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GoPro London to Brighton Video

Stepper Bike UK Do London to Brighton - clapham

Here’s a little video that friends and I recorded last June during the London to Brighton Bike ride.

My friend Zoe is the main person behind the UK distribution of Stepper bikes: http://www.3gstepperbike.co.uk. She’d got a team of friends together to do the charity ride on them and asked me if I could do some photography for them. I thought we could do better than just photography – why not video it using the GoPro’s we have at work!

So armed with 6 GoPros and various attachments we kitted out their bikes and one helmet to record it. Needless to say we have HOURS of footage. I’ve only recently found time (and remembered!) to put something together. The internet being what it is with a short attention span I wanted the video to be limited to 3-5 minutes. So I found a suitable song and put a few clips together. Shame it’s so short but it meant only one (long) evening for me.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/63502580]

After producing this someone mentioned that Premiere Pro has a stabilising effect inbuilt – if only I’d known! Don’t fancy re-doing it as I’d have to upload separately and Vimeo free account will only allow one HD video a week.

And a few photos.

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Aerial + Slow-motion + Action sports

How good is this!

Love all the elements, more so when put together.
Originally from Fstoppers.


Steve McCurry clips

Interesting shortish (22min) interview with Steve McCurry (photographer of the famous “Afghan girl” photo :

I thought people might be interested in:

Here’s another with him in a bit, following him down the street:

I notice in this second one he completely swaps over his hands and grip compared to what one would normally do.

(Originally found on PetaPixel)


Bullet time + Painting with light

Ok – so you’ve all seen painting with light – some examples better than others.

And you’ve probably seen Matrix-esque “Bullet-time”  setups where there are lots of cameras in a ring all fired at the same time or in very quick succession with the resulting shots turned into an animated gif or video.

Well this is a combination of both 🙂 Pretty Nifty I thought – so sharing.

Originally seen via Peta Pixel.


GoPro video fun

In November I went to Kenya to photograph my friends Ed + Poppy’s wedding. Rather than just the wedding we had a week at a beach resort, the wedding on the Friday, and then week after a few of us went on Safari. So watch this space for lots of safari photos and some wedding photos. I’ll probably go into depth about the fortnight in another post.

But thought I’d share this – I also took along a GoPro. Tried it in the pool a few times but there’s only so much you can do with it without creeping people out 😉 However the wedding party (or at least pre-week group) as a whole all went on a Dhow trip. A Dhow is a traditional kind of boat.

This is of course recorded with the waterproof casing.

I recorded at 60fps (Frames per second) which is roughly double speed of what standard videos are – the benefit of doing so is that you can later slow it down without it being too juddery, or that’s the theory at least.

This is a compilation I put together from that footage. Some is real time (and I’ve generally left the sound in a bit on these), some half speed I think and some at a third. (Afraid I did it a while ago so can’t remember exactly).

The shots of guys (Ed the groom + others) jumping in towards the end are the pieces that are slowed down the most. Opening and ending sequence are also slowed down a bit too – although you might not be able to tell. I think it looks a lot better – steady waves or swell of the sea.

All put together in Premiere Pro. I think it’s worked better than the colour on my canal boat timelapse. One thing I had read was that Premiere Pro didn’t cope well with GoPro mp4’s – so I re-encoded them first using Streamclip.  Essentially just open it and then SaveAs “mov” –  it will re-package the video without affecting the actual frames themselves. This video lark is quite complicated.

Oh – it’s also worth updating your Premiere Pro if using CS4 – there are pre-made HD sequence packages that prove quite handy.

Oh – and apologies for the thumb in shot occasionally 😉 Something to remember when using a fisheye gopro next time. Left that in as it’s only a bit of fun video.


Travel Video

This is cool

… that is all.

Ok some blurb from the page 🙂

3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films…..


Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer Documentary

What a funky name – eh!

I’m loving the random content that I’m seeing on the RETV feed at the moment. Have a few to go through but will quickly catch up with it.

This one looks like another indie / Art-house documentary to look out for on a street photographer. Rather than up-market celebs as my earlier post, this one is hip-hop culture. Although I like a bit of Hip-hop (more the jazzy kind – Jurasic 5, Herbaliser, DJ Format etc) I wouldn’t say I’m a massive fan – however I am of course a massive photography fan – so will try to track this down. If anybody spots it (or anything similar really) showing in the UK/London – please let me know.

Link to The Film.

And Jamel Shabezz.

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer