The bike photos from my GoPro last week were taken from a time lapse I took with GoPro that I combined for a video. I think I’m getting the hang of editing these these bike trip videos, but I would appreciate a more stable image. I’ll look more into it for the next one. This was my longest, recorded ride yet, but I worry that the video may have turned out too long.
I’ve watched this footage too many times to be a proper judge anymore. What do you guys think? What changes should I make for next time? Let me know in the comments below.
Anyone around Kent State will have noticed that both the university and town proper have been undergoing a somewhat dramatic overhauls over the last couple of years. The centerpiece being a new esplanade that starts at the student center on campus, and connects directly to the downtown business district. And, with me having both a GoPro and a bike to which to attach it, I decided to do the university marketing department’s job for them and shoot some time lapse.
This is another of my older projects I shot back in college. The piece follows Anne Stewart, a resident of the Silver Oaks Place retirement community. She and the rest of the community were evicted from their homes with just 60 days notice when the property was purchased by Capstone Development Corp to be re-purposed for student housing.
It’s another housekeeping day, so I’m cleaning out my laptop, catching up on wedding stuff, and updating my online job search tools. I found a video that I made my senior year on Breakneck Acres, a local farm.
I lost track of how long I worked on this. I was at the farm at least twice a week, sometimes more, shooting stills and experimenting with audio and video. Then I got to follow that with sleepless nights in the campus computer lab editing it all together. And I loved every minute of it. I loved meeting new people, interacting with the animals, leaning new technology, learning about farming, I loved all of it. Going back and watching this again helped remind me why I work as had as I do to find something in this field. It reminded me that maybe I am good at what I love to do.
I kept playing with the GoPro editor most of the night… and then the program crashed just as I was exporting the video. I put it back together this morning. It’s not quite perfect, but I thought it was worth posting anyway.
Turns out that GoPro has put out some free editing software, so I had to take it for a spin. I even had an unedited video I took last weekend just sitting on my desktop to be all fixed up for the web that I shot it on the same night I took the hoop photos. I attached the GoPro to the hoop and let it take some video. I’m pleasantly surprised both that the video turned out as well as it did and that the software did everything it needed. Expect more GoPro action in the coming week.
I can now add “Fire Dancer” to the list of things that I have strapped the GoPro to. This talented guy is my friend Ryan Dover, and he is so much fun to work with. On a side note, editing with Final Cut Pro X is awful, just saying.