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The GoPro HERO was practically built for sports, and not just the extreme kind. It's compact, durable, and produces high-quality footage at a high-frame rate—just the kind of camera you want for shooting fast-moving athletes outdoors. Rich Harrington drops in at the local skate park and shows how to shoot grinds, kickflips, and ollies from multiple angles, including a head mount and an under-the-board point of view. He also shows how to plan for other equipment you'll need, like Steadicam rigs for extra stabilization or clamps and poles to capture interesting angles. Plus, learn how to film interviews on location without having to switch cameras, and set your GoPro to capture overcranked footage. Best of all? The techniques shown only require one camera, so if you have a GoPro, you're good to go.
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Your GoPro is going to ship with some adhesive mounts, and a great way to use them is to mount' em to safety equipment, like a helmet. In this case, it's a curved surface, so I use one of the curved mounts to make it pretty easy, and then you can just take the camera and snap it in.
Just make sure you use one of the mounts, that has the curve here, so you get a little bit of additional angles for coverage. The big thing with the helmet is you want to be sure that you get the camera pointed down just a little bit. A lot of times your subject's going to look up and down, so you'll want to angle this slightly. Hold the helmet when you pull so it doesn't slide. And that works pretty well. You can power on and trigger. Now when you attach these mounts, one thing to keep in mind is they take a little bit of time to dry. So you're going to want to give it at least 24 hours for the adhesive to really set.
If you're in a rush, you can attach it, the camera's not heavy so it's probably going to stay put. But to be most effective, attach it to a clean dry surface and let it sit for a day.
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