By Thomas Cooke \ August 30 2011 \ 1 Comment
If you are like me and you own any sort of Point of View video apparatus, such as a Go Pro Hero HD, a Contour, or a Drift HD camera, you probably have tons of video clips from last winter. I have a terabyte external hard drive filled with clips, so there's no shortage of material to work with. The challenge is always trying to figure out a reason to sit in front of the MacBook Pro on a sunny day and actually cobble together an edit worthy of sharing with the Utah powder community. I think I found as good a reason as any; Snowbird's Local Hero POV video contest.
Run entirely on their Facebook Fan Page, the contest is officially open for business, and the Grand Prizes (there are two; one for the best Ski video and one for the best Snowboard video) leave me thinking about the possibility of lifting off in the (Shortcode Error: Could not find service named u"Wasatch Powderbird's" for tag [service path=wasatch_powderbird_guides/activites]Wasatch Powderbird's [/service])flying machine, in search of endless lines of untracked powder. No doubt there will be lots of contenders, as a contest like this is going to make entrants work tirelessly to cut those terabytes of clips down to 3 minutes or less.
It's also potentially intimidating to know that someone like Powderhound Matt probably has better clips to choose from, considering he skied 3 times as many days as I did last winter. Maybe he'll get bogged down in the editing process. Maybe he's too busy shredding the Park City mountain bike trails. Maybe I can get a jump on the public voting (that's right, the community votes to narrow down the finalists). It may only be a 1 in a million shot. So you're telling me there's a chance?
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