Alex aka “The Danger Ranger” lives and works on-site at a park in the California desert. In this short POV video, he shows us what life is like in the park, his daily loadout, and some of the things he does on a regular basis. We hope that Alex eventually gets to see that mountain lion and not just hear it roar.
There’s something so satisfying about how you reload weapons in video games. In this compilation video by Kommander Karl, he shows how you can use the same method to reload everyday items like a vacuum cleaner, a toaster, and a pencil sharpener. We do the same thing every time we use a caulk gun.
Most of the water slides we’ve ridden on are done in under 30 seconds, but it takes more than 4 minutes to complete a ride on this 3654-foot-long slide. Two passengers share an inner tube down the record-breaking water slide at Malaysia’s Sim Leisure Escape.
Pilot Stefan Langer takes us on a fly-along in his single-seat glider, as he gets tugged along a runway and uses winds to carry his plane into the mountains of Austria. Around the 12-minute mark, he reaches the edge of the alpine range, eventually passing over the ski resorts of the Kitzsteinhorn and Hintertuxer glaciers.
Skateboarders Thaynan Costa, Josef Skott, Adilson Pedro, and Madars Apse head to the aisles of a grocery store for a wild ride between the well-stocked shelves. Filmed by Dani Galli, Chris Ray, and Will Hodgett using GoPro cameras. We can’t help but think of the music video for Radiohead’s Fake Plastic Trees.
The game Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit uses augmented reality tech to let you play racing games with real-world obstacles. Thomas from Mutch Games takes his course builds to the next level. In this clip, he takes us for ride through Banjo Kazooie’s Spiral Mountain along with a bonus Diddy Kong Racing section.
Wingsuit flyer Jeb Corliss has flown into some very tight places. He recently dropped into the Italian Dolomites, where he zoomed into an area known as the Death Star Run. Though Jeb didn’t use The Force, and there wasn’t a vulnerability in the mountain’s thermal exhaust port. Here’s a 360º view of the same location.
The fastest we’ve ever ridden a bicycle was about 35 mph downhill and that was sketchy. But cyclist Brian “Safa” Wagner has a need for speed, and he shared this video of a ride from the mountains into the desert during which he hit speeds up to 65 mph. The crazy thing is the world record is 184 mph – with the help of a dragster.
While floating through the air on a paraglider, this man was joined by another air traveler – a big old vulture. The bird took a moment to rest its wings in mid-air, landing on the glider’s frame and checking out the pilot’s feet. Astute viewers will notice the leather band on the vulture’s leg, so it was probably trained to do this.
This POV video from McDonald’s employee Stephen Patula will give you a newfound respect for the people working in fast-food restaurants to feed us. He shot the first-person video during the lunch rush to show just how many meals a line worker might prepare in five minutes.
Nature photographer Nico Zimm was shooting footage of tiger sharks when one of them figured his Insta360 camera looked like a snack. The resulting footage provides a first-person view of what a squid or fish might see in its final moments. Fortunately, the shark spat the camera back out when it realized it wasn’t lunch.
The Sonic the Hedgehog series is known for its breakneck speeds, loop-de-loops, and corkscrews. Now we can see what Sonic sees from his perspective thanks to this first-person mod of the PC version of Sonic Generations, posted by Blue Vivacity. Be warned, you might not want to watch if you’re prone to motion sickness.
Germany’s Miniatur Wunderland is home to the most amazing miniature scenery on the planet. This video lets viewers ride along every section of its model railway, offering a 360º view of the tiny world, including the insides of its tunnels. The mounting position of the camera makes the train partially disappear though.
In 2013, a group of college students launched a weather balloon and a GoPro camera into the clouds above the Grand Canyon. It soon came crashing down to Earth, but they couldn’t find it when they lost their connection to its GPS tracker. Two years later, the team recovered the camera and shared the footage it captured.
Backyard Racing takes us on another thrilling POV ride on one of their epic Hot Wheels tracks. This massive circuit includes a variety of water features, including waterslides, waterfalls, a zipline, and a 12-foot water bucket lift. We love how the track has so many elevation changes.
Ever wanted to know what a torpedo sees when it’s launched from a submarine? Now’s your chance. While this particular projectile doesn’t have explosives on board, it’s still cool to see its perspective as it speeds through the water. If you freeze-frame at 1:11 you can catch a glimpse of the sub in the rear-view shot.
The Seabreacher is a single-person sea craft that can momentarily dip beneath the surface of the water. This POV footage by Jason Prado gives you a sense of what it’s like to ride inside one. It looks like a lot of fun, though it’s unfortunate that it can’t stay submerged for longer.
We’ve seen the airport at Antarctica’s Troll Research Station. Now Extreme Aviation Iceland gives us a first-person view from the cockpit as an Icelandair Boeing 767 comes in for a landing and faces the frigid conditions at one of the world’s Southernmost air strips. Stick around to the end to see them take back off.
The USS Brickster sets sail into the roughest seas a minifig has ever seen. Canvas 23 Studios took a model of the LEGO City Ocean Exploration Ship, fitted it with a GoPro Hero 10 camera, and dropped it into the ocean to see how it and a smaller LEGO craft would withstand the surf.
5MadMovieMakers takes us on another immersive ride-along with a Hot Wheels car as it zooms through a series of twists, hills, a loop, and a jump. The car was equipped with a 5.7K 360º camera so you can look around at the scenery and adjacent cars. Yo, get out of the way, red car!
Zooming down a ski jump under normal conditions requires a certain amount of courage, but doing it when there’s no snow on it at all looks downright terrifying. That’s precisely what skier Christian Høgfeldt did a few years back, as he placed his skis into the tracks of a bare ski jump, headed downhill, and landed safely at the bottom.
A big part of mountain biking is getting out and enjoying nature. But when the weather turns inclement, an indoor trail doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. Especially if it’s as awesome as Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Cleveland, Ohio, which is home to a 1.6km (~1 mile) long trail, loaded with a variety of tricky terrain to test your skills.
5MadMovieMakers is back with another sweet Hot Wheels track for us to enjoy. This setup took 9 days to put together and includes lots of fun hills, banks, and scenery along its 290-foot indoor-outdoor track. They shot the POV footage with a RunCam 5 Orange, a tiny 4K action cam designed for mounting on RC vehicles.
Half-Asleep Chris created this wonderful LEGO railroad which winds through a snowy winter scene. The indoor-outdoor ride takes the tiny train through a gingerbread village, an ice cave, a spinning storybook tunnel, and a giant snow globe made from a geodesic dome. The journey starts around the 7-minute mark.