Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a GoPro for an interview on a farm, part of GoPro: Creative Photography and Video Techniques.
…This documentary project that I'm working on about…farms isn't just still images, it's also video.…So, one of the last things I had to do while I was here at the farm,…was I needed some audio.…And there's a lots of different activities that I photograph today with all…the different workers on the farm.…Sometimes for stills, sometimes with video.…I had them harvesting, I had them getting their hands dirty,…planting seeds measuring fields, all these things.…
But I needed somebody to explain it to me.…So I got Rebecca, one of the owners to actually sit down and…do a proper interview with me.…Because the GoPro really isn't like video camera that's set up to do something like…an interview because of audio limitations, because I can't do tight shots really…The GoPro does have a super-wide, a wide, a medium and a narrow view,…none of those really sell what what you expect to see in an interview setup.…So I actually got a special camera that's been modified by…a company called Back-Bone, where you can put different lenses on your GoPro.…
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