by Alex Turgeon on November 21, 2014
The following is a post by our team member, Alex Turgeon. In addition to his position as an Associate Creative and the Internal Content Manager at Skyscope, he is also a fitness freak who enjoys lifting things up and putting them down!
Take me out to Spartan Sprint! This past weekend, more than 10,000 Red Sox fans and hardcore exercise junkies including Skyscope’s own Sam Shepler and myself swept the stands of Fenway—not for your typical peanuts and Cracker Jacks ballgame, but for one of the most challenging obstacle racing events in the world: a Spartan Race. The course was epic, taking on three plus miles of 22 obstacles, in, around, up, down, and through (thats right I said THROUGH) the oldest ballpark in the major leagues. The only question that remained was how would we capture this gruesome experience?
We decided there would be no better opportunity to capture this bit of company culture than by breaking out Skyscope’s GoPro and strapping it on for the ride of its life. This thing got banged up but still managed to deliver quite the recap of Sam and my experience at Fenway. The result, every triumphic angle and glorious failure, captured from the perspective of my chest.
At the end of the day we were bloody, tired, and pretty darn impressed by the quality of the Hero and the outlasting durability it had throughout the race. Teammates bonded, and its safe to say, once we can feel our legs again we will be looking to use the GoPro Hero for special occasions on production shoots. Whatever that occasion may be, we know this piece of equipment is small enough and tough enough to handle anything.