Haha, yeah I agree.
Edits are having a dwindling ability to impress.
It's true. You see a new edit on the front page every day. A lot of them are very very similar.
In an effort to prove my point, I just checked out the top video on the home page. "Kyle Coxworth Sponsor Tape." Here's the link:
Before even clicking it, I guessed it would be the most cookie cutter ski edit ever. And I was right. I'm not hating on the kid skiing, or the filming, or the editing. The skier killed it. All I'm saying is, I'll forget about that edit by tomorrow.
I agree with Mr. Bishop's comment in the comments section of that article:
"I think there is a seriously valid point here. I'm not sure if I totally agree with the way that it was presented, but there is validity.
Yes, I totally agree there are people pushing it - TC, Skifi, etc. There's lots of examples of groups injecting personality into their edits.
However, there is a massive wave of the "same ol' edit" that has been flooding the internet. More than anything else, the problem is the concept of the edit - which is just a short ski port clip - vs. the idea of an episode that develops a story more than just showcases tricks. "
And to sum this all up, I read your comment on that article"
"Wow, wasn't this an extremely poorly written article without any thought being put in. Seriously, use your fucking brain before you write something."
The article was actually decently written, and I guarantee the dude thought about it. Please, try to write an article proving whatever point you could possibly make. I would absolutely love to read it.