Sunday, December 26, 2010

Running Times Winter Video

About a week ago, Running Times posted a "welcome-to-Winter" video that Joel Wolpert filmed here in Boulder back in mid-December.  Joel was in town for a few days and was extremely lucky to be here for the first (and almost only) little snowfall of the season.  I am very impressed with the nice 10min clip that Joel was able to put together with nothing more than a stedi-cam and a tripod to assist him and his camera.  Great work, Joel!  The video basically showcases my daily training grounds and is a rare instance of making them look almost as good as reality.



Joel also makes a concerted effort to include local bands in his videos, so I was happy to suggest Paper Bird and The Lumineers.  Jocelyn and I have seen Paper Bird open for other acts (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) and one of Jocelyn's law school friends was kind enough to invite us to this house party where these clips of The Lumineers were recorded.  Good stuff all around, and I think Joel did an excellent job of meshing the music with the running.

I know I'm about a week late with posting this, but I was back in Nebraska visiting my folks for the Christmas holiday this past week, and, well, the Interwebs still aren't very abundant where I grew up.

25 comments:

Scott Keeps Running said...

Very cool. Really enjoyed the music, too. :)

Trail Smitten Mom said...

Would love to run Green Mountain someday. Enjoyed the video & music.

owlrunner said...

How do you keep your feet warm in high snow - socks, gaiters, shoes?? Thanks - love the blog/video

Barry Bliss said...

enjoyed the footage and the music

PunkRockRunner said...

Nice footage.

I’m training for the Way Too Cool 50K and the American River 50M and typically make it to Boulder for work every six week. Assuming Mother Nature cooperates, I plan to run Green Mtn. a few times before these events.

Thanks for posting the video.

All the best,

Ron

Markus said...

Great running video with some good music.
I have to get paperbirds CD.

shane said...

As an east coast-dwelling longtime reader of your blog, it's pretty surreal to actually see some moving pictures of the winterized version of the places and scenes I've read about all these years.

Big props to Joel Wolpert's work here: great one-man-crew footage; nice, simple editing; and excellent music. Particularly love the opening Lumineers song.

Thanks for posting, and best wishes to you in 2011

R. Logan Brooks said...

Hilarious! In that last frame Tony you look super-psyched to finish up and hit the trails, I think I could tell. You were just waiting for Joel to shut that camera off. Good stuff.

R. Logan Brooks said...

Lumineers= Fresh, inclined singletrack.

sonja said...

That was a really cool video. I did feel like I got an idea of where you run. Thanks for posting it.

Andrew said...

great job on the video to all involved! great images/sound/everything!!

L3vi said...

Nice video, great place for training.
I see you don't have water with yourself. How long would you go out without ? "Do you drink from streams ? " :D

Jay said...

Inspiring - thanks for sharing.

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

That looks like so much fun! Very cool and inspiring!

davidultra49 said...

Awesome video brother. Can totally relate to your description of winter here in the Midwest. 25 degrees really isn't that bad until it's accompanied by a 30 mile per hour wind. You truely live in a runners paradise. Enjoy and take care

Hear.say. Payne said...

Definitely waaayyy off topic: Did you see that yeasayer posted a donate-what-you-will live show on their site??? Really awesome live show and I know you're a fan.

Charlie said...

What is up with the toaster over? Do you cook your shoes in that thing? I gotta know.

davidj said...

I keep forgetting to come back and check your awesome blog until someone tweets it to me.

Please join twitter. You will be amazed at how powerful it is.

Anton said...

Hear.say- Yes, already downloaded it. Excellent.

Charlie-Not sure why Joel shot the toaster...he was probably focusing on the shoes next to it. I toast bread in my toaster, not shoes.

bolo said...

FTW, interview from the papasan chair!!! Love it Tony!

Vava said...

Very nice! Thanks for posting the video, and for the exposure to your local bands. That first track sounds awesome!

All the best in 2011.

Mike said...

Hey Tony,

Thanks a ton for posting more video of you running. The music is awesome. Very inspiring, as so many have already said. Will Joel share what camera/techniques he used to get such steady and high quality video of you? Thanks for taking a camera out with you on so many runs to give us all both words and pics of your inspiring running.

Happy New Year.

Mike

JOEL said...

Glad you all are enjoying the video. To answer a few questions...
Charlie: Tony is right, the toaster shot was more focused on the shoes drying on the heat register, but I did like the toaster on the floor in the living room. It's just one of those quirky things that gives a room personality.
Mike: I used a Canon 5Dmkii dSLR camera on a tripod and on a steadicam merlin for the running shots. This stuff just takes a bit of practice running sideways or backwards off to the side of the trail. It helps to have a willing subject and a beautiful landscape to work with.

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In that final frame Tony you search super-psyched to accomplish up and strike the trails
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