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: