How to Edit Your Snowboarding Film – Our Top 10 Tips

Multiple Angles

Catching different angles of Tyler Charlton in Soedlen Park, Austria

Because you read the previous articles in this series, when you were filming your latest masterpiece you made sure to get as many different angles as possible. Now what to do with them? A great tip, rather than showing the whole trick twice and dragging out your edit, is to show the take off/first half of the feature, then cut to another shot showing the landing, with a little overlap in between. So stylish, and it has the added advantage of making it look like you had a multi-camera crew for your shoot rather like in Jamie Nicholls’ season edit from last winter.

It’s also best to mix up angles for different tricks on the same feature to keep things looking fresh. Be aware of what’s called the 180-degree rule though. Where the rider’s path creates a line, it’s best not to cross over it as in the first shot he or she might be going from left to right, but this will be reversed in the second angle. This can create a continuity error that jars your audience, but remember rules are meant to be broken.


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