Ever since the first cameras came to be, people were obsessed with filming every single aspect of their lives. Just think about it this way, the first film ever made from 1895 showed train entering the station. To first viewers this scene must have been amazing and even terrifying, but the motivation for making such a video were quite simple. Lumière brothers wanted to demonstrate incredible technical achievements of their age, and this was a perfect opportunity to do so. This plain footage, less than minute long, forever changed the world as we know it. The contemporary trend of going pro, or go pro video, is a modern manifestation of human obsession to record everything that may peak their interest.
With this in mind, here are some of the most ingenious ideas so far.
In traffic, you can never be too careful. Even if you are the most cautious driver in the world and even if you take every necessary step of percussion, things don’t always turn out for the best. Sometimes, you will know that you did nothing wrong but won’t be able to prove it. It will just be your word against someone else’s and this always ends up inconclusive.
However, if you install a GoPro camera in your car and record while driving, this changes everything. This way, you will have the recording of every single thing that happens and should the situation arise where (for example) someone in front of you does not turn side marker lamp on, you will have the proof.
What most people use GoPro for (what GoPro was originally intended for) are extreme sports. Whether you are into B.A.S.E. jumping, bodyboarding, canoeing or parkour, GoPro is a number one item if you aim to make a name for yourself. Sure, some of this may seem as just showing off, but sometimes you will just want to watch this footage later on and for this you will need a quality camera.
For me personally, a passionate surfer, this presented an opportunity to experience this incredible sport from a totally new perspective. Luckily, on Natural Necessity’s website I found an incredible watersports camera, from which I am now inseparable.
All the boring stuff
Still, you don’t need to jump off a cliff in order to use your GoPro properly. Some people, like to record mundane stuff, for various reasons. For instance, some use it to record their pet. This later helps them understand it better. Others, go out in the streets and try to be amateur journalists.
There are also those who use it to record some repetitive, yet somehow mesmerizingly interesting everyday chores like mowing the lawn or flipping pancakes. It is a known fact that even some musicians record themselves playing in order to spot any mistakes they continuously make.
If there is something that YouTube as well as all these Vines have thought us it is that future of video is already here and this time it is homemade.
In fact, Russian director Ilya Naishuller took this one step further and filmed and entire movie using this method.
His masterpiece Hardcore became one of the most critically acclaimed movies at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, winning the Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award. A small step for cinematography, but a giant leap for GoPro.
All in all, GoPro is nothing but a tool and it is completely up to you to decide what you are going to use it for. GoPro videos for example. Regardless if you decide to use it as a safety measure, to record your wild endeavors or even to film an entire movie, you are going to need two things.
One is a quality camera and the second and more important part are your own imagination and creativity. Have fun!
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About the author: Although a Physics graduate, Marcus opted for work in fields of technology, marketing and web. He is also Editor-In-Chief at Technivorz blog. He likes an occasional game or two and has seen Star Wars films 44 times.