06/11/2013 | by Nina Zietman | 2 comments
Unfortunately, not every shot is a banger. Even if it’s the person filming who might have messed up – either by missing the take off or shooting from a bad angle – it happens. But think about it. You want to show the world the riders and your own skills at their best, so why show anything else? Like the last point, it’s best to be brutal. A two-minute edit full of solid riding is way more interesting to watch and much more likely to cause an impact than a six-minute one filled with average shots.
I apologise if this next bit sounds too harsh, but read until the end until you judge me! Everyone has a riding buddy who struggles to keep up with the pace. Of course he’ll want to be included in the filming side of things. Now his footage might not stack up against the rest of your crew, but you like him and want him to be involved. It’s actually kinder to him to be even more brutal with his footage than the others. Say he spends the week’s holiday 50/50ing everything in sight. It makes him and your edit look better if you pick the biggest/gnarliest one or two rather than including all twenty ride on boxes in resort. Ditto with any one trick done on a whole bunch of features, pick the best of the bunch and leave the rest.