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Using a GoPole Grenade Grip

From: Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Action Sports

Video: Using a GoPole Grenade Grip

There's lots of manufacturers for these Now, keep your hands on that so it doesn't drop, and take one of

Using a GoPole Grenade Grip

There's lots of manufacturers for these but this is often called the grenade grip. It's really easy to use. You're going to put the GoPro either in the hard plastic case or a frame, doesn't matter. I've got the LCD backpack on here to make it a little bit easier to frame my shots.

Make sure you seal that up really well so it's nice and clean. And then, you just slip it into the holder. Now, keep your hands on that so it doesn't drop, and take one of the standard threads, just go into it, and tighten it down, and you've got it. What's cool here is you can angle this. So if you want to hold this out nice an straight you can but a lot of times, I find it more comfortable to sort of hold it like a fishing pole a bit here. Where it's just wrapped in and I've got it. Now I highly recommend you keep the strap on there, because if you're going to be running around with the camera, you might trip, you might need to quickly let go to get your hands free.

And that's what's nice, you can use this. Or even go as far as, if you want to point back at yourself. For point of view shots. This is one of the safest ones for things like skateboarding because it's really tight here into your body, and then when you need your hands free you can just drop it and you've got your hands back for balance. Let's go ahead and put this in the hands of one of riders and have them get some shots.

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Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Action Sports

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  1. 2m 10s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. What you'll need for this course
      1m 9s
  2. 8m 38s
    1. Visiting the location for a site survey
      1m 1s
    2. Packing for the shoot
      1m 4s
    3. Initial thoughts about the shoot
      1m 20s
    4. Onsite review strategies
      2m 10s
    5. Power-management strategies
      1m 48s
    6. Personal safety and equipment safety
      1m 15s
  3. 8m 8s
    1. Setting the camera's resolution
      2m 0s
    2. Working with capture settings
      2m 21s
    3. Using neutral density filters
      1m 11s
    4. Protecting the cameras
      1m 48s
    5. Protecting the cameras with a cage
      48s
  4. 7m 21s
    1. Mounting a camera to the top of the board
      1m 59s
    2. Mounting a camera to the bottom of the board
      2m 21s
    3. Using a protective case
      2m 19s
    4. Safety precautions and risks
      42s
  5. 6m 42s
    1. Using chase camera strategies
      1m 1s
    2. Using a Steadicam Smoothee
      2m 1s
    3. Using a Steadicam Curve
      1m 57s
    4. Using a GoPole Grenade Grip
      1m 43s
  6. 6m 1s
    1. Using a chest-mount harness
      1m 54s
    2. Using a head mount
      1m 14s
    3. Using a wrist mount
      1m 14s
    4. Mounting a helmet camera
      1m 39s
  7. 5m 45s
    1. Using Gorillapods
      1m 1s
    2. Using clamps
      1m 20s
    3. Using poles
      2m 22s
    4. Strategies for following the action
      1m 2s
  8. 11m 15s
    1. Setting the field of view
      1m 54s
    2. Lighting
      2m 31s
    3. Attaching a mic
      3m 19s
    4. Conducting the interview
      3m 31s
  9. 4m 16s
    1. When to use high frame rates
      1m 50s
    2. Limitations on recording with high frame rates
      51s
    3. Setting the camera for overcranked footage
      1m 35s
  10. 8m 18s
    1. Top gear from the shoot
      2m 22s
    2. Techniques to build on
      3m 3s
    3. Lessons learned the hard way
      2m 53s
  11. 56s
    1. What’s next?
      56s

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