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Title: My first stunt kite video
Post by: dihongshao2000 on October 25, 2011, 09:27 PM
In an attempt to make a video for the VF-21, dragged my wife to the beach and managed to have her stand in the cold wind filmming my flying for an hour with my iphone ;).  None of the video footages last longer than 60 seconds, which is the minimum required film length, before the kite dropped from the sky due to my limited flying skills, lower wind, and possibly low cost kites :(.  Somehow, I managed to put these videos together for sharing.  Will try again before the VF-21 deadline :).  D

Silver Fox 2300 10 23 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjn_nYsr7uE#)

Insync 10 23 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2wtmQlg5Tk#)


Title: Re: My first stunt kite video
Post by: fidelio on October 25, 2011, 10:57 PM
doesn't look like there's room for two fliers on that piece of beach but i would have loved to be there flying under that incredible sky with the gentle waves lapping at the shore.

not bad at all for the first time out. thanks for posting them for us.

curious, what's the music in the first one? it's a fantastic jazz piano trio piece. i'd like to get it.


Title: Re: My first stunt kite video
Post by: mikenchico on October 25, 2011, 11:48 PM
.... what's the music in the first one? it's a fantastic jazz piano trio piece. i'd like to get it.


Sleep Away by Bob Acri from Timeless - Aren't 'Droids neat? I ask and it tells.

And of course there's Freemake Video Downloader to complete the process.  ;)

BOB ACRI - Sleep Away (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6PHgtdxFrY#)

Sleep Away - Bob Acri (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAwkg_9eIVw#)

or I guess it's included in Windows 7 Sample Music


Title: Re: My first stunt kite video
Post by: fidelio on October 26, 2011, 12:39 AM
thanks mike! i figured someone with shazaam would come through if the OP didn't spill the beans.

for anyone else interested you can get a 128bit mp3 from http://www.bobacri.com/sleepawaymp3.mp3 (http://www.bobacri.com/sleepawaymp3.mp3) but i've added the cd to my too long musical shopping/wish list.


Title: Re: My first stunt kite video
Post by: mikenchico on October 26, 2011, 07:37 AM
oh and dihongshao2000 sorry for the hijack.

Nice video's under what looks like some trying conditions at best. And some pretty good camera handling by the wife as well. Hope to see more and good luck with Virtual Freestyle.  :)

thanks mike! i figured someone with shazaam would come through ...

Soundhound, it got better reviews and has been pretty reliable for me  :)



Title: Re: My first stunt kite video
Post by: Shane on October 26, 2011, 11:27 AM
Nice videos D!! That iphone camera works rather well. I haven't been able to fly much lately and I sure haven't made it to GG recently. You should let me know when you will be down there and I will try to come out one of these days. I would be happy to film ya if you would do the same for me?? ;D You fly those kites well. I don't think there is anything wrong with the kites. I think that we have just not had ideal conditions to fly in lately. I am hopeing that we have at least one or two days that will make the flying worth taping.  ;)

Anyway, hit me up when you go out and i'll try to meet ya somewhere.

Shane


Title: Re: My first stunt kite video
Post by: Doc Z on October 26, 2011, 11:28 AM
Cool videos.  I love that little beach!  Good luck with the VF!


Title: Re: My first stunt kite video
Post by: dihongshao2000 on October 26, 2011, 09:40 PM
doesn't look like there's room for two fliers on that piece of beach but i would have loved to be there flying under that incredible sky with the gentle waves lapping at the shore.

not bad at all for the first time out. thanks for posting them for us.

curious, what's the music in the first one? it's a fantastic jazz piano trio piece. i'd like to get it.
Thanks for the encouragement.  The beach is a bit bigger that what you saw in the video.  The best spot I usually fly was taken by the power kite flyers that evening.  Beautiful sunset with signature Seattle gray cloudy sky.  The music is one of the sample pieces came with my computer...it somewhat suits the setting after I view the video again now….purely by accident.  D


Title: Re: My first stunt kite video
Post by: dihongshao2000 on October 26, 2011, 09:59 PM
oh and dihongshao2000 sorry for the hijack.

Nice video's under what looks like some trying conditions at best. And some pretty good camera handling by the wife as well. Hope to see more and good luck with Virtual Freestyle.  :)
No problem...it is indeed a beautiful piece of music.  I am glad you helped.  Wife is really happy to hear the compliment of her hard work.  She was standing at a fixed spot filming the kite.  I kept walking back into the wind in order to keep the kite in the sky.  By the time the kite was doing its “thing”, it was right over her head.  She simply followed the kite and kept filming…and really captured a few good ones for sure.  Your support makes my next attempt a bit easier as she is much more supportive now as we made her a part of our little kiting world ;).  Will give it a try again.  D


Title: Re: My first stunt kite video
Post by: dihongshao2000 on October 26, 2011, 10:03 PM
Cool videos.  I love that little beach!  Good luck with the VF!
Thanks!  It is a beautiful beach… it is also hard on the kites though as it is rough and rockery.


Title: Re: My first stunt kite video
Post by: dihongshao2000 on October 26, 2011, 10:40 PM
Nice videos D!! That iphone camera works rather well. I haven't been able to fly much lately and I sure haven't made it to GG recently. You should let me know when you will be down there and I will try to come out one of these days. I would be happy to film ya if you would do the same for me?? ;D You fly those kites well. I don't think there is anything wrong with the kites. I think that we have just not had ideal conditions to fly in lately. I am hopeing that we have at least one or two days that will make the flying worth taping.  ;)

Anyway, hit me up when you go out and i'll try to meet ya somewhere.

Shane
Thanks for the kind words.  Let's get together at Kite Hill (with Tom if at all possible) in the next few weeks.  We can help each other filming.  I will monitor weather and wind and let you know before I head out there next time. 
In reviewing previous VF videos, all submissions used $300-$500 kites.  It makes me wonder if I have the right kites to make the cut  :D.  As you might know, I bought my Insync from Steve at GWTW Bargain and bought my Silver Fox 2.3 UL used off GWTW Swap Meet.  The cost of these two kites add together is less than one half of these expansive ones.  In turn, it allows me to fly them at GG over rough, rockery, and smaller beach with no hesitation, where it is close to my house and offers the smoothest wind in town.  They get beat up on the rough beach and drop in the ocean every so often as one might imagine.  I like my kites...flying them takes my mind off everyday trouble and drama  :D.  Life is good as we have our kites  :).


Title: Re: My first stunt kite video
Post by: Ca Ike on October 27, 2011, 08:12 PM
YOu don't have to be good and you don't have to have expensive kites.  JUst have fun and toss in an entry.  HEck my first VF entry was just a few flick flacs and a lazy.  I know another that only managed a couple sloppy half axels.  Its all for the fun and challenge and if your lucky you might win something.  Who knows one of these days I might be good enough to actually break in the top 5 :)  It just fun tossing my hat in the ring with guys I'll probably never have the chance to fly with in person.