/ First Ever Video
Because its all helmet cam footage it can get pretty boring.
Get a medium and small tripod, you can get some great footage with a go pro.
Be a little creative and try out loads of different shots.
Unless you don't want to that is. Haha.
The best videos are those that tell a story.
Who's the climber? Why is he climbing? Why this route? Why today? What does it mean to him? What's he thinking at the crux? Can you get the viewer's pulse racing?
Agree that other angles are a must. This is difficult if you only have one camera (but smartphones and compact cameras have made it a lot easier.). You can also shoot some footage before and after the climb to splice in. Establishing shots, views. Get high. Get low. Walk for ten minutes in that direction to get a shot of the whole crag.
Music is a very personal thing. I tend to think less is more. For me, the best soundtrack is one that adds to the film without the viewer noticing it (but if you took it away, the viewer would complain).
The first step is to learn how to use the camera first by experimenting. I'd concentrate on using the camera as much as you can, reviewing the footage, and cutting what you don't want.
I'd start to worry about editing and stories after you have learnt to use the camera creatively
I'm sure others who regularly video will give some tips. Like others have said above, put it on a tripod. Helmet cams are better when there's motion (ie when you followed up the route). I was getting a bit seasick with all the movement.
Not a dig, just my little bit of advice
thanks for all the advice, I will get out tomorrow and try some more things
Which gopro was it? Am in the market for such a beast!
If you're in the market for a gopro, go for the Hero 3 Black/Silver. Lower than that isn't worth it as and independent camera IMO.
Want a GoPro 3 black obviously but the price..... Ouch! Was hoping to be able to get it without the remote for a cheaper price but doesn't seem to come like that.
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