I want submit you the splendid work that Ian Baquerin (Ian Freerider en Vimeo) shares with us from his own blog www.ianbaquerin.com about mountain outdoor activities, snow, hiking and mountainbiking... Ian's work joins riding skill and video quality.
One of the more surprising landscapes in Spain: Las Bardenas.
Bardenas from ian freerider on Vimeo.
I recommend you to see the next videos in Vimeo:"Nomadas vol.1"
"Btt por Santa Elena"
Ian himself tell us some words about his videos, (I'll try translate them to my poor english):
Generaly, If I go out without determination to record, I usually carry with me only the GoPro HD with several mounts, and a little tripod with a mending to fit GoPro to tripod screw. If I go out determinated to record some video, I also carry with the big camera, a CANON HFS200 and a wide lens angle 0.45x and some filters, and a more stabile tripod.
In my opinion, for a good results, You must have diverse shots, fixed shots, point-of-view shots from helmet, zooms, far shots, close ones, etc... and a previous idea about you want edit before going out to record the necessary shots.
About subjective (POV) shots, I try to vary and to look for new shots, I try to watch videos enough on the web to take ideas: helmet, frame, chest, pole from helmet, etc. I try not to buy too many mountings but I try to make up them, cheap materials and sticky tape...
Unquestionably the final results, joining together every assorted shots, looks very well. Another matter is the (I suspect) great difference between a 'normal' ride with a simple helmetcam and a 'filming' ride ... but I'll do it someday... I'll tell you.