This video shows the small town of Darwin, which is different from many other towns across the nation because of their use of dial-up internet. The town lacks any broadband connection to the internet, so they must suffer through dial-up connections. What was most surprising to me in the video was what appeared to be high-end computer and laptop equipment, but no broadband connections. The video ends on a somewhat funny note when citizens of the town are huddled in the small post office awaiting their Netflix DVD’s to arrive in the mail. One woman states that if the town had broadband, getting Netflix in the mail wouldn’t be necessary.
The video features still images, as well as video footage. There are multiple perspectives recorded in the video, but every person is suffering from lack of a broadband connection. I really enjoyed the end of the video because the footage of the townspeople huddled in the tiny post office waiting for their Netflix DVD’s really shows how far behind in technology this town is when compared to the rest of the country.
This is a short video on the 2012 Tough Mudder competition. I don’t know much about this, although I have a friend that recently competed in it. From what I understand, it’s a physical competition set in an obstacle course of dirt and mud. The author of the video bills Tough Mudder as a new genre of race. The video contains still images as well as video of the race. There is no narration or voiceover, however, and this would have greatly enhanced the video. After watching the video, I am still a little confused as to what Tough Mudder 2012 is. The video and images are good, but some kind of narration is needed in my opinion.
This video deals with the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan and how communities are living with radiation exposure. The video starts with a local farmer whose crops were affected by radiation as a result of the tsunami. The man was refused government assistance for checking his crops, so he spent his life saving on a machine that detects radiation. He uses the machine to test his crops and others in his community. The video then talks about other communities near the evacuation zone and how they are still affected by radiation.
This video contains multiple perspectives from Japanese people who are in some way still affected by the tsunami. The author of this video really tells a complete story by interviewing many people and getting their individual perspectives. The video ends by showing a woman who helps other parents find places for their families to stay. In a way, the video comes full circle by beginning with a citizen who is helping his community and ending with a woman who is helping other in her community.
This video tells the story of a ringside doctor’s duties at a boxing match. In this video, Dr. Victor Khabie is an orthopedic surgeon who moonlights as a ringside doctor. This video contains great action shots of real boxing matches, and since the video is from the point of view of the ringside doctor, every hard-hitting punch from the boxing match is heard in this video.
I found the video to be informative because there is a misconception about what a ringside doctor is, in my opinion. I would assume that most people think there is only one doctor in each boxer’s corner, when in reality, there is a small team of people serving as a boxer’s medical team. For example, in addition to the ringside doctor, there is a cut man. This man tends to the physical wounds of the boxer incurred throughout the match. The ringside doctor plays a managerial role and he or she gives the final say as to whether or not a boxer may continue in a fight.
This video is about Jeremy Lin, who is a guard for the New York Knicks. What I liked about this video is it is very informative about Jeremy Lin’s career in the NBA. There is only one video highlight of Lin, however. I feel it is very informative, even for the casual sports fan. There are many still images mixed into the audio of this video, some of which seem repetitive.
Shortly after the two minute mark of this video, the audio seems to fade in and out briefly. However, the audio quality of this video is good overall. One more thing I noticed was towards the end of the video, the camera seems to shake and move back and forth, which is actually a little annoying. It’s also pretty unecessary considering the camera is focused on one person throughout this video.