I dont know if it is because i have become numb and desensitized, or if having blown my knee out last season has made me less passionate when it comes to skiing the park, but i just don't find that much inspiration from the edits that i see floating around on newschoolers. 4 years ago, back when filming tech was shit you had to be a really good skier, and have an amazing editor for you edit to stand out. This usually meant you were either super dedicated to skiing and put your entire season into a banger 4 min edit, or you were pro and had a crew that followed you around all the time.
I feel like with the advent of the Gopro and the advancement of video tech things have gotten to the point where we are shocked and awed every day, and don't get me wrong the skiing in all of todays edits is next level, but for me it makes it harder and harder to find the inspirational edits that stick with you and you watch over and over again.
I remember back in the day (2008ish) you would have to wait to for fall and actually go to a local theater to see the years best flicks, and then the only thing that would cary you through the season would be edits like Pheel Good, and and that wonderful bliss in spring time that was JOSS, God how i miss JOSS. I still watch those edits all the time, they brought humor into skiing. Colby and I'm a pro is unforgettable, Team USA and Team canada truly great.... they carried on a tradition of comedy and bad ass skiing that has come down from before the time of Hot Dog. I think the Futureschoolers are taking themselves a bit to seriously.
so to all the Futureschoolers that don't take yourselves to seriously, and i know your out there, how bout some super styli edits with some awesome hilarity involved so that i can keep my motivation up for future seasons. the only problem i foresee is the one that lolo hints at in his message; a industry that has become to serious and competition oriented that they wont give you the money gear and support that you need in order to make things like this happen.
Huge props to companies like FDwear for keeping some comedy and laughter in the industry, and even more props to companies like 4FRNT for putting out team movies like DANG! and to companies like Saga, Line, Moment, Surface, Bluehouse, and so many others out there for supporting the little guys that are just fun as hell to watch, and don't give a damn about taking anything seriously