Q-What Kind of Camera do you use ?
A-On hill is use a SONY HC9 with a Century Optics Digital Series Ultra Fish eye MKII. and a hd gopro , which i shoot on setting r3
Off hill I have a Canon 7d with a 18-135mm 3.5-5.6 lens, and a 50mm 1.8 lens .
Q-Do you have some sort of rig to hold the camera steady when you ride ?
A- No , I just hold the camera in my hand.
Q- who are your sponsors ?
A- CAPiTA Snowboards , Bond Snowboard Clothing , Union Bindings , Drop Gloves/Goggles , Airblaster underwear , Bern Helmets , The Source, and Deeluxe Boots.
Q- What song is that in the video ?
A- Song Title , Artist and web url are all listed in the video at the start and end of the song .
Q- Why don’t you use 50 cent , akon , or lady ga ga?
A- Legal reasons, This season I’m only using songs from artists that give me permission to do so. If i had a few extra thousand dollars layin around I would love to use some hip hop tracks and popular music… but I don’t have extra money.
Q- Will you send me that mp3?
A- No, sorry , you can contact the band to find out where you can buy their music , videos are linked to the bands site .
Q- What program do you use to edit your movies, filters
A- Final Cut Pro Studio , sometimes i use 3 way color control or just the filters in the magic bullet program run in final cut .. a few of the new videos have a 8mm style to them , thats a filming tech that i just stumbled upon , and then i run the film at 120%
Q- Will you sponsor me ?
A- join us anytime , were all sponsored by the realms
Q- How Do I get Sponsored ?
A- This is by far the most common question I get asked . Getting sponsored is different for everyone .
But one thing doesn’t change , You need to be good . How do you tell if you are good ? do some contests, No contests in your area ? find some that are close .. I knew kids that would drive 10 hours to do contests when I was younger .. When you find them and do them are you in the finals ? are you winning ? if you’re not , chances are you still need to work on things. If you keep winning or doing well eventually you’ll meet all the other “cool good kids” . these good kids are usually your first “in” to finding a shop sponsor. Shop sponsors is almost always your first step . From there they can help you with getting on a flow or pro form program with one of the product lines they carry. Once you’re on one of those programs , film film film , make videos , post them to your facebook , show them to the shop , send them to your Rep that hooks you up with the flow .. Word of mouth is your best friend , if you stoke out a ton of people , pretty soon things will happen for you ..
when you make a video , really watch it , compare yourself to other “sponsor me” tapes. make your sponsor me tape the best you possibly can .. Remember there is no need to rush this process , most kids asking me this are 15 , you have time . Practice , go snowboarding and have fun ..
This video has some tips .. check it out