GoPros and Point of View cameras in action sports has exploded in the last few years. You can’t go to a ski resort, line up or trail centre without seeing at least a few guys strapping the tiny cameras to their helmets/boards/handlebars (delete as appropriate).
We’re a fan of it at MPORA, just take a look at our recent rundown of the best GoPro videos ever. it’s meant that everyone can put together their own edits as well as giving us an incredible insight into how the world’s best are seeing when they strut their stuff. Now a new development is be taking the action sports self shooting to the next level.
When people hear drones they think morally questionable Western tactics, or delivering their junk from Amazon. However they’re becoming more available to the general public and they’re bringing a stunning new way to capture your exploits in the street, surf or snow. By attaching your camera to the new range of affordable drones (such as the DJI Phantom) that are starting to appear on the market amateur filmmakers can now get shots that were previously impossible without an Art of Flight size budget.
While you’ll still need someone to pilot the drone and film. the results are well worth it. Drones offer the ability to capture the action close up as well as 100ft in the air, all in high definition and with incredible stability. No longer will your family have to sit through three minutes of footage of you staring at your own feet – now everything has the opportunity to look expertly shot.
Drones can be used to cover all sports, from shredding down at the local skatepark to descending the Matterhorn. They perfectly capture the scale huge slabs out at Pipeline as well as intricate action of a first descent. The only drones we want to see in Afghanistan are the ones accompanying you to the Kush Mountains on the snowboard trip of a lifetime.