Pro skater Tyler Hendley continuously makes us jealous that we don’t live in Southern California, know how to skateboard really really well, and go on skate tours to Egypt and other exotic places.
The four-time X-Games medalist was kind enough to put together a few suggestions for how to create tiptop skate Cameos. (He’s really good at it so you should pay attention).
He’s also launching a few original shows on Cameo over the next month, so follow him @tylerhendley, and keep an eye out.
Tip 1: Find your spot. Try to get something scenic, Be wary of sand/dirt/pebbles, potential pedestrian obstacles and cops.
Tip 2: Choose your obstacle & make sure its rideable. Test the slide, some wax may be needed, slowmo wax shots are ripping. Old candles do the trick.
Tip 3: Pick your tricks. Be sure to get the angle and film the face not the butt ha Flip in flip out if you got it.
Tip 4: Grab a shot in slowmo (how to). Use a fisheye lens or a long angle lens if you have one, if not get one’ (Olloclip preferably because they are the best). Get a low angle and get as close to the action as possible.
Tip 5: Try and capture the whole day. Beers, babes, lunch, naps etc. It’s the full story that makes for the best videos. Save that epic shot for last. End with a banging trick or a superduper artsy fartsy clip. The last shot should tie it all together.