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!
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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