You Go, I GoPRO

September, 2014

Explorations in GoPro Filmography

Tools Used: GoPro 3+ Black, GoPro Editing Software, Audacity, Photoshop, Lightroom

The purpose of this page is to keep track of techniques I use when filming with the GoPro 3+ Black. Hopefully they will be of help to someone; at the very least it will be good reference for me later on. So, without further ado...

Timelapses

Well, I got one under my belt, and holy shit did I learn a few things doing so. Before I get into all that, here is the completed timelapse, set to the song "Electronic Dream" by Araabmuzik:

Originally when I watched several Youtube videos on working with GoPro footage I was skeptical that the free GoPro Studio Edit software was "sophisticated" enough. It looked too simple, almost dumbed down. Well, I was wrong. Their software has exactly the right amount of features and customizations. Sure, there are presets and templates, but you don't have to use them. So if you're just starting, go download it. Seriously.

September 26-28, 2014

I filmed my first timelapse over the course of a weekend. I had an idea to film myself staring into the camera with trippy electronic music in the background. Through trial and error I discovered lots of basic fundamentals for using the GoPro:

The LCD Touch BacPac, while handy to frame shots, uses a LOT of battery power (it also heats up quite a bit). Be mindful if you are shooting longer timelapses.

Notes

What do you *put* the GoPro on while filming?

I am using the GoPole Scenelapse as a mini "tripod" base for filming timelapses. It makes for a great stand that can fit in tight spots because it is lot smaller than a tripod.