eheathIs that even a thing anymore with instagram? Everyone is leaking clips and posting promos, y'all treating this like it's 2005, maybe my viewpoint is skewed because I break down real ski shot by shot but in the end it's a 90 sec edit not a 5 min segment, there has to be a difference no? Im not necessarily agreeing with what espn is doing but are you really surprised? Again not to justify it but it's not like you're leaking movie clips it's real ski, if watching one clip of an athlete's real ski ruins it for you then you probably haven't had a video not ruined in years.
Maybe more people should revaluate and try to adapt more of a mindset that was in place in 2005, that you are referring to.
Obviously ESPN make sure that they are able to use the footage however they feel like in regards to marketing/tv-show/etc. But it's still people involved/rooted in ski film making that are doing the production. And I hope and believe that they know the importance of how a video and feeling are recieved for the first time. I can read out in your replies that we consume and produce media way differently. Even in a trick highlight-reel such as a realski-video, a lot goes into how every
single clip is presented and experienced for the first time. In which order they appear to build wow-factor, in correlation with the feeling of the music, what setting/feeling you are drawn into in the begginging/end of an edit etc.
Of course it's a big distraction in how you experience a video, if your mind all of a sudden know exactly what are going to happen. If you watch a regular movie, where in the same way they have put in a lot of work to build tension/hope/sadness,
all it takes is for you to have seen one single key scene of it before, so that your mind know what is going to happen, for you to snap out of that feeling; That they put a lot of work into portraying and have you feel. Maybe a stretch in regard of this topic, but in the end what it boils down to, as someone said, is respect to the craft.
Though it could be seen as a trick-reel, the filmers HAVE put a lot of thinking and work into how the content is presented and recieved for the first time.
For the marketing of the competition, they also recieve A LOT of tries/crashes/and behind the scenes of the whole production.
Perfectly intended for this exact use. So even though they on paper are free to spoil the full actual shots, the decision to take away from the complete edits first viewing doesnt make sense at all.
It's a teaser to build interest to watch the full edits, so it probably makes an even better job if the shots actually arent shown in full.
A bit frustrated that it's something that are seen as overreaction and overly dramatic, when I can fully relate to the feeling of the ones affected, since it's a mindset I also have myself and definetly wish more people shared. Especially going forward in this media climate.