Monday, June 14, 2010

Last gopro video for an indefinite period

Waterproof camera falls off while kiteboarding.

(My heart sinks.)

I ride back and forth where I think I lost it, searching to no avail.

(My heart sinks deeper.)

Cell phone rings and it's a good samaritan who found camera down the beach.

(My heart soars!)

I exchange 12 pack of Heineken for camera, but camera has some water droplets in it.

(My heart sinks again.)

Camera is dead, corrosion, but at least I extract video from SD card.

(My heart sinks less.)

Here is the video. The song is "Woman" by Wolfmother.

Losing Camera Video from James Douglass on Vimeo.


Boris Terzic said...

Bummer about the camera, it took some sweet shots before it went. Will you be getting another one? Do you know where exactly the housing leaked?

Paul Richardson said...

That was sweet video! Seriously sucks about the camera though. What was up with the boat coming so close at the end?

Kevin said...

Sorry to hear about the camera ... maybe we should petition GoPro for a case that has a leash point on it?
I'm going to look at ways of securing mine ...!

Great vid too!

James Douglass said...

Boris- I'm not sure if it had a slow leak or if it just got wet when the dude who found it opened it up and handled it with wet salty hands before closing it again and leaving it out in the sun. With the next one that Windsurfing Magazine is buying for me I'll put my contact info on the outside. Maybe engraved or on one of those hard plastic label stickers.

Paul- Thanks, dude. I don't know what was up with the boat. I think it was just a coincidence that it went by. It was probably the same boat that had to rescue my kite buddy John when his C-kite went down in the water way offshore.

Kevin- Leash is definitely a good idea. Let me know if you come up with a good system.