Yeah skateboarders and snowboarders are just a group of people that this is a particular problem. Its nothing against their culture or their personalities as I love the culture myself and honestly I didn't know that I talked that way until someone told me. Most people probably don't. Its just something that I would mention to them before the interview. I don't think anyone would take it personally as I highly doubt anyone really wants to talk like that. It was explained to me that we use words such as "like" or "um" to fill in gaps in our speech between our brain composing our sentences and those sentences actually coming out of our mouths. If you just talk a little slower and use pauses in your speech, things like this go away. Its really amazing how easy it is to fix once you realize you are doing it.
But on to things that matter. Another idea I had is to maybe bring in some people passing from the beginning stage to intermediate. I remember that being my eureka moment. The first run that I made that was longer than a few minutes was also probably the first run that I started to make real turns and plan real lines. My friend and I who were of the same skill level made that run together. As soon as we hit the bottom, we didn't even speak. Just high fived and knew exactly what the other was thinking. It would be interesting to hear the ideas and opinions of the people who just caught the bug.
Yeah sounds about right. I say that a lot and definitely wouldn't take it personally if people pointed that out. Problem is that some of my friends would say it more on purpose after that
That sounds pretty interesting too, I'll definitely take that idea and see how it works out.
On a note of making edits as well as filming for this documentary. Do you think that using the same footage in edits as I would in the documentary would be fine? Or should I say the absolute best clips for the documentary only? I personally don't think it would matter that much since its not like a full length movie made for watching the tricks.