The GoPro Effect

The GoPro Effect


In another video, we saw how point of view
footage can differ from third person footage. What appears to be little patch of gravel
on your GoPro could actually be a rock garden. A lot of you guys wanted to see more clips
like that, so today we’ll be watching more of the same. Here’s a skinny line as shot from my chest
cam. Here’s the same line with the camera pointed
down. And here’s what it would look like to a
bystander, as shot from my Sony Camcorder. Last time we saw this drop from two different
perspectives, and it was clear that the GoPro hid its true size. Here’s that same drop with Phil up ahead. These wooden rollers are steep in some spots,
and make for interesting follow cam footage. Although the camcorder does a better job of
capturing the scene, I like the follow cam a lot. Let’s try cutting them together. Here’s another wooden feature known as the
Vortex. Here’s a really interesting line. In dense vegetation, it’s harder to find
an angle that accurately represents a feature, but with some creativity you can get a cool
looking shot anyway. This bunny hop gap was a mess, but this shot
makes it look like a jungle. This wooden feature is called—banana hammock. You know, like a hammock for bananas to sleep
in. Let’s see this one cut together. This nose bonk was one of Phil’s ideas. This drop looks like it was once active, but
with the tree and shrubbery grown in it’s kind of sketchy. Since it’s a blind drop, Phil is marking
it off with some sticks. I hope you enjoyed watching these shots as much
as we enjoyed getting them. If you’re filming your own rides I think
the key takeaway here is that things always look better from multiple angles. Even if you can pepper in other angles here
and there, it’ll make your video much more interesting to watch. If you want to see more collaborations with
Phil, check the playlist in the description. Thanks for riding with me today and I’ll
see you next time.

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