Yeah, DL is pretty commonplace in ski videos, so if you're going to use his music, make it a song that hasn't been used in any/at least any "famous" edits. As for shots, the car shots at the beginning were overused a bit and didn't give us a sense of where you went. If you had gotten the tramp place name in that shot, maybe it could've been used almost as much as it was. The shots inside the car were good, but again, I saw them once, don't have to see them again, no matter how handsome they are or what expressions they're making (no homo). The titles were a bit long, but I really liked the pan you did from high up to show us the place. That was nice. I try to avoid big titles like that because they block the video, so I couldnt see the place as well as I could with a regular title. Tramp shots are tough to differ, because a tramp place is so bland and "fake." All you can really do is change angles.
What I like to do when I edit is showcase the mood of the session. If it was intense, use intense music (not like hardcore screamo, but darker, more serious rap and such). If it was a good time with the buddies, then happy music. I find that since basically all our sessions are happy (claim, I know) I like to make my edits quick with lots of jump cuts to a happy/quick beats. It makes them more fun to watch and keeps the viewer entertained.
Hope this helps man. It took me like 10 minutes to write...Ok well maybe not ten, but more like 6-7. Keep working at it dude, and btw, your footage looked really good. You might also want to do some shots without the fisheye...maybe you did, I'm not sure. Just some thoughts though. :)
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