iLoveSkiing, I've gotten two screen shots for you to look at. The first is from the video you posted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCHl5FBZfVI. The second one is you today.
What you can do with these two images is compare body positions and see how you are doing. There's nothing wrong with doing this, by the way, despite the fact that some will say don't go there.
However, they will be right when they say skiing is a dynamic sport and the angles, and body positions captured in pictures are all responses to the forces at play in individual turns. They will also say that mimicking another skier from pictures is not going to give you a full understanding of how to carve. In both of these they will be absolutely right. But there's no harm in understanding some of the issues by comparing pictures.
MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING BELOW is how you initiate your turns, how you develop your angles, how you manage pressure under your feet, and how you respond to the movement
of the skis across the snow. It has been my experience that trying to match a visual image is secondary to these issues.
1. Your skis are bent. They have pressure on them, that's for sure. They may actually be
carving, but more likely they aren't because you lack counter and angulation (see # 2 and 3).
It's not working yet if you are not actually carving. Video will tell all!
2. You have very little counter going on, but the camera angle is deceiving and makes it look
like you do have counter. Counter is essential. "Counter" means your inside half is ahead of
your outside half. Your inside ski needs to be ahead of the outside ski, as well as your inside
knee, inside hip, and inside arm and shoulder. It looks like that is not be happening; the camera
angle can be deceiving. Video will tell all.
See the guy's outside shoulder? It's being held back, as is his outside elbow and outside hip.
Not so yours. See where his outside hand is? It's back. Yours is forward. Holding the outside
half back, or moving the inside half forward, and doing that with good timing and not overdoing it
is part of what this guy is doing. Instruction will help. Video will tell all.
3. Once you have some counter going on, you'll need to lean out over your outside ski so
that it has most of the pressures on it. That's not yet happening. Your guy's lower outside
leg is at a different angle than his jacket zipper. That's angulation. Your lower outside
leg is at the same angle as your jacket zipper. That's "leaning in," or "banking." Counter is
necessary to allow you to angulate. Work on doing both!
4. Your skis are up on edge (great!), but not quite as far up as the skier in the top image.
How do you get them up higher? Raise that inside knee all the way up into your armpit.
Once you have counter and angulation going on, just do it!
5. You are trying to touch the snow with your inside hand. To get that low, DON'T lean down on
that side. It looks like you are trying not to lean down, and that's good. Once you have counter
and angulation going on, and your inside knee is up near your armpit, your hand will by default
be near the snow.
6. Where is your guy's face pointing? Is he looking down? Are you? Fix that.
7. One more time, how you initiate the turn and how you handle everything that follows is WAY
more important than any of these static issues. They are a part of the puzzle, but they are
results of doing the initiation and other stuff right, not ends in themselves.
Best of luck on your quest! You're on your way.