Tips On Recording Longboarding Video
When you tell someone you longboard, do you ever get blank stares? While longboarding is growing huge and the scene is expanding like crazy, there are still those people who have no idea what it is. A longboarding video is a great way to show people what you, and longboarding, are all about.
Obviously, to create your first video, you will need a camera and a longboard: these are the bare essentials. Your camera doesn’t have to be a $5000 dslr, you can buy a point and shoot camcorder that will take HD video for around $100 these days, but most people already have one. If you have access to someone who would willingly film you, take advantage of this valuable resource. However, often times you will have to do it on your own. In these situations, a tripod is infinitely useful. Tripods can be bought for $30 just about anywhere, and will add a professional touch because of the added stability. To make your video more eye catching, you may want to add motion to your video with pan effects in your editor, especially if you are using a tri-pod. You should also have some means of editing your video on a computer. For PC users, Movie Maker will suffice for your first video, and mac users: iMovie. Both programs are usually free and come with your computer.
Before heading out to film, make sure you have plenty of memory and battery to get you through a session of filming. There is no worse feeling than getting to your favorite spot half an hour away and realizing you forgot your SD card or your battery is dead.
Your video can be whatever you want it to be. If you want to show off your best skating and best tricks, it will take a while to film, but it will showcase your skill. You may just wish to make a video that is fun to watch and features you and your friends having fun. Your video should be like art, there is no right or wrong way to make it. Have fun, experiment, be original, and make something you will be proud of.