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Discussion: Best orienteering promo/intro video?

in: Orienteering; General

Mar 26, 2018 12:28 AM # 
Anna:
Does anyone know of a good promo/intro video about orienteering? I have to make my profile for my roller derby team, and I'm looking for a good video to link to for the "past athletic experience" section, something that's quick, conveys what it looks like to orienteer (maybe that there's a map involved), but isn't super talk-y. Maybe like a promo video or even video (in English) of the start of one of the big relays?
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Mar 26, 2018 2:08 AM # 
JanetT:
Don't know if these are promo videos, but there are several links posted on an AP discussion item from last spring. See if one of them would work.
Mar 26, 2018 7:37 AM # 
gordhun:
This isn't a video and it isn't the best but it may be helpful for what you need.
https://www.slideshare.net/gordhun/orienteering-th...

This one is slightly more focused in its approach to explaining the sport. It is brand new. https://www.slideshare.net/gordhun/the-anatomy-of-...
Mar 26, 2018 8:53 AM # 
Bugaboospire:
These are some of the best I have seen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnE-hftGQoU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ7LCzFr3TQ

Swiss O-Week after movie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB0EVqvADBU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PZub8zSFy8&t=...

Jukola
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-SaxGMztpU
Mar 26, 2018 10:18 AM # 
JimBaker:
Nice slideshow gordhun.
Mar 26, 2018 8:02 PM # 
Anna:
Thanks everyone!!! This was super helpful!
Mar 27, 2018 8:51 PM # 
Duncan:
This is good: https://vimeo.com/37968361
Mar 27, 2018 10:41 PM # 
undy:
This is seasonal: https://vimeo.com/262026190

Edit: kudos to cakewoman for this
Mar 28, 2018 12:29 AM # 
gruver:
Both the above are highly unusual among videos in showing reality. We don't always unerringly home in on the controls.
Mar 28, 2018 1:34 AM # 
JimBaker:
The latter is an unusually nice ad too. Made me hungry.
Apr 2, 2018 5:54 PM # 
khall:
This isn't really intro, but I love the combination of interesting terrain, map with GPS, and an amazing orienteer (Tove, in Spain) actually orienteering.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_yitYOdK0M

I also use this one, for the first couple of minutes. Clear explanation, and cute. My middle school kids appreciate that it was made by an 11 year old. I appreciate that it covers the basics clearly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZOI9kKuA4I

And if you want to show the international level, I like the intro from :40 to 2:20 of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tifkj-Glfcg
It's a straightforward explanation, with WOC clips, and a few map clips. And it shows the competitive aspect of the sport. I'm going to show all 3 today, as there is snow on the ground (again).
Apr 23, 2018 7:45 AM # 
Jagge:
For those who liked the Hubmann bros video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR_CLzGm20c
Apr 24, 2018 12:01 AM # 
carlch:
If it's for something related to Roller Derby, than you should have that picture of a pile of people jostling to punch at one of the Jukola (or Venla?), first controls. I can't seem to find it myself but maybe others will help.
Apr 24, 2018 1:57 AM # 
Salinda:
There are a bunch of youtube orienteering videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwAHanPobhM.... Some are short and some are long.
Apr 24, 2018 6:19 AM # 
slow-twitch:
I hope those Swartz kids are destined to make it as big as the Hubmanns on the future world orienteering stage - just so we can all enjoy digging up that video again

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