|GoPro HD Hero|
|Olloclip Quick-Connect Lens with Glif Tripod Mount|
This second video is from a trip to Northern Thailand in March this year. I had learned a little more. Compare this video to another from an earlier trip to Thailand in February Here. In this one, I've incorporated a greater variety of shots and blended them better into the action.
There are many places you can mount a GoPro. I tried to incorporate a variety into the final production. In this video, I shot from my helmet, forwards and backwards, used the Chest Harness, shot from under the down tube and from the handlebars. If I have a preference, it is to shoot mainly from the helmet. It collects less dust and water that way, and can be slightly more stable than from the handlebars, and can be changed quickly to face either forwards or backwards. Also, If you need to handhold the camera, it is easier to remove your helmet and shoot holding your helmet with the camera on top than it is to unscrew the GoPro from the handlebar mount. Putting your helmet with camera on top also makes a good impromptu tripod. Because I can't see what I'm shooting, I generally shoot in 4:3 mode (960p Tall Mode r4) and then crop to 16:9 if possible during post-processing.
Here's what I would do more of in future:
1. More pre-planning;
2. Use copyright free music;
3. Steadier shots with a tripod;
4. Clean the camera lens more often;
5. Risk more - attach the camera lower on the bike to show wheels, or derailleur.