Well done, gentlemen…
I think this is a textbook example of what you can do to make an edit interesting with planned cuts, different camera angles and a clever way of shooting in general. You made me sit through the whole edit without feeling bored – which is evidence of solid filmmaking as I don't know any of you guys (and honestly didn't have time to watch but did so anyway).
The tight typography tastefully superimposed doesn't hurt either.
Good choice of music as well. It gives the whole edit a quite unique feel.
What I would have done different:
- as other have already mentioned; the slomo gets a little too much.
I'd never say 'get rid of it' as it's the style of the edit, but some shots feel a little stretched out because of it. I'd try to select some scenes and let them run on normal speed. It's not that they need to be short – you could use longer takes, as long as the tempo is different.
- I clearly understand that the blue-ish color adjustment is a choice of style. However, that also gets a little too much. This is not a biggie...
- there are a number of takes (especially skiers going off kickers) that feel very similar. It's probably because you are starting the scene quite early. I'd try cut into the action a little later so that there are less empty jumps.
Many of those scenes are 'saved' by the 2nd camera angle (one from the back going into the jump – another on the landing) but there are still a lot of shots from the back.
A little more variation – perhaps with some GoPro footage or shots from the side rather than from behind – would have helped as well.
I'd like to stress that I'm messing with details now. This is a very well produced little piece.
Well done. Looking forward to see more stuff from you guys in the future!
:: hkn ::
PS. There's only one thing with the music. It's a perhaps a little too smooth when you come to the two crashes. Do you have B-sound? If so, try to bring down the music back at those moments (don't mute it, though) and use more of the stuff that was caught by the camera.