I have to admit, there are times I have been hard-pressed to NOT turn my driving experience into a real-life Grand Theft Auto trailer. I mean, have you met these idiots on the road? Geez…
But, the very generous (and creative) guys at Corridor Digital (we’ll call them Sam and Niko) were nice enough to eliminate some of that guesswork with a new “real-life” GTA video around the streets of Los Angeles.
Filmed using a GoPro attached to a gimbal on a boom pole, they were able to seamlessly shoot the footage by handing the pole back and forth between the cameramen. And, because it was attached to such a long pole, they were able to simulate a follow drone without actually having to send anything up in the air. (Ironically, the “criminal” in the video has a law degree and moonlights as the teams legal counsel.)
This is another perfect example of the flexibility of the GoPro and how it can be used for capabilities far beyond its original identity as simply an “action cam.”