– Hey guys, welcome to Travel Feels. Today we’re gonna talk about movement, but without any gimbals or
Steadicams or anything like that. Just some cool little tips and tricks, and some good old fashioned creativity. (upbeat music) Alright, so we’ve talked
a lot about movement and how important it is,
and all the amazing things movement can do for your films. But what if you don’t have
a gimbal or a Steadicam or anything else to get
really smooth movement? And let’s face it, gimbals
are super expensive right now, so a lot of
people can’t afford them. Especially if you’re not
doing this as a living. If you’re just a hobbyist
or anything like that, it’s gonna be really expensive
to buy $1,000 or $2,000 gimbal for your camera. Just to get some smooth movement, it’s a really bit investment. Because gimbals are so new still, the technology’s pretty
expensive, so what can we do? A big portion of filmmaking
is just about being creative. Figuring out different
ways to do cool things. You come up with this
idea, and then you think of all these different ways that you’re gonna achieve that idea. And a lot of the times just
by being really creative, you can do the same thing
that a really expensive piece of gear would do. So how can we get that
buttery smooth movement without any gimbals or Steadicams? That’s the question. And we’re gonna go through
a bunch of different tips and techniques, some of them
cost you absolutely no money. And you can do them right now without any other extra equipment,
really easy, really quickly. But some of them you do need
to have some extra equipment, and maybe hopefully you’ll have them lying around in your house. But first I wanna say a huge thank you to the amazing people at Squarespace for sponsoring this episode and making these videos possible. Squarespace is awesome. They just make a really amazing product, and it’s so nice to
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the buttery smooth movement without any gimbals or Steadicams. Typically one of the
most common moving shots is a follow shot or a leading
shot with a character, at least I do these all the time. So this is gonna be our test. We’re gonna do a follow
shot and a leading shot, and we’re gonna do them in different ways to show the different kinds
of smooth movements that we can create using different techniques. So first off, this is just
handheld, nothing else, just a camera in my hands,
and I’m following Peter as he walks down, and then
I’m leading him backwards. And you can see it’s pretty shaky, and it’s definitely not smooth movement. And this look can be fine
for certain kinds of films, and certain kinds of looks
that you’re trying to create, but we’re trying to create
really smooth movement, so this is not gonna work. Alright, so the first
thing that we could do is to try in body image stabilization. A lot of the new cameras
have in body stabilization, and actually a lot of
them are really good. So here I’m using the GH5, and I’m turning on the
image stabilization, and it’s actually really
good straight in the camera. And you can see it’s a lot
smoother than just handheld without the image stabilization. It does a lot. The only problems with this
technique are that some cameras don’t have it, and then
also with wide angle lens you can get some wobble
or warping on the edges because of the lens distortion,
it can look really weird and kind of trippy and
I don’t like that look. But you can do a couple different things to make this even smoother. And the first thing is
to do the ninja walk. You don’t wanna be just
stomping around on your heels, you wanna walk kinda like heel, toe, or just stepping softly. And this is gonna really help when you don’t have a gimbal or Steadicam. Next, we can also in post
and add some warp stabilizer to make it even smoother. And the combination of
in body stabilization and then warp stabilizer in post, is actually really, really powerful. You can create some really
buttery smooth movements with this combination. It’s actually really powerful,
because a lot of the times you don’t want to be carrying
around a ton of camera gear. Let’s say you’re on a travel
trip, and you’re hiking and all these things, you
don’t wanna be carrying around big, heavy gimbals and other stabilizers. But with this in body stabilization and then warp stabilizer, you
can actually do quite a bit just with that, nothing else. So keep that in mind. It’s not the perfect tool, and
you’re gonna get some warping sometimes, and it doesn’t always work, but it can be a really
good tool in your pocket. Next we can also use slow motion
to create smooth movement. Because of the fact that you’re
slowing down the footage, the camera shake that’s
happening is happening so slowly that it’s not
actually that distracting to the viewer, and it
happens kind of smoothly. So here I’m filming at
120 frames per second and you can see it’s really smooth. And I actually have also the
in body stabilization on, so now we have two different
stabilizers kind of going on at once; the slow motion, and
also the in body stabilizer. So this is one way to get
really smooth movement. Now the problem with this is, of course, that it’s slow motion, and if you need real time, then you can’t use this technique. So it is limited, but it is
something that you can also use. Another tool in your
pocket, keep that in mind. Next we can actually
put some wheels on you, the camera person, and
make it smooth that way. First off we have good old
fashioned roller blades, and these actually work really well. They’re pretty cheap,
they’re easy to find, you might even have a pair at your home, but they do require some experience. Luckily I do have some of that experience. (upbeat electronica music) (yells) (metal clanging) (yells) So roller blades can be a really good way to get real time smooth
movement without anything else, just the camera and roller blades. It actually works really
well, it’s surprising. And this is one of those
things where you just need to use some creativity, use
something that you already have, and use that in your filmmaking process. The only big downsides of
roller blades is that the speed is kinda hard to keep constant,
especially when you’re doing these kinds of follow or
leading shots, it’s hard to keep that speed the same. And I’m kinda using
this breaking technique to slow down and keep the speed constant, but it’s a little bit tricky. And also you need a
smooth surface to roll on, so you’re not gonna be
able to do this in grass or in gravel, or on sand. You need something like
asphalt or concrete. But it is a great way to get
some smooth real time movement. Another thing you might
have lying around the house is a skateboard, which
would work really well. And in this case, I’m actually
using the Boosted board. And the reason why I wanted
to use the Boosted board is because you can actually
control the speed with a remote. So I was kinda holding
the camera and the remote at the same time, and
then I was controlling the speed with the remote. And this is actually really
handy, because you can break going downhill, and then you
can speed up if you need to. And I know the Boosted
board is super expensive, so this is kinda counter intuitive. You might as well just buy
the gimbal at that point, but maybe you already
have a Boosted board, or maybe you know somebody
that has a Boosted board, or some other electric skateboard. Or just a normal skateboard,
that’ll work too. But I really like the
Boosted board because of the speed control factor. Even something like if
you’re going uphill, you don’t have to be
pushing the whole time, you can just use the motors
to go up the hill no problems. Now in this case the only
downside is that you do need some sort of smooth surface again. You can’t be doing this on sand or gravel or grass or anything like that. So that’s the only downside. So there we have it. We have a bunch of different ways that we can get smooth movement. And actually you wanna combine
these different techniques to get the best results. For example, you could use
the in body stabilization, then you could go slow mo, and the Boosted board, or roller blades, and you’re gonna get
super smooth movement. People are definitely gonna
think that you’re using some sort of gimbal or Steadicam. So next time you’re out
filming, be creative. Think about what you have on hand. What could you use to get smooth movement, but also remember those
little tips and techniques like the ninja walk,
in body stabilization, slow motion, warp stabilizer in post. All those things can be combined to get some really smooth movement. Like in this example, I’ve combined the in body stabilization, the Boosted board, and
then warp stabilizer, and look how smooth it is. So the moral of this story
is you don’t always need expensive equipment to do the job. In this case, you don’t need a gimbal to get smooth movement, there’s tons of different ways to do it. And gimbals are actually
a really new thing whereas smooth movement
isn’t, so there’s tons of different ways of doing this. Alright, that’s it for this video. If you liked the color grade,
check out the Cinelux presets, or if you’re a photographer,
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subscribe to the channel, and guys, enjoy the film making process and go get some of those travel feels. (“Outrageous Outlandish” by Duce Williams)

