01/11/2013 | by Oli Walker | 3 comments
When you film anything, you’re essentially choosing what your viewer will take away from the experience you’re having as you film. When it comes to filming individual tricks you mainly control this with your choice of angle and what you include in the frame. You want to think about what looks good, balancing the trick itself with the riders’ style (and stance, remember?) as wells as the lighting and what’s in the foreground/background.
Getting creative always works too. Check out the shot at around 2.07 in Jed Anderson’s part in Nike’s Never Not (above). The follow cam goes through the barrier but still catches the action. Genius and eye catching, it’s a great example of using environmental elements to your advantage. The whole of the Never Not movie is shot very thoughtfully. The angles are chosen along with the colour palette (more on that in the final edition of this series) to highlight the rider and feature – little else stands out.