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Old December 12th, 2008, 12:40 PM   #1
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Cold Enough For Ya? -a snowboarding film

Dibs on this title! :)

Just kidding (not really)...

Since I'm not in prize contention, I'm going to discuss my film openly. I've always wanted to make a snowboarding film (since I've been doing it since about 1987). Just wondering if anyone else here has done any skiing/boarding videos, and if you have tips or suggestions.

I'm probably going to shoot the bulk of it on my HV20 with a small monopod stabilizer.
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Old December 12th, 2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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I have not done any snowboarding films. However, I just thought I'd mention that getting a skier/boarder POV shot to cut to once in a while would be interesting. They'd probably want something light like the ATC2K which is also shock/water-proof and inexpensive.

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Old December 12th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #3
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I tried doing some skier POV stuff last winter, but didn't actually have a helmet cam, just was holding on to my little palmcorder. Not the right answer. The footage made me seasick when I went back to watch it. However, I bought my nephew a helmet cam for Christmas (shh, don't tell). I wonder how long I have to let him play with it before I steal it.

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Old December 13th, 2008, 06:11 AM   #4
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Hey!

I did a snowkiting film for the UWOL challenge in April - you can see it here White Lines - Snowkiting on Vimeo

POV shots are great, not that I used many i this film but I have downhilled with a wired helmet cam before with some pretty good results ( TBH have played with the current SD card helmet cams and they are little more than toys at the cheaper end ) , I got the kind that does full PAL res and allows you to change the lens - i got a very wide angle one which vignettes a bit, but at the same time feels less shaky because of the wideness of lens. I utilised that quite a lot in this kiting movie for onboard and pov shots : http://www.treborsnave.com/video/secondlaw.wmv

If you're going down this route, don't only think of having the helmet cam facing out from the helmet, try mounting it facing down, on an arm perhaps or even on the edge of the board.

Hope that helps is some way!

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