Professional BMX rider Travis Collier talks briefly in this beautifully shot video by Mike McKinlay about the so-called “Spots” he and fellow riders frequent to hone their skills and just ride. It’s amazing what a glidetrack can do to the simplest of shots. [via]
This song has a pretty interesting background. Apparently the song was found on a forgotten demo tape at an estate sale in Columbus, OH. And then the song was picked up and featured in Blue Valentine which premiered at the 2010 Sundance film festival.
I’ve been watching parts of Blue Valentine at home because it leaked recently and it’s one of those movies that I end up liking more and more each time I see it. Weird, huh!
If you like the song you can download it here: Multiupload
If you’ve got the urge to shoot all your videos on an iPhone 3GS, then the Steadicam Smoothee is made just for you and your small mobile device. It uses the same trusted gimbal mechanism that has made the Steadicam name an industry standard product but with an overall smaller footprint to match the size and weight of an iPhone 3GS. It’s only a shame that there isn’t one of these made specifically for the iPhone 4 yet. DON’T THEY KNOW THE MARKET FOR THESE ARE HUGE?!
If you want one, you can get one for $180 on Amazon. But for that price, maybe you should save it to get a newer iPhone with better video capabilities first.