Video fails. How is it that people have a camera at the ready when something is about to go seriously wrong? Crotch hits, trampoline falls and cats slamming in to walls. What is the secret to shooting these so effortlessly?
Now. Imagine my anguish when I found myself behind a moving truck jammed with boxes, doors actively flying in the wind. If only I had a…. WAIT! MY FLIP! I HAVE MY FLIP!
Do you remember the scene when Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka was watching Augustus stuck in the tube? Quietly, he noted, “The suspense is terrible. I hope it’ll last.” Indeed.
The scene unfolds.
Drivers surrounding the truck move to the right lane, ensuring no one gets hurt. The doors fly open and shut, keeping suspense to a maximum. And the boxes? Piled high, just waiting for a bump to send them flying.
You don’t want anything to happen. But-Yet-You-Do. Because you, a blogger, have a video camera. And there is about to be a very big fail.
Notice the car near you attempting to turn left. It slowly inches behind the truck. You can hardly catch your breath. You are overjoyed when the car clears danger’s path, anticipating the boxes will tumble out just seconds after that suspenseful moment.
This is Youtube Gold.
Sadly, because you are Katherine, and you have your video camera recording LIVE, nothing happens. But you post the video anyways. Because as Gene Wilder beautifully explained, “The suspense is terrible. I hope it’ll last!”