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Gopro 4 - Become a video hero

Learn from an experience Gopro instructor in classroom and in the field to help you become a video hero
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Created by Greg Hung
Last updated 3/2015
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What Will I Learn?
People should have learned the fundamentals to start creating good video with the Go pro 4
Get some creative ideas for how to use the camera from the field tests
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  • A smartphone preferablly IPhone or Samsung
  • Access to a GoPro 4
  • Access to a computer to download the updates

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who are upgrading from Gopro 3
  • Beginners to intermediate who want to learn to use the Gopro in a fun yet informative way
  • People who want an experienced instructor who has extensive experience with the Gopro
  • Students who enjoy a combination of structure and also creative tests in the field they can learn from
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 22 Lectures Collapse All 22 Lectures 01:10:41
3 Lectures 06:54

An introduction to the course and a preview of the topics and format

Preview 01:15

I go over the gear that is included with your Gopro kit

Preview 02:52

We updated the firmware to 2.0 on your camera to unlock new features

Preview 02:47
Camera set-up and pre-filming stage
4 Lectures 13:52

You need memory cards to hold that 4k resolution. I guide you on what cards to purchase

Purchasing a memory card

Using the Gopro app is great, but its essential to be to operate the camera when you can't use your app.

Navigate the menu on the Gopro camera

You need to do this the first time to connect your gopro to your smartphone. I show you how

Setting up wireless and pairing your camera to your smartphone Go pro app

No power no filmng. I give you tips on power for your gopro

Batteries and Power
Mounts & power
1 Lecture 05:13

Mounts are the foundation of stable shots. I cover some of the tripod, chest, suction cup, and tripod mount

All about mounts
Gopro app
2 Lectures 09:32

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

How to use the Gopro app

I show you how to use the Gopro remote and why you would use it

Using the Gopro remote
Live action: In the field video tests
7 Lectures 24:35

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

Field test: using your tripod as a selfie stick at night

I go to the streets of Taipei in the famous Guanghua digital plaza area to test the headstrap mount at night.

Using 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

Filming a night-lapse of Taipei 101 on the 12 floor outside the window

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

Preview 05:36

I've updated this popular lesson to show you how you can mount your Gopro to a car to film driving video tours!

Filming video driving tours on the car using Gopro

Using the new Time lapse video from a 3d printer co-working space

Learn how you can film in the ocean from surfing with a strong focus on scuba diving footage.

Filming in the ocean (scuba diving) using Gopro
Mastering the Photo features of the Gopro
1 Lecture 02:46

Learn how to take photos at night using your Gopro and to do a cool technique called light painting

Light painting with the new night photo mode
Comparing Video setups in a 3d printer studio
3 Lectures 04:46

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

1080p 720p video setup comparison in a 3d printing studio

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

2.7k video setup comparison in a 3d printing studio

In a 3d printer studio I demo most of the 4k video setups (resolution, frame rates, field of view) to compare how they look
4k video setup comparison in a 3d printing studio
Course Summary
1 Lecture 03:03

I give my thoughts on the new camera and last words of advice

Course Summary
About the Instructor
3.9 Average rating
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World Explorer, Videographer, MBA, BA, Entrepreneur

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!

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