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Bike 808
October 10, 2011 6:59 AM   Subscribe

Bike 808
Still, I wonder what would happen if I duct-taped one of those little cameras to a spoke... I was motivated by sonascope's intriguing comment on my 808 car keys micro camera post, and here's the result: Bike 808. The ultrahip soundtrack is inspired by Trurl's illuminating "Syd Dale, Legend of Library" post from Saturday.

I found my 808's artistic sweet spot in low light, high speed compositions, where it lends a painterly or rotoscoped effect.

I recommend the 808 #11 for its true HD (1280x720) resolution, lack of timestamp, smarter battery charging, serviceable webcam mode, and digestible .mov video format.
Role: Maker
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

This is fun! I like the Starry Starry Bike moment at 1:38.
posted by cashman at 7:13 AM on October 10, 2011


Love it, and the music fits perfectly with the twitchy distortiness of the camera. Great piece, and I'm glad to have provided some of the inspiration.
posted by sonascope at 10:50 AM on October 10, 2011


That was nifty, cheers, especially liked the shot of the gears changing and the music. Makes a refreshing change from the usual 'in the grim future of bicycle commuting there is only war' bike-cam vids.
posted by SyntacticSugar at 1:52 AM on October 12, 2011


I liked your film :) It inspired me to go buy a similar camera, but I got a #3... if it works out well I might pick up a #11 later, but the little ten-dollar one I bought right now will do. Thanks!
posted by Iteki at 2:14 PM on November 5, 2011


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