Teen Straps Camera to Fireworks
Spy cam gives rocket-eye view in this viral video
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 4, 2011 1:20 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Ever wondered what July 4 looks like from a firework's perspective? Well wonder no longer. Just watch this clip from 19-year-old videographer Jeremiah Warren, who strapped a tiny spy camera onto a series of fireworks. The little 808 #11 camera miraculously survived multiple flights, and provided some pretty high-quality video—though it might make you a bit dizzy.

"I was going to mount fins on the [rockets] to stabilize them," Warren tells Mashable. "But by the time I got the idea I already shot through my supply, and when I went to get more they had put a ban on fireworks sales."

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Jul 5, 2011 10:12 AM CDT
I did this kind of thing as a kid, only we didn't have miniature video cameras -- or YouTube -- back then. I'm impressed that his camera came back in one piece for the most part.
Jul 5, 2011 2:11 AM CDT
I think I only clicked on this link because it had "teen" "straps" and "camera" all in the same line
Jul 4, 2011 3:30 PM CDT
I can't access the video. This is becoming more the norm for Newser. That and annoying and objectionable popups. Gee, it a month or two, maybe someone in Newser management will ask, why don't we have any traffic? And the answer is.....