Rye AeroCoaster Footage (include some POV!)

Monday, April 14, 2008 1:37 PM
Neat footage. One thing I noticed was that no one had their hands up, they were too busy holding on for their lives. :)
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Monday, April 14, 2008 2:49 PM
Delicious footage. :)

Between this and all the other *Golden Age* footage, and the old CI Parachute Jump, there's really no option left - we need to time-travel to get in on some of this...

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Monday, April 14, 2008 3:09 PM
Okay. Who's got a spare flux capacitor and a Delorean?
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Monday, April 14, 2008 3:36 PM
Wow, it's difficult to tell if the footage is sped up becausze the sound seems to be the correct pitch and seems to be in sync with the video. But if this is indeed the correct speed, the thing is smokin'! The lift hill especially.
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Monday, April 14, 2008 3:52 PM
That looks like a lot of fun. That guy in the first video just hopped right out at the end. What were the restraints like on that thing?
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Monday, April 14, 2008 4:39 PM
A fixed lap bar...and maybe a leather strap. Not uncommon in those days.
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Monday, April 14, 2008 4:43 PM
Man, did you see how close that ride-op was to the train as it flies into the station? And the outside of the trains have all those little metal brackets... Would hate to get snagged by one!

Cool videos, thanks for posting!

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Monday, April 14, 2008 4:51 PM

janfrederick said:
Wow, it's difficult to tell if the footage is sped up becausze the sound seems to be the correct pitch and seems to be in sync with the video. But if this is indeed the correct speed, the thing is smokin'! The lift hill especially.

I believe it has something to do with the fact that film at that time was at 16fps. Ever notice how old footage always seems sped up? (Babe Ruth rounding the bases immediately comes to mind for some reason)

I'd bet this is no different.

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Monday, April 14, 2008 6:22 PM
Keystone Cops. Gonch chasing his kid around. That was a golden film era. :)
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Monday, April 14, 2008 7:11 PM

janfrederick said:
Wow, it's difficult to tell if the footage is sped up because the sound seems to be the correct pitch and seems to be in sync with the video. But if this is indeed the correct speed, the thing is smokin'! The lift hill especially.

I added the music myself because there was no sound at all on the original film and wanted something that sounded like it was from that time period.

I also tinkered with correcting the speed of the video and although the results were acceptable, I decided to keep it at the actual film speed for nostalgic reasons.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 9:29 AM
I love old footage like that. It never ceases to amaze me how people actually used to "dress Up" for a day at a park.

I have always wondered about the undercranked film on old movies such as that. Actually I was always an "Our Gang" fan (most people call those shorts Little Rascals) and theres at least 5 or six episodes that were filmed at long defunct parks on the CA coast. They have the very same feel and speed to them.

What also amazes me about the coasters that exist in these sorts of clips is the fact that the fronts of the cars literally had iron piping. Imagine hitting the brakes hard... hope they had dental insurance!

Shaggy

Oh, and Moosh... check the profile now. LOL

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 11:10 AM
I'm not sure that wasd just "dressing up" for the day. If you look back in time, people in general used to dress a lot more formally. Schools up into the 50's required skirts and button collared shirts in many areas, an d up until recently ties were normal in most workplaces...


Shaggy said:
I love old footage like that. It never ceases to amaze me how people actually used to "dress Up" for a day at a park.

I have always wondered about the undercranked film on old movies such as that. Actually I was always an "Our Gang" fan (most people call those shorts Little Rascals) and theres at least 5 or six episodes that were filmed at long defunct parks on the CA coast. They have the very same feel and speed to them.

What also amazes me about the coasters that exist in these sorts of clips is the fact that the fronts of the cars literally had iron piping. Imagine hitting the brakes hard... hope they had dental insurance!

Shaggy

Oh, and Moosh... check the profile now. LOL


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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 1:24 PM

swampfoxer said:I added the music myself because there was no sound at all on the original film and wanted something that sounded like it was from that time period.

I also tinkered with correcting the speed of the video and although the results were acceptable, I decided to keep it at the actual film speed for nostalgic reasons.


Aha! Babe Ruth and Harold Lloyd did come to mind. Nice detail! Very nice choice of music too I might add.

Yup, I'm aware of that film speed. But I never realized it was a steady 16 fps. I've always seen the old cameras being cranked by hand, which would lead to a lot of variation in film speed. But I'm sure by the 20's, they had spring loaded feed or something.

*** Edited 4/15/2008 5:25:12 PM UTC by janfrederick***

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