GoPro HD Pole Test, Bella Coola, BC
Kevin Sansalone Bella Coola Heli Sports GoPro Hero – Telescopic Ski Pole Test March 9th – 13th
On March 9th 2010 I headed up to Bella Coola Heli Sports in Bella Coola BC for a five day heli boarding adventure. With a ton of new snow and a great crew we knew we were in for some great snowboarding. I brought my GoPro HD Hero with me to get some unique footage and take some photos. The footage looks great and I was really impressed with the photo quality.
In this clip here I am riding almost 5000 vertical feet of champagne powder on an experimental snowboard called the Pocket Woody designed by Johnny Q for Whitegold Snowboards (whitegoldsnowboards.com). I fastened my GoPro HD Hero to a telescopic ski pole and set it to the R2 setting of 720 30p for the widest angle HD quality recording. This was my first time using this camera technique and I really like the results.
Enjoy the clip - Kevin Sansalone
To Check out Day 1 of the Heli Boarding Trip, you can go here: Sandbox Heli Trip to Bella Coola w/ the GoProHD (Day 1)
Sandbox Interview w/ Kevin Sansalone
[PointofViewCameras] How did you first become interested in film production?
[Sandbox] We have been filming each other riding since the early 90’s and started putting videos together as a hobby in the off season or when I was injured.
[PointofViewCameras] How would you describe your film making process?
[Sandbox] In the old days we would just go out a snowboard everyday and film our friends and film our travels. It was all very casual back then. Now it’s little more of a professional process but still nothing like a major production. We assemble a crew of riders, raise money from their sponsors and industry companies. Then we assemble some filmers and make a plan for the season. Locations depend on weather and snow conditions so we have to be very flexible on a daily basis. We shoot all winter then edit all summer long and release the film in September and travel the premiere tour all fall until the snow falls and we start it all over again.
Click here to read more: Sandbox Interview