When you start learning how to Parkour, it is natural to want to start making videos, typically of stuff that you are not ready to do yet. Many beginners feel that in order to make entertaining videos, they need to be doing crazy tricks. This is not true.
Warning – Before you you begin making any Parkour Videos, I suggest that you take the time to perfect the Roll Landing. This is going to not only help protect you while you practice, but it looks great in videos.
Making a quality Parkour video
Tip #1 – When it comes to tricks, variety if the spice of life. Even as a beginner, there is a large number of tricks that you can learn. Using basic vaults, such as the Kong and speed vault, you can start making videos. Other simple moves that will help spice up your Parkour videos are the reverse vault, 1 handed reverse, dash vault, and shoulder vault. None of these moves are very difficult to learn, and by mixing them up, you can start making entertaining videos in no time.
Tips #2 – When it comes to angles, again, variety is the key. If you are shooting all of your moves from 1 spot, of from 1 angle, the video is going to get boring very quickly. By shooting from the front, back, sides, above and below, you can take 1 simple move and make it look 10 times better.
Mixing a variety of moves with a variety of angles will take what may have been very simple, and very short Parkour videos, and turn them into longer, more entertaining videos.
Tips #3 – Use a quality camera. While it would be nice if the $20 digital camcorders that you can buy at the grocery store worked, they are going to take very pour quality videos. You do not need to spend a lot of money to get something that will really make great quality videos. If you are going to put in the time to learn the Parkour moves, and then make the video, you at least want it to come out looking good.
Extra Tip – When you start learning how to put multiple moves together, your Parkour Videos will improve dramatically. There are some very simply combinations that you can put together, and they will do great things for your videos.
One of the best combos to learn is the Kong to Roll Landing. You can learn it, along with many other Parkour tricks. When you are ready to start filming, the best camera that I have found is the Flip cam. It is affordable, and takes great quality videos.