16/10/2013 | by tristan
If you’re filming someone else, you have to realise the differences between using action cams for P.O.V. and more traditional filming. Most of the mini cameras use either a wide to ultra-wide or fisheye lens. This gives a wide field of view, essentially allowing more of the scene in front of the lens to be captured.
This is great for getting in as much of the action as possible on a head cam, but one side effect is that it magnifies stuff happening close to the camera, whilst shrinking the background. When you’re using your mini-cam to film your friend shredding park its best to get as close as possible to the action to avoid losing them into the background, a good rule is to have the camera no more than a couple of metres away from the centre of the action.
And keep it there. Following your mate and keeping him within range ensures that the viewer will stay involved with the footage and won’t miss anything. A stick or ski pole with a mount helps you get in that little bit closer.