GoPro

by Katherine Yaksich

Arctic Short Video Series 3 of 4 (15 sec)

A time lapse of our expedition ship navigating through pack ice less than 600 miles from the North Pole, while we search for polar bears.

by Katherine Yaksich

A short and fun 25 second slow motion GoPro test clip from PMT Dance Studio’s Urban Renewal All Styles Battle featuring:

Push
Lil B
Firelock
Ida

As expected, the GoPro really doesn’t perform that well in low lit conditions, especially at high frame rates; all of the sequences in this clip were filmed on the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition at 120 fps. However, I was able to get some shots at angles that I normally wouldn’t be able to get with a traditional camera. I’m doing a series of tests before embarking on a major GoPro multi camera project. Stay tuned for more to come… Enjoy!

by Katherine Yaksich

Pre Coachella Flight 
 An aerial shot from a video I’m directing for Harper’s Bazaar, by my DP Evan Burgher, on location at the Parker Palm Springs. The set up for this shot was a hexacopter and GoPro HERO3. 

Pre Coachella Flight

An aerial shot from a video I’m directing for Harper’s Bazaar, by my DP Evan Burgher, on location at the Parker Palm Springs. The set up for this shot was a hexacopter and GoPro HERO3. 

by Katherine Yaksich

Self Portrait Project

A fun little 38 second slow motion video I made of my friends owning the streets and beaches of Miami. Filmed entirely on the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition in 60 - 120 fps. Keep it fun!

by Katherine Yaksich

A motion picture selfie making fresh tracks and floating on clouds on New Year’s Day, 2014 in Vail Colorado. Filmed on the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition using a GoPole.

Part of my ongoing Self Portrait Series

by Katherine Yaksich

A self portrait taken on January 1st, 2014 in Vail, Colorado. We managed to score some fresh powder and were all smiles. Taken with a GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition and a GoPole. 
 Part of my ongoing Self Portrait Series

A self portrait taken on January 1st, 2014 in Vail, Colorado. We managed to score some fresh powder and were all smiles. Taken with a GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition and a GoPole.

Part of my ongoing Self Portrait Series

by Katherine Yaksich

Surfing 82 degree water in Mexico with the Ira Lippke Studios crew. Filmed in 120 frames per second on the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition, 60 fps on the Canon 5D mark III, and 3 frames per minute on the Canon 5D mark II. Enjoy!

by Katherine Yaksich

Here’s a teaser for a wedding film that I’ve been working on over the past month, filmed partially on super 8 mm. It was such a fantastic and fun experience documenting this incredible day for Jessie and Scott, and this entire project has been quite a journey (and learning experience). I decided to hire a third cinematographer to film on super 8 mm, which was shot on an old camera and we had no idea how it would perform. Fortunately, the footage turned out great and the super 8 mm adds quite a nice, unique touch to the rest of the film. We were actually filming another job last week with the same 8 mm camera and it broke :[. Be sure to always have a back up on hand when shooting on old film cameras. It’s really great to be shooting on film again and I can’t wait to get my hands on a 70 mm camera and some 70 mm film one of these days!

The venue, Longhouse Reserve, a remarkable sculpture garden and museum in East Hampton, NY only hosts one wedding a year so I’m happy I got to be a part of it.

A total of 5 cameras were used to film this project: Bauer Super 8 mm camera, Canon 5D mark II, 5D mark III, Nikon D800, and the GoPro HD Hero. I also used the Manfrotto Video Fluid Head monopod and absolutely loved it. That thing is an absolute workhorse/necessity for documentary shooting on long days, especially if you need to shoot down from up above. I highly recommend it. I also used the Zeiss 85 mm f1.4 lens for the first time and wasn’t a huge fan of the focusing ring. It took a lot of turning to pull focus with that lens and probably will only use it when shooting in more of a controlled environment. My favorite lens that I used on this project is the Canon 100 mm 2.8L macro lens, and it’s by far the sharpest lens I’ve used. It also has image stabilizer which really makes a difference when shooting film on DSLR cameras. The downside to this lens is that a focal length of 100 mm is very limiting and not very versatile for documentary work. 

Enough geeking out for now. I hope you like what you see so far.

PS This film has been a collaborative effort and would not be possible without the hard work of my dedicated team. It’s all about collaboration!

Additional cinematography by Gates Bradley

8 mm film and time lapse photography by Adrian Totolici

Special thanks to Ira Lippke Studios

Here are some still images by Ira Lippke and Jason Walker for Ira Lippke Studios: http://iralippkestudios.com/blog/jessie-scotts-wedding-in-east-hampton/

by Katherine Yaksich

Shot 100% with the new Wi-Fi BacPac® on the HD HERO2® camera fromhttp://GoPro.com. More info: http://gopro.com/hd-hero-accessories/wi-fi-bacpac-remote-combo/

What would you do with 50 GoPros at the touch of a button? World- renowned skateboarder, Ryan Sheckler, shares his idea: an epic run from the top of the Manhattan Bridge to the storied Lower East Side skate park in New York City.