GoPro video advice, hints and tips

Chest cam footage is boring!

It has its place – for instance its great to view chest cam footage of a trail that you want to ride but have never been to. While GoPro footage is not entirely representative of what something is actually like, its the closest you are going to get without actually being there.

Also its quite  thrill watching course preview footage of world cup events with the likes of Claudio Caluori singing and squealing while trying to keep up with a current top 10 rider.

Ok, what I meant to say is your chest cam footage is boring…

So is mine, and the helmet cam stuff too. Just cut it out!

Don’t hate me, what i am trying to say is if you want your videos to be watchable and enjoyable don’t just upload 10-15 minutes of POV chest cam or similar. Mix it up.

It takes more effort, but a mixture of angles and perspectives will make for a much more enjoyable film and with a bit of luck you might find peolpe share it with someone else.

So I thought I’d have some fun and show you some different angles that I play around with from time to time.

By the way I am not a comedian, actor or TV presenter and this video sounded a lot more fun in my head and the result might be just as boring as my chest cam footage, but hopefully the next time you go out with your GoPro and aim to make a film for your mates to watch the ride back you might get some ideas from this.

Please comment below, or better still on the YouTube clip and if you fancy subscribing that’d be awesome!

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If you go down to the woods today

Why not? An invite to ride one of my favourite locations on a slippery and muddy afternoon in January with a bunch of like minded fools – couldn’t turn that down.

It also gave me chance to try out the Hero Session for the first which I thought worked great – proper review coming.

Anyway, a great few hours were spent in the Forest of Dean, away from the trail centre on secret (no so) trails that are fast becoming very popular among riders other than the locals.

We only rode about 20km but managed to find around 7 or 8 descending tracks and had plenty of fun.

Just watch the video!