Anyone who follows GoPro athletes like Chris Benchetler, T Rice or Bobby will have seen some really smooth GoPro follow cam clips in the last couple of weeks from the GoPro camps. I've been watching POV and follow cam edits for ages but I've never seen anything SO SMOOTH. These shots are on a completely different level to anything I've seen before with a GoPro.
And, well, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I want to work out how the results are achieved.
All the clips I've seen with the freaky smoothness are filmed by a GoPro guy called Matt Cook and they appear as the most recent videos on his Instagram account @skichef. The most recent four are the ones that stand out.
https://instagram.com/p/1ueXokExlY/?taken-by=skichefIt looks to me like he gets such good results with a combination of:
1. a long pole which would minimise shake;
2. some kind of gimbal setup; and
3. a shitload of skill and practice.
With these things I know you can't underestimate the skill and practice required but I'm most interested in what he might use as a Glidecam equivalent for GoPros.
I tried asking but got no response. Would a skilled operator of a Fieyu G4, for example, be the answer?