January 23, 2015
This is Blake Bailor and I'm not here to tell you how to film a video or what tricks you should throw down for your next video, in order to get the most possible views. I decided to write this article to demonstrate the importance of being true to yourself with your work! Scooter riding is all about expressing yourself and having fun, so when filming for a video, it is critical that you are doing it all for the right reasons. It is so easy to get caught up in all of the latest hype along the way!
Now a days, it is becoming more and more common for kids to just spew out a constant flow of YouTube videos, in order to either please their sponsors or attempt to get sponsored. They may also use music they dont even necessarily like, but since it is popular within the scooter community, they put it in their videos. Taking your time with your videos and putting a lot of hard work and thought into every aspect of them is what ultimately creates a beautiful piece of work. What I enjoy seeing most, is a rider who releases a video that reflects who they are as a person!
The most significant piece to the puzzle for a video is the riding itself. It is always rad to see creativity and originality in someone's riding. It can be a reflection of that individual's personality and the best part about originality is that it comes in so many more forms that just one. You can express yourself in a million different ways, both on and off the scooter. Showcasing your abilities is always something to strive for, but in my opinion, showcasing who you are as a person is much more important. Just some food for thought for the next time you and your buddies go out filming with the camera. Hopefully, you got something out of this. I'll end it with a quote from the one and only Picasso, who once said "Good artists copy, Great artists Steal".
Written By: Blake Bailor