Ideas For A Video

Hey guys, I’m new to the forum but loving it already :slight_smile:

I’m 14 and I’ve been riding a unicycle for about a year now. I have my dads old 24" Nimbuss II, but with an upgraded hub and wheel as he completely buckled the old one jumping. I also have a small no-name 20" which actually works a treat. I can’t do many tricks at all as what I’ve previously been doing is long distance riding. I am trying to get into the street/freestyle area of unicycling as so far I’ve found it more enjoyable and it would be great to be able to do some tricks. So far I can bunny hop and do a 180.

What I’m really getting at here is that I wanna make a video very soon to be able to show my mates and family, what do you suggest I do to make the video more interesting and get the best response possible for what I can do on the unicycle so far? How long should the video be? Which unicycle do you recommend for trying to do tricks? These sorts of things.

Also, what tricks do you recommend I try and learn next?

Thanks for your help :smiley:

Practice really hard for a long time :smiley:

I’m not an expert, but here are some things that I think make for better videos:

  • Try to get clean shots of all your tricks. They really do look better if you can roll away under control, and you don’t have to do a lot of extra hopping for balance. The extra effort is worth it.

  • Pay attention to the lighting. I always notice bad lighting in videos. Film on a sunny day or at least position the camera so that you aren’t hidden in shadows the whole time.

  • Make your intro and outro proportional to the rest of the video. I’ve seen 2 minute videos with 1 minute of intro followed by 30 seconds of riding and then 30 seconds of credits. That’s silly.

These are the most important ones for me. Watch lots of unicycle videos and pay attention to how they’re made - where the camera is, how the lighting is, how one trick flows into the next. You’ll figure things out from seeing what works and what doesn’t.

Long enough to show your best stuff without repeating yourself too much.

Cheers for the great reply, will take this into consideration when I start the filming hopefully this weekend :slight_smile: