Wednesday, June 29, 2016

1 Completely Free Stock Footage Clip Moons You

I've been looking forward to finding a suitable teleconverter for my camera packages, and at the same time, debating on the usability of my GoPro Hero 4 for the purposes of shooting stock footage.  POV and action shots seem a little too personal for general stock purposes.  Being a hobby tech-head as well, I've always enjoyed pushing my electronics to their limit and seeing what interesting things I can accomplish with them. I heard about the Back-Bone Ribcage Mod for GoPros and I became very interested in working with it.  I already have a 180mm macro lens and the crop factor on the c-mount adapter/image sensor is roughly 5.7x meaning my 180mm lens became a 1026mm f/2.8 macro beast!
Since there was a full moon the night of the modding, I had to see what I could get.  There was a slight haze in the sky, which I found pretty neat when watching the footage later.  Looking on some of the big stock sites what I noticed was many of the "moon" shots looked almost faked with a still moon image moving across a black sky.  Not to toot my own horn, the atmosphere on the clip I shot give a sense of realism to the shot. So this full moon is a full resolution HD real time super-telephoto shot for you to use in your project.  Fun fact, the movement is real time, it just looks like it is faster or time lapse-esque because of how small the frame of reference is compared to the sky.  It took me forever to realize it wasn't my tripod drifting on me.

You are welcome to use this video in your projects you are working on or keep it in your clip library for future work.The only thing you cannot do is turn around and offer it AS stock footage. Have fun with it!

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This video was shot using a Back-Bone Ribcage Modified GoPro Hero 4 Black and a Sigma 180mm Macro Lens with a Fotodiox EF to C Mount Adapter with built-in de-clicked aperature iris control.


  1. Great!! I have a GoPro and can´t get so good pictures and video. Very good job.

  2. I am trying to shoot a short mediocre not for profit but for laughs film about demons and Blue Moon so I am very happy to find this amazing footage of the full moon. I hope you don't mind me using this moon in my short 4 min film. I promise I will credit you. I checked your youtube channel and you are amazing!

  3. Awesome moon footage. Thanks.