01/11/2013 | by Oli Walker | 3 comments
This may seem way too obvious but I’d actually count it as good advice: snowboarding is cold. There you go, I put myself out there. But in relation to filming, there are a few extra precautions you should take. Snowboard jackets are designed to be ridden in. They keep you warm on the chairlift and channel heat out while you’re moving and sweating. This is all well and good until you’re standing around for hours waiting for your buddy to finally land his trick. It’s worth packing an extra layer just in case, plus it gives your kit added protection on the ride down. Ditto gloves, glove liners, mittens and hand warmers. You can always take them off for the shot itself, but for the most part you’ll still wish you’d brought more while you’re shoving your fingers into your pockets.
Another thing – hand warmers are great for is keeping your kit warm too. If you want to capture some ‘epic’ time lapses in the morning or evening, you can often find your lenses misting up with the changing temperature, completely ruining your hours of sitting around doing nothing. Simply dot a few of them around the body of the lens and wrap in place with some bubble wrap, easy! (Thanks Country File…)