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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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The big variable when it comes to packing for the shoot is what style of shoot it's going to be. What I mean by that is, multiple cameras or just a single camera? Today, we're using five different GoPros, partially because we want to try them out in different shooting situations, but also because we want a lot of coverage, including some point of view shots. This means that there's a lot of equipment. Now, my strategy with equipment is to make sure I bring what I need plus a few pieces of spare parts. You don't want to be out of the water here because you can't keep shooting because your case got broken, or you ran out of batteries.
So really make sure you think it through. I typically go as far as actually making a packing list to make sure I have everything I need. Now, it is possible to show up with too much stuff, so if you're going to be flying to location, or travel's going to be a bit difficult, try to get things packed down into some smaller cases. We have a lot of gear today, much more than you're probably going to use on a real shoot. But that's partially because we want to try some stuff out and really give you some options, no matter what your budget.
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