Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders hula hoop with GoPro camera

Posted 10:19am on Saturday, Feb. 01, 2014

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders traveled to Cozumel last April for a 10-day photo shoot for their annual swimsuit calendar. This shoot included a new twist, as they also did an experimental video throughout the tropical paradise.

This video, the brainchild of Dallas Cowboys multimedia editor Corbin Perkins, blends an old-school toy — the hula hoop — and the modern technology of the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition camera. The hula hoop that Perkins brought to Cozumel was in four parts that fit together, allowing him to modify it and add metal beads inside the hoops to evenly distribute the weight after attaching the GoPro.

Then came the fun part of actually filming the bikini-clad cheerleaders twirling inside the hula hoops in multiple locations throughout Cozumel and back in DFW at AT&T Stadium. The GoPro shoots at 120 frames.

Perkins’ inspiration for the video came from the wildly popular Hula Fantastica “Burning Man” video that went viral in 2012 and currently has just under five million views on YouTube.

The cheerleaders’ video is the inaugural addition to the Cowboys’ new Blue Star Media YouTube channel that will feature behind-the-scenes access to not only the cheerleaders but the players as well. The channel is off to a sizzling start with its first video having over 1.2 million views as of press time.

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