right on boys, i was hoping you'd chime in ( recognize a few of you through trolling threads) still waitin on eheath and maybe landis.
i actually used a glidecam 2000, although like anyone else i didn't wanna spend 45 minutes setting up perfectly, in fact i thought i did a pretty good job of calibrating it.... it was a 10 degrees that day so the snow was uber choppy and wet so stability was definitly hard at times (i do use a battery pack on my t2i + the tokina so the whole rig was pretty heavy... perhaps too heavy as that possible?
Also some shots/persuits were zoomed in to 16 by accident which could of amplified alot of the shakes. Turns out i wasn't locking my ML settings so every time i'd set my aperture real high it shot back down to 2.8 (causing the out of focus shots) at least i believe so. I was opening my app to 21-22 which in my head meant just more of the frame would be in focus, but i later realized this crushed the balls out of my blacks (had to lighten almost every shot because of it) just about the only cc i did....Could i have gotten away with shooting skiing just f8, cause i did sacrifice alot of light by going so high on my f stop.
i guess music look / style are subjective indeed. I agree that smooth clean edits have their place but since my buddy and i arn't that good of skiers nor did we have the best bag of tricks i figured fast cuts with ramp slow mo was the way to make average stuff look a bit more nice. but solid input none the less.
perhaps you can address the apperature issue i spoke about above to apf-films. Still working out a few tweaks with that and im not sure i fully grasp it.
thanks all, and keep em coming.