Let’s go for another ride! | The Quiet Corner, CT | Part 2

Just a couple of filming and technical notes for those of you that may be interested:

I filmed both parts 1 and 2 with a Sony FDR-X3000 4K Action Cam. For a little camera it produces some amazing video results. The major challenge filming on a motorcycle “live” is trying to get good sound. The wind makes that nearly impossible. C’est la vie – We use what we have – we want real, right? ;-)

In Part 1, I mounted the camera and a little external mic behind a windshield on a rigid camera mount. It’s ok but a bit too static… The wide angle lens gives the illusion of space but …. The sound was a bit tinny for my taste. The mic was mounted up near the engine not near the pipes.

In Part 2, the camera was mounted on the right (me facing forward) side of my helmet. The mic was taped to the back of my helmet. This variation is a lot more dynamic. The driver’s heads acts like a tripod head panning left and right down the road. It’s much more interesting.

anyway – let’s go for another ride ! lol

We’re only here to make you – “Go” | Chemical Brothers and Michel Gondry

Hi All

Hope you’re all well!

I love this video and tune. The dance routine and the surroundings remind me of the German Expressionist movies of the 1920s but you’ll be surprised to learn that it was filmed in Paris. For more info on that see the link below.

Gondry and the Chemical Brothers do a great job on this 2015 upbeat dance tune.


French filmmaker Michel Gondry shot the 2015 Chemical Brothers’ music video in Paris brutalist architecture, just a stone’s throw away from the Eiffel tower… and a Statue of Liberty.
article continues: https://www.archipanic.com/chemical-brothers-go/

The Chemical Brothers – Go (Behind the Scenes)

War is a Racket | Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler

Many people are not aware of these events in these United States’ history.

As we can observe, things haven’t changed much BUT once in a great while, someone in government or the military tells the truth.;-)

Good job General Butler!

War Is a Racket

Smedley Butler (1881 – 1940)

Army Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler’s expose of American Corporate Imperialism. Butler said, “I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism. I suspected I was just part of the racket all the time. Now I am sure of it.” – Summary by John Greenman and https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/major-general-smedley-butler

Here’s the audiobook

Here’s the PDF of the book.
War is a Racket PDF

Got Freedom? | Joe Rogan ~ Samuel Rivera Films

Better fight for it! Because once it’s gone, it’s gone…

Though no thinking, feeling, human being wants war and its innumerable abuses, it seems humankind hasn’t evolved to that state of consciousness yet.

Until then…

Thank You Vets, in the US and around the World for your service in protecting our freedom.

Happy Veterans’ Day !

waiting for the ….

Thunderclap. ;-)

Hi All,

Just a short video of the sights and sounds of the many thunderstorms we’re experiencing here in Boston, this summer. I shot it with a little Sony Action Cam. The gear available today is amazing in its compactness and quality of image. Even the output from cell phones is amazing.

The power of nature leaves me awestruck; the wind, thunderstorms, the sea, to name a few – Wow, what powerful forces that we often aren’t mindful of, until they wreak havoc in our lives.

I hope you’re all well !

take care

To a Distant Shore….

Let’s Go ! ;-)

Just a short clip of the shore at Pamet Harbor. This is one of the areas that the Pilgrims roamed when they landed in the New World.


Pamet Harbor, Truro, MA  – Canon XF205 © 2020 Leo F. Brady

Another still of the pier …

Pamet Harbor Pier, Truro, MA – Canon 5D Mark II 70mm f11 at 1/500s © 2020 Leo F. Brady