In the olden days, you needed an entire film crew to capture some half-decent footage of you doing your activity of choice.
Thankfully, the times they are a-changin’. Today, we’ve got action sports camera that are tiny, easy to use, and relatively inexpensive. Edits, epic POV shots, and, well, the entire filmmaking industry are literally at your fingertips.
Here at McCoo’s, we happen to sell the best of the best action sports cameras, including GoPro, Contour, and Ion (plus some nifty accessories, like Hit Case). We love talking cameras, so feel free to come in and ask us for more information.
What we love even more is seeing the incredible footage that people put together with these tiny little cameras. Here’s a look at some of our favourites.
Zach Moxley’s Award Winning GoPro Video
This short film picked up the grand prize at Whistler Blackcomb’s GoPro GoShow. Watch it; you’ll understand why.
Candide Thovex’s One of Those Days 2
Just a few months ago, Candide Thovex released this unreal edit, filmed entirely using a POV camera. It created some significant buzz around the internet. If you’ve ever wanted to be Candide, this is about as close as you’ll ever get.
Yes, you can make videos this insanely beautiful with nothing more than an action sports camera. This non-action sports film takes viewers under the sea to explore a mystical world, proving that action sports cameras can be used in just about any setting.
Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos
You probably won’t be doing anything quite this extreme with your action sports camera, but, in theory, you could. The sky is apparently not the limit.
POV Ski Jumping
The simplest clips are sometimes the best. The appeal of action sports cameras is that you can share experiences with people who otherwise might not get to experience them. Case in point: ski jumping. Most of us will never get to ski jump firsthand, but thanks to action sports cameras, we can catch a glimpse into what it might feel like to try it.
James Kingston’s Crane Climb
Without action sports cameras, how on earth would we ever get to see crazy footage like this? (Kids, don’t try this at home).
PS — Want to win a Contour+2 camera? We’re giving one away — check out the details here.