Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a chest-mount harness, part of Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Action Sports.
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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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- 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