11th Apr 2012 @ 14:42
Written by Amy Sav
When I first started out riding, I rapidly took a liking to watching edits online. The first ever scooter video that I watched was Dakota Scheutz’s edit. It didn’t take long for me to imagine making edits as good as them. My mum was a photographer at the time which allowed me to borrow her kit to take several pictures and learn the basics about photography before I started filming.
Filming just feels natural now. Sometimes, I feel that maybe I need to spruce up my angles abit, just fiddling around with lens’ and custom settings. It’s important to find your own style of filming - to make it your own. The way you film will also depend on what song you choose. It’s important to find a song that fits as it has a big impact on the way the whole edit comes together. I generally try to chose my song before I go out and film as it allows me to know what sort of mood, style and emotion I need to work towards before I can go home and edit.
Being on the Skates.co.uk street team means a lot to me as I’ve been filming for two years now and this gives me the opportunity to grow and set newer and bigger goals. The exposure that they give me and my videos is just amazing (not to mention the new people and the new places that I get to visit), everything is just mental! It’s crazy to think that I’m riding and filming with riders that only 2 years ago I was watching on Youtube! It actually blows my mind!