Beach Party with Swansea University’s Board Sports Societies

My latest video celebrates the end of the academic year for Swansea University with a beach party hosted by the board sports societies. With so much going on; from beach fires to fire breathing, I took the opportunity to film the event, and with my GoPro kit in hand, I headed down to the beach.

I aimed to capture the fun and atmosphere of the event to help the societies promote what they do throughout the year. It was also an opportunity to for the university reps for Block Head and Spotify to have content to show their employers what they had been doing. Thankfully Block Head and Spotify provided speakers and a tent respectively – both of which added great value to the party atmosphere.

Through the course of the evening, different activities occurred which made great filming – as well as beach fires, and fire breathing, there was also a DJ and beach football. The great weather and clear skies, not only complimented the party, but gave me the fortuity to fly my GoPro Karma drone.

From the ease of use of a GoPro Session and its features, I was able to safely capture close up images of a fire-eater remotely by using the GoPro app. This app allowed me to stand well away from the dangerous action, but also create the perfect shot. It gave me the freedom to check the framing of the shot and use a “Burst” mode to capture the movements. The only difficulty was finding the Session once we had finished, so perhaps a location feature within the app could be useful.

The GoPro Karma proved its worth within my filming. I was able to capture the scale of the party and set the location, incorporating both people and the horizon in the frame. This shot was an ideal record of the event for the organisers and sponsors involved, particularly for Block Head whose branded marquee can be clearly seen to be enjoyed by the attendees. I have no criticism for the Karma while shooting this video. I’m thankful to have such a portable piece of kit that creates such great shots that I would otherwise be unable create without the drone.

To round off such a great day I created a short, minute long video to share on Instagram. The images involved use a combination of Karma drone, Karma grip and Session shots to capture multiple perspectives of the party. The video not only celebrates the end of another year at Swansea University, but promotes the board sports societies for other students to get involved with. Also the attendance of Block Head allowed for them to further promote themselves by sharing my video edit on their social media campaigns.

I always enjoy opportunities to test out my GoPro gear, and create shots in atmospheres as great as this.


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