Filming

Ask ScooterDad: Should I add fails into my scooter edit? please explain

Submitter's Name: 
Hunter Roussin
Submitter's Location: 
Sudbury Ontario Canada
Answer: 

Personally, I'm a big fan of being unique and different. Just about every video has a falls section, so it seems really overdone and clicé to me to have a falls section. I would only incorporate falls into a video if the a fall is funny, significant, or if it shows progression toward landing a very difficult trick. For example, when my kid was learning flairs on resi at Woodward, we included several of his falls in fast-forward motion prior to landing the flair in his video. It showed progression and not giving up.

Generally speaking, get inspiration from videos that are not scooter videos. Look at skiing and snowboarding videos, motocross videos, anything other than scooter and skateboard videos for inspiration. The reason for that is everyone copies other scoot and skate videos. You want your videos to stand out, so do something different! :)

What NOT to Do in Scooter Videos

What NOT to Do in Scooter Videos

Stand out in the crowd by not copying everyone else. Be original. Be yourself. Follow your own creative ideas.

Lamborghini makes pretty amazing cars. But what makes them so cool is that they are different and unique compared to the cars that Ford, Chevy, Honda, and Toyota make. If every car manufacturer made cars that looked exactly like those made by Lamborghini, they wouldn't be rare, interesting, or cool. The same thing applies to scooter videos. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you have to do something different than everyone else is doing.

You can create a unique perspective through your videos by trying to be completely original, but that can sometimes be hard to do. Another way to help promote original ideas is to try to avoid cliché and common techniques that you see in many other scooter videos. That's not to say that these often-used techniques are bad ideas, but you might want to try avoiding them if you want your videos to be creative and unique.

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Creative Filming with Interesting Angles

Creative Filming with Interesting Angles

Use creative angles and filming techniques to stand out in the crowd.

Has your scooter kid been hounding you to make videos for him yet? If not, it's coming, so be prepared. Videos are a big part of the freestyle scooter culture and if your kid sticks with the sport, he's going to want to start making videos.

Until your scooter kid can throw double back flips with Dakota Schuetz and 1080s with Tyler Bonner, he's going to need a way to stand out in videos, so why not help him out with some creative filmmaking? This article and the accompanying video will outline some examples of how to use creative camera angles to make more interesting videos.

If you want to skip right to the video tutorial, you can find it at the bottom of this article.

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