You probably noticed how shaky GoPro footage is. The combination of the camera being so small and so light practically outsources stability to the photographer.
There are some GoPro dedicated Steadycams in the market which will help with stabilization, but if you just need a quick smooth shot, you would not believe how easily you can make one. After watching this short from Mic Bergsma you would never stop kissing your GoPro too.
The trick, revealed by MicBergsma is to simply press (or at least rest) the go pro to your face (see the image above if you want a visual illustration). This makes a lot of sense, and is so simple it is genius. By pressing the camera to your face you are adding a second contact point wit the camera that acts as a balance to your naturally shaking hands. (Much like marksmen rest their cheek to their gun).
That said, you may wanna take extra caution with doing this when the movement is too strong, so you don’t end up slamming your face against the camera, and getting severely injured.
[Film steady – GoPro rest against the face | Mic Bergsma via nofilmschool, filmmakeriq]
P.S. movie still shaky? better get familiar with the warp stabilizer.
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