Anyone else who films that always tries to avoid this and even goes back to get it fixed?
Obviously these two epic videos are what I'm talking about
Of course but actually that ones better filmed than the begin one in my opinion
ChrisWilmshurst wrote: I think John is a solid filmer and has a sharp eye. Always been a big fan of his work. Filming lines is hard, especially when you're filming a rider like Stevie who is throwing down some of the most ridiculous shit that probably took him a lot of tries to get right.
I feel you I guess its just a group thing I was always called out when I chopped off a head or coping or gap and the guys in front of the camera went back to do the trick again so I filmed it right
ChrisWilmshurst wrote: I'm honestly not overly bothered, if i can clearly see what is going down then I'm not too bothered. If you're filming two foot high ledges, you have to get seriously low to get everything in. so I'm not surprised a few clips had a head chop. As long as the video flows well and had a good feel I'd rewatch.
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I actually get what you're saying about the close on the bike it's self part and it being art, it's common in high production edits(days in a life/introducing 'x' person/etc.) but honestly I mean it's like if your filmed you know when it's intended or not and most all that really feels like it wasn't intended.
BMXism wrote: I'm not a filmer, much less a serious one, but I see what you're pointing out. But I didn't notice it until you brought it up. I think certain tricks/lines look better zoomed on the bike and some better with a wider perspective. Sometimes I'll come across a techy clip in an edit where I wish I could get a better view of the bike and everything that's going on in that moment. And vice versa.
In short, there's no proper way of doing anything when it comes to art. Filming an edit is an art form. A filmer is an artist; he can display his work in the way that best captures what he sees in his mind. Altogether, the style of riding, the music flow, clip length, angles... imo it fit pretty well in Begin's edit. Minor shit like cut off head/shoulder/ground etc doesn't really reduce from the total package.
You can't satisfy everyone. Cool that you're passionate enough to critique his work though. Keep doing what you love.
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Makes sense never heard of it though, just thought he was using a small fish with a step down adapter or something
zachkrejmas wrote: The cut-offs are caused by a smooth-cam filter that John uses quite a bit. It makes everything buttery smooth by zooming in a tad and digitally stabilizing the footage. I also use it at times, but not usually with fish as it can often result in cut off heads.