Helmetcam mania – stillmotion films POV NFL Combine with HDSLR

by planetmitch4 Comments

Earlier this week, we had a Point of View (POV) helmetcam for Nike – today, we have stillmotion's POV they did for the NFL Combine (of course, shot on a Canon HDSLR – a Canon Rebel T2i/550D as a matter of fact). Patrick Moreau from stillmotion sent this in.


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A bit of stillmotion discussion

(from this post which has more info)

we put together this helmet from mostly home depot parts with the idea of getting an entirely POV piece to show what it is like to be a player preparing for the combine. you may have caught a couple of our earlier posts about the construction of the helmet or our first shoot at radio row.

we put the piece together with the NFL Network team and the piece is aired on tv during the combine. you can catch it on NFL.com by clicking here.

the finished piece is a mix of our helmet cam with the DSLR as well as a gopro helmet or chest cam. the gopro was a good fit when the light was good, but it almost meant living with auto exposure and sifting through hours of footage for a couple frames that worked. both setups worked really well together and we couldn’t have done the overall piece without either.

Note: We'd love to include the video – but the NFL isn't allowing embeds – but you really need to see that before seeing the BTS!

watch the stillmotion POV NFL Combine piece



But we can show you the BTS!

combine open helmet cam behind the scenes from stillmotion on Vimeo.

I highly recommend you also see the two other posts stillmotion made on this helmetcam:

construction of the helmet
our first shoot at radio row

stillmotion's helmetcam from above

stillmotion's helmetcam from above

(cover photo credit: snap from the this stillmotion blog post)

Zeiss Cinema Lenses

Comments

  1. tony

    Why use this and not a GoPro? It’s way lighter and has greater DOF. Probably much cheaper too.

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      planetMitch

      Patrick answered your question when he said: “the finished piece is a mix of our helmet cam with the DSLR as well as a gopro helmet or chest cam. the gopro was a good fit when the light was good, but it almost meant living with auto exposure and sifting through hours of footage for a couple frames that worked. both setups worked really well together and we couldn’t have done the overall piece without either.”

  2. Myles

    Does look very cool. Was considering getting a little HD cam helmet kit for POV shots (can’t remember name of manufactuter). Also water proof – could be fun.

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