With the widespread uptake of broadband and online video sites like Vimeo and YouTube, video is the present and the future of the internet. Video cameras and editing software are inexpensive and far easier to use than in the past.
At UKClimbing.com we feature video each week and now have our own video channel: soon there will be VIDEO in the top menu bar and we will have our own video gallery, similar to the photo gallery, where you will be able to upload video.
As well documenting your own adventures there are many commercial opportunities in the outdoor world for those with filming and editing skills. Video adverts are becoming become far more important, and more effective, than graphical adverts found in print and online. At UKC we are also looking at delivering video gear reviews and instructional videos, as well as top climbers performing.
Learn How To Film and Edit
If you interested in a new career or just want to produce decent videos of your adventures, you would be wise to get yourself up to speed and at this years Kendal Mountain Festival you can do just that if you enroll in this years Adventure Film Academy.
The Adventure Film Academy or AFA is now in its seventh year and starting Monday 16th November you can have the chance to learn from some of the top professionals in adventure film making who have worked on many BAFTA and EMMY winning films.....and it is cheap!
The Adventure Film Academy modules include:
Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th November
AFA Standard – Parts 1 & 2
A self-contained 2 day programme that will introduce the fundamental skills of camerawork, sound recording and editing.
Fee: £80.00 a day or £120.00 for 2 days
Wednesday 18th November
AFA Standard – Masterclass
A chance to develop your skills further with the option to learn more about either camerawork or editing
Wednesday 18th (Evening) – Friday 20th November
48 hr Film Marathon
An exciting opportunity to put the skills you learnt into practice and make your own 2 minute film to compete in Kendal Mountain Festival's prestigious 48hr Film Marathon Award.
Full details at: Kendal Mountain Festival: Adventure Film Academy
Learn to make videos like these:
Dave Gill of Steep Media made this Petzl Advert Video.
Black Diamond Equipment have one of the most extensive video libraries online featuring despatches from their athletes, instructional videos and like this one, plenty of Product videos.
Cedar Wright has a carved a niche for himself making videos for The North Face: this one features James Pearson and Alex Honnold deep water soloing in Mallorca.