Monday, January 24, 2005

Marlow Long and the Elusive Porpoise maneuver, and LVM #15

The last couple weeks I have been sorting through all the video footage I got while I was in Africa and it is awesome. The Nile was rediculous for video because ever rapid or playspot was epic so everything I shot was good stuff. The problem was that I shot 5 hours of footage so I had to sort through all that and if you have done any editing you know that sorting through that much video takes some time. Especially when you are filming several of the best paddlers in the world.

Thanks to Tanya Shuman for the Photo.
So I spent a week practically sifting through the endless moves thrown and rapids run by Marlow Long, Pat Camblin, Whitney Lonsdale, Tanya Shuman, Laura Nash, Rush Sturges, The Amazing Ugandan Team Paddlers, Scott Doherty, and a bunch of others. I have put some videos up in earlier posts on this page but I was working on a segment for LVM #15 and it was tough cutting things out, but after a bunch of work I had it cut down to 8 minutes and I thought okay I am pretty close lets see what Daniel thinks. So I talk to Daniel and he says, "Well your segment needs to be 4 to 5 minutes". I'm thinking, I don't know how I am going to do that. I like every shot in there. So back to the editing. Another day later and I finally get it down to 4 1/2 minutes, but it was painful taking 5 hours of footage and cutting it down to 4 1/2 minutes.

What that does do though is give me a bunch of footage to put up on the internet.
Here is a link to some. This is Marlow Long doing his thing including the ever elusive porpoise maneuver with a fist pump
for extra emphasis.
Marlow On The Nile

Marlow Long doing his thing on Nile Special and there are a couple other shots thrown in there as well. Marlow is paddling as well or better than just about anyone else in the world as far as freestyle goes. The cool thing is that he isn't just throwing big tricks which he is. He throws all varieties, technical, big, and stylish. When Mar takes a ride you will see everything from little jibs, to helixs, to combo moves, and stuff that he doesn't even know what it is yet. I have to say he is amazing to watch.

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