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GoPro: Professional Guide to Filmmaking

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Learn a little more about the fascinating history of GoPro and the camera’s development on surf adventures in Indonesia and Mexico.

Chapter 1 - Primer
An introduction to the camera’s basic photo and video modes, as well as Protune, GoPro Studio, and Wi-Fi. Helps explain key concepts such as resolution and frame rate for beginners, while touching on image processing and quality for our more advanced users.

Chapter 2 - Mounts
A chapter for all mounts made by GoPro, as well as experimental mounts developed by GoPro's Original Production team (or others) over the years. Also includes sections dedicated to traditional filmmaker tools, as well as advanced multi-camera technologies such as 3D and Spherical.

Chapter 3 - Angles by Activity
A quick reference guide for filming any activity with your GoPro. Just flip to the section of your choice for a multitude of camera angles, mounting options, and tips. Covers surf, snow, auto, bike, human flight, paddle, motorcycle, skate, underwater, wake, wind, outdoor, music, team sports, and animals.

Chapter 4 - Capturing a Story
Learn about planning and shaping your story before you even start shooting, gear lists to help you remember all essential items, the essential idea of coverage, and on-site shooting considerations such as lighting, sound capture, and interviews. Also includes a breakdown of several different GoPro productions we have experienced in the past.

Chapter 5 - Art of Editing
Make your GoPro footage come alive in post-production. Covers the various stages of editing: from footage review and planning, to the different kinds of cuts, to color and sound. Provides insight of the most essential part of making a video: creating a story through the careful arrangement of characters and dramatic structure.

Chapter 6 - Story Analysis
Learning to analyze stories is an essential part of filmmaking craft. This chapter breaks down some of our favorite GoPro videos, their story structures, and how they were created.

Chapter 7 - Share Your World
What would GoPro be without social media and online sharing? This chapter provides an overview of some of the basic sharing platforms out there today, as well as breaks down what makes a truly viral video.

Authors: Bradford Schmidt, Thompson Publisher: Peach Pit (2014) Paperback: 296 pages
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