Making a professional video can take a lot of work mostly because there are a lot of other people out there serving as your competition. Therefore, you need to make sure that you are equipped with some of the best equipment but, also, the best knowledge in how to make use of it. After all, you can have some of the best options out there, but if you don’t know how to use it to your advantage, are you really gaining anything? This should help you get your name out there for professional quality as well as content.
- Put the camera in place before all else
When you are new to the world of GoPro, it’s easy to think about the idea of simply putting all your gear on and then putting the camera in place, right? Well, it’s actually not really the best option. Instead, we recommend that you put the camera into place on your gear before you put that specific piece of gear on. This way you know that it is safely mounted beforehand, and you won’t accidentally damage it when you are trying to put the camera in place when you are already wearing the gear.
- Find the right position
Make sure you’ve tested the right position for the camera so that you are going to actually be filming what you set out to film. This can often be a lot harder than you would think, but you have to make sure that you don’t underestimate this importance. Test with the same gear in your home, or a friend’s home, or wherever you feel comfortable, and get to know the right position before you set out to do the real thing. The last thing you want to do is great an amazing shot, only to find out you weren’t even looking at the right place, right? Of course not.
- Make sure you get the right zoom/frame
Similar to the point above, this is important. Test all of the features out and really get to know your GoPro device in terms of how it looks best for a final shot and the most effective angel and sweep. Everything like that is important to know before you go out and do the real thing and expect stellar results. Practice really does make perfect.
- Remember to keep yourself focused
When the real event happens, it’s easy to forget that you’re wearing a GoPro. So, make sure you keep yourself practiced by getting a routine down and sticking with it in the final event where the camera is strapped on and you’re in fine form. Stay focused on what you came there to do and get multiple takes to make sure that you are giving yourself the footage you had in mind when you bought the camera.
- Shaky = Terrible
This is obvious, but important. Because the camera isn’t stabilized, keeping the video from being shaky is going to be very difficult. You need to do your best to make sure that you keep it as steady as possible because you’re going to be very unimpressed with the final thing if you don’t. This is obvious, of course, but is especially important to note when you are working with a GoPro that is strapped onto your helmet, etc.
- Accessories are your BFF
On that same note, accessories exist so that you can get rid of many of these problems that we’ve been discussing. Check out the options online and don’t be afraid to get those gadgets for yourself. Remember that you are in the professional business of this world, so you have to make sure that you treat yourself accordingly. Get what you need in order to get that fantastic shot that you’ve always dreamed about.
- Consider a mic to go hand in hand with the video
If you are working on an action shot, you should seriously consider a clip on mic to go with your video. You’ll be able to make sure that you get stellar video and audio that way, so don’t underestimate its power!
- Consult with friends who have used them before
If you are new to the world, or are looking to bump up your skills, seriously consider the idea of chatting with someone who has used one before and get their advice on how to best use your machine. Likewise, share your tips and advice with those around you, too, when they ask for your advice on something.
- Consider a drone for nature shots
If you are shooting long range nature shots where you need to get every detail crystal clear from a great angle, consider a drone to help you get the perfect shot from start to finish. You’ll be incredibly happy with the results and, let’s be honest, it’s a lot of fun to play with.
- Make sure you’re shooting something interesting
Yes, this is painfully honest, but important. Make sure you are shooting something that is important enough to document, because you simply have to make sure that you are in the right business. You’ll know when the time comes for you and the right thing to document. Don’t be afraid to check out your competition, too. You can learn from the mistakes and ideas of others so that your video skills are as strong and powerful as you want them to be.
10 Great Tips For Making A GoPro Video
These tips should help you get started off on the right foot so that you are ready to take on the world from the viewer of your camera. No guide is perfect for each professional out there, but these ten tips should help you really get something worth sharing beyond just friends and family. All you have to do is just explore the limits of the ten things above and you’ll get something that is incredible by many people’s standards. Plus, you’ll have all of the fun of getting the footage in the first place!
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