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Visiting the location for a site survey

From: Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Action Sports

Video: Visiting the location for a site survey

Ideally, before you shoot, you'll take the time to do a location scout.

Visiting the location for a site survey

Ideally, before you shoot, you'll take the time to do a location scout. Now, maybe it's a place you visit often. But, even still, be sure to head out and walk around. There's lots of things to think about as you're walking around the venue that you plan to shoot with GoPro. You want to look for safe places to store your equipment, as well as how you're going to get power. You want to make sure you think through all the shots. And, are you going to need an extra set of hands to pull things off? We've got a pretty big crew here today because we're not only shooting the sports, but we're also going to be shooting the behind the scenes.

So make sure you've got places for people to park. I highly recommend you take the time to just walk around with a fresh set of eyes, bring a camera with you just to take some still photos as well, maybe your internet device like your smartphone, and just get familiar with the lay of the land. You really just want to think things all the way through, so when you get there on site, you don't have any surprises. So, we already did that, and I'm excited to go ahead and jump in and start shooting. But we've got a couple things to run through first just so we can go ahead and really pull this shoot off.

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Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Action Sports

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  1. 2m 10s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. What you'll need for this course
      1m 9s
  2. 8m 38s
    1. Visiting the location for a site survey
      1m 1s
    2. Packing for the shoot
      1m 4s
    3. Initial thoughts about the shoot
      1m 20s
    4. Onsite review strategies
      2m 10s
    5. Power-management strategies
      1m 48s
    6. Personal safety and equipment safety
      1m 15s
  3. 8m 8s
    1. Setting the camera's resolution
      2m 0s
    2. Working with capture settings
      2m 21s
    3. Using neutral density filters
      1m 11s
    4. Protecting the cameras
      1m 48s
    5. Protecting the cameras with a cage
      48s
  4. 7m 21s
    1. Mounting a camera to the top of the board
      1m 59s
    2. Mounting a camera to the bottom of the board
      2m 21s
    3. Using a protective case
      2m 19s
    4. Safety precautions and risks
      42s
  5. 6m 42s
    1. Using chase camera strategies
      1m 1s
    2. Using a Steadicam Smoothee
      2m 1s
    3. Using a Steadicam Curve
      1m 57s
    4. Using a GoPole Grenade Grip
      1m 43s
  6. 6m 1s
    1. Using a chest-mount harness
      1m 54s
    2. Using a head mount
      1m 14s
    3. Using a wrist mount
      1m 14s
    4. Mounting a helmet camera
      1m 39s
  7. 5m 45s
    1. Using Gorillapods
      1m 1s
    2. Using clamps
      1m 20s
    3. Using poles
      2m 22s
    4. Strategies for following the action
      1m 2s
  8. 11m 15s
    1. Setting the field of view
      1m 54s
    2. Lighting
      2m 31s
    3. Attaching a mic
      3m 19s
    4. Conducting the interview
      3m 31s
  9. 4m 16s
    1. When to use high frame rates
      1m 50s
    2. Limitations on recording with high frame rates
      51s
    3. Setting the camera for overcranked footage
      1m 35s
  10. 8m 18s
    1. Top gear from the shoot
      2m 22s
    2. Techniques to build on
      3m 3s
    3. Lessons learned the hard way
      2m 53s
  11. 56s
    1. What’s next?
      56s

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