I’m reaching out to the community to see if we can get together and create a really cool video promoting our hobby/sport/career/living. I tried this two years ago in r/throwers and just didn’t get enough response. To those of you who sent me clips before, thank you so much, and I hope you’ll try to do so again. This will not be limited to r/throwers, however, and anyone who’s ever thrown a yoyo is welcome to participate. I will be posting this message on r/throwers, the Facebook YoYo BST, and YYE forums, and you’re welcome to share it with anyone or anywhere you see fit.
Video submission guidelines: For the video I need 1080p, 720p, or higher footage. Preferably more than 30fps (for those of you who don’t know what that means, no worries - just forget I said it OR use your iPhone’s slo-mo mode). The video MUST be landscape. iPhone 5/5s/6/6s/6+/6s+ are all GREAT for recording tricks, just set it on something sturdy and record through your main camera (NOT your FaceTime or front-facing camera). If you’d like to also include additional footage of your hometown, you and your friends hanging around and throwing, or just some cool B-roll, that would be awesome too! Some of you do some really interesting shots and they look great, however I’d love to avoid poorly lit (and dirty) bedrooms/basements. If you’ve got a mess in the background, it takes away from your skills! Go outside! Or go somewhere interesting in your city! Go downtown and shoot in a cool alley! Lets make this video look as good as your tricks do.
Sending in your video: Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your email client allows it, you can just email the video. Otherwise we-transfer is a great site for sending anything under 2gb for free. If all else fails, I can send you a dropbox link to upload to OR you can upload to your dropbox and send ME the link. If you’re having issues trying to figure out how to send it, feel free to contact me.
To yoyo manufacturers, creators, and sellers: If you’re willing to share this on your social media outlets and website I’d be happy to include your name/logo/url in a “special thanks” or “made possible by” section at the end. Just get in touch with me at email@example.com - if you guys could tag anyone you know at any of the companies we love so they see this, that would be awesome. I want to get this to as many people as we can.
Unfortunately, I will not be able to use everyone’s video. I want to make this feel a touch classier than a standard trick circle, so the better quality of the footage, the more likely you are to get in. That being said, SKILL WILL NOT BE A DECIDING FACTOR. Even a sleeper can get in this video. I’m no pro myself, and I’m hoping to sneak something in. If for some reason I don’t use your footage, you will STILL be credited at the end of the video.
I’ve talked to Jordan (who is making the follow up r/throwers video) and he’s cool with me making this. I think it’s great that r/throwers does their own video, and I think it’s a wonderful advertisement for the sub. I would love to see anyone in his video in this one and vice versa. They are not meant to compete at all and have different goals. I hope to offset the release of each of the videos, so we don’t take away the spotlight from either one.
Lets make something really cool together.