Take a ride on Switzerland’s Gelmerbahn – an open-air funicular that sends passengers along a 3,373 foot-long route with a maximum 106º grade. Raphael Sandoz captured this time-lapse footage to speed up the 8-minute journey. If you prefer a more leisurely ride, try this.
Director Claudiu Voicu took what could have been a typical snowboarding video into a visual masterpiece. He says his primary goal was to include the most challenging scene transitions he could think of, and we think he succeeded. The monsters just makes it that much better.
Take a trip on a roller coaster like none you’ve ever experienced before. Famed wingsuit flyer Jeb Corliss used a GoPro Fusion 360º camera to capture his ride, then stabilized the raw footage, resulting in a truly bizarre perspective. Thought that was strange? Check this.
We’ve seen fast cars run the Green Hell in just under 7 minutes, but we’ve never seen anything like Timo Bernhard’s record-shattering run in Porsche’s 919 Hybrid Evo – with a bonkers lap time of just 5 min, 19.55 sec – which smashed the long-standing record by 51+ seconds.
Pro BMX rider Nigel Sylvester and his bicycling buddies return with another immersive POV journey, as he tears through the streets of two of Europe’s biggest and most vibrant cities, popping wheelies, playing goalie, and chomping croissants along the way.
We’ve seen lots of POV footage shot from cameras mounted inside race cars, or even on the outside of a helmet. But during the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix, driver Pierre Gasly wore a special helmet with a camera and microphone inside, for an even more immersive experience.
With help from drone pilot Bitmaster2000, YouTuber BananenBuurman captured this fun footage of a crazy long LEGO train track he set up in the middle of the Netherlands’ famed Moerputtenbridge, a 1900+ foot-long bridge that was used to carry actual trains until the 1970s.
Take a trip back more than 55 years to the 1962 running of the famed Monaco Grand Prix. The in-car footage was shot long before GoPros and other action cameras existed, and required mounting a large 70mm film camera to one of the cars. From the German film Flying Clipper.
No this isn’t one of those log flume rides from a waterpark. What you’re about to witness is the point of view of a large piece of wood as it makes its way through the RedStag Timber sawmill. We’re impressed they didn’t cut their camera in half or sand it down along the way.
Musician Alan Gogoll used a custom built camera and guitar rig to capture the vibrations of the strings on his acoustic guitar, then played a series of chill tracks with beautiful scenery in the background. The most soothing thing you’ll watch today. Listen on Spotify here.
After wowing us with his 90,000 piece LEGO roller coaster model, builder Tomáš Kašpařík aka Chairudo shared this footage that gives us a look at what minifigs see when they go for a ride. We wish we could go through the shrinker ray and hang out at his theme park.
Another year has passed, and GoPro action cameras yet again helped to capture some of the year’s most epic, beautiful, entertaining, and dramatic sights. There’s no way a sub-3-minute video can sum it all up, but it’s still worth a watch – even if it is just a commercial.