/*23 Breaths: JJ's a genius*/

Monday, September 10, 2012

JJ's a genius

 JJ emailed me the following clip of a test he had done with a new backback / pole mount for his GoPro

He was looking for a perspective that would allow you to see more of what the rider was doing to surf a particular wave. So much of the subtlety is lost from the normal on-the-beach or even in-the-water views.



What he ended up with was mounting the GoPro on the end of a scorpion's tail extending from the backpack harness. The motor drive is remotely actuated  by a wireless do-dad on his wrist.

I like it. He achieved his primary goal of a vastly improved point-of-view and as an added plus a lot of the vibration you get from a head mounted camera is absent.

He will make a fortune from the motocross and mountain bike crew.

Apparently the looks on the tourist's faces as he enters or leaves the water are priceless.

I am just waiting for the winter to see the back in the tube shots.

Just for comparison purposes here is JJ's custom made film rig


3 comments:

Robin Thomson said...

It certainly improves the experience. I have found POV clips mostly disappointing unless there are corresponding views from the beach inserted of the same ride. Looking forward to seeing what JJ produces visually on a better quality wave.

KingWaka said...

Looks good to me, the only downfall with it is keeping the port from drying and getting a film of salt on it...good on him and hope he dosen't try a barrel roll and ends up snapping the mount!

Neil Griffith said...

awesome creativity to the Max
Greenough would be proud