How To Film And Edit Your Own Movie | Blake’s Mountain Biking Edit

How To Film And Edit Your Own Movie | Blake’s Mountain Biking Edit


– Right, dudes, do you
want to see something that I’ve created, edited,
and filmed all on my own? Take a look at this. (upbeat music) Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, wait, wait wait. I can’t give it all away. First things first, I’m
going to show you how to edit and create that edit. What camera do you need to use? Do I need the most expensive one? No. Do I need to have loads of stuff? No, not really. All you need to have is just this. There you go. This is the basics you need. I’m not saying you need three cameras, I’m giving you examples. If you have a mobile phone,
this is the best thing you can capture movie with because
everyone has one of these in their back pocket and the
camera quality is amazing. So, and if you don’t want
to use your mobile phone and you’ve got a GoPro,
this is pretty good because it’s super durable. You can throw them around,
the wide angle to get those nice, big, wide shots. Camera, this is also a good one because these are pretty good. You can go up to like,
4K in these little guys. But this one here is
1080p and it’s a great way of capturing good quality video. This next one is definitely a must. This is the tripod. This one’s pretty cool
because you can wrap its little legs around a tree. Because it’s such a small
one you can find a tree and just stick it to the
tree and capture a high shot. Power bank. You’re never gonna have enough
power in your mobile phone, or your GoPro, or your
camera to last you a whole day of riding and filming because.. Whilst that is charging,
like I said, you can never have enough battery power. This is going to give you
the ability to prolong your filming out there on the trails. (upbeat music) Right, you want to make that
edit really interesting, so you need a rad storyline. It doesn’t have to be super complicated. It could be just a story of
you going to your local trail and shredding your trail. For me, I’ve got a rad,
rad way of introducing my little video. Let me put my helmet on and I’ll be back out there in a bit, alright? Where you gone? Wait, where is he? Bike! Filming yourself takes
ages because you’ve got to think about where you
want to put your camera. Like, I got three rollers
here but I want to double one and then try and manual into the other. It takes time but it’s all worth it. I set this up. Hopefully, I’ll get
the whole thing in one. (gentle music) (tyres spinning) Right, framing is key
when filming on your own because you don’t really want
to have the rider constantly in the middle of frame
because it’s kind of boring. You want to show them a story. Like, for instance, on this
berm right here, the berm is on the top left of the
screen and then it goes through and then the exit of
the whole trail is out on the right of frame
if you’re looking at it. It’s called rule of thirds. Photographers use it
because it’s pretty cool. All this running around takes
ages but it is worth it. Stick to it. I’m using one camera, I’m
gonna scrub this jump. Alright, so far it’s taken
one, two, three, four movements of the camera
to capture one obstacle. I might shoot this twice
because this dirt.. (gentle music) For our little pro tip here:
Don’t film in the dark. If you can help it,
don’t film in the dark. So move out into the open. I’ve got a place right here. There you go. I’m going to jump that into manual all the way to the next jump. And I’m going to get a good, crisp image because it’s lighter out here. (gentle music) I’m going to make a funky
head mount to capture some rad angles. Spice up the edit a little
bit, that’s what it needs. Oh, that was a good cup of tea. Chez Nan, she makes the best tea. Right, I’ve got four
tips on how to make you bang your head in. Number one, I’m going to start off with: Be super brutal with your footage. You don’t want to have a minute POV ’cause that’s pretty boring
and they got to chop it up, stick little bits in there. It makes it way more better
and more interesting. Number two, storyline. Make sure you’ve got a
good storyline or theme. It makes the whole thing a
little bit more interesting instead of right, you’re
there, you’re there, you’re there, you’re there. Make it flowy through the whole edit. Bike! Right, number three, is audio. Make sure the sound of
the edit sounds great. You don’t want to have soft noises. If you’re having a raw
edit you want to hear the bike noises. You want to hear the dust, the dirt, the wheels on the ground. But if you have music you don’t want to have it too loud and
peaking over everything. And if you’re talking make sure you can hear yourself chatting. Number four, is feedback. If you’ve uploaded your
edit to YouTube or Facebook, comments will come flooding in. Use that as positivity
because it’s going to help you further your editing
skills for the next edit. But yet I’ve got like, one
more thing to do to my edit. Done. Take a look at my edit. Ah, dude, I can’t wait to ride. Ahh! You excited? Yeah, I know, I know I’m excited as well. Let me put my helmet
on and I’ll be back out there in a bit, alright? Where you gone? Wait, wait. Where’s he gone? Where is he? Bike! Bike! Where’s my bike? (tyres spinning) Ha ha ha, there you are. Come here! (energetic music) (light skidding) (energetic music) Yeah! Well, what did you think? Pretty rad, huh? But, yes, you, if you’re going to give me a negative comment, I’m going
to use that as positivity and I’m going to create
something else for you guys later on. But if you want to know how
to use your mobile phone to film with, click just down here. And if you want to get a
little bit more free ride in your riding to help spice up your edit, click just down here. That might help you. Don’t forget click this
rad, little globe right here and you won’t miss another
video just like this one. And if you want to see more of this, let me know in the comments down below. And don’t forget to give
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