me the parts I wanted to see. First turn crashes, Millsaps colliding (slightly) with Weimer. All of it. There wasn't anything that made me jump out of my seat, but there weren't really any of those moments in the race.
Overall: Again, I liked this one. It wasn't my favorite, but it was pretty dang good. I really hope that GoPro continues on with this and does some awesome outdoor edits. There is a lot of potential with the outdoors and, whether you believe it or not, GoPro gets some awesome publicity out of these videos.
I want to know what you thought of GoPro's supercross edits this year! Shoot me a tweet @heyitshales and let me know!