Taught by Greg Hung, a digital nomad, teacher, and film producer that has been scuba diving and filming videos with SLR camera, drones, and the Go pro 1 since 2011. Filmed in the Makerbar studio space in Taipei in this course you can expect a well-planned curriculum covering the fundamentals from batteries and power, mounts, using the Go pro app, updating the camera, to operating the menu.
Once we have covered the fundamentals Greg covers more creative and exciting topics like filming in the ocean and doing walking tours at night.
A series of field tests are done to help narrow down the many different video setup choices available in this camera.
Greg uses the creative field tests to show you real-world scenarios to help give you creative ideas for how to use the camera. From walking night tours, to a head mounted bike tour, to mounting a suction cub mount outside a 12th story window building this course is designed for you to learn in an entertaining way.
An introduction to the course and a preview of the topics and format
I go over the gear that is included with your Gopro kit
We updated the firmware to 2.0 on your camera to unlock new features
You need memory cards to hold that 4k resolution. I guide you on what cards to purchase
Using the Gopro app is great, but its essential to be to operate the camera when you can't use your app.
You need to do this the first time to connect your gopro to your smartphone. I show you how
No power no filmng. I give you tips on power for your gopro
Mounts are the foundation of stable shots. I cover some of the tripod, chest, suction cup, and tripod mount
A must-do to easily adjust your Go pro camera's settings. I show you a smart-phone view to teach you how to use the app
I show you how to use the Gopro remote and why you would use it
I go to the streets of Taipei in the famous Guanghua digital plaza area to test a light tripod as a selfie stick at night. I test this set-up using different video setups
I go to the streets of Taipei in the famous Guanghua digital plaza area to test the headstrap mount at night.
I use a suction cup mount outside a window on the 12th floor to get video footage and a time lapse
One of my favorite features! I teach you how to use the new Time Lapse video mode in a 3d printer space. I also show how to use Gopro studio to use the cool flux feature
I've updated this popular lesson to show you how you can mount your Gopro to a car to film driving video tours!
Learn how you can film in the ocean from surfing with a strong focus on scuba diving footage.
Learn how to take photos at night using your Gopro and to do a cool technique called light painting
In a 3d printer studio I demo most of the 1080 and 720 video setups (resolution, frame rates, field of view) to compare how they look
In a 3d printer studio I demo most of the 2.7k video setups (resolution, frame rates, field of view) to compare how they look
I give my thoughts on the new camera and last words of advice
Hi! I was born in South Africa but as a child my family relocated to Canada and lived most of adult life in beautiful British Columbia. I remember getting a VHS camcorder and would make and direct my own home videos with my sisters. I attended Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a Communications degree and had another opportunity to film an educational hip-hop video for earth quakes. After I graduated university I went on to have a successful IT career working 13 years in the field.As an IT manager I went onto pursue my MBA at SFU and found inspiration to start my own business and travel and film.By the time I had completed my MBA in 2011 I had found my passion travel, business, and filming.
During a wild and intense 3-year period I sold my house and purchased a camera and traveled the globe with my camera in search of adventure. I traveled to places such as Beijing, Singapore, Shanghai, The Grand Canyon, and Turks and Caicos. During this period a new revolution with the SLR camera was allowing people to create cinema quality video. I spent countless hours trying to learn everything I could from the best to hone my craft.I currently have over 100 videos on youtube and have one of the strongest travel video collections on the Internet. I recommend you check out my videos on-line if you’re interested in watching my videos.
After returning to Vancouver I planned my next travel adventure to Australia, Asia, and Taiwan. I sold my car and all my possessions and arrived in Taiwan with my essentials, camera gear, and my dreams. I currently live in Taiwan learning mandarin, teaching English, and filming travel videos.
I believe I’m a continuous learner (currently learning Mandarin) and I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to learn things.I get upset when an article gives advice or directions and it is so general it leaves out the important details. I try to provide detailed step-by-step instructions using visuals or video. I hope you find my courses interesting and I see you in there!