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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

DD: "Aliy Cam" -- Passing

It's a little overwhelming, sifting through 2.5+ hours of "Aliy Cam" footage, looking for clips, scenes and themes to share with you. One that stood right out, however, is passing on the race trail. It's also a good example of why we think the new camera and mount are so great: They let Aliy film "hand free" when she needs both hands to mush, and thus give you some real "insider" views you wouldn't otherwise get.

I've picked out two clips of each kind of pass: Being passed from behind, passing a team going in the opposite direction and passing a team ahead. I've also selected clips that show what it looks like when it works well, and when it doesn't work quite so well.

One of our goals for the DD was to really put the new camera rig to the test in preparation for Aliy's filming on Iditarod. See if this doesn't get you a little excited for what that will be like!

9 comments:

Mirco said...

You're really going to set up the camera for the Iditarod as well? I'm excited !! Would love it!

Anonymous said...

Great passing instructional video,
great for young dogs!

jplife said...

thanks for the clips can't wait to see the results of the Iditarod.
Dogs look great,

Frank said...

Now that was very interesting to watch .. It is a great thing that all the team dogs are mostly well-behaved and mostly ignore the passing teams.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for such interesting coverage. The technology team is just as impressive as the dog team.

Dustyllr said...

What a fantastic video. I wish I had the same editing skills that you do!

It was interesting to see the interaction between Aliy and the team. They listen better than some of my students! Hmmm...maybe Aliy wants to trade for awhile?

Anonymous said...

That was a great video and the dogs showed their training in passing other teams without incidents. It is hard to control that many dogs, but it was nice to have an extra musher on board! Got to see Zoya DeNure's DoubleWide Sled with 3 runners in that one clip! Dave in NC

Libby the Lab said...

That was pretty exciting. They really respond to your voice.

Macgellan said...

Yes!... We're really going to have a sled-mounted camera on the Iditarod! I was able to get Aliy to give it a try with a little pocket camera last year, and she liked the results to much that she is really excited about stepping up her filming this year. We are even going to try to get some of the footage off the camera and into my hands to share with you during the race, but this is complicated -- to say the least -- and we can't promise anything. We will certainly follow up with a video series after the race!