As a senior in high school, this is one of the last times my friends and I will all be together at our home mountain, skiing for an entire season. Since 8th grade, I've been filming them, and have gotten to the point where I can now whip out a decent edit in a short amount of time if I have a good amount of footage.
Now, I know that we are nowhere near great in terms of tricks/style, but I've always filmed whatever took place and turned it into at least one edit a season. Since then, my friends have generally had a very good attitude about filming, except for a few minor frustrations that deal with time consumption.I used to be big into wanting sponsorships, however have since departed from that idea, and simply do it because it combines two passions of mine (skiing and filming/editing). Currently, however, my friend group is torn.
One of my friends stated that he likes filming, saying that it provides a view of progression over each year, and showcases the amount of fun we have while doing it. My other friend, however, sees the only purpose of making an edit to be gaining sponsorships. He says that, if there isn't a drive to get a sponsorship, filming and making edits are pointless projects.
While there is some truth in the motivation part, I personally believe that edits don't need to be specifically aimed towards a minor company perk. The way I see it, I have always liked (and will always like) showing people, in a creative way, how much fun my friends and I have while skiing.