David Pogue doesn’t need the world as his stage.
He’s got Westport.
Yesterday was the Y’s turn.
To demonstrate 2 new underwater (and drop-proof, kick-proof and hurl-through-a-slide-proof) cameras, the Westporter, his son Kelly, a cameraman and producer used the YMCA pool.
They put the cameras to the test, in takes that got progressively sillier — and tougher. The cameras lived to tell the tale — as did David, who took one for the team when he got dunked by Kelly. (He got revenge in the final shot.)
Despite Pogue’s familiarity with — and about — Westport, he was surprised at the ease with which he and his crew could use the Y.
“I expected a lot of bureaucracy,” he said. Instead they got quick approval, sauntered in, and began shooting.
Hey — they don’t call it a community resource for nothing.
(Click here to see the video on the New York Times site.)