Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the vineyard as a GoPro shoot location, part of Creative GoPro Photography and Video Techniques.
…So I just arrived here at Perennial Vintners,…a vineyard on an island just outside Seattle.…I was excited to come shoot this location,…not only because it fits into our larger farming story, but because it's going to…be a little bit different than just vegetables like we saw all day yesterday.…This is a special location for…me because I really want to utilize that quadcopter in telling this story.…And I thought a vineyard was the perfect location to do that.…When I first arrived here, it wasn't quite what I was expecting.…When in my head I think of a vineyard, I think of it being flat.…
But it's actually on a hill, which I think for…the quadcopter is going to be pretty cool, because I can do some moves…where the quadcopter starts low, and moves up the hill.…It's going to make for some great imagery.…I also brought along some zip line materials that I bought at…a local hardware store.…I might, if it works and the location has high enough and low enough points,…actually set up a zip line that I'll put a goPro on a wheely on and…
It sounds like an ideal set of challenges for photojournalist Paul Taggart, who also shoots video for the Discovery Channel and other media outlets. In this course, he takes us to a farming community in the state of Washington to showcase creative uses for the GoPro HERO, in a variety of situations. He goes deep at a shellfish farm, gets footage from the tractor's perspective at an organic farm, and mounts the GoPro to a quadcopter to get aerial footage at a vineyard. At the end of each chapter, he recaps the shoot and reviews the final still photos and video.
- Getting the GoPro in the water
- Using the GoPro on a quadcopter
- Shooting time lapses with a GoPro
- Getting motion shots
- Setting up multimedia GoPro projects