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100 thoughts on “Buttery SMOOTH MOVEMENT WITHOUT Expensive GIMBALS

  • August 15, 2017 at 5:03 pm
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    Whats Your Favourite Way To Get Smooth Movement????

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  • June 16, 2018 at 5:15 pm
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    Rollerblading is the worst idea!! I'm not gonna risk falling and breaking both my camera, and my ass.

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  • June 18, 2018 at 8:25 pm
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    I don''t understand why the moon walk will help?

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  • June 20, 2018 at 7:08 am
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    Who filmed you filming Peter McKinon?
    CameraCeption 😀

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  • June 21, 2018 at 1:41 pm
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    Sorry, I just can't get past that horrid vocal fry of yours at the end of every sentence.

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  • June 22, 2018 at 6:49 pm
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    @6.20 DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • June 25, 2018 at 5:26 am
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    rollerblading is for dweebs.. but you were rippin dude! 😀

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  • June 26, 2018 at 6:06 pm
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    I find it really hard getting ANY shots smooth and shake free with the canon 70D…. don’t understand how others shooting with it manage smooth handheld shots with it. I use same lenses with IS and try everything. I got fed up and bought a crane 2! But it’s overkill using that everywhere. So Matti, how on earth is it possible just doing it handheld without any devices at all??

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  • June 27, 2018 at 1:10 am
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    OMG I remember grinding as a kid! Aw the good ole days haha… Man you were good!

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  • July 1, 2018 at 4:11 pm
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    This is a really efficient tutorial!

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  • July 5, 2018 at 3:58 pm
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    thank god i mean i wanna get into this stuff but im still in high school so i cant really buy lots of equiments …thanks for helpin me out man

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  • July 6, 2018 at 4:26 pm
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    Would a hover board work??

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  • July 15, 2018 at 10:19 am
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    You need a $200 dollar Nike Running shoe to do the ninja walk! ( or borrow a pair from an actual ninja- be warned they can be quite dangerous 🙂 )

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  • July 15, 2018 at 1:23 pm
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    Was he using a cannon at 1 point or was it gh5 the entire time ??

