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The GoPro Handbook: A Professionals Guide to Filmmaking

$29.95

The GoPro Handbook makes it easy for beginners to create professional level GoPro videos.

(The GoPro Handbook is available in digital format PDF – you can read it by downloading any free ebook/PDF reader on mobile, tablet and PC. Customers will receive an email with the download instructions at check-out.)

Feeling like you wasted hundreds of $$$?

We’ve all been there….

In fact, that’s where a lot of filmmakers start out.

Just struggling to put together a simple video they can be happy with.

But the path to creating great videos doesn’t need to be that way. Not when there’s so much great information available.

That’s why we created The GoPro Handbook.

The GoPro Handbook combines everything you need to know to get your first video up & running, into one place – from selecting the right camera settings, to picking great shots, and everything in-between.

With this new GoPro book, you’ll save time, achieve better results, and do it all without the technical overwhelm that leaves most newcomers feeling frustrated.

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GoPro Basics

In the GoPro Basics section, you’ll learn about the fundamentals of videography. Topics include: resolutions, field of view, frame rates, stabilization, shutter speed, EV compensation, ISO, white balance, sharpness, color, audio, photography & Protune.

Story-telling

In the story-telling section, you’ll learn about the fundamentals of captivating an audience. Topics include: mindset, genres, audiences, messages, emotion, characters, planning & more.

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Gear

In the gear section, you’ll learn about basic equipment & what to avoid. Topics include: media cards, underwater, filters, lights, handles, tripods, gimbals, mounts, poles, straps, batteries & microphones.

Filmmaking

In the filmmaking section, you’ll learn about the basics of cinematography. Topics include: research, structure, storyboarding, equipment, production, composition, light, shot types, scenes, detail, interest & more.

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Over the shoulder

In the over-the-shoulder section, you’ll see behind the scenes of 3 great videos. Topics include: introductions, shot types, transitions, planning, narration, timing, story, communication, structure & more.

Editing

In the editing section, you’ll learn about the basics of great post production. Topics include: organization, selects, importing, exporting, rendering, music, transitions, alignment, codecs, color & more.

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Testimonials

Hear what our readers have to say

“I am a professional videographer with over 20 years of experience but my job has always involved really high-end video cameras and DSLRs for live concerts so when I decided to buy a Hero 6 recently I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I can say this book definitely helped me get to a higher level of performance & the examples do a really great job of illustrating how to tackle different filming scenarios. A definite buy if you have a GoPro. In my opinion, you’ll get so much more enjoyment out of your GoPro after reading this.”

Leonardo Luttazzi, Videographer (Italy)

“I read the first edition of this book and a couple others from different authors. I can say this latest edition is by far the most complete guide for GoPro users. It’s structured in a way that helps beginners get started, and also teaches pretty advanced techniques in an easy to understand format. I use GoPro to document my travels around the world and also to create content for my business. Definitely recommend it if you want to step up your creative game.”

Josh Sabes, Entrepreneur (USA)

“I’m new to GoPro and this guide was perfect for me to get started. The book provides useful information on how to make compelling videos using any GoPro, with a great focus on storytelling. It’s easy to read and there are lots of tips and tricks on filming techniques and how to use the camera efficiently. I am so excited to make my first GoPro video on my next trip now.”

Alisha Van B, Photojournalist (Belgium)

“I looked all over the internet about how to use the Hero 7 and I came across this book and i’m super happy with it. The author describes technical information really well and offers great examples, which made it simple for me to understand not having learned about this stuff before. I usually don’t do reviews but I felt compelled. It’s definitely worth the read.”

Patrick Keane (Ireland)

Table of Contents

  • GoPro Basics
  • Overview
  • Resolutions
  • FOV
  • Frame Rates
  • Stabilization
  • Protune
  • Shutter Speed
  • EV Compensation
  • ISO
  • White Balance
  • Sharpness
  • RAW Audio
  • GoPro Photo
  • Story-telling
  • Mindset
  • Camera Gear
  • Preparation
  • Production
  • Shooting
  • Slow Motion
  • Time Lapse
  • Hyper Lapse
  • Workflow
  • Sport
  • Travel
  • Nature
  • Editing
  • Quick Edit

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(The GoPro Handbook is available in digital format PDF – you can read it by downloading any free ebook/PDF reader on mobile, tablet and PC. Customers will receive an email with the download instructions at check-out.)

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About the Author

Who wrote the book?

The GoPro Handbook was written by Andrea Magri, an Italian filmmaker, long-term GoPro user, and head writer at Project GoPro – See his work

Since earning his Bachelor of Electronics Engineering from the University of Brighton (UK), Andrea has traveled the world as a professional filmmaker, combining his two passions, art and technology, to create location-based and human-interest stories people love to watch. Wherever Andrea goes, a GoPro is always nearby.

The idea for The GoPro Handbook came as a result of many of Andrea’s network asking for his help editing videos, shooting a time-lapse or simply how to set up their GoPro to get the best and most cinematic shot.

Moreover, with so many people using GoPro as a gateway to the world of videography, Andrea knew he had to do something. Launching Project GoPro and writing The GoPro Handbook is Andrea’s way of giving back to his profession and sharing his expertise and passion for GoPro filmmaking with as many people as possible.

“My mission is to help you better understand the GoPro camera and through it, become better filmmakers. I want you to learn and grow just as I did when I first started shooting. I wrote The GoPro Handbook with exactly this purpose in mind; I truly hope it helps and inspires you to become as passionate as I am about the exciting world of GoPro filmmaking.”

Andrea

Common Questions

Why should I buy this GoPro book?

You should buy this book if you’re unhappy with where you’re at. The GoPro Handbook offers a simple path to developing the skills necessary to create great videos.

What if I don't know how to edit?

The GoPro Handbook offers a great introduction to basic editing which sets the stage for developing the skills to becoming a great editor.

What if I have trouble downloading it?

If you have difficulty downloading or viewing the book on your computer, phone, tablet or device, please contact us directly (team@projectgo.pro) so we can take care of it. If we can’t resolve the issue quickly we’ll issue a full refund.

What if I'm not happy with it?

We offer a 60 day full money back guarantee. You can refund the book for any reason. No explanation required.

Who should buy this book?

The GoPro Handbook is perfect for new GoPro owners who’d like to learn videography, and for experienced filmmakers who’d like to learn the specifics of filmmaking with a GoPro.

Is this for new GoPro cameras?

The GoPro Handbook is relevant to all GoPro Models, including the Hero, Hero 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and all Session versions.

What if I don't have experience making videos?

That’s completely fine. The GoPro Handbook is written in an easy to understand format. No technical experience is required.

Do you offer refunds?

We offer a 60 Day, No Questions Asked, Full Money Back Guarantee

If you’re not happy for any reason, simply let us know (team@projectgo.pro) and we’ll happily refund your money.

Book cover of The GoPro Handbook in blue and grey showing a woman underwater holding a camera

The GoPro Handbook: A Professionals Guide to Filmmaking

$29.95

The GoPro Handbook makes it easy for beginners to create professional level GoPro videos.