YouTuber keef70 decided to use 3d and visual effects software to spice up his surf videos, and in my opinion he did a great job! Here's what led to making this ambitious short:
I wanted to learn more about digital filming, formats, and editing and since I surfed, the GoPro seemed like a natural place to start. I figured after filming and editing a few vids I could move up to something like a Canon 7d, 5d, or the Nikon equivalent.I got the idea for this after looking through all my footage and I've always been curious how effects artists match CG with filmed footage...
So I decided to figure out what software I needed and do it. That's why it took me a year to do, because I was learning the software as I was doing it.
I could see this becoming a new trend in extreme sports videos, because nothing says extreme like explosions in the sky!
--via Geeks Are Sexy