Southern Idaho skiing

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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby Admin » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:15 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:As always: :popcorn:


No kidding. Missed it, didn't ya? :wink:
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby jamesdeluxe » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:28 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:Maybe I'm antiquated, but I really really don't want to spend 31 minutes of undivided attention to learn what I could read in 5 minutes of traditional FTO TR's. Maybe some people prefer the videos, and if you want to do both, great. But substituting lengthy video's for ski TR's (of which we have seen zero since Dec. 23), sorry that's a big net minus in my view.

That ^^ may seem like an insult, but if you turn your laptop 90 degrees and read it again, you'll see that he's actually complimenting your TR work!
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby Admin » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:37 pm

If so, that's about as sideways as compliments come.
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby socal » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:31 pm

I like video's and appreciate the insane amount of editing that must have gone into that one.

Some constructive criticism, the video is way way too long. I think something in the order of 1/3rd the length would have told the story better. I "watched" but really i just skipped around. I love the drone shots, but how many 20-30 second drone shots can someone watch in a video? I'm guessing, since I'm no film maker, that like writing, the hardest part is getting something to be as concise as possible. It's easy to shoot 1000 photos on a trip, it's hard to pare those 1000 down to 20 good ones.

Not bashing, and I'd like to watch more videos of yours (hey I actually subscribed) but given the content a 30 min video was way too much.
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby Admin » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:38 pm

I most certainly appreciate the feedback, and I'll readily admit that it's tough to weed out footage. Thank you. Most of my vids have been anywhere from 4-12 minutes each. I thought about splitting this one in 3, and perhaps I should have.
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby socal » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:47 pm

Admin wrote:I most certainly appreciate the feedback, and I'll readily admit that it's tough to weed out footage. Thank you. Most of my vids have been anywhere from 4-12 minutes each. I thought about splitting this one in 3, and perhaps I should have.


I'm sure it's a learning process but now watching a decent amount of YouTube, the best content is tightly edited with good story telling. For your channel i think that's especially true since it's not the VLOG type and more episodic.

I started taking photos sorta seriously about 3 years ago and I laugh sometimes looking back at my "keepers" from back then. I'm sure you'll do the same with your videos.
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Postby ShiftyRider » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:00 pm

Thanks for the report. The length is a plus cuz I will return to this video later after having already caught the highlights.

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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby Admin » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:33 pm

I definitely felt warmly welcomed throughout this trip.
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby jasoncapecod » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:43 am

I really liked the video report!!

as a previous poster said , a little shorter..always leave'm wanting more..
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby Admin » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:36 am

jasoncapecod wrote:I really liked the video report!!

as a previous poster said , a little shorter..always leave'm wanting more..


Thanks, Jason.
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby kingslug » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:50 am

I liked the video, especially the shot of the falls. Its a cool venture. Glenn Plake used to and I think still does visit little ski areas but does not make videos of it, just spreads the good will. Keep it up !!!
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby Admin » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:28 pm

Thanks slug!
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby snowave » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:19 am

Nice job, Marc. I'll chime in with a shortened version of the video, too... but this is coming from someone that posts 100 pictures from a weekend trip on FB.. :bow:

I have always looked at Pebble (and scratched my head with dumbfoundeness and intrigue at the same time) on my way to SLC when I lived in Teton Valley. Thanks for help creating a better picture of the place.
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby Admin » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:15 am

Thank you!
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Re: Southern Idaho skiing

Postby Tony Crocker » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:22 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:That ^^ may seem like an insult, but if you turn your laptop 90 degrees and read it again, you'll see that he's actually complimenting your TR work!

This point is correct. Admin's TR's from Alta were the go-to source for LCC conditions, updated at least once a week. And they are especially informative during the developing part of the season as terrain is first opened. That developing period has been rather drawn out in 2017-18 and it is both sad and annoying not to see them this year, as we did during the similarly slow starting 2011-12 season.
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