Moonicam: the image stabilization of your own head with a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Although you can mount a GoPro on a helmet and turn it around to point at your face, the video quality on a GoPro is inadequate for anything serious. Not that this video is serious.
The team behind this project explain more details about it:
But I'm getting ready for a shoot that definitely needs to play game at multiplexes, so here's a test run that I'll explain later with a full commentary/tutorial. For now, I'll mention it was shot with a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Rokinon 7.5mm prime lens, in ProRes 422 using film log with FilmConvert Pro emulation (while those short exterior shots at the beginning were from a Panasonic GH4).
I was pretty impressed by the image stabilization of my own head without having the benefit of any gimbal or active lens (and without me being some kind of half-aviary mutation, thinking of that viral video you've probably seen of a "chicken-powered steadicam" at youtube.com/watch?v=UytSNlHw8J8). Sure enough, to get this shot, I was tempted to take the classic SnorriCam approach; but my scene doesn't call for stability locked onto the torso; instead the head. I'm pretty stoked at how it turned out.
Be sure to follow their Vimeo account for catching the full explanation when it's finished.
Text and video via FocusPulling (.com)