London’s “The Independent” just featured a retrospective on the history and contemporary uses of the helmet cam, which includes an interview with our CEO and Director of Photography, Mark Schulze, who is known as the inventor of the video helmet camera.
They’re capable of recording your every move. Will Coldwell gets a high-def heads-up.
One sunny day in California, way back in 1987, a young film-maker called Mark Schulze taped a camera to his motorcycle helmet, wired it up to a microphone, got on his bike and pressed “record”. Two decades later and thousands of people around the world are making films using high-definition cameras to depict their adventures exactly as they see them.
But unlike Schulze’s original contraption, a DIY affair that was crude, bulky and heavy, helmet cameras are now mass-produced by global brands such as GoPro, Contour and Drift. Consequently, clipping a camera to yourself and filming has become surprisingly straightforward.
To see the rest of this fascinating article, to to The Independent.