I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the images of Regensburg that I share- it’s just a collection of snapshots, and it doesn’t really give you a good idea of what this town is really like. I had an idea that it might be fun to stick a camera on the handlebars of my bike, so that my family and friends back in the US can get a better idea of what this city really looks like. I picked up a camera capable of doing this without adding a lot of weight or weirdness to my bike, and I gave it a try. I learned a few things on this first outing-
- I’ve gotta find a better way to secure the camera to my handlebars. I have a little bracket that consists of a plastic bit that goes around the handlebar and a stem that ends in a standard photo tripod type of mount. It sort of does the job well, but it’s not tight enough to keep the camera from slipping, as you’ll see.
- I need to figure out if there’s a way to shock absorb the camera a little bit- most of the time it’s not bad, but when I go over cobblestone, it really gets jumpy.
- I have never used iMovie ’11 before this week, but it’s super-intuitive. It only took me 2-3 hours to put this movie together, and that includes the time that I spent learning how to use the software.
When it finally stops raining, I’ll have to make another little movie. I think I could definitely have some fun with the occasional video showing what life is like here. Here’s my first bike video:
Got any tips for video from a moving bike? Is there anything I passed in this video that you want to see in greater detail? How’d I do on the soundtrack?