Exploring chernobyl with a video camera

My first attempt at shooting a video in the Chernobyl zone (January 2018) was not very well planned. I simply strapped my elderly GoPro 3 to my chest at let it run as I wandered around. I figured that I could just cut out the bad bits when I got back home. Actually there turned to be rather a lot of bad bits and when I had finished cutting them out I was left with about nine minutes of VERY wobbly video.

The next time I visited (January 2019) I was better prepared. I took a handheld gimbal and shot the video on my Smartphone. It is amazing the difference that the stabilization makes. The final video is twenty three minutes long – very much on the upper limits of what close friends and family can be cajoled into watching.