GoPro Cameras For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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The GoPro provides an all-access pass to the center of any stage performance. Give the audience a perspective that only the band gets to see by using the removable instrument mount to capture footage right onstage.

Here are some of the places that a GoPro can go during a performance:

  • Guitar: Mount the camera on the headstock with the Arm, and position it to show the guitarist's fingers working the frets (see the figure). Put it on the guitar's body with a gooseneck mount to show the player picking. Turn the GoPro around to capture the rest of the band with your "guitar cam."
  • Drums: If the drummer has enough space to drum, you can put the removable instrument mount anyplace. Use the gooseneck or jaws mount, depending on what you're trying to show.
  • Keyboards: Put the camera above the keys to show a close-up and nicely distorted view of the keyboard player's hands.
  • Microphone stand: Put the audience right in the middle of the action with a view from the microphone.
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View of the frets from the neck down.

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John Carucci is an entertainment news producer for Associated Press Television. He is the author of Digital SLR Video & Filmmaking For Dummies and Webinars For Dummies as well as other books on creative and nighttime photography. John has also contributed articles to American Photo, Popular Photography, and PC Photo magazines.

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