YTread Logo
YTread Logo

5 BEST Tips for Filming on a GoPro

5 BEST Tips for Filming on a GoPro
a lot of people go out and buy a GoPro and expect their footage to look like this when in reality it looks more like this in this video I'm gonna share five

tips

to instantly make your GoPro footage look better check it out hey guys thanks for tuning into my channel I know when I got my first GoPro and I wasn't really familiar with how to shoot video I thought I was gonna create all this awesome stuff it's gonna look like the GoPro promotional video and when in reality it looked like absolute garbage um there are a few really easy things that you can do to improve your GoPro footage anytime you press that record button and in this video I'm gonna share some of those things to help you up so tip number one are your GoPro settings now there are a ton of different settings and different options but for the purpose of this video I just wanted to stick to the most important setting which is your frame rate I will link in the video description below to a more in-depth video that we did on GoPro settings and how to really maximize each and every setting in the GoPro menu but for the purpose of this video your frame rate is definitely the most important thing that you can manipulate to make your footage look awesome typically I shoot in a higher frame rate which when you play it back is gonna play in slow motion and that really helps for so many different scenarios if you're moving it's gonna make your footage look smoother less shaky also just makes simple...
5 best tips for filming on a gopro
things look way more epic so really play around with those higher frame rates play around at the 120 or even the 240 and just see how awesome it is to add slow-motion to your videos I know that the fast of the motion the better it's gonna look I'd never put someone just doing something really basic in slow motion but if you're doing any kind of fast action swinging a baseball bat a powder spray on a snowboard then that's the motion is just gonna make things look way better tip number two is stay close to the action GoPros have extremely wide angle lenses so even if you think you're close to a subject it's actually gonna when you play it back it might look even further away and when you're too far away from a subject there's a lot of blank space in the actual frame any kind of action drop movement it's gonna look a lot more muted when you play it back on a computer or on your TV so get really up close and personal with your subject you're

filming

worry less about cutting them out of the frame and more about just getting close to them because the closer you are to action the more immersive it's gonna feel to a viewer who's watching your video tip number three are your angles now angles are everything with the GoPro one of the great things about a GoPro it's really light and versatile there's a ton of places you can mount it to and so you really want to utilize that to your advantage one of the things I really don't...
5 best tips for filming on a gopro
like is head mounting my GoPro especially if all you can see in the frame is what's in front of you you really want to maximize what's close in the GoPros field of view because if you do that it's gonna give the viewer a sense of scale and a really good point of reference to how fast you're going now if it's just GoPro facing forward with no body reference no hands in the frame or you can't see your skis on the snow then the viewer is just gonna kind of think that you know it's moving a big jump is gonna look like a tiny jump and you really just lose that reference point of what's actually happening in the video I much prefer using a selfie stick because then there's me smack dab in the frame you can really see what's around me see the contrast between me moving and going off a jump or snow splashing around me or the ground moving by really quickly so a good reference close to the camera versus what's happening far away from the camera one of the other big factors about angles is just changing it up whenever I'm editing a video I like to have totally different angles cut simultaneously in a sequence and not have the same frame just a different scene happen continuously so basically what that means is I'm gonna get something a high angle a head mount a selfie from the front a selfie from the back love getting really low to the ground because then if you're getting any sort of air or a jump it's gonna look like your...
5 best tips for filming on a gopro
subject is way higher than they actually are versus going from top down where it kind of loses that impact so changing it up is gonna make a huge difference in your footage and give you a lot more options in the post Russian process if you're editing your video the fourth tip and something that I preached to anyone new to video is keep your Clips short a lot of people want examples if you're skiing are going to be at the top of the run hit the Kord button wait till they get to the bottom turn it off they got like a five minute clip and you basically gonna have this whole day of just unnecessary footage it's gonna be overwhelming to go back and edit it or even look at it or even find that one moment within that hour two hour duration of footage where you actually did something cool so only film stuff that you actually want to watch later and don't just leave it on because it's easier whenever I'm shooting snowboarding I'm gonna wait till actually see a feature put the GoPro top bro on set it up how I want to set it up and then execute maximum 10 to 20 seconds of actual

filming

and then going to turn it off and wait for the next moment that I want to capture then in the editing process this same rule applies but to an even greater extent where whenever I'm editing clips I want them to be the shortest possible duration I can typically it's one beat one beat to the music I'll time it up with the music and have it one beat new clip maybe...
extend it to two but keeping your Clips shorter are gonna make for a much more interesting video and really keep your viewers attentive longer and last but not least guys my fifth and final tip is that remember this is an action camera now with a GoPro a lot of people buy it and think they can shoot everything in this they're gonna try and get really cinematic trying to get artsy and try to shoot stuff similar to how you would shoot with the DSLR and the fact of the matter is that your stuffs just not going to look as good as a DSLR camera or conventional cinema camera because it's not designed for that type of

filming

a GoPro is designed for high action close to the action that wide-angle look and that's where it's gonna look

best

I wouldn't bring a GoPro and use it for an interview or I wouldn't use it to film footage of really tight spaces or close shots intricate shots because it just won't look as professional that said if you don't have any other option and you want to use a GoPro there are settings on there that'll look better for conventional

filming

and again I have link to that video in the description below on all those different

tips

and settings for different options and different scenarios that's it for this video guys I hope you found this video helpful and I hope this gets you out there and

filming

a lot more quality footage over quantity of footage with your GoPro if you have new edit or if these

tips

have helped you at...
all please shoot me a link in the description in the comment section below and I'd love to check out your GoPro videos if you have any questions as well please put them in the comment section below thanks again for watching if you like this video smash that like button consider subscribing and stay tuned for the next video peace