My video from the 2012 season in Japan (epic pow and big lines warning...)

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Mark102, Apr 23, 2012.

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    Mark102

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    JoeKing

    JoeKing Part of the Furniture Season Pass Holder

    Quality is fine. Thanks for posting
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty

    eeeppiccccc
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    luvthabumps

    luvthabumps Addicted Member

    ^ this <sigh>

    was just looking at our photos from Japan in 2010 and thinking I can't wait to go again. Beautiful culture, great snow, wonderful people, fabulous food and ONSENS - what's not to like [​IMG]
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    PiniPowPow

    PiniPowPow Dedicated Member

    Nice I rike! Brought it all back to me, pumped for it to start snowing again.
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    hipo

    hipo Active Member

    OOO wow- thanks for posting. just sooo inspirational for a wanna do caught in an worn wrapper!
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    Olgreg

    Olgreg Active Member

    Great snow, great skiing. Thanks Mark
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    M_G

    M_G Dedicated Member

    Niiice! Can't believe the season is pretty much over. [​IMG]
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    sly_karma

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture Season Pass Holder

    Nice edit Mark. Loss of style points for those flapping pole straps though!
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    main street

    main street Sun Peaks Resident Season Pass Holder

    Nice work Mark.

    Thanks for posting it !
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room Season Pass Holder

    Phhhhhhhhhhhhhhhark how was lachies faceplant
    epic

    so good bro

    that line miles took at goryu was sick
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    Telemark Phat

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    ratherb@thesnow

    ratherb@thesnow Active Member

    Great vid, what camera set up did you use to shoot it on? noticed that you had zoom in a few shoots
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    TJ

    TJ Dedicated Member

    Awesome stuff Mark.
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    Mark102

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    I mostly just used a very basic panasonic full HD video cam from a few years ago and a Canon 7D occasionally. The video cam sucks as it often spits the dummy when it's snowing/too cold so I miss some good footage. The 7D is soooooooooo much better but the lack of autofocus for a video amateur like me is a bit of a pitfall with that.
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    JoeKing

    JoeKing Part of the Furniture Season Pass Holder

    [​IMG]
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    Mark102

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    ^^^ And I forgot that. Haha. Don't use it much though...
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    Taipan

    Taipan Part of the Furniture Season Pass Holder

    Great work Mark. Its a lot of work to cut and edit and try and make interesting films. You inspire me to work harder
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    Wardy

    Wardy Active Member

    Great work mate!
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    fattwins

    fattwins Dedicated Member

    good work again thanks marc. IMHO please take the chest mount off it just shows nothing.
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    TotalyRottn

    TotalyRottn Active Member

    Amazing Video, Just makes me want to go back even more [​IMG]
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    Mark102

    Mark102 Addicted Member

    Cheers guys.

    ??? Errrr I stayed with you for the whole season and you know I stopped using the chest mount....
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    gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Holder

    Mark, great vid. you mixed it up nicely to keep it entertaining and watchworthy!
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    fattwins

    fattwins Dedicated Member

    Oops! I could say that you blended into all the other guests. Dude it is a really nice video as usual i have some ideas for next year though for a big project.
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    Mark102

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    Blended in? Thanks nick. [​IMG] I'm not sure whether I will make a video next season. That took soooooooooooo long to make!!!! Plus I'm always sacrificing potentially epic footage for my photos these days and I'm not really interested in making a movie with mediocre footage. Would also be nice not to have to be the one filming/shooting all the time. Sucks having to stop your runs half way down. Buy a video camera!!!
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room Season Pass Holder

    Oh cry me a river mr "I spend 90 days in japan skiing"
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Old And Crusty

    [​IMG]
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    Mark102

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    *72 days ;-)
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    JoeKing

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    [​IMG]
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    Snorkler

    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

    Mark's work makes me want to go to Japan. If I was organising another ski trip, I'd probably put Japan to the top of the list of places to go. Something exotic and good snow.
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    fattwins

    fattwins Dedicated Member

    Mark im thinking ridges dude ridges and a few cameras. Maybe bringing back some landmade type of footage. Be carefull in Africa
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    Ralph_implement

    Ralph_implement Dedicated Member

    It was a great movie! BC footage was epic!

    12 minutes is hard to keep peoples attention (unless they were there), you did it good!

    I always use a rule of thumb that if you stick with a scene too much longer than 10 seconds it has to be top shelf, you pretty much did that.

    Are you using Mac or PC? A Mac should take less time to make if you use iMovie (nothing you did there could not be done in iMovie).

    It sure does make it easier if everyone in the group has a vid cam, you miss bugger all skiing as you dont have to wait, the person in front shoots the person behind and vice versa.

    I wouldn't worry too much about HD etc, as long as the footage is acceptable for Vimeo (not that HD) you've done the job. A P&S with a reasonable vid mode is good enough.
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    Mark102

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    Yeah mate, I hate 12 minute videos usually... Haha. I made that for myself and my mates but it took so long that I didn't have time to make a shorter edit for the masses. Glad it's not too painful! Maybe another day I'll make a 'best of' vid.

    I have a Mac but new to it so just used premiere elements as I know how to use it (at a basic level). I did look at iMovie briefly though and it looked good. Used it for the for intro in the end and realized it was a pretty handy program (don't need anything too techie).

    See what happens next year.... Currently backpacking in Africa and pretty broke after 11 months of travel so might not even get a chance to go. Yeah yeah i hear ya, cry me a river... [​IMG]
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    Mark102

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    We'll see mate. Need at least 1 more video cam.

    You should see what I have done in africa since arriving.... Not being very careful! [​IMG] Let's just say booking the cheapest hostel on one of the worst streets in one of the most dangerous cities in Africa was not one of my better moves. At least they gave me a private escort whenever i left the hostel soi I didn't get robbed. I was the only one staying there and they wanted me to come back in a few weeks... Haha.
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    Annago

    Annago Active Member Season Pass Holder

    Really enjoyed your vid Mark.Think you managed to convey a real sense of place and narrative eg, creek crossing, fire shot and Lachie's faceplant.
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    malibu

    malibu Active Member

    Nice work Mark - great lines, great skiing and nice to see some relief from endless POV cam footage (I am guilty as charged in that regard)

    I am an iMovie convert and am still finding 'surprise and delight' features in it - like you said though - all movie editing takes so much time you sometimes wonder why you started
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    Tree Breaker Bob

    Tree Breaker Bob Active Member

    Loved it Mark, especially the end bit on the roadside

    Don't think I'll worry about going to see Warren Miller's new film now
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    malibu

    malibu Active Member

    Mark you should enter it into the upcoming Vimeo Film Festival - I think there's a trip to NYC in the offing.

    I'll never look at the roadside avi barriers in the same way again either.
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    parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old And Crusty Season Pass Holder

    Fun azzzz.
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    Rudy Garmish

    Rudy Garmish Dedicated Member

    Mark, that was simply awesome. I've never been to Japan but it's now even higher on my must do list, if that's possible. Rivals anything pushed out by the commercial film houses, that's for sure.
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    Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator

    Great work Mark!!!!! [​IMG]
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    Mark102

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    I think you guys are severely overstating the quality of this vid but cheers anyway! ;-) Man I wish I wasn't such a perfectionist... Haha