Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Revisiting the GoPro vineyard shots that worked, part of GoPro: Creative Photography and Video Techniques.
…From the footage that I reviewed I think it was successful.…What I noticed the most was, out of all of the footage I had,…almost 40 minutes, all the clips that I really wanted to watch over and…over again had the workers in the field.…I think this is important.…If you can actually have an action happening on the ground and…your quad copter can fly into that motion.…I think it's going to be much better than just watching the inanimate objects on…the ground as you fly over.…So, when in doubt, if there's the real life action happening,…include that in your frame when you fly over.…
By incorporating the action on the ground in your aerial footage,…it also gives you the potential to actually create a scene,…because if you then go down, back to the ground and…videotape the action that's happening, and you may have to ask your subject to.…Redo whatever that action was.…In editing, it's going to give you something to cut on.…So we can actually have one clip of the aerial footage.…Then we can do a cut.…Edit to the person on the ground doing the same action.…
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