A Ski day, a how-to and, a little behind the scenes of my filmmaking process

My interest in filmmaking began with my son, Andreas. Around the time he turned 2, he started doing all these new things. With every new experience the excitement would show on his face. His mood and energy were contagious and I wanted to capture it. So, like many other parents out there, I bought a small action camera. I figured it was a good investment and we would use it to document Andreas and our family. I had no idea what I was doing but it was amazing to capture all these moments.

So now I had hours of footage, most of it was of me laying on the floor, coaxing Andreas to do something cool. I asked myself, how do I share those amazing moments without subjecting my family to the boring parts? That question lead to me editing my first video. It was short and simple. When I posted it, my family and friends loved it. So, I kept making videos, and they got better.

When I’m with Andreas now, he still amazes me. He’s not doing as many new things, but he is growing and getting better at the things he does. Every fall and failure is met with his determination to get up and try again. I took my camera along on a recent ski day. I wanted to document our day and produce a film that really captured his determination. So, here it is.

Sometimes people ask me, “how do you make those videos of your family?”. So, I put together a little behind the scenes of the ski day video. It’s part guide to the basic principles that I use, and a glimpse into how I actually film. Take a look.

Let me know what you think in the comments. If you’re interested in more content like this, tell me what you want to see!

Also, I’m available to create these videos for you! Go to my "Contact Us" page and shoot me a message. I would love to film and document your day or event!

- Alex


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