Stabilizing GoPro footage

To the mountains

To me, vacation is a relative term. When I went to the mountains earlier this summer, I packed the usual camera gear and wanted to do some GoPro experiments.

If you have ever tried shooting actual POV with a GoPro, you know the result wont look nothing like GoPro’s own ads. Because of their light weight, those little cameras are very exposed to vibrations, although the large FOV makes it slightly more bearable. Then again, the fisheye distortion can make for some strange effects when the camera moves around.
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A different view of Bøler

When producer Kjetil Omberg and director Ole Endresen came to Hocus Focus to finish The Wendy Effect, I was tasked with quite a few VFX shots. Not many of these were planned for ahead, but would still tie the movie tighter together and enhance the feel beyond what is possible with just a grade. Among other things, I tweaked a lot of scenery to create a more urban feel.