Herman Yung and his friends didn't let mass media frenzy and life-threatening warnings scare them from capturing this incredible 'Biking in Hurricane Irene' video. To experience what a tropical storm really feels like, the five friends went out on a bike ride through the city of New York everywhere from Times Square to Chinatown. The normally claustrophobic tourist spots are noticeably deserted throughout the video, making clear the Irene had won.
Though Sunday's hurricane was not as dramatic as predicted, this mind-blowing video footage is a risk-filled project that is nothing short of admirable. Beginning with a bike ride in a light afternoon drizzle, the footage moves through the motions of the storm, showing the pick up of high winds and torrential downpour is it continues.
Implications - In the wake of the many natural disasters that have occurred as of late, the media and its consumers are easily swept up into a cycle of fear and dramatic responses at the prospect of yet another devastation.