I was walking past the Niagara Parks Police headquarters today (across the gorge and street from the American Falls) and someone made me walk around. They said they were filming a TV show. There was no sign of what network or what production company it was.
From Digital Trends:
For his entry into a quadcopter video contest, YouTube user Questpact had the idea to strap a GoPro Hero 3 camera to his DJI Phantom flyer and send it high, and not so high, above Niagara Falls.
With most tourists opting for a good soaking via the Maid in the Mist boat ride instead of a helicopter experience over the falls, Questpact’s video goes some way to showing what the natural wonder looks like from an elevated position, as well as what you can do with a video camera and quadcopter when you put your mind to it – and yes, the results are pretty stunning.
The pictures/videos do look pretty amazing!
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Wanted: Niagara Falls residents with a video camera to help capture the essence of their community on tape and share it with a large audience of public television viewers across Ontario and Western New York.
No experience necessary.
WNED Buffalo/Toronto has selected the Cataract City as the subject of the next in its series of Our Town documentaries.
The show is intended to be a one-hour “video scrapbook” of the people, places and happenings in Niagara Falls as seen through the eyes of the people who live here.
The station is looking to recruit 20-25 residents who have access to video camcorders to take a lead role in the project — everything from brainstorming topics to shooting video and helping narrate the final, edited product.
Sometimes I’m really good at getting things up on the blog in a timely manner, and sometimes I’m not. This is an example of how I’m not…
For months now, regular visitor Adam White has told me that he was working on an exciting new Niagara Falls and area web site. You may remember Adam as the one I did the video with. Anyway, over the last few months Adam didn’t give me any details, but said he was very excited about the new site. Then last week he emailed me and said it was live.
In his first posting, he said the launch of CheckInNiagara.com is about 6 months late. He was kind enough to mention me along with other area bloggers, and said that I have my “finger on the pulse of the tourist sector in the Falls”. Cool! I had intended to post about the site, but just haven’t yet. I kind of pride myself in getting some scoops, but unfortunately, I left this one too late. The Niagara Falls Review beat me to it and has a nice article about it.
All the best to you Adam… I hope the site is successful for you!
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Social-media entrepreneur Adam White is armed with a $150 HD flip video camcorder, a tripod and a good idea: Head to Niagara’s hidden gems, off the well-worn tourist track, videotape himself and broadcast it on YouTube and a new website he’s created called checkinniagara.com.
Oh yeah, and ask locals to chime-in and suggest places the 28-year-old computer software developer from Niagara Falls should scope out next.
Think of it as a cross between location-based social-media websites, such as Gowalla and FourSquare, a video journal and travel planning website such as TripAdvisor.
From the Welland Tribune:
Call it the $10,000 scream.
As seven-year-old Kieran Atkinson prepared for a trip on the Sky Screamer ride at Marineland last August, she wasn’t happy. With dad Tim zooming in with his video camera, she went to say, “I don’t like this ride.” But before she could finish, the thrill ride sent her 320 feet in the air.
As dad kept filming, her voice trailed off into the sky.
Tim and his wife, Anne Marie, thought the 15-second clip was amusing, but it was Anne Marie’s sister-in-law, Susan Creen, who prompted the Niagara Falls couple to submit it to ABC’s long-running show, America’s Funniest Videos.
From there, things happened fast.