CorridorDigital is a YouTube channel created by Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer. They are known for producing video game themed videos with plenty of visual effects. They also have a second channel (samandniko) which gives us an in-depth look into their filmmaking process along with tutorials on how to create all sorts of visual effects.
Their latest video ‘Superman with a GoPro’ went viral this week and has since garnered over 7 million views. The film starts with Superman putting on the GoPro and preparing to return the lost camera to a character named “Sam Gorski” . He then takes to the sky – flying through Los Angeles and stopping briefly to fight crime and save a damsel in distress before returning the camera.
The video succeed in matching both quadcopter and live-action footage. The transitions were smooth as a slight shake from the GoPro was able to conceal the cut-off point. Superman arms and the shot of Lois Lane falling were composited digitally during post-production by using a green-screen. The colour and lighting for the green-screen elements blended really well despite resolution limitations from the GoPro. Superman’s costume does take us out of the experience at times (re: Red Paddington Bear boots) although, that may just be me being nitpicky.
For a more in-depth look on how they shot the video, do check out the accompanying behind-the-scenes video.
Overall, it’s an incredible video which entice the audience into feeling what it’s like to be the cape crusader.
Watch SUPERMAN WITH A GOPRO: