It’s been a while, though we are still under semi-lockdown, I’ve had enough of sitting at home twiddling my thumbs, I just had to get back on my bicycle to do some videography.
I wanted to try out some new camera positions, hopefully, so I can have more interesting shots for my video edits. I left home with a bag full of stuff that seriously weighed me down, here’s what I took out for the day;
- Sony FDR X3000
- GoPro Hero 8
- Handlebar / Seatpost / Pole Mount
- Magnetic Swivel Clip
- Extender Stick
- 3 Batteries
- 1 Canon Powershot
- 1 Power Bar
- 2 Bottles of Water
Not to mention I purchased 3 inner tubes for the ride back home to add more weight….
Anyway, I was kind of pleased with some of the shots I gained from this, and would probably do it again on future rides. I particularly like when I mounted the camera to an extender stick which was stretched out in front of me, much more interesting than a close-up shot if you had the camera mounted on the handlebar looking back.
Both the downtube and rear triangle mounts were also interesting, especially when you lean the bike for cornering, which gives a much different feel to a handlebar mount. I would recommend these positions for a mountain bike even though, you’ll never know when you would lose a camera, and it is also impossible to hit record on/off when you are in cycling mode, unlike a handlebar mount.
I will work on this more to see how I can improve on my technique.