The most amazing thing to do with an HD cam: put it in space and bring it back.
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Found via spaceandstuffidk:
Dad uses HD Camera To A Weather Balloon & Gets 19 Miles Into Space.
Do you think I could convince my job to let me do this with one of their HD cameras?
What an INCREDIBLE project!! To say I’m envious would be an understatement!
One of the best bits of the clip is at the end, in the credits, where it refers to the 2010 Brooklyn Space Program. Where do I sign up? I’m in Manhattan, just a subway ride away!
In case you’re curious, he says the cam he used is a Go Pro Hero HD.
The really crazy thing here is that this guy and his kids can put an object into space at a point in time when the USG is seriously cutting back the NASA budget. So sad that this is where our national priorities are. It’s like that old saying about how schools should get the military-sized budget and the military can hold a bake sale. Well, the Brooklyn Space Program could fund it’s next space shot with a bake sale!
Go leave the guy behind this video a comment telling him what a great thing he’s done: http://vimeo.com/15091562
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Hire him as a DP and fund his next space mission (or whatever else he’s got going on): http://www.lukegeissbuhler.com
THIS MAN DESERVES FUNDING!!