I gave myself a day to edit both SUN and SNOW, due to having an abundance of unused footage I had shot during the summer and winter of 2015. 'SUN' was straight forward and fun, 'SNOW' was hell.

I absolutely love GoPro's, they allow me to get shots that would otherwise put larger more expensive cameras at great risk or not get the shot at all. Their value for money is incredible and the set-and-forget-ability of them makes for capturing some great footage while skiing. However - during my last excursion to the Alps we had five gopros rolling and captured 133GB of footage across 600 files which is about 8 hours of footage. 

offloading footage

8 hours of footage on top of a wobbly head, or pointed too low looking at a pair of skis linking turns down the piste, with a few gems in between - this makes hell for trying to do anything with the footage. I put off making the 'SNOW' video for 9 months, it was only due to a lot of texts from other people on the trip and thought of pairing it with a summer video that I finally put something together. 

My advice to all, that I will be practicing myself next time I hit the slopes is LESS IS MORE. Have a GoPro with you, but make an event of using it - if something exciting is going to happen, send someone down first to film it from a different angle, clip it to your head if you must but once it's done - turn the camera off, and put it in your bag until the next thing happens. There are obviously exceptions, when you hit a particularly deep powder run, it can be fun re-experienceing it, but after skimming through all (some) of that footage and finding mediocre at best clips I can safely say there will be no more 40 minute long piste runs captured on any of my cameras (unless we make it down 'Perdu' as quickly as this guy)

EDIT: MARCH '16. I'm still unhappy with 'Snow' so have removed it to cleanse my thoughts.

Fresh faceshots this morning #snowboarding #valdisere #gopro

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