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LEGO Roller Coaster POV

LEGO Roller Coaster POV

Expert LEGO builder Akiyuki takes us on a ride on a 224-foot-long train track that he designed and built. Along the way, you’ll enjoy twists, turns, loops, cliffs, bridges, and a few obstacles. The self-propelled camera car’s speed is more railroad than roller coaster, but it’s still a fun ride, especially watching it climb the stairs.

Mars Perseverance Rover Landing

Mars Perseverance Rover Landing

After successfully landing its Perseverance Rover on Mars, NASA has released video of the descent and touchdown of the vehicle on the planet’s surface. Cameras were mounted on the rover, the descent stage, and the protective aeroshell, capturing views of the planet below, upward towards the spacecraft and the rover’s parachute.

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One Line at Mammoth Mountain

One Line at Mammoth Mountain

Chris Benchetler shows us green run amateurs what we’re missing out on with this amazing POV of his line at California’s Mammoth Mountain. Watch as he winds through precariously tight rock formations, then catches air performing flips and spins on his quick trip to the bottom.

Insane Bike POV Lines

Insane Bike POV Lines

Enduro and Freeride MTB rider Kilian Bron is a quite the badass on a bike. He shared this compilation of POV footage from some of his craziest rides in 2020, including terrifying cliffside trails, steep downhill drops, wheelies on skinny paths, and climbing over crazy rock formations.

Danny MacAskill: The Slabs

Danny MacAskill: The Slabs

Street trials and mountain bike rider Danny MacAskill once again shows off his skills in a dramatic way. In this short film by Peny, he heads to Scotland’s Dubh Slabs, and takes his bike on a wild ride down the steep and slippery rock formations. The Arcade Fire track No Cars Go serves as the perfect accompaniment to the visuals.

Flying a Drone in a Submarine

Flying a Drone in a Submarine

Submarines are notorious for their incredibly close quarters, so you might not think it would be a good place to fly a drone. But with a talented pilot behind the controls, it is possible to negotiate the claustrophobic passageways, like in this video from the Royal Netherlands’ Navy’s 2020 Onderzeedienst Live event.

2021 Dakar Rally Onboard Footage

2021 Dakar Rally Onboard Footage

The Dakar Rally is known as one of the world’s most challenging and dangerous races. Driver Benediktas Vanagas shared in-car footage of his Toyota Gazoo Racing truck from Stage 9 of the race, as he and his co-driver tore through a stretch of the route that runs along the Red Sea coast then into the desert. (Thanks Algirdas!)

Mountain Surfing the Austrian Alps

Mountain Surfing the Austrian Alps

Drone pilot Shaggy FPV takes us on a ride through the mountains of Austria with breathtaking footage of the Dorfertal Valley he captured with his aerial photography rig. The reverse perspective offers a great sense of speed and changes things up a bit from the typical forward view.

GoPro 2020 Million Dollar Challenge Highlight Reel

GoPro 2020 Million Dollar Challenge Highlight Reel

Since 2018, GoPro has been inviting its camera users to show off their athleticism and adventurous spirit with their Million Dollar Challenge. This year’s 4K highlight reel is not only packed with some exceptional action footage but serves as a testament to just how amazing action camera technology has become.

CUC Stunt Team Demo

CUC Stunt Team Demo

Where do you go when you want to be a stunt person? Stunt school, silly. Campus Univers Cascades offers training to future daredevils in France. To bring attention to their school, they produced this epic promo video that shows off some of its students’ skills, along with impressive choreography and drone photography.

V12 Ferrari Spits Flames

V12 Ferrari Spits Flames

There’s nothing quite like the sound of a Ferrari V12 engine as it zooms around a race track. Car fanatic SpeedRacer38 posted this phenomenal bit of eye and ear candy, featuring five minutes of a ferocious Ferrari 333 SP race car and the flames it produces as it downshifts. Original video here.

New Zealand Speedflying

New Zealand Speedflying

Skydiving expert Angus Sellen takes us on a death-defying flight through some incredibly rocky ravines of Shark’s Tooth Mountain in New Zealand. The fisheye perspective of his GoPro MAX camera captured a truly immersive visual that’ll have you holding on for dear life.

