16/10/2013 | by tristan
If you want to consider the ‘radical unicorn’ look (thanks again Chris Moran) you can stick them on to your helmet or goggles but be aware, it’s not quite as simple as simply just whacking it on and pressing ‘on.’ I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen hordes of ‘goprosapiens’ cruising around, cameras blissfully pointing at the sky; I can only wonder at how stoked their relatives will be when they get the chance to watch hours of cloud-cam when they’re home after the holidays.
A good tip is to mount the camera on your helmet before you put it on your head. Get the mount near the front, not bang on the top like a teletubby. When you’re filming helmet-cam the most exciting action will be happening roughly two-three metres in front of you, so angle the camera down so that a straight line drawn from the centre of the lens will intersect a similar line drawn from your eyes a couple of metres away. That way, you’ll be recording what you’re looking at, easy!
N.B. Seeing as we’re snowboarders and spend most of the time standing sideways, chest mounts aren’t always the best option for getting those point of view (P.O.V.) shots. Unless you’re going to spend most of your time practising falling leaf, in which case go for it!