Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating unique angles, part of Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Car and Motorcycle Mounts.
So as we move our way around the car finding other camera positions.
We've decided we want to have one on the back of the car pointing straight back, so we can see the road sweep away from us as we drive. The other thing to consider when you're picking all these camera angles, especially if you want as to use multiple cameras, is planning in such a way that all the cameras aren't seeing each other. This is a logical choice because I'm not seeing any car, and I'm just going to see road. So it's a really good one when you have a lot of other cameras stuck all over the place, and you just want to have one more shot that you can use. So I'm just going to use, for time and simplicity, a standard GoPro suction mount. 'because there really isn't any good hard surfaces to clamp onto. So I'm just going to use one of these. And one thing about these, to remember, when you're deciding how to position the camera, don't extend it out as far as you can go unless you have to, because it's going to add more opportunities for the thing to shake.
So I'm going to smoosh it down. I'm going to attach the suction cup to my clean surface. And I'm going to look at my tablet to start finding my shot. So I'm just loosening all of my access points to set my frame. I'll wait to see. And there's our fourth camera position. Now of course we have another camera position on the outside of a car. And we of course, want to attach a safety to make sure, it doesn't go bounding down the road. We have setup a hard mount inside the trunk and threaded it through.
So, we have a nice safety strap attached to something hard on the one end. Now, all we have to do is attach to the camera, and we have got out cable ties again. And we just want to find a spot on here that we can sort of loop through, and lock the little loop here, okay. And then we get another one of our carabiners. The other thing to remember when your making all these safety lines, is it's important to make sure there's no slack, because what can happen, especially when the car's driving, imagine this stuff ruining your shot as it's dangling in front of your camera.
It's kind of a not nice surprise especially if you're not able to monitor it from inside the car. So you want to take up all this slack, it's real easy with these climbing ropes because I can just fill in all the loops. Until nothing's, nothing's going to dangle in front of the camera. It ain't pretty, but it works.
In this course, Richard Harrington and Jim Ball detail the tools and techniques for shooting mobile video with a vehicle-mounted GoPro. They'll explore the mounting and housing options and compare mounting locations: both inside and outside a car, on various spots on a motorcycle—or even directly on the rider. Plus, learn how to set up your GoPro settings to best capture video and still photography on the go.
- Packing for a GoPro shoot
- Following proper safety precautions
- Choosing a frame size and rate
- Shooting time lapse
- Attaching a GoPro to a motorcycle, car, or driver
- Getting multiple, unique angles
- Reducing camera shake