Paumgarten talks about the professional mountain biker Aaron Chase. Chase is sponsored by GoPro to have the cameras mounted to his helmet, then he uses it so the company can use his footage for their advertisements. Chase recognizes that he had tons of great footage when he did not turn his cameras on this one day, but when he misses the herd of elk his only thought is, “There goes my commercial” (2). Instead of living in a moment that is incredibly rare, Chase is mad at himself for not turning his cameras on causing him to lose money for missing the shot. By always having the cameras rolling, athletes are becoming a, “Filmmaker, a brand, a vessel for the creation of content” (2).
The GoPro became so successful since it was created during, “the ...
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