Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What you'll need for this course, part of GoPro HERO: Car and Motorcycle Mounts.
In order to get the most out of this course, there's a couple of things you're going to need up front. First off, I'm going to assume you've already checked out our GoPro Essentials class, or you're already familiar with your camera. It's going to be important that you can comfortably navigate through the menu system, and have a good idea of the different frame rates and using memory cards, all the sort of essentials. We're going to jump right in and start to actually get results. >> This is kind of an art form that gets created as you go. As you find new problems or new tasks or new creative ways to put the camera in different places, you're going to come up with different tools and different ways to solve the problem.
And as you go along, you might want to expand beyond the standard GoPro kit that comes with the little bits and pieces that allow you to quickly mount things in a simple way. >> Now, to that end, though, we are going to show you how to use what comes in the box. There are some adhesive mounts. They are useful. We do have some higher end Pro here, too, right? >> Sure, sure. And, you know, a lot of this has to do with, you know, what you can carry with you. I mean, I have a bunch of stuff in my kit, but it's way more than I would ever carry on a standard job, especially if I'm flying somewhere.
So it just gives you the opportunity to pick and choose from the tools you have. The GoPro kits are designed for compactness and to allow you to put cameras in a number of places. So it's a good system, especially if you don't have a lot of room to carry all the other gear around. But it's nice to have that other gear. >> Yeah. >> So we're going to give you an idea. You don't have to run out and buy a bunch of stuff before watching this class. Make sure that you already know how to use the gear that you already have in hand. But what we're going to do with that, is we're going to show you how to get the most out of that gear.
And we're going to show you some potential equipment that you might want to invest in. Now again, if you haven't checked it out already, go ahead and take a look at that GoPro Fundamentals course. It's going to give you all the essential skills you need. Or ,maybe you're already a GoPro expert and you're just looking for some new ideas. So, when we come back, we're going to just start to walk you through the process of why you're going to shoot with these cameras, and some of the things you need to do before the day of the shoot.
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