Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using clamps, part of Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Action Sports.
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While the gorilla pods are super cheap and easy to use, you might want something a little bit sturdier. You might recall we used a cage and a clamp to attach to a skateboard earlier? These things are great. You can go right around a pole with one of these. Or something here at the park that we want to attach to. Slide that in and then spin that to tighten it down. It's really solid. This actually has non-skid surface in here, so that's going to really hold that in place. Then you just take the knuckle here, slip that over, tighten it down.
And then you've got your cage and you just take that and attach it to the thread. Remember the cage has mount points on all four sides, giving you a lot of flexibility to deal with different situations. So there we go, I got that into place. Remember, if I loosen this, I get the ability to freely rotate that to whatever angle I want. So really here, we've got just about coverage from any angle. Alright, we'll use this more a little bit later. But this is a great way to go ahead and attach the camera to just about any hard surface where you need a super stable mount.
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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