Base jumper Subterminallyill posted on his Vimeo page a very impressive, immersive (seemingly a helmet mounted GoPro) slow motion footage of his last jump off a cliff, which as it happens didn’t go well at all. As the seconds slowly pass by, the moment almost feels like a soft, skimming interaction. But as soon as the actual speed is revealed, it shows a brutal, violent accident happening in a split second.
GoPro, the company that makes those tiny camera you can usually spot on extreme sports footages, has just announced its last one: the GoPro HERO3. The quality seems to be jaw dropping, and yet this is a very affordable little toy (about $200 to $400 depending on the version). I don’t mean to make promotional writing here; maybe I’m just becoming a fanboy of theirs.
Skateboard, urban exploration and light: this combination makes a surprisingly warm atmosphere. There is no soundtrack in this short by Juan Rayos, the only music is the sound of the skater, Kilian Martin, performing in this big abandoned building.
The natural light of the Sun through the windows, the dust getting up in the air as the skate hits the wooden floor, the emptiness of the place, all build a very warm and quiet mood, while on the opposite the raw editing conveys all the tension due to the difficulty to achieve the tricks.
A lot of care is shown in the composition and the use of light. Most shots are flawless in that regard.
The Breitling Jet Team (Patrouille Breitling) was founded in the early 80s and had its name changed a couple of times as its sponsor changed. According to the Wikipedia article, Breitling invested in 2003 and allowed the team to grow from a four ships formation to a seven ships one.
In 2010 the paint scheme of the aircrafts was redesigned, and since then various videos have been recorded and made available. For anyone interested in aerobatics, they’re a delight to watch. In the first of these two you can hear the team leader driving the execution, giving it a moody atmosphere. The team performs on a regular basis, especially in Europe, so you might be interested in checking its display dates.
You have to admit they know how to cut some extreme sports sequences. This is the promotional video for the GoPro camera, shown on their front page. Checking their Youtube page, they also have some 3D video in case you have a way to watch it.