Skateboarding videos might seem like an accidental incident that just occurs. If you think the same then think again, You might be wrong.
Skaters that make awesome videos first plan and then convert their plan into a cool output.
You are now about to know some useful tips for Shooting your next skateboarding videos.
1. Choose the right place
Choosing the right place means, A place where there is no distraction because you definitely don’t want to spoil your video. You might have noticed that in skateboard videos they shoot in a place where there is no one to disturb them at all.
The place that you choose is gonna be reflected in your video. So choose it wisely.
2. Avoid overusing the Zoom
Too much use of zoom is a very common problem. Don’t Zoom all the time, this can make your video amateurish.
If you want to zoom then take it closer slowly and zoom out slowly when done and don’t zoom again too quickly.
3. Frame the Rider
When the skateboarder is in the air or away then frame the whole rider instead of focusing only on the skateboard.
If you frame the whole body of the skater then you can crop and take your desired part when editing the video. But if you take only a part, you can’t add it by yourself.
4. Diversify your shots
Using variety in your shots makes your video more interesting. You can try different angles like Closeups, Longshot and Cutaway.
Skateboard videographers often use their environments to frame their shots. This technique adds depth and character to what might otherwise have been a standard, even boring, shot.
When you it comes to take more than one take always take it, and have shots from different angles.
5. Try Fish Eye Lense
Skateboarders love to shoot with Fish eye lenses because it make stairs look bigger and rails look longer. Other than these it also makes your video more impressive.
Because in fish eye effect it makes the tricks look more impressive. Ground also look quite impressive.
6. Take time in Editing
When you completed your videos make sure to edit it with a decent editing software.
- Organise your clips.
- Add effects
- Add music
- Don’t add too much effect
- Fix any visual defect.
- Try to tell or teach something with your video.
7. Be consistent
If you want to make a great skateboarding video but did’t make it yet then don’t worry. Keep practising and be consistent. Possibly you are gonna fall while taking retakes. Some Shots might take several retakes.
All you have to do is don’t give up and keep trying. Learn from your previous mistakes. Learn from others, Don’t copy them.
Start Shooting now
Mastering skateboarding can be a hard nut to crack but shooting and editing to make a high quality and awesome videos should not be. Just go out and find suitable place for your video. Once you start shooting keep in mind that not to zoom too often and Frame the rider correctly and also have variety in your shots. Try different lenses to add more active effects. Edit your videos like a pro and always be consistent and keep practising. Now you can start Shooting now.