Bags on rides

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  1. MichelinMan

    MichelinMan TowersStreet Member

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    Can you get away with using a Go Pro on the rides at AT if it is securely fastened (e.g. using a head or chest mount)?

    My son would quite like to video some rides to put on his YouTube channel, and I have been toying with the idea of purchasing a Go Pro.
     
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    You can, but you have to go and have it checked by the media staff which would take ages. Not worth it. I wouldn't take it on the ride, because they e-stop the ride.

    Edit: beaten to it.
     
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    Why do people want to film on rides in the first place? There is nothing you can do that hasn't already been done by semi-professionals with better gear than you will ever have and park permission.

    If I was running a park, there would be zero tollerence on filming POVs. Anyone caught would be ejected from the park, banned for life, and have their phone / camera smashed in front of them.
     
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    I think if professionally done POV on rides were done by the park and released. Then there would be no need for POV by the public.
    I can see why some want to video their face on a ride, but please i dont want to see it on youtube.
     
  6. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    I quite often watch the official POV.
     
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    Ted TowersStreet Member

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    I think wanting to film your experience on a ride is why something like Yourday existed about 7 or 8 years ago. It wasn't really successful.

    Have Towers ever made any official POVs? I think I recall one of Oblivion or Nemesis (or maybe both), but I might be wrong.
     
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    I think though POVs were done by blue peter.
     
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    There's an official one of The Smiler isn't there? The one with some of the indoor section cut out where the rumoured 'washing machine' element would have gone.
     
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    Is this the one you're on about, Tom?



    It's not a full POV, but it doesn't feature the indoor section and it seems like it's the official one. (I got it from Towers' YouTube account) :)
     
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    That's the one. :)
     
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    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    Nemesis, oblivion, the smiler (without indoor section) and half of thirteen (stops as you go into the crypt) all have official videos.
     
  13. MichelinMan

    MichelinMan TowersStreet Member

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    My son just wanted some more videos for his YouTube channel - his friends keep bugging him to add some more, and he thought this would be a good source of material. Something interesting (better than his usual rubbish - gameplay videos off his XBox) and a little bit topical too.

    I think it might be better just to shoot some nice short off-ride sections, and do a 'My favourite rides at Alton Towers / Chessington / Legoland / Blackpool Pleasure Beach' video (we are doing all 4 in the space of 2 weeks!).You can even put a bit of personal spin on it then, with a bit of commentary.
     
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