Sunday, February 28, 2010

Eye in the Sky! GoPro Camera Kite Mount Video

Northwest breeze this morning at Jaycee Park in Fort Pierce. Strapped a GoPro camera to my 12 m kite's center strut and went for a ride in the Indian River Lagoon. The angle wasn't exactly right and I had to crop and zoom a lot of the video for things to show up, but I still think it came out cool. Nice view from up there.

Eye in the Sky! Kite Mount Video from James Douglass on Vimeo.


The song is from The Neverending Story soundtrack. It's the one they play at the end when Bastian gets to ride the dragon through Fantasia.

10 comments:

bil7y said...

Nice work. Does your HD GO Pro Fog up all the time like mine? I'd be stoked if you posted your sessions on waterhound.com. I'll feature them and drive some more traffic to your blog!

James Douglass said...

Hey Bill- Yeah, my HD GoPro tends to fog up more than my standard GoPro used to. Turning it on for a little while before you close it seems to help, as does closing it in a low humidity environment. I haven't resorted to putting silica gel packets in it yet, but I've heard that works. That waterhound site looks pretty cool. I'll think about it.

Mary G. Douglass said...

Cool! I'm interested in seeing critters, too.

Rob said...

James, that's just amazing! Between that and your boom-mount and someone videoing your from a boat or shore, you've covered all the angles. Great job! Just last night I bought your dad's Pantara board and two sails, so look forward to putting what you taught me to use more often. Thanks!

James Douglass said...

MGD- Yeah, hopefully I'll see dolphins and manatees and not just sharks.

Rob- That's great that you got the Pandera! It should be the perfect Puget Sound exploring board for you. :)

Andy said...

Nice dude, kinda like having your own helicopter and camera crew... :)

I like watching the trails you left in the water.

beach_boy_uk said...

How did you attach the gopro to the kite? I've wanted to do it for ages!

James Douglass said...

Beach Boy- I used the helmet strap and tied it tightly around the center strut, with a reinforcing piece of string tied to the pump leash to keep the camera from twisting.

Julie said...

The Go Camera is awesome isn't it!!?? We we're fortunate to use a couple for our latest music video. See it here: http://www.vimeo.com/15420688

Best,

Travis + julie

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