Really great, thanks! Gave me a lot of ideas for my upcoming trip.
QQ - what filter/effect did you use during the car towing scene to get the darkened borders? I really like the effect and am new to Final Cut. Thanks!
Its called a vignette. Some people say using vignettes is a crutch for footage but i don't care. I love the way it ends up looking. I did soft black oval border vignette and a defocus vignette. I did these both in apples "color" app which is part of the final cut studio 3 suite but you can def do it in after effects or final cut itself. good luck.
Thanks for the help man. We get free copies of Final Cut from my work, so I'm going to take the time to learn it. iMovie is just too restrictive.
If i can make a suggestion. Take the time to watch the tutorials from lynda.com They can help you just learn basic editing all the way through after effects and color grading. Amazing company with great resources. They even give you sample files to play with.
Like others have said this is a really great video that captures what snowboarding is really about. You can watch the pro's do impossible things off giant jumps, but you just don't get the same feeling as you do off this vid. Really superb job