As hoverboards increase in popularity, more and more people want to know how to film themselves on their boards.
There is always a desire for social media content, whether you are a YouTuber or just someone wanting to share the footage with friends. The natural reaction to doing anything different from the norm these days is to film it and put it on the internet, and hoverboarding is certainly of interest to many.
How to Film Yourself on a Hoverboard in 2021
The question is: how do you film yourself on a hoverboard? The obvious answer is very carefully indeed, as using a hoverboard can be dangerous if you are not concentrating properly on what you are doing. There are options for you to explore though, which would provide you with the footage you need for an excellent hoverboard post on your social media channels.
When you’re riding a hoverboard or indeed any electric mobility device, you should be wearing a helmet. This could be a valuable piece of kit in terms of saving your life, but it would also provide you with a space to fit a camera. These are often known as Go Pro cameras, after the most popular manufacturer, but multiple companies make high-quality wearable recording devices. A wide range of helmet cameras is used across different sports, such as baseball, football, and cycling. You won’t need anything quite as hi-tech as the ones used for broadcasting MLB and should be able to pick something up around the $100 mark, such as the Crosstour Action Camera Native 4K.
A helmet camera will give you a POV (point of view) perspective, but a good drone will develop your videos one stage further. Buying a drone and a camera is a big commitment, so if you are only looking to do a couple of videos, this may not be the option for you. You can buy a drone with a camera pre-installed, or you can explore the range of drone cameras available to fix your existing drone. They can range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, but something basic like the DJI FPV Gimbal Camera will come in at around $150. A good drone can be programmed to follow your course using satellite navigation, providing footage over a longer ride from above. You could have someone else operate it for you, swinging around for different angles and perspectives, too.
That brings us to the third and final method of filming yourself on a hoverboard, and possibly the cheapest – get a friend to do it! It might sound like the easy way out, but if you are unlikely to use an expensive kit every week, this is the best option to explore. Today’s mobile devices are advanced enough to capture excellent footage as you ride past, and in most instances, editing can be done on the phone, too. If you have a good Apple phone, all of the software you need to make videos, edit them, and upload them is easy to find. Our advice is to get a friend to film your first rides and if you feel you want to do better videos, explore one of the other two options later.