YouTube has been up to this point considered the best place for content creators to build a following, show their work and most importantly, get paid. But in the last 24 hours I’ve seen several stories rise that all point to a problem I have had with the social media giant: copyright infringement claims. It’s one thing if the claims felt legitimate or fair, but it seems that it is increasingly challenging to fight claims and even if you do win, so much time has elapsed since the fight started that anything you would have gained from the video is already lost.
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.
Sometimes things don’t really require much more than a “woah.” This is one of those times. The whole stunt is just that: a stunt, but I’ll be damned if I wasn’t really flipping impressed. The whole process for this is already insane, but check out what they had to do to make the jaw-dropping video. That’s a lot (seriously, a lot) of pre production.
There are some truly amazing examples of how to make a great film, and Joe Penna and his writing partner Ryan Morrison (of MysteryGuitarMan) are absolutely killing it with his latest short film “Turning Point,” which is a gut wrenching short that follows a woman infected with a deadly disease who must survive a night alone. The inspiration of the shoot came from the cinematography in “Birdman” which uses the “one shot” look (even though neither this nor Birdman was actually shot in one take). Joe and Ryan just released their behind the scenes video and gave us some great stills from their set while he explained a few things about how and why they chose to shoot this like they did.
To celebrate their 90th year, four of the Harlem Globetrotters and eight performers from the international sensation STOMP took to an outdoor basketball court in New York City’s Greenwich Village and put together this pretty spectacular one-take video. It’s really amazing that they were able to do this in one take, and I’m sure it took more than one attempt to get this done, and a heck of a lot of practicing before bringing the crew out there. My only wish was that they somehow managed to get the sound during the shoot, since it’s pretty obvious they added it later. Ah well, still pretty darn impressive.