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What do you like to see in videos?
« on: December 13, 2010, 08:58:50 PM »
I could not find anything on this topic so I apologize if something is floating around out there. I checked the first 3 pages as well. If anything I can remove it if this has been created before.

But I am curious what you guys find the most interesting in videos? Their is no right or wrong answer here - I am just looking for your opinion. Do you like videos with a deep message, prefer videos with more training, or simply like showreels with flashy editing and fast-paced music? Of course, it is not limited to just those three choices but that can just give you an idea.

For me: I like watching/making videos that have meaning to them combined with some training. I don't really enjoy making 'showreels' too much but do so occasionally. For the most part, I like watching videos with calm/relaxing music and a deeper meaning and story behind them.

What about yourself?
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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 09:06:38 PM »
I also prefer videos with calm music which is what I sort of base my videos around. To be honest, the type of video doesn't matter to me as long as the movements are controlled. I like seeing that the person took time and effort to get the move right.
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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 09:40:29 PM »
 There are several diffrent types of parkour and freerunning videos i like to watch. I enjoy seeing good flow between obstacles along with good control of movements. I like to see videos with little - few flips and when they are used i like to see it incorporated in motion, i just like seeing random pointless flips, unless its a training progression video. Also not much of a problem per-say im just getting a little tired of seeing all in gym samplers or parkour vids that are all in a gym doing all gymnastic moves. I also like to see the traceuers that are having fun and are comfortable with themeslves. Music wise i enjoy watching vids with a nice beat and instrumental. Or no music at all is nice too.

So i kind of like a mix or style of videos, but pure flash show off flips in the gym that has pointless motion arent in my top favorite. :\
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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 07:58:29 AM »
I'm not big on videos in general, really...

However, I usually enjoy the videos that focus more on the flow. Show an uncut video of someone moving over/under/around multiple obstacles without stopping. I hate when a video is nothing more than 30 different techniques all done one at a time at 30 different locations.

I usually fast-forward through gym and workout scenes.

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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 08:13:20 AM »
I personally think there is nothing like a rural training video with lots of flow and creativity. It just inspires me.
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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 12:05:52 PM »
Good editing. I like to watch vids that seem to have a story to them even if it's just running from one place to another, if you have the feeling that there is a destination to be achieved, it's far better than just random tricking

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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 01:22:57 PM »
I like the fun, happy videos that a lot of the Europeans have.  For instance, Teghead and Chrisillabaca's videos are great.
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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 03:31:54 PM »
Tight pants, and a nice body.

..Anywho, nice flow between movements, good balance with tricking and actual movements in Parkour.

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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010, 03:58:12 PM »
I like to see me in videos! ;D
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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2010, 04:09:33 PM »
Tight pants, and a nice body.
Dear me, wear tight pants in my next video. :)

I like to see me in videos! ;D
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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2010, 04:30:35 PM »
Dear me, wear tight pants in my next video. :)

Thank you, and I hope to get a mention somewhere. :D

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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2010, 07:31:21 PM »
Kitties and lemurs!


...oh, you meant in parkour videos
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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2010, 07:33:42 PM »
Something out of the ordinary.

...since it's winter time, that means training in little/no clothing. Beast time.

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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2010, 07:47:13 PM »
Something out of the ordinary.

...since it's winter time, that means training in little/no clothing. Beast time.
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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2010, 10:01:38 PM »
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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2010, 03:43:12 AM »
Originality just about sums it up for me. I like to see a person (or group of people) really trying to pioneer a new idea within parkour. They make me want to go out and explore the new ideas they've shared or put my own spin on them. I'm too much of a purist to really enjoy show reels or anything that comes from most of the "big names" in the free-running scene. I can hardly bare to watch another video full of enormous arm jumps, strides, cat passes and flashy tricks with larger-than-life editing (take Storm Freerun's Volume 1 as an example *yawn*). Just keep it simple, make it flow and only release the video if it has something to offer. That's my taste.

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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2010, 05:23:26 AM »
One thing I don't like is loud music.
I like the more artistic side of things, like Choose Not to Fall, and I also saw a similar one of people training in the rain. But yeah, no screamo or techno. My favorite is when you see people respecting their environment. My least favorite is when you see a bunch of immature assholes showing off; it makes me angry.  [WTF]

There's also a f#ckton of videos of people just backflipping off of stuff.
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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2010, 01:33:17 PM »
Lots of back flips at a children's park.
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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2010, 01:50:12 PM »
Lots of back flips at a children's park.
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Re: What do you like to see in videos?
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2010, 06:07:42 PM »
I like to see a lot of movements strung together in a very smooth fashion. Being able to do a technique is one thing, but being able to seamlessly work it into a run is just breathtaking.
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