I’m a cyclist. I love bikes. I also love to film bikes.
I’ve had the opportunity to film bikes for a couple commercials. One for Greenline Cycles in Oroville, CA (possibly the world’s best bike shop), and for a Tri Counties Bank commercial. The Greenline spot involved filming 3 road cyclists in the foothills, and the Tri Counties spot featured a teammate of mine from the cycling team that is sponsored by the bank. For both shoots the method of choice was to film from the back of an SUV. With a solid camera mount, a smooth road and occasionally a little stabilization in post, you can get some great shots.
I recently purchased this mount for the GoPro HD Hero. This mount is made by K-Edge and solved my issue of mounting the camera to a bike with an aero carbon frame. This mount allows me to mount the camera rear facing to the seat rails. I’m still waiting to do a full test, but once I do, I will upload the video here.