This is a Repost, but meh for now.
Pretty soon there will be music reviews and stuff here...
I think I've gotten to the point where my standards for skate videos has
gone beyond the actual skating in the video. Case in point I recently
bought the NIMH team video, Charging by Adam Johnson, and the new Ground
Control video. Considering there was a lot of overlap with the actual
skaters, I started paying more attention to the shooting and editing. Of
the three, the Ground Control video was clearly the best.
My expectations for the NIMH team video were really high, considering
their team, but they were let down. There is simply no excuse for not
having multiple angles and shooting in HD these days. There was also a
lot of bad angles in this video too. What happens when you don't have
this is that edits end up being inconsistent video-quality wise. You
also don't get the full impact of what is being the done, and it hurts
the video overall. I think some of this might of have been intentional,
too make it intentionally look dirtier, but it didn't work. It just
looks like a video made like 10 years ago.
Charging was pretty good, AJ always seems to put together really good
tour videos. But this video just didn't have the same quality that the
GC video had. You could tell how hard everyone worked on that one. There
is a lot of love that you can literally feel in the vid. And I think
that's what stands out for me now. Its why I liked Fester so much,
there's a joy in it even when the editing/shooting didn't add up.