It was just another typical downtown day in Indianapolis spiked with threats and short on sanity while trying out my new Samsung Note 20 Ultra. My long awaited trade-in had finally arrived with all of it’s four camera lenses. I went out skating after work to capture some raw zoom overkill.
Besides the usual opening and credits, this video was shot, edited, and uploaded entirely by my phone. This is how I originally started shooting video downtown almost four years ago except every aspect of the video is substantially better.
About halfway through my ride, I ran into a couple recent transplants from Crown Point skateboarding at Pan Am Plaza. We had a quick chat in between a few tricks. They were both starting college, one at IUPUI, and one of the Ivy Tech.
emotions run raw on the streets
Later, I stopped at The Eagle for some fried chicken. On my way back to my parking garage, I ran into some commotion at Ohio and Delaware. Some young dude was upset with some older guy about something I never quite figured out.
I never thought someone would ask me for a weapon on the street, more specifically, a knife. Luckily, if anyone had one on them, they did not let the angry young man borrow it. I’m not sure what he was thinking. “Oh sure, here’s my knife! Be sure to clean the blood off it before you return it.” Uh, no thanks dude. I do not want to be an accessary to your murder victim.
Fortunately no-one was injured, at least at that point. As for later, the potential for just about anything ranging from a make-up hug to a shanking is possible.
The streets are constantly changing states of charged raw emotions as the struggle to survive grows increasingly competitive. With nothing to lose, focus on what’s wrong or right becomes distorted for those roughing it on the streets. Some don’t care to live or die.
Zooming around online, on wheels, on camera, I never know who or what I will find. I may not see it when its right in front of me, but editing often gives me a second chance or more to see the things I missed. I hope I pay attention hard enough to avoid another hit.
I love this new phone. It’s going to make the streets look a whole lot better. I just hope I don’t go overboard on the raw zoom overkill.