Part III of the Gameification of London Transport series was the most ambitious yet in terms of shooting and production. You may have noticed the new “POV change” I introduced into the theme.
Here is a peek “behind the wizard’s curtain” to see how I captured all the angles on my GoPro.
Angle 1: Over the shoulder POV
This was the hardest angle to capture simply because I built my own little DIY rig for it. After having built a shed in my backyard, I had some offcuts of wood. I then:
1) Roughly measured a space that would hold the base of a selfie stick, then stacked the outcuts of wood around that space and drilled them together (two screws) with the selfie stick in the middle so it would have a solid base.
2) Using bungee cord, cable ties and duct (“gaffer”) tape, I fastened the base holding the selfie stick to the rack on the back of my scooter.
3) Firmly secured, I put the GoPro on the selfie stick and used the GoPro iPhone app to preview the POV and adjust accordingly. It gave me the angle I desired.
Angle 2: Over the handlebar POV
By contrast, the next angle I shot was really easy. I simply borrowed a GoPro chest strap from a friend and mounted the camera on it. I used the GoPro iPhone app to preview and adjust the angle, then just started rolling.
Angle 3: Pilot facing mid-shot POV
Borrowing a suction cup that has a GoPro mount, I fastened the suction cup to the front of the scooter, attached the selfie stick, then mounted the GoPro facing backwards at various heights to capture several angles.
Angle 4: Low flank POV
Again using the suction cup, this time without the selfie stick, I attached the GoPro at various low points to get some cool “low” shots.
Angle 5: the upshot POV
As an experiment, I placed the suction cup on the wheel cover of my front wheel, and was delighted with the unique POV it gave me.
The result: Gameifying London Transport Part III – “Level up” | Video (5:26)
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By the way…
The back of my helmet looks like the sadder, fatter cousin of Ironman.
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