Whether you’re using a digital camera or a film camera, photography is photography… and we’re happy to say that Pop Chart Labs knows that. Their soon to be printed Visual Compendium of Cameras traces the history of the world capturing device through 100 landmark renditions, from the original film based Kodak camera of 1888 and the Leica A of 1925, to the digital Canon EOS 5D Mk II and Go Pro Hero III of today (yes, names have become longer). For any lover of capturing the world around them – whether in black & white or high definition moving color – this poster is camera gold. [Read more...]
When we hear about Detroit in the media, it’s about the deterioration of the city that was once a key player in “the American Dream.” The city that once created thousands of jobs with its thriving automobile industry has lost many of those positions to the factories overseas. Now when Detroit is mentioned, we hear mostly about the foreclosures and the violence. Set to the soundtrack of Ruby Frost & Mt. Eden’s “Oh That I Had,” this video shows this and another side of the Motor City. Shot with a GoPro on a Scarab QUAD X Stealth-FPV Reconn – ARF Electronica – Quadcopter, it shows the desolation as the view dives in and out of abandoned factories and buildings, yet it also gives a sense of hope with the verdant natural beauty and the resilient skyline. [Read more...]
This might be one of the most creative uses of GoPro cameras yet. Fittingly titled ‘Extremities,’ skater Aryeh Kraus was covered with 5 of the tiny cameras, one per knee, one per arm and one on his head… and a bonus camera underneath his board. We’re pretty sure capturing kick-flips from multiple synced angles has never been done before… but we’re more sure this is utterly captivating. The video was directed and edited by the talented Eli Stonberg of music video fame, with the music track ‘Pure’ provided by Blackbird Blackbird. [Read more...]
What does the world look like from a hula hoops view? We uncovered these two fun GoPro based videos and as they are silent suggest that you play the song included below to spice em up. The videos where shot by youtuber nsaik. If you like this post you will also want to see Sword Swinging: Video From The Edge.
What does it look like from the end of a swinging sword? The participants at Swordfish 2010 were curious and hit upon a crazy idea: duct-taping their GoPro Hero camera to the tip of a sword and swinging like mad. The bold colors of the fighting mat in the room, combined with some appropriate music and a wide angle lense make this video really pop.
Swordfish is an annual celebration of European martial arts, a place for lovers of swords and sword play. It is held each year in Gothenburg, Sweden, and features instruction, classes, and competition using a selection of ancient European weaponry. To get in on the fun, check out www.ghfs.se