Saturday 23 March 2019

It's Getting Stormy Up In Here | VOLATILITY Storm Chasing

Hey everyone!

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Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that I would talk to you all about VOLATILITY Storm Chasing. What is VOLATILITY Storm Chasing? Carry on reading to find out!

Storm chasing, is well, chasing storms that can consist of any weather condition, from hail to extreme tornadoes, and, everything in between. Many storm chasers tend to create montages and compilations of videos to show off their love of storm chasing. This is mainly due to storm chasing being a dangerous hobby to enjoy and participate within. VOLATILITY Storm Chasing are here to completely shake storm chasing and the viewing of this sport up. They are here to change it for the better, via, a beautifully filmed and edited series of fun, adventures, and challenges on all terrain trip. There will be, thunderstorms, an abundance of hail, and much more. Will they get to capture the all mighty storm that they are chasing? You'll have to watch the series to find out.

In an interview with Ben Pickering (one of the amazing people that participated in creating VOLATILITY Storm Chasing) he estimates that he has spent an average of 20 hours, at least, each week editing since late August 2018, working out at a frankly unbelievable 560 hours on just the first episode! An incredible achievement considering he has to juggle with his day-job of studying for a PhD, editing whenever he can in the evenings and weekends.

We ran two Garmin Virb 360˚ cameras during the chases, which are renowned for their quality in the early 360˚ market. They also record a host of metadata such as barometric pressure, compass, gyroscope, heart rate, GPS and more which have enabled some of the unique shots and graphics seen in the series. Additional footage comes from DSLR time lapses and post-chasing interviews. Studio recording started last summer (and is still ongoing for the later episodes), and is captured using a Panasonic GH4 in a DIY studio location. Perhaps the best feature of shooting in 360˚ is the ability to edit the angle later (particularly for in-car conversations) with an infinite number of possibilities. Ben states that “this is one of the features which gives VOLATILITY Storm Chasing such a unique and engaging style”.

Even if you have never viewed Storm Chasing footage before, but love adventure based videos, even if its just stuff like vlogs/seeing what people get up to, then I'd suggest watching VOLATILITY. You can catch it on YouTube. If you want a little preview of the series, then, watch the trailer at the top of this post.

I hope that you've enjoyed this blog post. Come back soon for a in-depth review of their first episode!

Thanks for reading!

Jamie x

This is not a sponsored post. I am just promoting a YouTube series for a friend. All views and opinions at all time are my own. Please do check out the series. 

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