BAFS Part 6
Becoming A Freestyle Skier
Step 6: Drop An Edit
When choosing a soundtrack for your edit, there are two basic types of music to consider: Electronic, or electronically influenced music that seems slightly obscure because the height of its popularity came in the 80s or early 90s (e.g. The Cars); and electronic, or electronically influenced music that seems slightly obscure because its popularity thrives predominantly in communities primarily concerned with having obscure tastes (e.g. Ratatat, RJD2, and until recently The Postal Service). In the unlikely event that you do not like electronic music, you may also use hip hop. A growing number of freestyle skiers prefer to use hip hop not simply because it's the only acceptable alternative to electronic/semi-electronic music, but rather because their upbringings have specially equipped them to relate deeply to many of the ideas and themes commonly mentioned in that type of music.
Once you have chosen your song, you're practically ready to drop your edit. All you need to do is film with your crew until you have enough shots to fill up a significant portion of the song you've chosen. If you find yourself with only a small amount of footage when the time comes to edit, explain your situation with a title like, "Filmed in only five days," or "I lost my other hard drive." Your audience will be very impressed at how much you can accomplish in such a short time while marveling at how much more spectacular the contents of your other hard drive must have been. If you are younger than 18, you should put your age, as well as your name, in the title screen, as that will further amaze many potential viewers of your edit.
I have dropped an edit of my own below. Please feel free to use it as a rough guide for crafting your own edits in the future.