JP/Pryde Team JP is named after Jason Polakow, the former World Champion wave surfing world champion and Jason has used Flymount successfully over the years to create some wonderfully dynamic windsurfing memories. This is a quote from his website:
“I have always been in love with the technical side of our sport. Improving the design of boards and sails has been a passion of mine since I started windsurfing over 25 years ago. Ive been so fortunate to have worked with some of the best sail and board designers in the world, which has ultimately got me to where I am today. My passion for competing has now switched to finding big wave sailing spots around the globe. The elements in nature have to align correctly to create the perfect day and that’s what motivates me each day, to find that perfect wave. They are so rare but once you have experienced that feeling of dropping into a remote wave in the middle of nowhere you can understand where my drive comes from. Equipment needs to be working perfectly and I choose to use sails that are free and light with the power curve situated low so I have more control. I think that confidence comes from understanding and trusting your equipment 100%, so you can push boundaries and break records.”
Here are some shots Jason did with Flymount:
Jason Polakow Flymount
Shooting great action video is important – what you show to others, what you look at to remind yourself of the peaks (and troughs) of your sessions – great memories brought home and shared. Try different positions for the camera, think of shooting on the shore, entering the water, meeting and talking to friends, other rigs or boats. Adding human touches makes a more rounded story. On the other hand, keep it short and tight – no-one wants 30 minutes of you batting along in one position. Script the video A video script is the skeleton upon which the movie is based. Without a structure the video is less appealing and coherent. Think of the script – write a little story about the moment or the time you were there and then add video shots to support the story. Making a few diary notes before or at the time (I know we don’t like to do that but you can simply do it in your head) allows you to create a more robust and fascinating video that will satisfy you more and give enjoyment to thousands.