It’s been about a month since Falken Tire grabbed the 2nd spot on the podium in the ALMS at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and there’s almost another month to go before the America Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock. So, any new news, info or videos are greatly welcome. That’s why we were excited to see a new video from Falken Tire come across our news feed yesterday. The title, “Laguna Seca Lap with Wolf Henzler”. The info on the video itself says, “Join Falken Team Driver / Porsche Factory driver Wolf Henzler as he completes a lap around the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.” We assumed, shame on us, this would be a driver’s perspective lap of the circuit. That’s not quite what we got.
It’s not that there’s anything wrong with the video (we love the radio chatter), it’s just that we can’t figure out why it is so cut up? It’s not just Falken Tire that’s doing this. Lately, other than the guys at DRIVE, most of the racing videos we’re seeing are chopped up, jumping from one view to the next. All we really want to see is what it’s like to drive that Porsche 911. Either that, or tell us a story! In fact, one of my all time favorite ALMS videos is a Falken Tire production that tells the story of their win at Baltimore in 2012.
Maybe, given the amount of high quality production coming out of new media organizations like DRIVE (and other up and coming YouTube channels) our expectations have changed? This post isn’t meant to bash Falken Tire and we apologize in advance if it comes off that way! We’re huge fans of the team and the drivers. We just want to see the racer’s perspective and not get a headache from videos jumping all over the place.
What about you?
What’s your preference when it comes to racing videos? Do you want to see laps from the driver’s perspective? Stories like the “Road to Victory” video above? Or, are you fine with the choppy, cut-up editing that seems to becoming the norm for promotional videos?
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