Im considering investing in some entry level filming equipment, just to shoot on the hill and anything interesting that I see.
My brother (graphics design/webpage designer) wants me to send him footage so he can edit, and possibly sell.
We profit (somehow)
Here is a sample of his editing with a miniDV (pay attention to the edit, not the skiing):
Courtesy of Newschoolers.com
i won't lie because i think honesty can be helpful to you, but i found that to be over- edited a bit. but i see where you're coming from
you should be fine with an consumer-prosumer level HD minidv camcorder im sure
if you head over to media and arts on the forums tab youll find a great "what camera to buy" forum stickied (by horner i believe) and if you search around im sure youll find more threads of people looking for the same thing as you
to be honest the editing really isn't all the that impressive, people put out edits just like that everyday here on ns. Get to the level of filming and editing that people like Alex Horner, Will Start, or Trent Palmer are at then companies may start to hire you to help promote their products. But from the looks of it you have a long ways to go before you get there. I'm not saying you can't get there, it's just going to take a lot of work. Your best bet to make money off of filming is to look somewhere outside of skiing.
Hey this is his brother. That was my first ski edit, and It was also my first time using Sony Vegas, so i appreciate your suggestions. I plan on spending more time on this site and watching ski films to get a better feel of the ski film style :)
Yea to be honest, that filming and editing was pretty bad. I stopped about half way cause I couldn't bare it. It's going to be pretty far out there to make money off filming ski edits. A lot of these kids just film cause it's a passion of theirs.
It used a song from EDIAS.
the "on beat cuts" were no exactly on beat
no amount of editing could salvage some of the shake in those shots
color correction was non existent but sorely needed.
and so on......
Guys, filming and editing is alot of fun, I like it alot. However, don't get into making edits to try to get rich or make money, because that won't happen.
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