Action cameras revolutionized videography in many ways, opening up possibilities for shots that would have previously been somewhere between difficult and impossible. In this video, learn five quick and easy video tricks that can result in some beautifully creative shots.
I'll preface this video by stating the obvious: it's an advert for DJI and not a well-concealed one. However, Jordi Koalitic shot to viral recognition in the photography and videography world off the back of pure, distilled creativity and talent. Nevertheless, I wasn't going to share a reasonably short advert masquerading as a quickfire tutorial, until I watched it.
The DJI Action 2 is an action camera, in the same vein as a GoPro, that is currently available on pre-order. This wearable, stabilized, and waterproof camera can shoot in 4K at both 60 and 120 fps, as well as 1080p at 240 fps. The quality I have seen from this little cube is stunning and its minute form factor means you can get really creative with your b-roll footage.
Koalitic demonstrates five different mini-techniques, several of which I thought would look pretty terrible if I'm honest. For example, he straps the camera to a stick and throws it for a dog, but somehow, the footage is more than usable — it's good! The DJI Action 2 has definitely just moved on to my wanted list.