"No Joy" Joyland video

Jeff's avatar


Sad as it might be, I love stuff like this.

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Great video...sad topic. I love how he threw in some background screams occasionally. Definitely got the message across.

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coasterqueenTRN's avatar

As much as defunct parks facsinate me, it's always sad to see one go into despair, especially with so much of it still intact.

It's a very well-done video, though! The quality is amazing! I especially liked the little things including the rollerskate and arcade tickets. I agree, it did get the point across.


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Jeff's avatar

I have the same camera that guy has, and I've been waiting to find something that's as interesting to shoot. I did this one last year, but that was more for seeing humans interact.

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Very cool video! I felt there was a bit too much pocket-dolly going on at times, but overall the music, video and idea were really executed well. Now if I only had that type of patients for doing video...

Thanks for sharing!

Jeff's avatar

Yeah, those dollies have become too (relatively) affordable, and they're quickly being over-used. For something like this, where the stillness and desolation is kind of the point, it's a little annoying.

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I agree completely. I did like some of the shots with the dolly, but I found many of the still shots just as effective. I just got annoyed for a moment when every single new frame was utilizing the dolly.

On a side note, I wish some the steady-cam systems were not so pricey... Those would make video making more enjoyable for me. When it comes down to it though, I just would rather spend $700+ on lenses when I actually get the money.

This video may be one one of the best of its ilk that I've seen. I always have a hard time watching these. You know what a softie I am about closing parks.

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D_vo's avatar

Agreed. This is pretty depressing, but a really good video nonetheless. I really liked the logo on the front of the roller coaster train.

I call Cedar Point my home park even though I live in the Chicago Suburbs.

CoasterDemon's avatar

Bummed :(

That coaster is supposedly one wild air-time filled ride. Stationary "just slide under" lap bars too!

Lord Gonchar's avatar

I watched this video and laughed maniacally for several moments while stroking the kitty on my lap.

Then I closed the page because I was bored.

Jeff's avatar

What you do with your kitty is your business.

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It is a very, very good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I read the last two posts!

Gonch's kitty.

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Sawblade5's avatar

Man this Video bring tears to my eyes. I realize how fortunate I am for being able to visit this place while it was still open and I do miss their Roller Coaster. Their Roller Coaster was a rare breed with the fixed lap bar. It was a nice little Airtime Machine and the ride was all controlled by the levers in the station. seeing the other things there I enjoyed also made me cry. I wish we can bring this park back to life somehow.

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