1:00a.m. here in the Twin Cities, and I just finished reviewing and cutting up footage from my new GoPro 360º MAX camera. This is my first GoPro. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I’ve been trying to find the right solution for independent VLOG production, without an assistant. I’ve been using the DJI Mavic Air 2 but running in to problems. This was a solution that came to me unexpectedly from the EUC [electric unicycle] community. I recently bought a GotWay MTen3 EUC and have been learning how to ride it. That lead to me the message boards and forums.
Quite a few users have videos of them riding with footage that appears to be shot by a tracking drone. After some research, I discovered that it’s all shot with an extended selfie stick and a mounted 360º camera that stitches out the monopod. I had a THETA S, but it’s outdated. I upgraded to this GoPro and the initial results are good. I ordered an even longer 109” extendable monopod, based on a video I saw tonight, so when that comes, it should really look like drone footage from the front with more of the world/environment and less distortion.
I talk about this on going search to find the perfect format for my Hive VLOG’s. Quarantine is coming to an end and pandemic or not, there’s no way they’ll be able to make people shelter in place again. With that, I’m setting up to make the most of my summer as I transition in to a video-centric state of mind. In this video, I talk a little about Hive and about a trend I’ve noticed within the Venezuelan Hive community, specifically on Twitter. I want to find a way to dial in on the content creators and help the artists from Venezuela get more visibility and recognition.