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  1. Quadrocopter on the North Shore Pipeline

    January 20, 2014 by

    Pipeline Winter 2013 from Eric Sterman on Vimeo.

    So Wes, when do those UO quadrocopters get in? Quite frankly, this is the most incredible surf footage I’ve ever seen. It’s amazing what a brand new angle of physical perspective can do to change your whole actual perception of something. Some of these shots where you’re able to see the burst of air as the pipeline closes give a more tangible sense of these waves’ power than I’ve ever been able to experience through a video before.

    What’s most apparent to me with this video though is the power and emotion it conveys even though it literally has no story line whatsoever. It makes me think that despite all the stress we’ve put on the importance of a story, if you have a powerful enough subject and an incredible enough shot, that subject can become enough of a vibrant character that it’s very existence is the story itself. Really it would have been a shame to ruin this video with interviews of surfers talking about their passion. Rather, this tape just speaks for itself.  That’s how it was able to get over two million views within three weeks of its release.

  2. Flying Eagle Point of View (ACE 4)

    October 30, 2013 by

    It’s all about perspective…and sometimes, ethics.  This is a video of a go pro strapped to an eagle, and shows what it’s like to fly like an eagle.  It’s powerful to see flight directly through the eagle’s eyes. It’s also slightly problematic to think about how they got the camera on the eagle. He seems to be shaking midway through it, perhaps trying to get it off.  In general, I think gopro’s have revolutionized the sort of action shots we can get to make people feel immersed in a scene or a story, but I think it’s also important to think about the ethics of what we do to get the shots we want.

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