GoPro mounting or “action cameras” more specifically have changed the way can capture different shots. The cinematographers on Discovery Networks Deadliest Catch show use GoPro cameras for this purpose. They use GoPro cameras strapped to the hook the fishermen use to grab crab pots. With the advent of these small almost indestructible cameras, it has changed the playing field. Not just in large productions like Deadliest Catch, but amateur or lower budget filmmakers can use GoPro cameras to capture amazing shots. You can mix up your shots capturing interesting and different angles using GoPro cameras. That is what makes GoPro cameras unique. Even mounting your camera under a skateboard for a unique perspective. This shot is something that was not possible with a traditional DSLR or mirrorless camera. So many users don’t take advantage of this.
What makes GoPro launch videos so engaging and flat out fun to watch. It’s GoPro mounting in these extreme angles and locations that make for unique video content. Mixing up your shots is the best way to make your GoPro videos or a video different. Also, these angles can help to tell your story better. Showing multiple perspectives of a particular action will help your viewers understand what is going on. Even the simplest mount can help capture different angles.
I use the “Shorty” often to get low shots other cameras are much more dangerous to reach. Is ever angle you shoot going to get an epic shot? No. Just try all kinds of different or usual spots to capture something different. Get the perspective your viewer didn’t think was even possible with GoPro mounting in unexpected places. Check out the GoPro Hero7 Black million dollar challenge launch video. It has some amazing examples of GoPro mounting to capture unique perspectives.