TESTING OUT THE GO PRO

 

So you know how you see those build videos showing how people make things? 

Well Chris and I are on Youtube all the time for everything. Be it he is trying to figure out a construction detail or I am trying to puree baby food, Youtube has it all. 

We thought, "Hey let's film Chris building something!" I mean how hard can it be right? 

SUPER HARD. 

 

"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would do it.  It's the hard that makes it great." 

Thanks Tom Hanks. Right again. 

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So we got ourselves a Go Pro Hero 3 Black with some of the attachments thrown in. This was of course after countlessly researching the differences between all the damn iterations, checking Let Go, Offer Up, Craigslist and eBay for deals and steals.

WHAT CAME NEXT:

  • Went to Target to get the memory card.
  • Went back to Target to get the right memory card.
  • Read the manual to set up the camera.
  • Watched Youtube videos about Go Pro Tips & Tricks.
  • Downloaded the Go Pro app Capture to link to camera. This is so you can actually see what you are filming and not go at it blind.
  • Tested out the Go Pro by filming us driving to pick up wood for a project at End Grain in Bloomfield. (Riveting Stuff) Resulting footage almost made me vomit from nausea. 
  • Bought additional batteries and charger station because only 2 hour battery life. 
  • Filmed lots of footage from a variety of angles of Chris building the easels we used for the Wayne Lincoln Art & Car event in Montclair, NJ.
  • Used the Go Pro Studio software to edit. 
  • Realized that you can't stabilize super shaky footage in Go Pro Studio. 
  • Used the iMovie program to really edit and straighten out the shaky footage.
  • Found out you can't use just any old song for the background because of copyright infringement and all that jazz. 
  • Youtubed how to stop shooting shaky footage on a Go Pro...

And here we are folks. My first real attempt at a basic build video. Not gonna lie, its pretty crappy. But we all have to start somewhere right?