Welcome to Movie Monday 2 July 2018.
Check out the first in a series of GoPro posts by Simon Wyndham
With video production and video & film technology journalism being my main professions in life (I’m currently the deputy editor of RedShark News if you’re interested) I am quite often asked how to get the best from cameras, and how best to edit. To quote Anthony Hopkins as the elder Zorro, this is going to take a lot of work!
Okay maybe not a huge amount, but effort will be involved. I’m mainly going to talk about the GoPro cameras, particularly the Black Edition from version 5 onwards, with a focus on the 6, because frankly these are the best on the market no matter what’s the on-paper specifications of rival cameras tell you. Paper specs only tell you half the story. I know there are alternatives such as the Yi 4K cameras. But those have limitations such as the LCD screen being completely impossible to view in daylight. And if you are going to get varied shots, having a screen that you can actually see is important!
The GoPro Hero 6 Black has a huge and varied set of settings that can be adjusted, and an extremely comprehensive number of frame rates and resolutions. So much so that to the technically uninitiated it can be completely befuddling.
Having said that, much of what I say here is still quite highly transferable to other makes. Mainly because making good video is down to how you use the camera rather than the features it has. But… And there is always a but, the settings you use will still have a big influence if you know how to use them.
It’s bank holiday here in the UK with many people (not all) having an extra day off before going back to work on Tuesday. So a little bit later due to a longer lie in here is Movie Monday 30 May 2016.
The Riving film is almost ready for release. Check out this untrailer from the Rivering guys.
I wanted to cut a promo, but I did not want to give anymore away than I already have with the other trailers. Thus, we have the “Untrailer”. Other than two shots, none of this footage and none of the interviewees appear in the actual film. So this was also an opportunity to add a few folks who were great, but simply because you cannot have everything (the film is already longer than I expected) did not make the cut. Thanks to everyone who donated, participated, crewed, was filmed etc over the past three years. I hope you enjoy the finished movie.
Check out the first in a series of films from Mike McKay.
What role does silence have in all this noise?
In order to fully experience the chaos of the waterfall the paddler must push away the noise in his head and surrounding him. Zen is experienced in the complete isolation and embrace of the river’s power.
Surfing from channel to channel until they passed even Channel No 5, these action heros take the viewer on a whirlwind tour of insane stunts and unbelievable masquerades. Action sequences include surfing Montreal’s massive Mavric wave, hair boating in California and the Southeast as well as an insane freewheel off a huge waterfall.