Big wind sailing with a head mounted N95

2 12 2007

Ok, as promised, I’ve uploaded the footage taken last weekend with my N95 strapped to Justin’s head. Although he looked like he was part of the Borg (or some sort of wetsuit clad robot…), with a bright red light on his forehead, we didn’t let this hold us back as we went out in big winds for some survival practice. Hope you enjoy the video. We enjoyed making it, I think. I can’t remember much.. Oh, and yes, the N95 survived… just…

Thanks again to James Burland for the idea.

Can’t do that with an iPhone!

13 11 2007

We’ve just added a video taken over the weekend. To film our training session, we used a Nokia N95 in a water-proof case (thanks to James Burland from Nokia Creative for that idea). After building a bit of a rig attached to the back of the boat, we hit the water for our usual weekend training session. As you can see from the short clip the camera worked out really well. (Although the image is a little white, that’s due to the water proof case getting all salty.) We’ve not yet tested it in any breeze, so that will be the next step.

All in all, it’s a great idea. The N95 was a kick ass device for this, and we’re going to use it loads on the water in the future. As the title suggests, no way could you do this with an iPhone! We’ll take more footage next time theres decent wind, and will post that up then.

Beat that Steve Jobs!!