Dumb question here err..some tips on actually taking footage? how to angle it, where to sit, whether to use a lid or just fins..any help appreciated!
Should have seen my first camera!!! it was smaller then the 2x lens i put on my new camera haha.
If your filming from land alot invest in a half decent tripod at some point...
try not to film into the sun or from to far away. keep it simple while your starting out. get the basics down before u start trying to get to 'arty'. move around to find a spot you think looks good. most waves look best when your looking into the barrel. try not to set up really high on a cliff or something, it can make waves look small.
Filming from water can be done either on a board or swimming, its up to you. obviously if the wave is a fair way out (for example the box) you might want to sit of a board. try get as close as you can (sit on the shoulder of the wave) so you dont have to zoom in as much. the more zoomed in you are the easier it is to have bad shaky footage. if your housing has room for a wide angle and you get one, you would of course want to be swimming around in the barrel.
if you wanted to get better at bodyboarding you would practice alot and look at photos/footage of how you were surfing. The same goes with filming it, keep on doing it and look at your footage and see what you did well and what could have been done better.