Filming Snowboarding: Wide-angle Lens

We’ve just returned from a week’s boarding in Chamonix and we did a fair bit of filming while we were there. I really like filming my friends’ riding ‘cos it’s fun to watch back, and it helps you see what you’re doing wrong – leading to improvement.

Anyway, before the trip I bought myself a wide-angle lens from Jacobs in Newcastle. In the past I’ve found that filming on “follow-cam” yields good results and it helps to keep things moving on the hill (less sitting around and stuff). A friend told me that a wide-angle lens helps a lot with keeping the subject in the shot, so I thought I would try one out…

I would highly recommend to anyone who films their friends when boarding to get one – they are class! Basically, you get loads more in the picture so you don’t miss much action!

I’ll try to get some video on the web some time…

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