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  • July 15, 2018 at 3:54 pm
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    we get it you rollerbladed

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  • July 19, 2018 at 4:07 pm
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    Ahhh so now I know why you don't wear pads when you OneWheel… You're a MADMAN!!!!!!!! Can you still do rails like that?

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  • July 19, 2018 at 4:08 pm
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    OneWheel > Boosted Board (you don't need a remote for the OW 😁)

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  • July 28, 2018 at 10:27 pm
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    nice blading, a rare compliment from a skateboarder

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  • July 29, 2018 at 2:43 pm
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    Hoverboard.. you are welcome

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  • August 1, 2018 at 3:32 pm
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    Tripod with wheels 😀

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  • August 11, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    It is impossible to get smooth movement without gimbals or steadicams

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  • August 13, 2018 at 1:49 pm
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    Dang Matti destroyin it on those blades 90's style. 🙂

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  • August 15, 2018 at 10:53 am
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    Matti – the roller blader 👌😂

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  • August 16, 2018 at 9:22 am
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    warning :-Advertisement till 2.45

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  • August 23, 2018 at 8:36 pm
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    100 dollars for S40 is DA WAE to go

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  • August 23, 2018 at 9:35 pm
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    What a waste of time

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  • August 24, 2018 at 8:22 pm
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    I was hoping to see tripod mount screwed onto scrap lumber ~$10

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  • August 26, 2018 at 2:28 pm
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    You talk too much bro

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  • August 27, 2018 at 1:23 pm
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    Lol when you said you had experience with rollerblades I was expecting like just knowing how to use them

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  • August 29, 2018 at 12:13 pm
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    Drink every time we hear “really”. Prost!

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  • August 30, 2018 at 1:57 pm
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    my idol peter!! notice me haha

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  • August 31, 2018 at 12:08 am
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    https://web.facebook.com/BrahimFilmed/

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  • September 3, 2018 at 7:22 am
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    This video is a waste. I can't believe you are THIS dumb.

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  • September 5, 2018 at 9:33 pm
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    Try increasing your fiber intake, always works for me.

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  • September 8, 2018 at 1:28 am
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    Make a video showing us your roller blade technique?

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  • September 13, 2018 at 9:28 am
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    More rollerblade videos, please! You channel is awesome.

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  • September 13, 2018 at 9:28 am
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    More rollerblade videos, please! You channel is awesome.

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  • September 14, 2018 at 3:04 pm
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    luckily he has ''SOME'' of experience

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  • September 14, 2018 at 3:06 pm
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    I can't think of what would he do if he has a lot of experience fly or something like that??

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  • September 15, 2018 at 3:23 am
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    Good suggestions. I work in the marine industry where overhead rigging is often available. A piece of aluminum flat bar can be bent into a "u" and suspended with rope from anything overhead to make really smooth movement.

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  • October 2, 2018 at 6:03 am
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    Mad roller blade skills! Wow. I use a onewheel which allows me to roll over all kinds of terrain. I also do the ninja walk 😂

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  • October 21, 2018 at 4:42 pm
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    Congrats to 500k

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  • October 29, 2018 at 4:39 pm
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    What if do everything at the same time.

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  • October 30, 2018 at 5:36 pm
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    Ur awsome bro.. thx for roller blade tip.. shows u love people

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  • November 7, 2018 at 1:25 pm
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    SMOOTHMENT

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  • November 9, 2018 at 5:12 pm
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    Tip: if you have a sony A6000 or similar, an iphone tripod will fit your camera, and it’s so much cheaper

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  • December 2, 2018 at 8:48 pm
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    Aha, just some experience) Hope you are still good AT ROLLERBLADING

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  • December 12, 2018 at 8:30 am
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    Matti your cool points went up 100% after showing your old blading clips!! I wish I carried a camera around back in the day, but I recently posted a couple of videos of my brother in the Australian titles if you're keen on checking out some skate action from the last couple of months!

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  • December 16, 2018 at 7:10 am
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    Remain straight to the point boy…. It took 2 minutes and 30 plus seconds to come to the point…. You may be very skilled person but not in context to this video.

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  • December 16, 2018 at 9:16 am
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    完全听不懂,但是还是喜欢看

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  • December 21, 2018 at 2:42 am
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    Insane roller blade skills! 😱

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  • January 1, 2019 at 12:38 pm
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    Sit in a wheelchair and tell someone to pull you.

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  • January 5, 2019 at 8:46 am
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    why are you fallowing your subject from the front position? you can simply ask him to walk towards the camera, lol, and the shot will be super steady; now, if you want a vertigo effect, that will be different…..

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  • January 8, 2019 at 3:10 am
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    Of course you rollerbladed. 🤙

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  • January 14, 2019 at 9:32 am
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    Rollers blade part is too long bro .

