Last year, Jo purchased a bottle of Omaerak (오매락) while out on a trip with some friends. She thought it was a fancy bottle of makgeolli (막걸리), since she bought it a makgeolli brewery. I never looked into to it, since that made sense. We were both wrong. Omaerak is a traditional Korean brandy.
According to the box, it won a design award in 2002, and it’s easy to see why. The bottle is encased in a clay jar that you have to bust open. Pictured above, you get the “pug” and mallet, as well as a sheet of paper to catch any flying debris. the bottle is wrapped in a cloth to contain the chips of clay as you break it.
I was a little nervous cracking things open, but I have to say, the packing was superb. The Omaerak also tasted great. I had a heft glass as we retired and watched a few television shows.
The video was another test for me, and it worked great! The video was shot with Jo using my primary GoPro Camera. I call it my primary GoPro, since it has the LCD backing on it. For sound, I used the Edutige ETM-006 lav mic plugged into the second GoPro and synced the sound in post. The result was just want I wanted to achieve, and I’m really happy with the sound on this one. This means, that while out in the field, I can either use my iPhone or the second GoPro for sound and leave the H2 home, since it is rather bulky.