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What do you want to see in videos?

post #1 of 6
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Hi guys and girls!

This winter I'll be making a videoblog during the season that will be shown on exstreamtv. I'm going to live in Bad Gastein and mostly ride the ski amadé area but also other resorts in the alps and maybe USA/Canada and Japan.

 

What would you like to see? We have a plan about it but I thought that we also ask potential viewers about what they want to see.

 

So, take the chance and tell us what you would be interested in. Next years skis? Lifestyle? Skiing?

 

What do you think makes a good videoblog?

 

Cheers 

post #2 of 6

Maybe you had best not use me as a guide, but I like to see high speed narrow chutes, steeps, skiing.  Helmet cam that puts you on the skis for vicarious sense of skiing the line is good. 

 

What I don't like is a lot of scenery, getting ready, riding up the tram, etc.  Half the videos I see posted on youtube or the like are just wasting 2 to 3 minutes of my life so I can see the next 2 minutes of skiing.  I really don't care to watch someone putting on a helmet.

 

EDIT:  Big lines on open terrain is ok too, as is skiing through trees at speed.  Watching someone side slip and hop turn down a steep chute at 3 mph, even if it is a no-fall zone does nothing for me.

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Maybe you had best not use me as a guide, but I like to see high speed narrow chutes, steeps, skiing.  Helmet cam that puts you on the skis for vicarious sense of skiing the line is good. 

 

What I don't like is a lot of scenery, getting ready, riding up the tram, etc.  Half the videos I see posted on youtube or the like are just wasting 2 to 3 minutes of my life so I can see the next 2 minutes of skiing.  I really don't care to watch someone putting on a helmet.

 

EDIT:  Big lines on open terrain is ok too, as is skiing through trees at speed.  Watching someone side slip and hop turn down a steep chute at 3 mph, even if it is a no-fall zone does nothing for me.


Skiing wise, we ski what we like to ski, some days we straightline chutes, other days we jib around on cliffs. So it's not really the skiing I'm asking about (sorry that I was a bit unclear) but rather the content, of course there will be a lot of kick ass skiing smile.gif Helmetcams we have.

 

Here is one edit I made, a crashed camera took out a memory card with the best days of the season, but the videoblogg won't be like this. Just lots of clips of skiing and nothing else makes a bad blog imho, maybe someone else thinks differently, if so, tell me.

http://contour.com/stories/a-longer-short-edit-from-revelstoke

Thats my contribution to Freeride Video Awards ("En kort edit från Revelstoke v2.0" is it's name there http://www.freeride.se/videoawards/play.php will be up tomorrow, monday, you can vote if you think it's worthy wink.gif EDIT directlink http://www.freeride.se/videoawards/play.php?video=281 )

 

Here is a list of things that I whought of, what else is there you want to see? Or maybe don't want to see?

 

- Skiing is pretty given

- Stuff that makes you get to know the riders

- Roadtrips, visiting smaller, unknown, resorts

- Everyday life

- etc


Edited by Jarle - 10/25/10 at 12:36am
post #4 of 6

Tell a story. Make the viewer feel included in something... and use some new camera perspectives. Maybe find ways to have a camera follow close to the skier (remote control toy heli-cam???) Find some creative ways to show some flow.

 

I could live the rest of my life without ever seeing another 'little black dot descend a white curtain'. I really enjoy Nimbus Productions style, lots of in-close shots, keep the choppy editing to a minimum if you can, I would like to see longer sections of a run not just dropping of a pillow or cliff and then -cut- start up somewhere else. Ski a full line.

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Tell a story. Make the viewer feel included in something... and use some new camera perspectives. Maybe find ways to have a camera follow close to the skier (remote control toy heli-cam???) Find some creative ways to show some flow.

 

I could live the rest of my life without ever seeing another 'little black dot descend a white curtain'. I really enjoy Nimbus Productions style, lots of in-close shots, keep the choppy editing to a minimum if you can, I would like to see longer sections of a run not just dropping of a pillow or cliff and then -cut- start up somewhere else. Ski a full line.


For sure! Nimbus is my favourite movies, I always follow them during the winter. Something more documentary like they do is the plan.

I'd love to get some sort of heli-cam or something but we're on a pretty tight budget and even though I have some sponsors the other guys has none so we're basicly doing this out of our own pockets. Perhaps we will be able to put up some cable-cams or something.

 

Most shots will def be up close, just like you I like that way better smile.gif

 

The reason that the lines in the edit is so cut up is because there is a four minute timelimit in the competition so I just wanted to pack it with action. 

 

Thanks for the input, I will start thinking about fun followcam-mounts and stuff! Keep 'em coming smile.gif

post #6 of 6

Here is a friends cam mount idea:

 

 

?video/14638294" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/14638294">Unicorns _cke_saved_href="http://vimeo.com/14638294">Unicorns and Narwhals on Teton Pass...Vain Cam!</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/whiteford">Andrew Whiteford</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

 

The 'Free Radicals' had some interesting camera mounting ideas a few years ago (sort of above and to the side off of a backpack), it's cool to see anything different.

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