The Making Of “Gameifying London Transport”

Ever wondered how I made my Gameifying London Transport videos? Below are all the tools I used and how I used them. I encourage you to use them too, because making videos is fun!

In both videos I shoot two perspectives: one with the camera facing me (giving that “bobble head” effect), and the other of the camera facing out – whether on public transport or on my bike.

What I use to shoot

The Making Of "Gameifying London Transport"

I start with a GoPro (mine is the Hero3 Silver edition). I also downloaded the GoPro app on my iPhone 4s to use as a preview and get all the settings done.

How I shot the scenes

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Using a head strap, I put the GoPro on my bike helmet facing inwards.

The Making Of "Gameifying London Transport"

When the GoPro camera is head mounted and facing inwards, it gives that “bobble head” effect.

The Making Of "Gameifying London Transport"

To film my ride, I tape the GoPro onto my handle bars facing forward and set it to “stop frame” photography mode to snap a photo every 1/2 second.

The Making Of "Gameifying London Transport"

My editing tools

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Apple’s Keynote makes a great tool to make all the title cards and animations…

The Making Of "Gameifying London Transport"

iMovie is how I sequence the video; both full motion capture and the stop frame animation.

The Making Of "Gameifying London Transport"

Finally, the most important ingredient: sound. I use Garage Band to mix together the sound effects and music.

The results

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