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GoPro: Professional Guide to Filmmaking [covers the HERO4 and all GoPro cameras]

Book Description

WHERE INSPIRATION MEETS TECHNICAL CRAFT, this guide to professional filmmaking with a GoPro is packed with hundreds of beautiful photos and interactive links to videos created by professional athletes, filmmakers, and inspired GoPro users around the world.

As the only book to cover the art and technique of advanced filmmaking by the team at GoPro, you’ll get a unique insider’s look at GoPro’s history, all the different camera modes and settings, standard and experimental mounts, shooting principles, and editing techniques. Compelling stories from users such as Kelly Slater, Shaun White, and Kevin Richardson offer a rare view into an incredible world of athleticism, artistic beauty, and storytelling.

Whether you’re a professional filmmaker, top athlete or an aspiring enthusiast, you’ll get all the inspiration and instruction you need to capture and create your own engaging edits to share with the world.

“This book is an invaluable window into Bradford and Brandon’s creative thinking and summarizes their years of experience. Hopefully it serves as a spark for you just as the authors have done for GoPro.”

From the foreword by Nicholas Woodman, founder of GoPro

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Introduction: History of GoPro
    1. As recalled by Bradford Schmidt
  8. Chapter 1. GoPro Primer
    1. Basic Definitions
      1. Resolution
      2. Aspect Ratio
      3. SuperView
      4. Field of View
      5. Frame Rate
      6. Suggested Modes for Maximum Quality
    2. Photo Modes
      1. Time-Lapse Photos
      2. Night-Lapse Photos
      3. Burst Photos
    3. Video Modes
      1. 720p
      2. 960p
      3. 1080p
      4. 1440p
      5. 2.7K
      6. 2.7K 4:3
      7. 4K
      8. WVGA
    4. Protune
      1. Auto White Balance
      2. Color
      3. ISO Limit
      4. Sharpness
      5. Exposure
    5. GoPro Studio
    6. Wi-Fi
  9. Chapter 2. Mounts
    1. GoPro Mounts
      1. Wrist Camera: The Beginning
      2. Head Strap
      3. Helmet
      4. Chesty
      5. Adhesive Mount
      6. Suction Cup
      7. Handlebar/Seatpost Mount
      8. 3-Way Extension Arm
      9. Roll Bar Mount
      10. Surfboard Mount
      11. Jaws Mount
      12. Tripod Mount
      13. The Handler and Norbert
    2. Experimental Mounts
      1. Gnarwhal
      2. Spinner
      3. Mouth Mount
      4. Appendage Mounts
      5. Backpack Mount
      6. Extensions
    3. Filmmaker Toys
      1. Aerial Photography
      2. Steadicams and Gimbals
      3. Sliders and Jibs
      4. Tow Cams
      5. Sound
    4. Multi-Camera
      1. Dual and 3D
      2. Array
      3. Spherical
  10. Chapter 3. Angles by Activity
    1. Surf
    2. Snow
    3. Auto
    4. Bike
    5. Human Flight
    6. Paddle
    7. Motorcycle
    8. Skate
    9. Underwater
    10. Wake and Wind
    11. The Outdoors
    12. Music
    13. Sports
    14. Animal
  11. Chapter 4. Capturing a Story
    1. Preparation
      1. Story Research and Planning
      2. Story Building Blocks
      3. Camera Gear
      4. Audio Gear
      5. What’s in Your Pack?
    2. Production
      1. Trapping as Coverage
      2. Shot Classification
      3. Primaries and Secondaries
    3. Light
      1. Low Light
    4. Directing the Interview
      1. Static Interviews
      2. Active Interviews
      3. Interview Theory
    5. Environmentals and Time-Lapses
      1. Photos
    6. Experimentation
      1. Downloading and Review
    7. Improvisation
    8. Biography of a Production
      1. One Man, One Camera
      2. A Friend and Four Cameras
      3. Product Launch Production
      4. One Man, 30 Cameras
  12. Chapter 5. Art of Editing
    1. Getting Started
      1. Gear
      2. Organization
    2. Workflow Overview
    3. Selects
      1. Transcoding
    4. The Paper Cut
    5. Paper Cut: Jeb Corliss Tianmen Cave
    6. Story
    7. Characters and Conflict
    8. Structure
    9. Music
    10. The Rough Cut
      1. Timeline Settings
    11. Continuity of Space and Time
    12. The Cut
      1. Action Cut
      2. Match Cut
      3. Jump Cut
      4. Smash Cut
      5. Cutaway and Crosscutting
    13. Time Manipulation
      1. Slow Motion
      2. Motion Interpolation
      3. Speed Ramping
      4. Fast Motion
      5. Reverse Motion
    14. Time-lapses
    15. Interviews and Voiceover
    16. The Second Pass
      1. Peer Review
      2. Pacing
      3. Music Redux
    17. Final Pass
      1. Cropping and Stretching
      2. Sound
      3. Motion Stabilization
      4. Graphics
      5. Color Correction
  13. Chapter 6. Story Analysis
    1. The Moment
    2. The Montage
    3. Character Study
    4. Power Intro
    5. The Race
    6. Athlete Sections
    7. Bookends
    8. The Intermission
    9. Travel Montage
    10. The Journey
      1. The Sequel
    11. Music Video
    12. The Surreal
    13. The End Is the Beginning
    14. The Inner Conflict
    15. The Cause
    16. The Romantic Comedy
    17. The Spirit Quest
    18. The Meta-Story
    19. Short Feature
      1. Act One
      2. Act Two
      3. Act Three
  14. Chapter 7. Share Your World
    1. GoPro App
    2. GoPro Studio and Edit Templates
    3. Image Quality and Exporting
    4. Forums for Sharing
    5. YouTube: Abe Kislevitz
    6. Instagram: Zak Shelhamer
    7. Facebook: GoPro Bomb Squad
    8. Viral Videos
  15. Videos Reference
    1. Introduction: History of GoPro
    2. Chapter 1: GoPro Primer
    3. Chapter 2: Mounts
    4. Chapter 3: Angles by Activity
    5. Chapter 4: Capturing a Story
    6. Chapter 5: Art of Editing
    7. Chapter 6: Story Analysis
    8. Chapter 7: Share Your World
  16. Index