Ryan Michael Louie shows us what breakdancing is all about in this b boy video shot with a GoPro HD at San Francisco’s Embarcadero near the Gothic Rocket. We capture Ryan’s moves with a Flycam Nano, 360VM slider, and Manfrotto tripod/fluid head shots. Initially this was supposed to be a 3D GoPro video. After testing, scouting, producing and a day’s worth of shooting, we arrived back at the studio only to find a tragic fact: the sync cable failed somehow. GoPro has always been so very good to us. We tested numerous times and ran more tests after the shoot with Ryan. I have no idea why the sync cable decided to die, but it did. We got an awesome GoPro video out of it but the original 3D content that we wanted didn’t happen. I cried myself to sleep for weeks after. D;
The one thing we did learn in running our 3D tests was this. To achieve the best 3D results with a GoPro you need depth and ample sunlight. As you can see in the video that we shot, there are plenty of structures and layers of gates, building, objects, etc. In order to really see the beauty of the 3D effect you need to have that depth of objects to make everything pop out. We figured that Ryan’s dance moves would also give a new perspective to the GoPro 3D experience. His legs, arms and overall his entire body would create the 3D effect you want to see while viewing.
Here’s a BTS of the modified Flycam Nano
Although I am very sad that our efforts didn’t result in the video we were expecting, I am very happy with the video we ended up with. Below are some BTS videos of our crazy setups and portable battery solution.
*Ryan Michael Louie is a jack of all trades. This guy is an artist by many rights. View his portfolio HERE.
Some products that we used to make this video possible found below:
GoPro HD Hero
GoPro 3D Hero Expansion Kit