There are so many things that can be done with POV action cameras like the GoPro, and as seen in this year-end reel, action junkies and storytellers continue to find creative ways to capture unique images with them. Fantastically edited as well, many match-cut edits are used, along with hidden cuts during jumps into water or snow.
Two things stand out to me personally form this video. First, I appreciate that it wasn’t just all wing-suits and skydiving. Sure, there’s some of that, but included in this reel are shots from someone’s home kitchen, making a pie, hanging out at a park, and doing everyday things. Not everyone is jumping out of an airplane so it’s cool to see how the editors were able to integrate non-action footage. The second thing that stood out to me was just how good of some this footage looked! The apparent dynamic range of exposure, the colors, and clarity of the footage was great in many clips, and as someone who has shot with just about every GoPro that is on the market, I can honestly say 80% of the footage I shoot doesn’t come close to looking as good (from a technical standpoint).