This was a fun first. I've used my GoPro Hero4 Session in several situation where it would go under water. But under a beer? Sure, why not?
Last week, I shot Bike Elf's Pints for a Purpose event where the charity raised money from raffles and beer sales. It was a pretty straightforward shoot. I had very little available time to edit the video so it lacks a lot of the color corrections I like I normally do. My main goal was to make it move and flow, which isn't easy to do when you have what we referred to in journalism school as "BOPSA": bunch of people standing around.
However, I'll remember this video mainly for the opening shot. I placed my GoPro at the bottom of a beer mug for bartender to pour a frothy IPA over and it got the exact shot I wanted. So of course, I had to open with it.
Jason Jennings is a freelance videographer based in Raleigh, NC. He previously spent more than a decade covering sports for television stations in Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Missouri.