Video as immediate feedback
I enjoy using video for my lessons. I have found two caveats, to the most effective video lessons.
*The more quickly a skier can see it after they have skied it, the better. I like using my camera to show the skier there images on lift rides or in the middle of a run.
*Having a competent coach/instructor/etc translate the images into a feeling/expaination/emotion usable by the skier immediately is most effective.
In golf, it is said that the player loses 50% of there feeling awareness within 7 seconds. I don't know exactly how this 50% in 7 sec is measured, but my experiences tells me that it is not that far off.
I ski with many who see the video, and can't see what I see, much less translate it into movement change. Those on this forum would probably have a better sense of how to integrate video into their skiing into new movements, than that of the general public (or your average lesson/clinic taker). Kudos to those who spend the time here building their understanding.
So in short... look for those coaches and instructors who use video frequently throughout the day.
I have been using my website for my students to review what I have already showed them throughout the day. And then can review it anytime they wish. i.e. Here is a sample lesson day
There are camps who have dedicated videographer in addition to the coach. And the video should be able to be seen immediately, not just at lunch or at the end of the day. I don't often have this luxury, except for private, semi-private lessons. However, I do try to fit this in on chairlift rides.
to your success,