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Meet the Million Dollar Crew: Elliot Grafton

Mar 29, 2022

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Nearly 28,000 HERO10 Black clips from 131 countries were submitted for the chance to be featured in the fourth annual Million Dollar Challenge highlight reel. Ultimately, 62 creators made the cut, earning $16,129.03 a piece.


This series celebrates the stories and the creative processes of these talented creators. We hope these behind-the-scenes looks inspire you as much as they did us. 


Elliot Grafton understood the assignment, and the filmmaker/photographer delivered in a big way when he submitted to the HERO10 Black Million Dollar Challenge. The result is one insane FPV shot of a massive dirt bike jump, executed beautifully, and immortalized in the final highlight reel.


Elliot says he first started using GoPro with the HERO3+ around 2011, and today he’s graduated to HERO10 Black, which he’s using to capture some of the most epic FPV shots racing around Australia. He’s also not a stranger to submitting to the Million Dollar Challenge, but this year he caught our editor’s attention for “trying something crazy” with his drone.


We caught up with Elliot to learn a little more about what went into his award-winning shot.


GoPro: What motivated you to submit to the Million Dollar Challenge?

Elliot: I’m always up for a challenge!

You were just awarded $16,129.03 USD! Congrats! What do you plan to do with your earnings?
Buy more GoPro and keep creating and doing what I love.


What inspired your awarded clip?
FPV trying something crazy.


What shots are you excited to chase on HERO10 Black now that you've seen the final video?
More FPV in crazy locations.


Is there anything else you’d like to share about your experience with the Million Dollar Challenge?
Love you GoPro, thanks for changing my life.


Watch the HERO10 Black Million Dollar Challenge reel here.

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