Last weekend at Stinson Beach I attached a GoPro to a tree and had it shoot one image every 5 seconds for a couple of hours. Later compiled the image into a 29fps half-speed video in GoPro Studio. Not sure why I enjoy making these so much; something oddly satisfying about the process.
Mountain Biking the Coastal Trail, Marin Headlands
Decided to take a mountain bike out to one of my favorite hiking trails in the Marin Headlands yesterday – the Coastal Trail from Alexander Drive down to the Headlands Center for the Arts. Recorded the trip with a helmet-mount GoPro and edited it down to 9 minutes (probably still too long, but I didn’t have time to make it shorter. Hopefully catches a bit of the feeling of being out there on a perfect November afternoon.
Tanja Geist – Submarine Video
One of the coolest things we saw at Open Studios at Marin Headlands a couple of weeks ago was this video by Tanja Geiss. Looked amazing on a very big, crisp screen. I talked to her about it later (spoiler alert): She snorkeled the waters off the headlands, shooting video on a GoPro, then rendered it b&w, upside-down. So simple, totally meditative.
Sublittoral Watch from tanja geis on Vimeo.
Tilden Loop – GoPro
Wonderful three-mile loop through the heart of Tilden Park in the Berkeley Hills. Up Meadows Canyon, down on Curran Trail, then back along the Gorge trail. Mountain biked with a helmet-mount GoPro.
The actual ride was around 20 minutes. The first two minutes of this are edited down from the uphill – I left the downhill mostly intact.
The complexity of the foliage and the fast motion make the video codecs really struggle – wish I could show you the uncompressed original.
Old San Pablo Dam Road – GoPro
Not the main road you’re used to, but the old / abandoned one that runs down near the water. Not exactly easy to access, but blissful once you do. Combination paved/unpaved (you’ll want a mountain bike), and extends the entire length of San Pablo Dam, around 4 miles each way.
Doing a father/son ride with Miles on his 11th birthday.
Old San Pablo Dam Road – GoPro Mountain Bike from Scot Hacker on Vimeo.
Music: Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou :: The Homeless Wanderer
Schmidt Lane Descent
Five-minute descent through the Hillside Nature Area in El Cerrito CA (our family affectionately calls the area “Schmidt Lane” for the name of the street you enter from).
Shot with GoPro Hero3 Black + helmet mount, edited in the new GoPro Studio software. Sorry about the abrupt music ending – Studio currently has no audio envelope controls.
Ironically, I wiped out on the way going up and wracked my knee, though managed to stay upright on the descent :).
Music: Can – One More Night (Ege Bamyasi)