Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East Round 9

      Being a fan of Porsche racing videos I couldn't pass this one up. We all know that it's pretty rare to see Porsche racing on ESPN or the like, so I tend to take whatever I can get when it comes to racing videos, and this one is a good one. It reads much like an ESPN highlight reel would, but with less yelling and more suspense. 
      The beginning really sucked me in, watching the drivers getting ready then climbing into the cars and taking off. I really liked the highlights they added in white, the flash of the Porsche brand name, and the arrows pointing to the important pieces. The transition into the meat of the video was smooth and the use of a title screen was definitely classy. 
      The actual highlights are narrated by a slightly monotone voice, which was a bit of a let down to me. I like hearing the accented and energetic voices of the usual Porsche narrators, so hearing this guy was different but not exactly terrible. His voice has tons of suspense, and it reads more to me like I'm watching EPSN, but a classier version. It's like if ESPN had the Golf Channel announcers, really. 
      The real excitement was seeing them race. I really liked hearing the information while watching them fly by on screen. It made me feel like I was really there or at least really watching it on tv in real time. Since I was doing neither, I think the video does a great job. It captures the essence of the race and allows us to visit whenever we want. Great footage and facts to go along with it.

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