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Unlocking Beme

Unlocking Beme

I’ve been watching Casey Neistat’s vlogs and his one-off productions for years. It’s no secret – I’m a big fan. Casey has an amazing style. His irreverent storytelling, beautiful imagery and awesome music beds make his life enjoyable to watch every single day. Plus, his daughter Francine is too cute for words, so I’m sure that helps viewership.

Over the course of the last 120 vlogs, Casey has been dropping hints about his “new company.” Well, the day finally came where the new company was no longer referred to as the new company.

Introducing Beme. 

Beme is a “real-life” sharing video app. It captures video 4 seconds at a time without showing a preview or letting the user review it. Its goal is to allow sharing without interrupting your daily life. It records by using the proximity sensor on your phone. Press it to your chest, a wall, the floor, or in my case, an iPhone case. It will record 4 seconds of your life and upload it for your followers to see. There’s no critiquing yourself. There’s no second guessing that clip. It just… posts. (Kinda scary, right?)

After a few duds, I finally got lucky with an unlock code that opened up the world of Beme-ing. I’m going to mess around with the app and check back in with a likes and dislikes video soon.

Add me on Beme if you feel so inclined [ halleyobrien ]

GoPro HERO4 Session Slow Motion Test

GoPro HERO4 Session Slow Motion Test

Slow motion. We all love it. Slowing down a clip can make a special moment more beautiful, high energy action more comprehendible, and the mundane appear interesting. It’s just really fun to do.

As you know, the higher the frame rate, the slower and smoother the slow-mo. The highest frame rate available on the GoPro HERO4 Session is 100fps at 720p. I wanted to test out the slow motion with a series of in-the-field and staged tests.

Overall, I think the camera performed well. The slow motion is smooth and clear – the wine proved to by my favorite example. With better lighting (we shot on gray rainy days) and more compelling content, I think the slow-mo will look even better. Also, if you want to keep your HERO4 Session at 1080p, you can still get smooth slow motion at 60fps.

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Filming with Dave Dugdale

Filming with Dave Dugdale

I had the pleasure of shooting a mini-movie for Rocky Mountain National Park with Dave Dugdale of LearningVideo.com. Dave is a talented filmer and photographer that produces great tutorial videos. The purpose of creating this mock commercial was to test two different gimbal setups. When I wasn’t walking through wildlife, I was documenting some of the behind the scenes.

If you’d like to see Dave’s gimbal review, click here.