Perhaps it can be said that I simply like to toy with death a little less than the average person, but you can never accuse biker Jack Sanderson of that. While out for a relaxing, spring-time ride (okay, so he’s weaving across both lanes of traffic at high speeds on very winding roads, and I’m totally confused as to which vehicles are coming or going), the 21-year-old Knutsford, Cheshire resident passed two other bikers, dropped around a turn, and missed a potentially-deadly 60mph head-on collision with an oncoming car by inches, flying off the road and tumbling 40 feet down an embankment. [Read More…]
2014 is going to be a game-changing year for wearable technology. Google Glass is slowly making its way into the consumer market, having just finalized deals with companies like Ray-Ban, and then there’s independent companies like GoPro that have already popularized the action camera within the timespan of less than a year. Now, Panasonic is stepping into the ring with its announcement of the HX-A500 4K action camera.
What if superman had was wearing a GoPro? Of course he does not probably need it having super memory, laser vision and that huge holodeck in the pole. But what if did?
His day may have looked something like this. The creative team at Corridor Digital made a short video showing the man in blue returning a camera to its owners, while flying the blue skies of LA.
Of course, CD did not actually have access to Clark Kent so they used a DJI Phantom 2 and a GoPro 3+ to take the flying shots and a real (cape wearing) actor to take the person shots and have a bit of a shake to cover the cut point.[Read More…]
You probably noticed how shaky GoPro footage is. The combination of the camera being so small and so light practically outsources stability to the photographer.
There are some GoPro dedicated Steadycams in the market which will help with stabilization, but if you just need a quick smooth shot, you would not believe how easily you can make one. After watching this short from Mic Bergsma you would never stop kissing your GoPro too.[Read More…]
Every movie that happens in a valley or a meadow has this shot – a bunch of small kids running in the grass with a small cute dog running along with epic piano music in the background. You know what I’m talking about…
One way to capture this kind of shot is to use a camera drone, but if you are shooting on a budget, a cable cam and a GoPro are your best bet.
Matt Hardy shared this great tips with us, on how to build and setup a DIY Cable Cam. It is just this kind of small fast rigs that you can set to run over a hundred meter shot.
The rig is made from a trapezoid Aluminum with 2 grooved scooter wheels, and it smoothly slides across 100 meters of 3mm Dyneema rope. (The rope has to have some downwards angle to pull on the rig, so you better know your nuts – Matt used a Double Bowline Knot and an Alpine Butterfly knot).
The nice thing is that the aluminum trapezoid folds flat when not in use.
Epic piano and running kids and dogs in 3,2,1…[Read More…]
My GoPro and I have hit a bit of a rocky stretch in our relationship. I’m not sure yet if we’re heading for divorce, but we’re defiantly not newlyweds anymore.
But it’s not just the technical problems I’ve been having with my GoPro that have been bothering me – we’ve kind of drifted apart artistically as well.
Base jumping is one of the more dangerous extreme sports out there (if you can call it a sport). If involves jumping of cliffs (or bridges or towers) and starting a parachute pretty close to the ground. Did I say dangerous?
A base jumper who goes by the nickname Subterminallyill just posted this epic video that shows how easily a base jump can go wrong when the parachute hits a cliff.
A band of nine skydivers board on two airplanes, all equipped with GoPro cameras capture the footage of their lives this week. (no pun intended).
The two groups were getting ready for their last jump over Superior Wisconsin when, for an unknown reason, one of the planes bumped the other at an altitude of about 3,600m. The result was a huge fireball and one of the planes getting torn to pieces.[Read More…]
A few weeks back a viral video was circulating the web showing a horned New Zealander ram dueling with a motorcyclist Marty Todd. The flick went viral and was shown on CNN, CBS and many more new outlets.
However, all the coverage was pretty one sided only showing the action from the motorcyclist point of view.
In an act which I am not sure if to call heroic or plain stupid, Todd returned to the same spot, found the same ram and mounted a GoPro camera on the animal’s back using a Velcro strap. The footage captured show the action from the ram’s point of view. [Read More…]