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How Students Can Use a GoPro to Document Their Time in School

Posted by Joe Clarkin on 11/25/14 3:13 AM
Topics: retail technology

Since they can be used in essentially any situation, GoPro's are a great way to document anything and everything you want to share with your friends and family. In this article from USA Today, author Casey Prattas lists the 6 ways students can use GoPros to document their lives. We've included an excerpt below, but we encourage you to read the full article, which you can find here.

3. Vlogging

Parents and friends from other campuses often want to know what you’ve been up to in your college life.

Some students, like Lau, took to vlogging about it on YouTube and figured that an interesting way to do that would be to use a GoPro to get more unique, personal footage. Because her GoPro records from her perspective, she explains that she’ll always have those memories and can re-watch those videos to almost relive the experience.

4. Capturing footage of on-campus concerts

On-campus concerts provide opportunities for students to come together, dance, get excited and appreciate music together. Events like this often draw GoPros because of the high energy and the amount of people involved. Students with GoPros often want to get that unique footage that can allow them the flexibility to experiment and even make videos that can even potentially go viral.

“I think giving young adults that opportunity of creative space to generate any kind of footage they want with more freedom than a regular point and shoot could ever provide, it’s very appealing,” Lau says.

5. Making unique video projects

Many film and journalism students even like to experiment with GoPros to make their projects more visual and unique when it comes to different shots and angles.

Jess Lesser, a freshman student from University of Southern California, explains that she and some her friends used a GoPro to shoot a lip dub video that turned out to be a very unique project.

“The goal of our lip dub was to show the dynamic and unique study body and we wanted to get as many people as possible involved,” Lesser says.

About Joe Clarkin

Joe Clarkin is a former copywriter at MBS. When he’s not working or studying, you’re most likely to find him reading a book or watching a game.

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