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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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Earlier we mentioned cages and this is one of those times that they really come in handy. You notice on this particular cage we've got mounting points really on all the sides making it very easy to attach the camera and keep it pretty safe.
Now to pull this off we're going to use some really film style production gear. This here is a Cardellini Clamp and it's a really easy way to close around a flat surface. So for example I could put that on the board here and get it pretty secure. There we go. Let's put that off to the side just a little bit. And spin that down. Note it's on there. Now we wrapped over the end here with just something protective. Took a bandana some of that same Gaffer's Tape so that the metal pole here wouldn't jab anybody in the leg.
But notice here with these clamps we can adjust this. Making it pretty easy to get this into different positions. And at the end here we've got an actual thread on the knuckle which makes it pretty easy to take the camera and screw that to attach it. Adjust that. That could tighten. There we go. And now we can freely rotate it. Putting that at a pretty dramatic angle and then you just tighten that down to lock it into place. So you see there you can sort of off ride the camera to the side giving us some pretty cool shots and a lot of flexibility.
The only thing to be really careful of is that this is some extra weight at the back so the person doing the riding has had to be careful that they don't kick it doesn't get in their way and you're just not going to do all the tricks this way. But for a unique point of view or a low angle this is a pretty cool shot and it just shows you the flexibility of using a cage with some attach points so you can get this off the normal shot angle.
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