Oct 30, 2016

For years, you’ve heard us tout the creativity of the GoPro Community; how they have taken our products and used them in such unique ways. Well, the creativity goes well beyond the use of camera and software. For many of our users, their creativity knows no bounds, and thankfully they capture their talent on video. 

Edison Lee is a motion graphics animator who thrives on creativity. He wants to encourage and inspire others to create amazing things with ordinary materials. This Halloween he decided to make a one-of-a-kind costume for his 4-year-old daughter Avery. He challenged himself to use materials he had lying around the house including kitchen liner, vinyl flooring, sheet metal and spray paint.  He set up his HERO4 Black camera to capture and share his project since it may be a once in a lifetime experience. As a dad, his strives to foster his children’s creativity as often as possible.    

We caught up with Edison to chat a minute about how GoPro has become a prt of his family, and we are even more inspired now...

My GoPro is very critical for me as a father and husband. Its power has yet to be unleashed in the future, when my children grow up and when I grow older with my wife. There is not a doubt in my mind that in life, we will be blindsided in some sort of way. That’s life. Be it a health condition, financial troubles, teen-related hardships for my kids… Some issues we may work through, other battles we may lose. But through our individual struggles we have the power to reset our perspectives; to see that in our past years there were sparks of light even through darkest hours and so we can change our present. My GoPro videos are those sparks. Though they may lay dormant in my hard drive for years, I will certainly go back to them in the future when my wife and I need to be reminded our roles as spouses and parents shaped us all in a positive way. My kids will be reminded that they mattered yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Cheers to you and your family, Edison. Your creativity and devotion to your family are truly inspirational!

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