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the art of storm chasing
The Art of Storm Chasing|
A comprehensive video documentary on how to
storm chase. DVD, NTSC, 59 min.
1999 / COLOR / 59 MIN / VHS or DVD / NTSC
Weather Graphics Technologies, known since 1992 for its
unique, high-quality niche software, has extended its projects
to include an incredible storm chase video --
The Art of Storm Chasing. Produced by Norman, Oklahoma
veteran chaser Tim Vasquez with the assistance of chase gurus
Gene Rhoden and Tim Marshall, the video is an
insiders' look at storm chase techniques, strategy, equipment,
and safety with a style
that combines the vivid, fun chasing overview in Prairie Pictures'
The Chasers of Tornado Alley with the cornerstone
spotting techniques presented in Gene Rhoden's
The Art of Storm Chasing skips past basic storm
information and fluffy chase segments commonly found in
cable TV shows and other productions and jumps right into the
heart of chase tactics. You'll head to the high prairies with
veteran chasers, see descriptions of their equipment, learn
about the "chaser common" radio frequency, find how various
kinds of supercell storms are approached, join in on chaser
convergence, and much more! With unbelievable storm structure
views, smooth time lapse, subtitled date-place titles for
most photography, and vivid footage, it pleases veteran
chasers and beginners alike!
High production standards
The Art of Storm Chasing goes the extra mile by
the Hi-Fi audio tracks for compatible VCR's to let you hear
lightning barrages and storm chase action in stunning clarity!
We edited the program digitally, which means there's
only one tape generation between the chaser cameras
and your home VCR!
The Art of Storm Chasing is broken down into three
- EQUIPMENT -- A 15-minute introduction covering
radio gear, power inverters, portable computers, cameras,
- FORECASTING -- A five-minute, quick and dirty
introduction to 500 mb chart analysis, surface analysis,
and mesoscale analysis as it relates to severe storms
- TECHNIQUES -- Covering well over 30 minutes,
you'll see and learn about various storm features, chase
tactics in different situation, and safety topics.
Who it's for
With unrestricted technical content that's light on theory and
complex information, The Art of Storm Chasing makes
an entertaining tape for experienced chasers, an educational
introduction for new chasers, and an informative summary
for spotters. Weather enthusiasts, emergency management
officials, and students alike will be fascinated and thrilled by
this in-depth coverage of the fine art of chasing.
How to get it
"The Art of Storm Chasing", in standard VHS or DVD (NTSC) format, is priced at
$25 and is available from Weather Graphics Technologies.
For the ultimate in quality, on special request we can supply
a S-VHS version on premium Fuji 471S tape stock for $60
(allow one week).
THE ART OF STORM CHASING
Producer and editor
Copyright 1999 Weather Graphics Technologies
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