Even though I was tired and ready to crash last night, I forced myself to go out and watch the snowboard pipe practice. It’s outrageous to watch these guys (and girls) soar down steep gradient, whip around, then smoothly land and set up for the next trick. I managed to capture a decent photo on my phone (haven’t uploaded the pics from the 60D).
Today was filled with funness (I just created a word, go with it). First, I sorted through GoPro clips of yesterday’s Sarah Burke tribute, Shaun White on the superpipe, and Justin Hoyer and Heath Frisby doing their snowmobile freestyle thanggg. Not only am I the first to see the raw footage, but I trim it down to the best clips. Wait wait wait,
they trust me to pick the best clips for the editing room? What a responsibility! It’s a good feeling when your opinion is trusted. Seeing those shots on commercials or videos online is pretty cool!
Later today I helped shoot the “Next at X” and “Navy” clips you see during commercials. I enjoy this task (yesterday I did too)! Sutch (the cameraman) and I exchange creative ideas and find ways to stay outside as long as possible. These shots are used as a marketing tool, everything is about marketing or PR with an event like this.
Also, I met some cool guys this evening. They showed me the technical side of things. The wiring in the picture is a small, small glimpse of how complex and intricate this operation is. Being here and seeing this setup firsthand has blown my mind. Amazing.