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Learn How to Film Long Events/Guinness World Records

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Learn  How to Win, Film and Profit From (Long) Guinness World Record Attempts and Long Events

All teachings in this course are based on my own amazing and fulfilling experiences of filming 2 very long Guinness World Record Attempts

If you have accepted the challenge of filming a long Guinness World Record, much respect! This course is definitely for you, especially if you have never done it before. 

Filming a Long Guinness World Record at Night

Filming long Guinness World Record attempts is a very niche subject and this is exactly why it is worth learning how to shoot them with confidence. Learn why many videographers don't advertise services for this and even turn down lucrative jobs when they are approached.

Learn how you can easily take advantage and take on these video jobs whilst substantially adding to the bottom line of your business.

So what is it like filming nonstop for days at a time?

I'm not going to lie, it is stressful, tiring, exhausting even. Especially if there is only one of you (as in my experience). However, if you are well organised or if you have another person or team with you, it's not a problem at all. The sense of achievement is worth it!

Nick Stubbs - Videographer

Despite our sleeping arrangements below, this 108 hour job in 2016 was a lot of fun. However, there were times when things got tough such as when the storm brought rain INSIDE the bus and soaked a lot of our kit. The lack of sleep was an issue at first but we soon learned to rest more once our confidence in the kit and set up grew.

Filming a Long Guinness World Record from a Bus

Sleeping on the job. Filming a 108 hour Guinness World Record from the top of a double-decker bus.

Filming a Long Guinness World Record from a Bus

My 5' bed (I'm 6') on the bottom of a double decker bus whilst filming a 4.5 day Guinness World Record.  

When filming a World Record attempt over a number of days, you are required to produce one, single, uncut video file. This will be used in conjunction with the adjudicators' records taken at the event alongside your footage in order for Guinness to award the World Record (or not).

Therefore, it is essential that you know what is required of you, how to go about it, the numerous pitfalls that could come about and how to deal with them.

To be honest, if it could go wrong, it did on the World Record attempts I have filmed. However, I so was well prepared that I got through them without missing a beat with regards to the filming and this is why I have created this course. So that you have minimal issues with maximum fun yourself. Yes, they can be a lot of fun and rewarding as you will learn. The more you know, the more you can prepare and the easier they become. 

Here's what you will learn in the 8 chapters and 46 video lessons totalling 5 hours:

  • How you can expand your business into this profitable niche area
  • How you can obtain more work and contacts by filming Guinness World Record attempts
  • The exact way to prepare for and shoot World Record attempts
  • Which kit is needed and what I highly recommended to cover unexpected situations
  • Recommended camera settings, memory cards and backup gear
  • All the pitfalls to look out for and what solutions should be readily at hand for a pain free job
  • How to ensure that you have enough power throughout
  • What you need to do before AND after the event
  • Watch two case studies of a 34 hour and 108 hour event that I filmed nonstop for Guinness
  • How to market yourself for filming World Record attempts
  • Everything you need to do when meeting and spending time with the client and participants

I've built these lessons around filming a long Guinness World Record Attempt because they can go on for days. Therefore, what you learn here will stand you in good stead for filming any other, more "normal" long events. 

Maybe you need to film something that will last a few days or even weeks but not necessarily non-stop like a Guinness World Record. However, you may be required to film for up to 12 hour stints (or more) at a time. This is hopefully where this course will help and also teach you to earn the most you can from it.

Specialise, Diversify or Fail (Click to Expand)

I am of course, referring to your business. With technology moving as fast as it is, things change rapidly and to keep your business afloat and successful, you need to either specialise or diversify as things change.

An example would be the drone business. When I first got involved in 2015, it was a very niche market. It was expensive to get trained and qualified so there were few pilots about and there were rich pickings to be had. Seven years later in 2022 things have changed. Not only are there many, many professional pilots to compete with, technology has also brought us drones weighing less than 250g meaning anyone can fly them anywhere.

You either specialise. Some drone operators went "all in" and made drones their full time business. They are now shooting high end cameras on large airframes, thermal imaging, search and rescue and everything in between. Others focused on one particular area such as the film industry and concentrated on that with great success. 

Or, you diversify. Many, if not most drone operators branched out and expanded their skills to incorporate drones rather than focus on them. For example, once their video skills using a drone reached a certain level, many pilots got involved with ground video too. This led onto and into industries such as wedding videography, property and roof inspections and promotional videos for businesses to name a few. 

Saturation Point? 

Does this mean the drone industry is at saturation point? I don't think so but it is certainly more difficult to get regular work than it was back in 2015. The introduction of the DJI Mini 2 and Mini 3 meant anyone could fly a drone commercially as these fall below the 250g threshold for stricter regulation. Real estate agents bought these to do their own surveys rather than paying qualified and insured drone pilots.

So what about Filming Long Guinness World Records? Where does this industry stand? Spoiler: Potential! 

In a nutshell, you can earn a high income per shoot in your spare time or you can go all in like the example above. Either way, this is still a very niche market that you can not only tap into but even dominate.

Register below for free and click the "Why Film..." link below to get free access to lesson one.

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Due to the nature of this work and what it means, the income can be high and rightly so.

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Cameras

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Camera Lenses

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Storage

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Power

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Tripods

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Cables

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Becoming MacGyver

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Keep white balance on auto. One less thing to think about and it isn't important

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Table Tennis, In the Home, Snooker, Swimming,

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At Sea, On a Plane, In a Car etc

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Wind, Rain, Snow, Hot, Cold, Extreme

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Marketing

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Meeting the Client

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What's Next?

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About the Teacher

Nick Stubbs

Nick has now filmed two incredibly challenging and very long Guinness World Record Attempts of 34 hours and 108 hours (4.5 days)! If things could go wrong, they did. Learn what went wrong, why it went wrong, how he overcame these issues, how you can prepare so that it doesn't happen to you and how you can profit greatly by filming these events. 

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