Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Mounting a helmet camera, part of Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Action Sports.
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Your GoPro is going to ship with some adhesive mounts, and a great way to use them is to mount' em to safety equipment, like a helmet. In this case, it's a curved surface, so I use one of the curved mounts to make it pretty easy, and then you can just take the camera and snap it in.
Just make sure you use one of the mounts, that has the curve here, so you get a little bit of additional angles for coverage. The big thing with the helmet is you want to be sure that you get the camera pointed down just a little bit. A lot of times your subject's going to look up and down, so you'll want to angle this slightly. Hold the helmet when you pull so it doesn't slide. And that works pretty well. You can power on and trigger. Now when you attach these mounts, one thing to keep in mind is they take a little bit of time to dry. So you're going to want to give it at least 24 hours for the adhesive to really set.
If you're in a rush, you can attach it, the camera's not heavy so it's probably going to stay put. But to be most effective, attach it to a clean dry surface and let it sit for a day.
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- Packing for the shoot
- Managing power on location
- Protecting your GoPro
- Mounting a GoPro
- Using a Steadicam Smoothee or Curve
- Using head, chest, or wrist mount
- Positioning your GoPro with clamps, poles, and GorillaPods
- Mic'ing and lighting a shoot