Posts tagged snowboard
So Its been while since my last post… I don’t know why but I seem to have very little spare time nowadays. I guess working a full time job really does take its toll on personal projects and keeping things updated. Any way at the beginning of April I went back out to the French Alps with some friends from Nottingham Trent Uni. Once again we had an awesome time. The snow wasn’t amazing with it being towards the end of the season, however the X-games were held there only a few weeks before so the parks were top level. We spent most the days shredding them up. I filmed quite a bit again.. standard, this time I didn’t edit all the footage to music etc so I just created a few little videos that consisted of the best bits, these went up on facebook.
I did get time to produce the following little edit. While on the slope I had the idea of the camera pole floating between people by getting someone to carry it from behind. We did a few trial runs and it actually ended up being quite difficult. The person being filmed had to remember not to get the person who handed the camera to them in shot. The person taking the camera around had to make sure their shadow wasn’t in the shot. We tried it a few times, The following edit has been chopped up a bit to make it go to the beat, also to cut out any bits where you could see the carrier.
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I spent the last weekend blasting through more Snowsports DVD. On the Sunday my friend Alex (who designed all the branding) came over to help with the editing and work on his intro animation. Over all I recon I’m over half way done. The total length of the main section so far is around 20 min. There is plenty of spare footage that will go in the extras. On average there’s around 1 hour of footage per day that needs to be cut down to around 3 min! It’s a long and some times boring task, however once a section is finished its pretty rewarding.
Last week I was up in the French Alp ski resort Val Thorens with 220 Nottingham Trent Students! It was my job to document the entire trip with photos and video. My contraption I built the previous week came in very handy! It was great being able to pass the camera around and allow people to get personal views of them skiing. Over all I got around 67Gb of data!
Last couple of weeks I’ve been rinsing the online stores and my bank account. I decided this year I would finally buy my own snowboard kit as renting it was starting to add up and didn’t really seem worth it. My friend Joe goes to Imperial College in London and is head of the snow committee.