The World Opens Up
I just finished editing a video featuring Snowbasin local skier Jim Forster in a video we shot this month at Snowbasin Resort. It was a great excuse to hike the upper ridges and chutes to get some shots that hopefully reflect the nature of this wonderful ski area. Everything was shot using a Canon DSLR, a Panasonic HD camera, and a GoPro Hero 3+. Initially I wasn't sure if I'd use the GoPro a lot, but now I use it daily to take pictures, such as the above picture I used as the placard for the video. With the wide FOV it's certainly easier to catch the majesty of the locations. I also love the rapid shooting mode to capture jumps and the time lapse to capture hi quality photos of different phases of a ski run. All in all, it has ended up being a very useful tool to have in my backpack.
(April 2014 update: This video has made has made it to the final eight in our region in the Warren Miller Hometown Hill competition. The winning film will be shown at the Warren Miller screenings this fall.)