Most of the snowboarding videos we’ve seen have been edited to show the best action. Olympic and X Games snowboarding medalist Sage Kotsenburg shared nine minutes of unedited first-person GoPro footage from his rides through the fresh powder at Eagle Pass, BC. If you’ve never taken a backcountry route, it’s the closest you’ll get to being there.
If we’ve learned one thing from Buttered Side Down’s first-person videos, it’s that inanimate objects can never be trusted to remain that way. After breaking a ceramic bowl, our POV protagonist decides to break out the potter’s wheel and attempts to throw a replacement. But his clay creation has no desire to be filled with milk and cereal.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superdrone! Expert drone pilot Chris FPV did something fun and strapped a Superman action figure to the front of his high-speed quadcopter. He then captured third-person footage of the superhero’s flight using a GoPro Hero 11 action camera. Here’s another flight from the mini Man of Steel.
This amazing scene played out in Turkey’s Cappadocia region. Watch as mountain bikers Nikolaj Juhlsen Rasmussen and Korbinian Engstler ride along a gorgeous stretch of trails on hilly terrain as dozens of hot air balloons float in the skies above. The POV footage was captured with the Insta360 Ace Pro action camera with photography by Luke Maximo Bell.
Director of photography Nikita Khatsarevich captured this amazing tracking shot for the video for Mata’s track M. Shooting the sequence involved connecting a drone to a handle that could be grabbed in mid-air, handed off to a passenger in a car, and then attached to its trunk. Watch the behind-the-scenes video to see exactly how it was done.
Come along for a ride on a cogwheel train that takes passengers to the top of Switzerland’s Mount Pilatus. The first-person footage from Switzerland is Life will make you feel like you’re riding along with the conductor as you ascend to the alpine summit. Watch it in 4K full-screen with headphones for maximum effect.
Photographer Luke Edwin shows off a bunch of neat tricks for capturing amazing video shots on a shoestring budget. From using a cheap camera gimbal as a motion-control rig to pulling an action camera through scenes using an ultra-long selfie stick and string, each creative technique produces dramatic and professional-looking results.
MTB rider and videographer Nikolaj Juhlsen takes us on a crazy-fast downhill ride illuminated only by the headlight on his bike. We’re guessing he’s practiced the run a few times in the daylight, given how flawlessly he performed the daring nighttime ride through the Austrian forest.
Mountain bike athlete Jono Jones and his pal Olly Wilkins followed Mountain Bike Nomad along one of the craziest trails we’ve ever seen. Donning headlamps for illumination, the trio took their bikes through the dark and narrow passageways of an abandoned Slovenian lead mine. Jono says this was just a short section of the ride.
We had to look on a map to see precisely where Slovenia is, but after watching this video, it looks like a place we’d love to travel. Click play, sit back, and enjoy a peaceful flight on a motorized paraglider as its pilot takes sunset trips over a grassy field, a winding river, foggy forests, and an idyllic lake. And if that didn’t convince you to visit, watch this.
Woodworker Matt Thompson has a pretty awesome backyard setup that includes his own private bar. He also built a model railroad along his wooden fence. The O-gauge train rolls along the L-shaped privacy fence and loops back and forth at each end, providing some extra entertainment for his visitors. As others have suggested, he should extend it into the bar.
Take a ride on Switzerland’s Gelmerbahn – an open-air funicular that sends passengers along a 3,373-foot-long route with a maximum 106% grade. DJ Hammers Trains captured this smooth 60 fps 4K time-lapse footage to speed up the 8-minute journey. And if that’s not enough, there’s an even steeper funicular with a 110% grade.
This is the stuff that kid dreams are made of. DreamTrack Builder headed to the top of an abandoned water slide and raced a bunch of Hot Wheels cars down its chute. A chase car sat at the back of the pack towing a GoPro camera. He also did a nighttime race and one with 50 cars.
Cyclist Kilian Bron has won the Mountain of Hell race four times. Here’s the helmet camera footage from his 2023 victory run, along with an overlay showing speeds as high as 100 km/h (~62 mph). The brutal 25 km freeride takes place at the Les Deux Alpes ski resort in France, combining terrifying downhills and intense high-altitude cardio challenges.
Have you ever thought it might be cool to be a bartender? This GoPro video from Fallow Restaurant bar managers Markus and Chris provides a first-person view of life behind the bar during a sunny summer day at the popular London dining and drinking spot. We can only imagine what it’s like when it’s really busy.
(PG-13: Language) It’s really not a good idea to ride a bike down any number of stairs, but that won’t stop someone like daredevil cyclist Adam Hayward. In this POV clip, he takes us on a ride down a seemingly endless flight of snow-covered steps giggling and giving his body the ultimate shake test all the way down.
Mikhail Parkhomenko’s short film is more sizzle than steak, but what a sizzle it is. The loopable sequence was shot by pilot Emil Khaziev whose FPV drone descends from inside a building, chases a car, flies inside of it, then pauses to observe a scene. To pull that off a passenger had to catch the drone in motion while the pilot cut power.
After missing the neighborhood ice cream truck, Buttered Side Down decides the next best thing is to make his own frozen dessert. With complete disregard for the process, he ends up concocting something he never expected. But can he resist the temptation to take a bite out of his cool new creation?
Skiing can be incredibly fun – but it can also be quite dangerous. Big mountain skier Owen Leeper shows how scary things can get with this first-person footage of an avalanche that started beneath his skis as he headed down a rocky chute. Fortunately, he survived with only minor injuries. Here it is from another angle.
Didn’t make it to the mountains for winter vacation? Then live vicariously through this first-person toboggan ride captured in the Swiss Alps. The 10 km (6.2-mile) downhill trail goes from soothing, to thrilling, to awe-inspiring and includes a few especially sketchy spots zooming close to the edge near the trees.
The 2717-foot-tall Burj Khalifa towers over Dubai as the world’s tallest building. André Larson took his drone to the architectural wonder, then flew it down the side of the skyscraper for an incredible first-person flight towards the ground. Watch it in 4K full-screen for maximum impact, though it might make you dizzy.
The Veteran Sherman Max is a powerful electric unicycle that can hit speeds up to 45 mph thanks to its 2800-watt motor. The appropriately-named Joseph Sherman has put nearly 10,000 miles on his already, and shows us just how quick this thing is with some reverse POV video footage. Now, watch him race a train. (Thanks, Orion!)
Skydivers Fred Fugen, Vincent “Veush” Cotte, and Aurélien “Bras Noir” Chatard set a world record for the longest terrain-flying wingsuit line, zooming over Mont Blanc, France in formation for 7.5 km (4.66 mi.) They captured POV footage of the incredible flight using a GoPro MAX action camera. You can also watch the flight in VR.