Shooting videos can be a great way to showcase your skateboarding skills. However, regardless of whether you’re looking to shoot videos to send to a company for sponsorship or to simply grow your YouTube channel, you need to know about a few basic things that will help you produce great videos.
So let’s cut to the chase and take a look at those things.
First things first¸ your skateboarding skills tend to be the most important factor when it comes to shooting great skateboarding videos. After all, even if the video is poorly edited, has no music or special effects, or is even shot from the wrong angles, the tricks will still be the same.
On the other hand, great video editing skills alone may be far from being enough, as if your tricks aren’t appealing, they may not really mean much.
That being said, if you aren’t capable of performing great tricks, you may want to work on that a bit before you try showcasing your skills through skateboarding videos.
Choosing the Right Tricks
As far as choosing the tricks for the video is concerned, perhaps your best bet would be to go for the ones you’re very comfortable performing. Similarly, it’s not recommended to go out of your way to perform tricks you aren’t very familiar with. You would instead want to shoot only those tricks that reflect your personality, style and true skills.
Another important thing to keep in mind is to include different tricks instead of just doing the same few tricks in different ways. Tricks that involve different obstacles may usually work great.
Also, in order to make sure that your videos don’t end up being similar to the traditional skate videos out there, you may want to apply some unique twists too.
The Fimlimng Tips
Simply letting a cameraman film while you’re performing your tricks may not always cut it. You would want the cameraman to know what exactly you’re looking for, including the angles you want them to You would also want the cameraman to as close to you as possible while you’re performing your tricks, as it usually leads to much better videos. Ideally, the cameraman should be riding a skateboard too, so that they can follow and film you more comfortably. Just make sure they are not getting too close, as it may make them feel a little worried about falling off from the skateboard, and may not let them focus properly.
If you’re performing one of your best tricks, you may want to film it from different angles, and go with the one that seems to be the best. Also, a good video camera may be very important, as videos shot using those poor smartphone cameras may not look professional by any means.
Similarly, investing in a quality lens may be a good idea too, as they may help enhance the overlook feel of the video quite a bit.