EXPERIMENT: City Tour (looping footage)

It was such a nice day on Saturday, that my son and I went out to have some fun with my GoPro HD camera.  If you haven’t heard of, or seen, one of these cameras, it is a super small, and lightweight camera that is designed to attached to helmets, bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, and anything else you can think of.

Designed for extreme sport coverage, these little camera’s pack quite a punch when it comes to capturing intense action in high definition.  That’s right, this camera captures HD!  So what did we do with it? Attached it to the front of the car, and took a little trip.

Lately, if you haven’t noticed, I’ve been doing a lot of time lapse photography.  While these have been mostly involving nature, this time I thought it might be interesting to see if I could create a looping animation of a high-speed driving tour of our little town.  I mounted the GoPro Hero to the hood of the car, and drove a loop around part of the city.  Careful placement of the edit point, and I ended up with a piece that does indeed loop seamlessly when put in a timeline.


It’s a little different, and something that did turn out the way I wanted it to.  If this is something that you might want to use in a project, I have it available as part of my FREE STOCK FOOTAGE COLLECTION

DATE: May 21, 2011
FORMAT: HD 1080p30
LENGTH: 30 seconds
CODEC: QuickTime H.264

Download the HD version in QuickTIme format here.

As always,  you may use the footage for <em>any</em> project – that  includes feature film, broadcast television, commercial work, indie  project, etc. without having to pay a fee. The only thing I ask is you  a) do not redistribute the footage as part of a stock footage library,  b) please contact me with the project you used the shot in, and c) list  me in any credits for the project.

I would also ask that you send a copy of the completed project to me for my records.

Other than that – go to town and have fun. Don’t forget, I also have several other free video clips for you to use.

If you liked this clip, and are feeling generous, I appreciate any donations.


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