My name is Brendan Plake. I am a freelance video shooter and editor, based in Middletown, CT.
I definitely scoffed at the title of the post that said it's "unlike any you've seen before" but I have to say this is actually really something I haven't seen before. It was pretty spectacular and I am glad I didn't decide to skip the article and not watch it!
Yeah there were definitely shots in this that made me wonder what they were thinking when they cut it together. Luckily for whoever produced this, the subject matter is interesting enough that it's easy to overlook the strange editing decisions.
I need to get a whiteboard. And an office.
Make sure that it's a vimeo video your putting the link to and not just your profile. I tried my general profile link and it didn't work. It only worked when I changed it to a single video.
After watching all of the Good Eats episodes available on Netflix, I am reminded of what Alton Brown calls a uni-tasker. This rig seems to fit into that category. It does one thing only, and based on their examples in the promo video, the angle is basically the same for each shot you create with this. I can see it getting old very fast and that's not something I want in a product that costs $2500.