I’m happy to say that my half second of hang gliding fame made the cut for a short film curated by director Christopher Nolan. It was a collaboration by Google and the movie Interstellar to create a time capsule of what life is like on earth.
You can watch the 10 minute short film “Emic” for free! https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Emic?id=OAejGIZDACA – but you’ll have to jump to around 7:05 to see the half second of me hang gliding.
If you want to see more than a half a second of flying, you can see the full version of the video I made below. I’ve been wanting to make a very short POV video of what it’s like to hang glide, which means getting there and setting up takes up as much time as the actual flying we do most times!
I filmed this on a GoPro and used the head strap to film the entire thing, even to attach it to the hang glider! I used a couple bungie cords to secure it really tight, it was a bit risky of a set up because I didn’t have it tied off anywhere as a back up. But it also allowed me to get the GoPro as far back and close to the keel as possible, where normally another mount is so bulky you sacrifice a wider view by having to slide the camera up the keel so it doesn’t hit the ground.
While flying this was my first time to use the remote so I was able to not waste card space on filming the entire flight, only the sections I wanted, and I was able to switch to stills and get photos while flying like the one below.
I love your spirit. I’m patty, pledge CHI O with your mom back in the day. She’s creative. I see how creative and spirited you are. You give me so much hope. I think i wrote you before that i have stage 4 lung cancer. non smoker.
for the GRACE of God i’m still here thanks to new target therapy drug. only 1% of all patients like me have this weird gene mutation called ROS-1. Your conquering of cancer even before i was diagnosed was so uplifting to me. i saw a warrior. i want to conquer it too. i’ve always dreamed (and i mean DREAMED ) that i was flying. My dad said he had the same dreams as well. Maybe one day i’ll get on top of old smoky near Chattnga and fly myself. It’s like seeing an angel in flight. Keep on keeping on. Live your dreams out daily. i see you literally are!! Carpe diem! Patty