GoPro Cameras For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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It's nearly impossible to assemble a piece of furniture from Ikea without looking at a diagram, so why would you try that with your GoPro movie? Whether you're making a POV movie, capturing an action event, or taking the camera into the wet stuff, the mantra remains the same: Plan it out and stick to the plan.

Strategically planning each shot increases the potential for an amazing movie, while the alternative leads to ineffective capture, poor framing, damage to your GoPro, and bumps and bruises for you.

When shooting your next GoPro movie, consider the following:

  • Work with a script: It doesn't have to be a traditional screenplay, just one that provides enough structure to anticipate each shot, or multiple camera setup.
  • Calculate your shots: Think of the effective ways to effectively capture the subject. Or do the opposite. Figure what will not work, and don't do it.
  • Budget the necessary time: The bigger the adventure, the more time you will need to plan and gather the proper mounts.
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This unique glass door was worked into the shooting script.

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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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