Today's Video of the Day is from the Dunking Devils, a group of acrobatic basketball players, and shows the squad doing what they do best all on a moving train as it goes over a bridge. If you are afraid of heights, this video may not be for you.
This video is great for a few reasons. First the activity: acrobatic basketball, particularly on a train, is not something that you will see everyday. It is a captivating activity and the danger keeps your attention throughout, creating amazment that these people could do such a thing in such a precarious scenario. Second is the shooting. The shots in this video are all clean, no crazy distracting moves, and innovative. The make use of HD camcorders as well as action cams to give a wide breadth of shots. There are shots mounted from the train that put you in the video, drone shots to highlight the danger and beauty, and then standard wide shots and close ups that drive the action -- both of the people participating, and those looking on. Lastly is the assembly. The action is cut together astonishingly well. A good mix of wides, action shots and reaction all put to intense music makes this video very captivating.