Unleashing your video creativity using Gopro cameras

The Gopro camera is an awesome camera creative tool for just about anyone from travelers, surfers, and scuba divers.
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  • Lectures 34
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

Are you looking to improve your gopro filming skills, but couldn't find any quality courses on the Internet? Are you traveler looking to easily capture your trip in a video without the bulk? Do you ever wonder how you could film great footage scuba diving or surfing? Are you interested in aerial filming or photography, but not sure how to get started? If you answered yes to any of these questions you will be very interested in this course.

The Gopro camera is an awesome camera creative tool for just about anyone from travelers, surfers, and scuba divers look to create amazing videos. This course covers the fundamentals of the Gopro and then moves on to show you creative ways you can create videos in the ocean, car, and in the air using a drone quadcopter.

What are the requirements?

  • Gopro 3 or 4 camera would be helpful
  • A quadcopter drone would be helpful, but not mandatory
  • Gopro mounts

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Teach Gopro fundamentals
  • Provide ideas and info to start filming creatively in the water, air, and land

What is the target audience?

  • Gopro owners or aspiring videographers that are interested in modern creative techniques to film
  • Travelers
  • People who enjoy watersports that want to film

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Gopro
02:24

An introduction to the Gopro camera and what it is capable of and what is can be use for

Navigate the menu on the Gopro camera
Preview
03:23
01:52
  • We cover downloading and setting up the go pro app to film.
  • Instruction of how to operate the most essential functions of the camera without the app.
Section 2: Pro's and Con's of the Gopro
01:27

The Gopro is the most popular action camera so you'll benefit from great support from Gopro as well as 3rd parties. We cover some more of the main benefits of the Gopro in this lecture.

01:20
  • The gopro is a great camera, but it's important to know it's limitations such as filming in low light. We discuss more limitations in this lecture.
Section 3: Mounts & power
02:49
  • Stability is one of the crucial elements to get great shots and stability comes from mounts. In this video I cover my favorite mounts that I use in the car, water, and air.
01:17
  • Without any battery power you can't use your Gopro and unfortunately the batteries don't last very long. In this lecture I give you some useful advice to keep your gopro powered.
Section 4: Filming
01:20
  • Now that you're ready to film I share some top tips for filming and getting great footage
Resolutions, Frame-rates & Field of View
Article
Understanding Protune
Article
04:58

An in depth screen by screen guide to set up your Gopro from the camera with an explanation of some of the most used settings.

02:09
  • Now that you are more familiar with the Gopro we move on to a more advanced technique to film with a car.
04:01
  • For the first time I share how I filmed my scuba diving footage at the Great Barrier Reef using the gopro. I asked experts around the town of Cairns for help and eventually came up with a great setup for filming while scuba diving providing great stability. All this in this lecture.
Section 5: Aerial Filming
03:42
  • An introduction and overview to aerial videography
  • First experiences with aerial videography
  • Recommendations for starting out and demo of the emergency return to home function
02:18
  • We cover the camera settings for aerial video
  • We cover a pre-flight checklist
01:12
  • This lectures introduces Aerial photography with the quadcopter Gopro setup
  • We talk about the Gimbal and it's movement affects the videos and photos of your aerial footage
Article

This is useful technique to use if you are doing aerial filming and don't want to do separate flights for photo and video. It is difficult to figure out, but thanks to Kyle for teaching us how. Click here.

Aerial Filming - Live Flight
04:22
04:47

This is a behind the scenes from the video editor in Final Cut Pro x of how the video was made.

01:45

This is a recent Aerial footage video filmed in Vancouver filmed with a Gopro 3 and a Phantom 1 Drone

02:24

Calibrating the drone

Section 6: Improvising with the Gopro using your environment
Filming an airport tour
01:47
Improvising with the Gopro using your environment
04:55
Section 7: Bonus Go pro 4 new content
02:47

It is important to make sure your Go Pro 4 is updated to the latest firmware to use new features like Time lapse video, 720p 240fps, 2.7k 60fps, 30/6 Burst Photo, Add HiLight Tags During Playback, and more. I show you how to update it

Gopro 4 Camera Menu tour
05:16
04:01

I show you how to pair your Go pro 4 black with the new Go pro app on an Iphone. It's different on the Go Pro 4 compared to the 3

Using the Go Pro app on a Go Pro Hero 4
Preview
05:55
2.7K video setup comparison in a 3d printing studio
01:30
4k video setup comparison in a 3d printing studio
01:37
Headstrap mount at night test
03:51
Tripod as selfie stick night test
03:51
Timelapse with Gopro 4
05:36
Suction Cup outside 12th floor building - Timelapse
01:45
Section 8: Summary
01:46

Check out the course summary and click on the external link to the go pro field team. I highly recommend you subscribe to their youtube channel. These guys are gopro's field production team and give you their tips and tricks for filming video.

8 questions

A quiz testing your knowledge from the course

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Instructor Biography

Greg Hung, 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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