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09-17-2011 10:13 PM
AlxStat no film should go without a rider feeding a bird...

How to make a snowboarding film - YouTube
09-17-2011 10:09 PM
AlxStat i use one of these, helps with keeping shots stable and the lower angles
09-17-2011 10:05 PM
AlxStat if your using a fish eye make sure OIS is off
i use final cut express as my editing software, you can do any thing you want on it, its an amazing program. If you have a pc use sony vegas
good riding=good video
09-17-2011 02:51 PM
Ttam Eh I was in your position last year and let me tell you. As said filming is a PITA.. Its a lot more complicated than turning it on and point and shoot. There is also a lot of things that people dont talk about.. Secrets and stuff. You just have to learn them through experience.

First thing you need is a camera. GoPro is by far the easiest camera to use. Its charge, buy a mount and go shoot. Cannon and Sony are go to as far as HD. They have a lot more settings and are more complicated. Which is good but can be overwhelming. Its good to have both types of cameras but its not always in the budget.

Second thing your going to need is a computer. This is kind of one of the things that most people dont talk about. You have to have somewhat of a higher end computer to run these editing programs. Nothing insane but definitely nicer than your average walmart crap.

Third thing your going to need is a editing program. These are not cheap. If you want your videos to look like the pros your going to have to shell over some cash. Most professional editing programs are around 400 to a 1000 dollars. Not only are these programs very expensive but they can be very complicated... Taking months to really learn what every feature does. My main advice is dont try and reinvent the wheel. Look on youtube for tutorials on how stuff is done. Its saves time and headaches.

Fourth thing your going to need is something to carry all your equipment in. Some people use a backpack some people have camera bags... Trust me when I say video equipment is cumbersome and getting that shit lugged around the mountain without damaging it or getting it wet or without losing shit is pretty hard. Staying organized is really key. Camera in the pocket = stupid.

Fifth thing is angles and lines. Shooting good film just takes practice. Thats all there is to it. If you dont have any experience you wont shoot good shots. You have to know how far away your camera is from the rider. Get to close and it looks shitty get to far and your an inch tall and cant see wtf is going on. Find that perfect medium. If you dont have experience then go down to the local skate park and get some. Any rider wants to be filmed.. Guarantee it.

Everything pretty much boils down to experience. Youll never do good if you dont try.
09-16-2011 01:44 AM
ariel61 If you want to make good videos, the quality is number one concen, so you must choose the right program to help you make videos. The one I used to can help me capture whatever played on screen with decent quality, and help save the video to standard video format file. I always make videos for youtube in this way, and people said my video is cool.
11-01-2010 10:50 AM
Originally Posted by The_Guchi View Post
i also think you may have a lack of CORE. but seriously most of the "good" movies are shot on film not digital cams
That's not really true, film cameras don't produce any better quality than solid state or hard drive memory cameras.
10-29-2010 03:34 PM
DoctorSasha Hmmm...I think there are already a lot of awesome vids out there of people doing things I could never do.

The concept of making a narrative is an interesting one that could be expanded. What sorts of stories would people even want to watch that don't feature insane stunts, I wonder?

This one was an interesting concept: Frozen free 2010 - new 2010 movies, watch online movies 2010, download free movies -
10-06-2010 08:39 PM
john doe The biggest obsticle to making a good video is sloth. Filming is a gigantic pain in the ass. It takes alot of time. Even just doing the b-roll you still have to be sure you're in focus and not shaking thing. Last year my friend and I only got one filming session in because of the pain it is dealing with the camera. This year we got a shock, cold, and water resistaint pocket size camera. We will be able to have it with us at all times and get clips when ever. But we aren't looking for high quality. Just clips to look back on when we are old and our bodies busted.
10-06-2010 06:57 PM
seb1041 Start by having a good others said try to let " breathe" your clips by puting b-roll you driving to the location or you eating a snowball in the face...for that you have to film almost everything. Have fun!

I got Sony Vegas 9 somewhere on the web for cheap
10-06-2010 04:15 PM
Originally Posted by legallyillegal View Post
you have to increase the level of CORE

clearly you're not CORE enough
i also think you may have a lack of CORE. but seriously most of the "good" movies are shot on film not digital cams
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