Have you ever wanted to film yourself while doing a photoshoot for some behind the scenes action, but not one of your videographer buddies wanted to get away from whatever indie marathon was running that weekend and help you film it? Well, now with SOLOSHOT you don't have to worry about picking up the phone and degrading yourself by begging to your cinephile friends, you can do it yourself.
A 360° turning head on a tripod that follows a signal from an armband transceiver is how the magic works. Made originally to film the creators while they surfed, it is marketed mostly to sports enthusiasts, but I think this has many other great uses, as well. You can set it up as a second camera while filming a scene, or perhaps strap it on a groom or bride while filming a wedding reception. The range is up to 2,000 feet and the armband's sensor is waterproof, so no worries of it shorting out while doing some cool water-inspired photoshoots. Any DSLR camera that has a tripod mount will easily work with this product. The only snag that I can see with this product is that you'll probably have to shoot with a rather deep depth of field to keep yourself from falling out of focus.
The SOLOSHOT's price point is at $479 on their website, but if you head over to their Kickstarter page they have some pretty good discounts there, they are limited though.
So, drop the text and Facebook-based pleading to your friends, (They're tired of you asking anyways. They're just too nice to say it... to your face, at least.) and look into this as an alternative.