The Color Run (Louisville, KY 2013)

It took a while (life) but I finally got the video trimmed and uploaded:

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Yay! I joined one of.. 4000+ results?    Everybody had a video.    And I joined late, so all the people searching for it, have already chosen their favorites and moved on.    Down, Ego, Down..  Pop original motive:  To represent “what I love” about the races I’m running this year.  And give an outlet for my video create/organize/edit urge.

For this video, I had one camera on my forehead, and another on a chest strap / reversed / pointing backwards.  This had some challenges:

  • Chest strap was not made to be worn backwards, and so it rubbed up against my front neck/chest area uncomfortably.
  • Because I could not see where the camera was pointing, and it was at chest level, and the race was mostly populated by women, I got some footage that was, possibly invasive of the person’s space.  This mostly happened at the start.. and at the finish when everybody was throwing color in the air.   I tried to ensure I cut out anything that would be embarrassing, but I wonder if I missed something.   Solution: cut out the backward pointing video as necessary.  
  • Battery life!   Hero 3 chews through it like crazy, compared to the Hero 960.   Observe when the camera got turned off for a bit (not sure why) in the middle of the video.
  • Presentation:  I went the easy way out; I didn’t try to choose front vs back, I just showed the whole thing.  Which actually is accurate – it really is that chaotic there.
  • Stabilization:  Chest moves left/right a lot when I run.   However, that’s easily handled by Warp Stabilizer.. at the cost of 1 hour per 5 minutes of video or so.    On the flip side, Warp Stabilizer against the head-mounted camera didn’t work, the camera view angle moves around too much.

About the race itself:

  • Its not a race.  It’s a casual walk / jog with a bunch of screaming, yodeling, skipping, and general goofing off.
  • Go with goofy friends.  I was in good company.
  • Protect your phone!
  • The color won’t last.  Even if you try to save it with vinegar etc.  So don’t worry about staining stuff too much.  (well, it might give a hint of a shade)
  • There are multiple waves.  I was in Wave 5?   Somebody else I met was in Wave 14, I think they said. 

About the video edit:

  • I tried to keep everybody who waved at the camera in the final edit.
  • Original was 1 hour and 15 minutes of video.  Cut down to 8 minutes.  Yeah baby.

Good fun.  Highly recommend the race to anybody who even considers it .. yes you can walk it!

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