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Filming your snowboarding

Do many people film eachother on the move rather than from one spot? I found it great fun to film friends, giving me an extra hallenge when boarding with slower people.It was also helpful to see what I looked like when I was filmed.
I've written this piece on advice for filming.

Filming Extreme Sports | Bukisa.com

I hope it's useful and would appreciate any comments. I'd like to improve my writing as I want to do more and hope to post to some snowboard sites.

I am a writer and have done some pieces on extreme sport. Here's my page if you'd like to check it out. I'd appreciate any comments as writing is my passion.


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It's about time to start using my camcorder. I just need to learn how to edit footage on my mac

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I just bought a Countour Hd 720p for a steal on amazon. Found a coupon for 80 bucks off so it brought the camera down to like $150. The footage is awesome and its super small and mounts to my goggle strap.

Heres my latest little flick, it was a blue mountain with an 18 degree base and -11 at top. Didnt get much footage since it was so cold and couldnt film with my hood up.
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Like the vid works well for a night shoot.It's great to capture some memories.
That reminds me, last year me and a friend did editing on her mac but shes moved away now. I just have a pc does anyone know a good free programme for movie making.
I've tried using windows movie maker but didn't like it very much.

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Thanks, i just recieved a firmware update so i have more adjustments on shooting, so my night vids should get a little better. I also bump down the quality so its loads faster on the interenet.
I too have tried the free windows movie maker and cant stand it, i have a problem with saving the movie and cant seem to resolve it. I have a 30 trial of Corel's movie editing software and love it. Very easy to use but after 30 days is like 50 bones which im still up in the air about since it doesnt run that great on my older pc.
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Read the article and you have an "and" that is totally misspelled in the first sentence. It appears to be fused with another word later, definitely spell check your stuff. Also the last header is not in bold it seems.

I've previously edited some footage last year with adobe premiere (might cost a bit, but I obtained it...somehow). It worked quite well and as someone who didn't use the advanced functions at all, it was easy to cut and paste my video accurately and put it all together "decently".

here is the result no follow cam work though, the cam is a bit bulky and powder riding with a cam is tough.

I actually wonder what pro snowboaders use to self shoot riding. Often seems like the rider is holding some sort of stick where the camera is mounted.
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Thanks for feedback. I do spell check I'm not sure how I missed that.oops. Corrected it now.
Some pro boarders have a mount at the boards front i imagine it's expensive. I've seen shots where the boarder is holding the camera in front of them as the go through the powder. I'm going to try a few shots like that. The shot on your video look good.
I guess there aren't any good programes you don't have to pay for. At the oment i'd be happy with anything better than wmv.

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My first attempt at this:
YouTube - Powder day at Cockaigne This is the "hold it in your palm" trick. I bought a pole to get the camera a little bit further away from myself. So I'm trying it again today.


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One thing I learned while trying to film my buddy on the go is that it is better to hold the cam close to your body or on your head rather than stretching your arm out in front of you.
Anyway here is my first attempt at making a vid. I used a mac and iMovie to edit, simple as hell.

YouTube - Biggie 08 09

@Suburban holy shit thats a lot of snow!

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I find if its too close to my body it restricts the movement for filming someone else but good if your filming your own run down.

I am a writer and have done some pieces on extreme sport. Here's my page if you'd like to check it out. I'd appreciate any comments as writing is my passion.


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