If you want to make your life traveling the world and filming pros doing amazing things, this is the program for you. Have you ever wondered how GoPro drops such sick edits that leave you stoked and wanting more? Want to know how to get the amazing photos and video that will get you launched in the shred industry as a filmer to the stars? Come to The inaugual GoPro Film School at The Camp of Champions. The main ski and snowboard filmers and editors from GoPro will teach you everything they know at The GoPro Film School at COC.
MAKE THE BEST EDITS
This summer at The Camp of Champions, GoPro's top content creators will be teaching you everything you need to know about how to make the best edits and get the most views. The GoPro Hero3 is the most amazing camera ever made for action sports and this program will have you getting the most out of your GoPro camera and their companion editing program, the newly launched, GoPro Cineform Studio.
LEAD INSTRUCTOR - ABE KISLEVITZ- GoPro SENIOR PRODUCTION ARTIST
Abe Kislevitz - GoPro Senior Production Artist will be leading the GoPro Film School. Abe, a former COC camper and now the Senior Production Artist at GoPro. Backing up Abe is Chris Farro the GoPro Assistant Brand Manager and his brother Caleb Farro, GoPro’s Extreme Filmer.
Before they were the go to guys for GoPro snow edits traveling the world and dropping some of the most viewed shred edits on the internet, they filmed the classic videos at USC Ski and Snowboard. Their videos slay it on Youtube and GoPro.com with millions of views and now they are going to pass all that knowledge on to you.
LEARN GoPro CAMERAS AND GoPro CINEFORM STUDIO PRO INSIDE OUT
You’ll learn your GoPro3 and Cineform Studio inside out so that the edits you drop on Youtube and Vimeo match the edits in your imagination. The GoPro team will teach you the tricks of the trade to get you better looking videos, and just as importantly better social media skills so that your videos will be seen by the largest audience possible. Best of all… if your edit is good enough, it might be a GoPro Video of the Day or win you product from Oakley and Skullcandy.
COC FILMERS GO PLACES
Who knows, you could be the next filmer from the Camp of Champions that gets hired by one of our sponsors or pros to be their filmer. It's happened more than a few times before and it could happen again this summer. COC campers have gone on to work at companies like GoPro, RedBull Media House, Brain Farm, ESPN, Transworld Snowboarding, Newschoolers, Pinkbike, Level 1 Productions, Vimeo, Oakley, and others, as well as personal filmers for pros like Torstein Horgmo who a couple years ago plucked camper Julian Marshall from COC to be his filmer that dropped all his edits for a full season. Now he just dropped his film OBEY THE GIANT - The Shepard Fairey Story and it slays. That is living the dream. That is the kind of doors that The GoPro FIlm School at COC will open for you.
SHOOT TOP PROS - OAKLEY AND SKULLCANDY TEAM WEEK
To make sure that you get the best possible footage and photos, we've got Oakley and Skullcandy Team Weeks happening during the GoPro Film School Session so that you'll be filming people like Oakley team members Mark McMorris, Seb Toots, Stale Sandbech and Maxence Parrot on the snowboard side of things, and Callum and Sean Pettit, Logan Pehota and other pros that are still to be announced on the ski side.
The line up of pros that will be at COC from Skullcandy has yet to be finalized, but we will post them as soon as everything is cast in stone. Their team is loaded with heavies. In addition to visiting pros, you will also have unlimited filming access to the COC coaches and campers. The coaching line up at COC is a combination of some of the hottest up and coming pros as well as established superstars. The Canadian, US and Norewegian Slopestyle Teams will be at COC during the GoPro Film School session so the sheer number of pros you will have access to film is second to none.
If Mountain biking is more your thing, or you want to be able to shot all three sports, the Whistler Bike Park with our MTB coaches and campers will be your subjects. The GoPro video of COC coach Mike Montgomery on the bottom right has over 3 million views.
FILM WITH ALL THE GoPro EQUIPMENT AND MOUNTS
GoPro will be supplying a number of cameras and equipment for campers to work with if you don't have your own GoPro. You get the low down on the best ways to use all of it so that you can match the shot in your head with the right equipment to make it happen.
GOOD TIMES MAKE FOR GOOD FILMS
The GoPro Film School at COC has been designed to be a low pressure, good times environment so that you can learn as much as possible in as short a time as possible. Using GoPro cameras, accessories and Cineform Studio to their fullest potential you'll be learning filming techniques, how to plan, direct, log footage, edit snowboard, ski, mtb and lifestyle videos that people want to see. You'll also learn how to make videos for companies like GoPro, Oakley and Skullcandy. You’ll also learn all-important social media skills to get your video’s seen, because if a video drops in the forest of the internet and no one sees it, did it really drop at all?
A WEEK PACKED FULL OF LEARNING
The week at the GoPro film School at COC will be packed full of learning in the mornings, filming in the afternoons and 2 hour workshops in the evening. Mornings will be spent learning techniques to create the different filming possibilities that GoPro cameras create. In the afternoon you are set free to film your snowboard or ski vision in the COC Park or your MTB vision in the Whistler Bike Park using the Camp of Champions pro athlete coaches, campers and pro athlete guests as your film subjects. After being in the park almost all day, you’ll be going paintballing, bungee jumping, mini golfing, skateboarding and more. You will shoot and log amazing footage that you can later use to create short “Moments” videos or full on edits. You’ll also learn how to work as part of a film crew, sharing ideas and footage, learning how to incorporate it all into your finished project.