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Duct tape aids in flood video
Columnist Lindor Reynolds, photographer Joe Bryksa and I got a chance on Wednesday to take an aerial tour of the Red River Valley flood zone. It's an amazing site to view from above the sea of water that has surrounded communities like Morris and St. Jean Baptiste.
I'm always looking for a different way to tell a story through video, so when Joe mentioned I should bring the GoPro video camera along, I knew we had to put it to good use.
We thought it would be an amazing visual to somehow attach the camera to the plane and have it pointing straight down, but with no obvious place to fasten we consulted our pilot, Luke from Harv's Air in Steinbach.
After assuring Luke that he would be in no way held responsible if the camera went AWOL during the flight, we grabbed a roll of duct tape and got fastening.
After confirming and reconfirming the camera was safe and recording, we took flight.
Below is a highlight reel of the great duct-taped camera experiment:
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About Tyler Walsh
After a short but successful stint on CKND-TV's The Great Spelling Bee in 1993, Tyler Walsh knew the bright lights of television were in his future. That was before the World Wide Web came along. He lived the dream for five years, working as a news producer at Global Television in Winnipeg. Never one to back away from a challenge, Tyler left the TV business behind and joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 2008 as the company's first Multimedia Editor. He's worked with the online team and photo department to shape and grow the video product at winnipegfreepress.com, which now includes live streaming video, documentary features and live and interactive events from Canada's first News Café, which is where you'll find Tyler and other members of the online team. Feel free to drop by 237 McDermot Avenue and engage Tyler in conversation about one of three topics: Video editing, curling or Star Trek.
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