Tips on Integrating GoPro Shots with Cinema Footage

February 25, 2015

by The Beat

Embarking on a multi-camera video shoot? We run through 4 tips on how to ‘trick’ your audience by effectively mixing GoPro shots with cinematic footage.

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GoPro has come along way since the first version was released back in 2004. Until the last few years, the pint sized cameras were use sparingly if not at all in Hollywood and professional productions, but that all changed with the GoPro HERO 3 & 4 series. In fact, GoPros were the go-to camera for documentary films like 2012′s Leviathan, which uses GoPros almost exclusively to capture a commercial fishing boat at sea.

 

Now these nearly indestructible cameras are being fitted to just about everything, giving the audience a point of view we’ve never had before. But the thing to remember: the cinematographer didn’t just strap the GoPro to just anything and let it go. No, they planned and tested certain shots to ensure the cams were being used most effectively.

Here are 4 tips that will allow you to integrate your GoPro footage with cinematic footage…

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Have you had success integrating your GoPro footage with your cinema style footage?
Tell us all about it in the comments below.

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