Austrian Alps Stunt Flight

Austrian Alps Stunt Flight

Take a scenic flight through the Austrian Alps with former Red Bull Air Race World Champion Matthias Dolderer, as he spins his single-seat stunt plane between snow-capped mountains as sunlight casts dramatic shadows across his wings and cockpit.

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Hunting a Ghost

Hunting a Ghost

Halloween is over, so now all the ghosts and ghouls are out there looking for something else to do. Buttered Side Down shares one of his ghostly encounters in his latest silly POV video, which starts out looking like a first-person version of the arcade game Paperboy, minus the bicycle.

Everywhere

Everywhere

Reminiscent of the POV action movie Hardcore Henry (and a little bit of Buttered Side Down), athlete Alex Schauer’s parkour short film puts us behind the eyes of a man as he finds himself in a puzzling situation, and facing off against a mysterious woman in black who he can’t seem to escape.

SpaceX Launch + Landing POV

SpaceX Launch + Landing POV

SpaceX shared this sped-up footage of its Falcon 9 rocket as it took its SAOCOM 1B satellite payload into polar orbit, then returned its first stage safely to Earth. It’s worth watching if only for the rhythmic sounds that the thrusters make as they pulse on and off.

Surviving an Alien Planet

Surviving an Alien Planet

Buttered Side Down lands on the surface of an unexplored planet, when he suddenly finds himself surrounded by creepy alien creatures that want to do him in. But is he really in control of his situation, or is his destiny being guided by a higher power?

Pikes Peak Pavement POV

Pikes Peak Pavement POV

Strap in for a thrilling mountain ride in the 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, courtesy of driver Kash Singh, who strapped a camera to the front of his turbocharged 2017 Ford Mustang GT. What makes the perspective even more exciting is how low the camera was mounted, offering a tremendous sense of speed.

Supermarket Skate

Supermarket Skate

Skateboarders Thaynan Costa, Josef Skott, Adilson Pedro, and Madars Apse head to the aisles of a grocery store for a wild ride between the well-stocked shelves. Filmed by Dani Galli, Chris Ray, and Will Hodgett using GoPro cameras. We can’t help but think of the music video for Radiohead’s Fake Plastic Trees.

Train to Atlantis

Train to Atlantis

5MadMovieMakers mounted a GoPro 360º camera to a model railcar then sent it on a wild journey from a backyard to the beach to the ocean. We’ll forgive the couple of obvious edits as it’s such a thrilling ride. Try spinning the camera and watch from different angles.

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The Flying Train (1902)

The Flying Train (1902)

MoMA posted this mutoscope footage of Wuppertal, Germany’s Schwebebahn, a suspension railway that opened way back in 1901. The train line has changed over the years, but still is in operation. The juxtaposition of the overhead rail cars and the horse-drawn carriages below is like something out of a Jules Verne story.

How People Move in Video Games

How People Move in Video Games

As good as the graphics have gotten in video games, the character animations aren’t always as convincing. In this hilarious video from Komazawa Isolation, the protagonist walks around Tokyo’s Shibuya district just like they do in third-person action games like Grand Theft Auto. The spot-on camera work seals the deal.

Inside a Rolling Car Tire

Inside a Rolling Car Tire

Ever wondered what it would be like inside of a car tire as it rolled down the road? We now have the answer, thanks to Warped Perception, who mounted a GoPro and lights inside a wheel before mounting a tire on it. Since the camera can’t see the outside world, all we see is the rubber deforming as it rolls over bumps.

Robot Spy Turtle

Robot Spy Turtle

The nature film experts at John Downer Productions show off another one of their animatronic camera spies. As an eagle drone flies overhead, a robot turtle on the ground infiltrates a bale of 20,000 olive ridley sea turtles coming ashore on a Costa Rican beach to lay their eggs. From “The Tropics” episode of Spy in the Wild 2.

Hot Wheels High Jump

Hot Wheels High Jump

The guys from 5MadMovieMakers love their Hot Wheels. They assembled a track with a 13 foot drop and a vertical ramp at its end to see how high they could launch the toy cars, and still land them on their wheels. We wonder how much higher you could go with a longer runway.

Gaining Super Powers 2

Gaining Super Powers 2

A while back, Buttered Side Down acquired a handful of useful super powers. Now, like most superhero franchises, he’s back with a sequel whether we wanted it or not. This time, he gains extraordinary strength, the ability to rip holes in the fabric of the universe, and the power to outrun his treadmill, among other skills.

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