DIY: Ski Boot Cam

December 23, 2008 - By 

My Cam Jam post was pretty popular. Good to see all of you DIY camera mounters out there getting ready for the season. I wanted to share the first attempt at an action cam one year before the Cam Jam was invented. I call it Boot Cam. It’s not very comfortable to wear, but the low angle makes for some dynamic video. The process involves attaching your digicam to a very small tripod. I used a small Gorilla Pod. Then, shove the tripod legs down into the front of your boot leaving just the camera sticking out. Cover the lens up as much as you can with the bottom of your pants (usually elastic), leaving just enough room for the lens to peek out. You can also wrap up the whole rig in a ziplock before you head out to keep it dry. Edit between Cam Jam and Boot Cam shots to make a fun video of your winter trip.

Here is a Boot Cam shot of “Bananas”, one of my favorite carving runs at Snowbird.

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