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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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We're going to go ahead and rig Francis up with some different rigs. And one of the most stable ones that you can use is the chest mount, because when properly attached, it's centered right on your body.
So it's almost like a natural steady cam. Alright, what we're going to do is unclip this. And would you mind slipping this on? It's kind of like a vest. There we go. And then, just have your subject clip the two pieces together. Alright. Now to make it comfortable, you've got a couple of straps here. And these can adjust up and down as needed, so it feels okay. You'll notice on the back as well, we have the ability to adjust the height of the strap. So if it's riding too high on the ribcage, you can lower that down a little bit so it's a bit more comfortable.
Now in the center, there's a mounting point. And to attach this, you're going to need to use one of the curved GoPro mounts. Essentially, what's going to happen here is that this gives it a little bit of clearance. And when you attach this, it can go ahead and tilt. So we're going to clip from the bottom, and now it can angle upward all the way into his chest. So now, this can actually be angled as needed if we need to shoot down, or load it up from the bottom. There you go, and so this way, you could angle for sort of a first person. So it all depends on the style of shot you need.
In this case, since he's going to be shooting the board, we're going to shoot downward so we can get a perspective and a point of view. But if you want to shoot into the athlete's face, this works as well.
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