DIY GoPro Backpack Mount for Third Person Shooting

DIY GoPro backpack mount

If you ever wanted to film yourself doing something in the third person, a GoPro backpack mount setup works excellently for this purpose.  If you’re wondering how to make this mount cheaply, this video after the read more link should have the answers.

In the clip, “FirstPersonGoPro” builds up a square frame of what appears to be 1/2 inch PVC pipe inside of a backpack.  This forms a good base from which to stick another pipe out from the top where a small camera can be mounted.  Really clever.

If you have decided that you don’t have a whole 8:00 to watch the video, be sure to at least check out around 6:45 where the rig is tested out.