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video : Kiting Costa Rica, Nicola Bertoldi

Postby dz » Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:22 am

PART 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDOxH69C5Zg

PART 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4urILmS3HRA

I've been making some videos of Nicola and his kite school at Playa Copal.
It is a very beautiful place. The wind can be very strong and gusty in the winter months, especially February when this was shot. When I was there, the length of Nicola's session was always determined by the time it took for one of his footstraps to break off his board.

I have 2 or 3 more related videos, (about Nicola and the kite school, the location, and also a talk w Simone Venucci designer for Royal and formerly w RRD). Together it should give some impression of the place, and what it's like to go there. The others are nearly done, will post them here too.

I got a workout shooting on the beach, I don't use a tripod. A few of the images look soft focus, but in that kind of wind it doesn't take long for the salt water and sand to coat the lens. I am really glad I brought lens filters. I had my camera professionally cleaned when I got back here. (I don't have a jacket for my camera but that would have been a good idea.)

enjoy!

note : in order to post this on Youtube I had to dispute copyright claim in order to use a music track (Warner). Not difficult to do, but the entire audio track was muted until I filed my "fairuse" claim. This got me thinking...
There is a very well made new documentary by Brett Gaylor http://www.ripremix.com/
that discusses copyright/left, and appropriation art, mash-ups, and the story of Mickey Mouse meets Dan O'Neill. (I only wish they had included some more artists, but Girltalk definitely has interesting views).
If these issues interest you also check :
http://creativecommons.org/about/
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Re: video : Kiting Costa Rica, Nicola Bertoldi

Postby elli » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:34 am

What a great guy Nicola is. I still remember his giant boosts, "the grasshopper". I think that antique board he shows in the video is what I learned on :)
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Re: video : Kiting Costa Rica, Nicola Bertoldi

Postby shmed » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:26 pm

Thanks for making this-- what great footage! I had an awesome time staying at Nicola's place back in 2005, and your video brought back great memories. Glad to see Nicola is still going strong. Playa Copal, what a freakishly windy and beautiful place!
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Re: video : Kiting Costa Rica, Nicola Bertoldi

Postby dz » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:33 pm

I added part 2 of the interview w Nicola today,
youtube URL at top of thread.
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