How to beat Michael Bay at this ac­tion-movie game

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be cav­a­lier

Per­form­ing stunts with high stakes? Most of these cams have built-in Wi-Fi, so no mat­ter how badly things go, you’ll still be able to re­cover awe­some footage.

keep a firm foot­ing

If you don’t have sta­bil­ity, shots will be ru­ined by jerky cam­era work. Tip: use soft rub­ber pads be­tween the mount and a sur­face to deaden vi­bra­tions.

edit af­ter­wards

Many ac­tion cams have a fish­eye-style lens, so make sure you keep the ac­tion in the cen­tre; you can al­ways crop in on seg­ments later for dy­namic ef­fect.

go a bit macgyver

Tie an ac­tion cam to a rope and send it swing­ing, or gaffer tape it to your arm when you’re climb­ing. Some­times you don’t need a ded­i­cated ac­ces­sory.

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