Running helmet cams while heliskiiing is all the rage. Be your own hero. But the results too often will make your friends want to puke. When a few seconds of helmet cam view is cut into traditional footage, it gives an awesome perspective, but watching endless raw helmet cam footage makes me feel like I’m sitting below deck on a tossing sailboat, reading a newspaper while the other passengers eat roast beef sandwiches and smoke cigarettes.
Check this steep skiing footage for a stomach churning example of what I’m talking about: Jeff Bellis, a ski guide for CMH Revelstoke, uses a chest cam in this clip for smoother motion, and cuts it into other footage for a much more palatable effect:
November in Revelstoke from Jeff Bellis on Vimeo.
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