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  • January 15, 2019 at 8:45 am
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    good old fashioned puppy creativity

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  • January 15, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Thank youu! 🙂 that was helpful

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  • January 20, 2019 at 11:29 am
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    Damn, awesome skills 😁

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  • January 24, 2019 at 2:25 am
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    No expensive gimbal just buy expensive boosted board lol

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  • January 27, 2019 at 4:31 am
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    Are you Canadian?

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  • January 30, 2019 at 4:03 am
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    The first two minutes could be easily removed.Waste of time. I was about to leave, then decided to give it a try.

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  • February 3, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    Nice

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  • February 4, 2019 at 12:09 pm
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    Sick blading tricks, are you doing any of those or just filming? I m a rollerblader myself, was cool to see some shots in your videos

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  • February 5, 2019 at 9:35 am
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    What's so smooth about butter?

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  • February 5, 2019 at 12:26 pm
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    Great video! Anyone watching in 2019?

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  • February 8, 2019 at 3:34 am
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    It was Peter tired to walk? jajaja LOL

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  • February 15, 2019 at 6:44 pm
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    i love you man, your teaching video really being natural, with out any expensive use of anything, you help us beginners to practice what is really hard to master before using anything that makes our life easier. you make us understand the natural way, not just relying on the easy way, you teach us something to really improve the skills. its really really awesome!!! you telling us that there's no shortcut in everything we want to achieved. Thanks man. 🙂

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  • March 5, 2019 at 1:58 pm
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    Guy always shakes his head when talking

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  • March 16, 2019 at 3:32 pm
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    Matti, you are a fellow fruit booter!! I really enjoyed your channel prior to knowing this but now it’s next level. Cheers bud

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  • March 17, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    Wow. you are really good on roller blades.

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  • March 24, 2019 at 6:37 am
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    Im on my way to shoot interviews, and suddenly they want me to shoot random shots and some walking. Watching this on my way there to remember how to do it well😂

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  • April 4, 2019 at 7:54 am
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    What if we don't have in-body stablelization in our camera like
    A Sony a6400….

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  • April 15, 2019 at 3:58 pm
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    Didn't know you are a ROLLERBLADER!! AWESOME <3 Blade Or Die

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  • April 19, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    Not convinced with these tricks

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  • April 20, 2019 at 4:25 am
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    very good idea

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  • April 30, 2019 at 7:07 am
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    who is that kid haha

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  • May 2, 2019 at 6:52 pm
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    ''can't afford a gimbal? why not get yourself a boosted board''. lol

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  • May 4, 2019 at 12:28 am
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    State flex!

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  • May 7, 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    Wow…if I get that expensive camera with built in stabilization…I won't need an expensive gimbal! O.o

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  • May 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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    matti went Sicko mode on the skates

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  • May 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm
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    Hello sir..
    Is there any possibility to assist you in your future assignments?

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  • May 27, 2019 at 10:45 am
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    a bicycle 🙂

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  • June 2, 2019 at 2:55 pm
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    Could you tie the camera to a string or rope?

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  • June 6, 2019 at 3:53 pm
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    Which editor you are using for your video

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  • June 21, 2019 at 12:56 am
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    he looks like avicii

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  • June 24, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    LOISTAVAA! Don’t buy a expensive gimbal, buy a boosted board instead 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂. Thanks for a great video!

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  • June 28, 2019 at 7:20 am
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    Thanks man! This helped a lot!

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  • July 19, 2019 at 9:20 am
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    Dude I used to watch your videos many many years ago I'm pretty sure it was you . I was also an inline skater, mainly skated at parks as I was more of a ramps and pipes kinda guy but I grew out of it a few years back now got too old have too many responsibilities. Great vid

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  • July 20, 2019 at 10:43 am
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    Awesome! I also play inline skate and make my videos. I wanna improve my skills with my body. I don't wanna depent on tools.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    I need to go practice my roller blading

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  • July 25, 2019 at 6:04 am
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    3:00 beginning

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  • July 29, 2019 at 2:49 am
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    Canadian Martyrs 😀

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  • July 29, 2019 at 8:17 am
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    This is hands down the dumbest video on videography.
    Oh right, in body stabilization. Well, if you have a camera with IBIS, you don’t need someone to tell you using it will help. If you don’t have IBIS, you can’t just add it to your camera.
    Boosted board. Like you said, it’s already expensive and you can’t use it in half of surfaces out there.

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  • August 3, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    'Some experience' my foot. YOU'RE A PRO

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  • August 27, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    how do you turn on your in-body stabilization

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  • September 2, 2019 at 8:24 am
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    Great video and info man! Like your old school indie filmmaking approach. Thanks.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 5:04 pm
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    How about attaching your camera to a shopping cart? lol

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    idk man but you look like Avicci

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  • September 20, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    I am your newest apprentice Matti.

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