GoPro Media Team Tips and Tricks: How to Shoot a GoPro Course Preview


In the midst of GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado, Product Education team member Christopher Farro stops to give us some insight on what it takes to make a broadcast-ready GoPro course preview. After choosing an epic location – Steep Creek in Colorado – the most important thing is to ensure that you have the proper license agreements and permits to shoot your course preview. In this case, we have appearances from GoPro Production Artist, Nate Lee and GoPro Athlete, Rush Sturges.

Nate clues us in on how to get the best shots and angles of our athlete. For any POV shots that we are taking, Nate recommends 1440p/48fps, which gives us an opportunity to slow down the shots in post-production. Nate also walks us through prepping our cameras for water usage – using Floaty BacPacs and Camera Tethers for added security, and licking the lens prior to usage to help the water bead off of the lens.

After sending the selected athlete out on the course and capturing epic footage, it’s time to gather all of your footage and start editing! Make sure you have all of the licenses for your music, and then your Course Preview is finished!

For more insight on capturing the best footage out on the course, dig deeper into this Tips and Tricks series on YouTube to learn how to maximize your GoPro cameras and products.

As always, happy capturing!

You might see examples of extreme use in this video. Please take appropriate precautions to ensure your own safety, the safety of those around you, and to protect your GoPro camera.

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