|'Early Morning Magic' 8.5 x 14.5 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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I feel like a kid at Christmas today! I got a new toy and it is hard to focus on anything else! I treated myself to a GoPro video camera. If you aren't familiar with these fun little cameras here is a bit from the GoPro website but basically it is a very small waterproof camera that shoots wide angle videos and photos. It can be mounted on just about anything to get great action shots.
"The camera that started a revolution.
Impossibly small. Impressively high performance. Incredibly versatile. It all adds up to a camera that makes it easy for anyone, anywhere, to capture stunning photos and video of their life’s most meaningful experiences."
I may not be into any extreme action sports but I can see the possibilities for filming my painting adventures. I will be putting it to the test in a couple of weeks in the Caribbean! And I have some really exciting adventures planned for 2014 so this little camera will get a workout!
What about using it closer to home? I thought I would try it out while I painted yesterday and made my very first video demo which I have added to my Youtube channel. Read on about how I did it.
|My Set up ...I mounted the camera on the box top which I stuck on a tripod|
Next I decided to do a quick painting.The camera does Time lapse which I think will be great for a bigger more involved painting. This demo took me 7 minutes so I filmed it straight through. I didn't cut much out at all. I figured out how to add titles and music too. I have some great ideas for my Youtube channel so I hope you will subscribe and check out my first demo.
Here is the link to the demo. Let me know what you think! http://youtu.be/HJwX_3-Qg7o
The camera is a GoPro Hero3 Silver (not the latest model but a great bundle price at Costco)
The painting is on Canson MiTeintes paper with Terry Ludwig pastels.