We love behind-the-scenes footage, which gives us a glimpse of the actors when they are not playing characters, as well as the “movie magic” that is actually “movie hard labor.” But this video, a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming movie Pixels, is slightly more awesome than the others.
This look at Pixels was filmed with a GoPro, a consumer camera that was originally aimed at extreme sports fans. Their top-shelf camera tops out at $499. Meanwhile, high-end camcorders can go as high as $3400—and that’s just the consumer level. Professional recording equipment costs more than your kidney is worth.
Whoever mounted the GoPro and edited this video understands what this camera is good at: lightweight, in-your-face action. Check it out.
Pixels, which comes out on July 24, 2015, is a comic take on an alien invasion, with a hefty dose of 80's arcade games. According to Latino Review:
"When aliens intercept video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth, using the games as models. Knowing that he must employ a similar strategy, President Will Cooper (Kevin James) recruits his childhood pal, former video-game champ and home-theater installer Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), to lead a team of old-school arcade players (Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad) and a military specialist (Michelle Monaghan) to save the planet."