Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Safety precautions and risks, part of Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Car and Motorcycle Mounts.
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…Now because we're rigging one of these cameras to the outside of…the car, we want to take some extra steps to rig it safely.…And that last line of defense usually is some kind of…safety line at the camera to somewhere hard-mounted on the car.…And I use lots of little tricks.…GoPro has their own little safety lines.…I use cable ties.…They're disposable, they're easy to get anywhere, they come in different colors.…But the other thing too, is I can custom make…the length of them by just joining some of them together.…So you can, you can really build a nice safety line just out of these things.…But in this case, I just want to form a loop that's a point of contact for…some of my other safety stuff, so I'm…just going to use one, and attach it right there.…
It give me a nice, good point to grab with one of my standard climbing carabiners.…So it gives me a really easy, quick on and off.…You can just cut these off later.…And then I like to use, for adjustability and quick, quickness climbing ropes.…And these things are great because you can, you can custom tailor the length.…
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