Saturday, April 5, 2014

On Air Talent???

Recently I was asked to do a series of Backcountry Cooking Videos, "how to" cook my recipes on a backpacking stove.

It has become learning experience and does not show signs of letting up. The biggest learning curve isn't the technical HD GoPro camera clicking the on button, it's the on air talent (me).
You cant fake this stuff. You either have it or you don't. I didn't so I was told to "be yourself". Well that doesn't work well (sarcasm). It helps to have your friends do the filming and the scenery is out of this world awesome so we have that going for us, which is nice.

The failures (bad clips) are costly, not having a way to view the clips and know if they work within the editing is frustrating. We have got some great advice and some not so great advise, everyone is very willing to offer up their ideas after the fact and that's ok, I asked their opinion. I just completed video number two and WOW, what a huge improvement in both talent and creativity and finished product. looks like I might be getting the hang of this... Wish me well!

Here is a little outtake for you...

Climb High and Eat Well Outdoors!