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Groom Wears Glasses Camera to Capture Wedding from His Point of View

When technology and marketing director Michael Kammes got married to the love of his life earlier this year, he wanted to capture some footage from a unique perspective that most people don’t get to see: the groom’s. Using a 1080p keychain camera, he created what may be the first ever pair of groom point-of-view hidden camera glasses.

The video above are the highlights of the footage, captured throughout the ceremony and reception.

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The 808 #26 keychain camera Kammes used has been popular for a number of years among RC airplane enthusiasts. To attach it to his glasses, Kammes connected a 15-inch lens extension cable that allowed the body of the camera to be hidden away from the glasses themselves. The smaller lens portion was attached to the glasses near Kammes’ right temple.

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In the end, Kammes says he was “very pleased with the results.” There were some things that could be improved (e.g. color reproduction, light leaking, the fact that glasses don’t always look in the direction of the wearer’s eyes), but the camera glasses successfully captured the most important moments of the wedding from the groom’s point of view.

Kammes wearing the glasses he created

Kammes wearing the glasses he created

You can read a more detailed account of how the camera glasses were conceived and assembled over on Kammes’ website.

Groom POV Hidden Camera [Michael Kammes]


P.S. Similar projects have been done in the past using cameras hidden in bride bouquets (another one here).


Image credits: Video and photographs by Michael Kammes


 
 
  • http://www.russellheimlich.com/blog kingkool68

    I tried to do something similar 3 years ago for my wedding. I don’t wear glasses and the best I could come up with was keeping my Nexus One in my pocket and recording the whole time. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kingkool68/4805255219/in/set-72157624404906051

    Unfortunately the phone overheated in my pocket cutting short the video right when I get up to the aisle. I have the video somewhere. I need to do something with it.

  • tyrohne

    Kammes married up! Seriously, this is a very very nice way to memorialize the event. Hopefully he kept them on for the honeymoon….

  • Michael Kammes

    It’s an excellent idea, no? I kicked around using a phone as well (as well as a spy pen camera, etc) but it became apparent that the low angle of the camera (upper torso) wouldn’t give the correct POV…everyone would be looking above the camera.

    I did, however, fashion a pocket cam out of a pair of Pivothead glasses (described on my blog) as a “preacher-cam” as a backup in case the glasses cam didn’t work. Ended up not needing ‘em. :)

  • Michael Kammes

    POV “honeymoon” cams? Been done before, I’ll stick with new stuff.

    And, ya know, she’d kill me.

  • http://www.russellheimlich.com/blog kingkool68

    Your certainly right about the POV. Awesome idea and glad you could pull it off. The camera didn’t even look that obvious!

  • Ray

    When you asked me to be in the wedding, I didn’t know it was going global! I want royalties!

    -The high fiver at 1:50
    (Love ya bro! Snoochie Boochie Noochie!)

  • 11

    I felt this diy glass is lot less offensive than Google one.. not sure why. Awesome work and really cool result. I will try to make one, perhaps stereo 3d

  • nope

    When his wife looked him in the eyes to say I do, was she thinking of him or the camera attached to his head and making sure she looked good for the video? So unbelievably lame. This is even worse than the manufactured “memories” that constitute the bulk of wedding photography.

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  • Michael Kammes

    Believe me, there was no “playing” to the camera. I have plenty of footage from the day where she looked into the camera and made goofy faces or gestures. The camera was so small, coupled with my longish hair covering the glasses arm as well as the emotions of the day, she really forgot it was there. For anyone that knows Kate – this is her, completely unfiltered.

  • tyrohne

    In all sincerity this was a really great thing to see. Best wishes and the sentimentalist in me can see you guys replaying this at your 50th.. .

  • Michael Kammes

    Thanks, we appreciate it!