I hope you'll indulge a brief divergence from 'pure' embedded vision topics, because I just can't resist sharing a highlight clip from the upcoming snowboarding film The Art Of Flight with you. For one thing, the footage was shot with a precursor to the Vision Research Phantom camera systems that I showcased a week ago. And for another, one of the athletes showcased in the footage, Jeremy Jones, hails from my home town.
If you've perused my bio, you already know that I enjoy spending my winter off-hours indulging a variety of snow-based passions. Snowboarding is not among them, at least not yet; the one and only time I tried that particular activity last winter in the form of a lesson at Squaw, my rump and arms hurt for weeks afterwards from repeatedly a) falling and b) pulling myself back up on the board, only to fall again a few seconds later. However, after seeing Jeremy shredding powder in the Art of Flight preview, I'm inspired to try again this upcoming season.