profile video for new girl snowboarder

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fnkydesign
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hey all,

my latest offering to the community.

Shot in 2 hours edited in about 4-5 hope you like,

http://fnkydesign.com/fnkyblog/?p=12

She was great to work with maybe try n get some more work when she goes professional!

Ciao

JerryLE
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Nice, but the music didn't fit the edit IMO, it fitted the subject and the snowboarding culture but the edit (time between cuts) was to slow. Also was that a tripod in shot a couple of times? Please don't get me wrong, I like it and it certainly showcased the girl, but I do wonder if the probably audience will not think it sloooow for the reasons given? Anyway, well done. :)

fnkydesign
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yeh i know what you mean, but I only had 2 hours to shoot it and she bust herself up pretty hard and got a wee bit jittery, so i couldnt do the proper fast cutting stuff.

I usually have a lot more footage to work with and it did handicap it slightly.
What did you mean about the tripod shots?

Craig

DAVE M
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there's a tripod in shot in a couple of shots. Don't think it's yours - looks as if there's a stills camera on it

fnkydesign
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ahh right i get ya! yeh thats not mine but i watch a fair amount of skate vids and they arent too fussed about the tripods, lights etc in shot, it adds to the media frenzy aspect of it all.

JerryLE
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fnkydesign wrote:
yeh i know what you mean, but I only had 2 hours to shoot it and she bust herself up pretty hard and got a wee bit jittery, so i couldnt do the proper fast cutting stuff.

I usually have a lot more footage to work with and it did handicap it slightly.
What did you mean about the tripod shots?

Craig

At a couple of points, I noticed it first about halfway through (when she is moving right to left over a jump) there is what looks like a tripod in shot to the right of the picture. Now I know it might not have been a tripod but it does look like one...

treborsnave
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Joined: Sep 4 2007

looks pretty good man! Didn't have the audio to go with it sadly, but the moves were pretty well captured - backflips on dryslope is sick! The only thing I would add technique wise is practice with the fisheye, it should help with the shake, the fact I noticed means there's too much going on - I try not to move much when using it, and just stand with my body perpendicular to the direction of travel - and face 90deg as the boarder comes towards and turn 180 to follow through the shot. Erm, hope that makes sense..... ;-)

Mike Pulcinella
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Joined: Jan 30 2007

You guys do good work!

SimonMW
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Joined: Nov 16 2004

Hey, Fnkydesign, are you based in Worcestershire or Gloucestershire?

Nikki is a cool girl. I've done a few ATB videos with her. She's currently the womens downhill champion I think.

If I had one tip for the video, especially if it is quick to be made, is just to give it a bit of kick with an S-curve or Levels adjustment.

stoo
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I like it I think its good.
what could make it better is more locations. some of the cutting could be faster and get a fish eye. not to sure about snowboarding but skateboarding bmx and rollerblading all use century lens. there expensive but there there very good.

having said all that you only had a short time to film it in, I like it.