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I'm New / Introduce yourself (back from the dead) Amsterdam NL
« on: August 19, 2022, 12:50:33 PM »
Name: Indy
Location: Amsterdam
Age: 34

I'm back from the dead. My last post was in 2011.

After a 10+ year break my diabolo craving started to increase so I bought myself 2 new diabs for my 34th birthday last week.
I upgraded from my old Henry's Circus to Sundia Evolution, did not know that diabolo's could feel this smooth!
I had a blast with them last Wednesday when I went to the local juggling club here in Amsterdam.
It brought me back into the amazing diabolo vibes from years ago and this awesome online community also came to mind.
And is still going strong! How awesome is that!

It's great to be back!

Shoutout to any diabolo players from Amsterdam!

Community & Events / Re: Dutch Juggling Convention 2011
« on: May 29, 2011, 11:15:55 PM »
Aanwezig! (I will be there!)

Community & Events / Re: FDC2011 9. -11.9.2011
« on: March 15, 2011, 12:12:44 AM »
I would love to be part of this awesome convention!
It depends on how expensive a plain ticket will be, from Holland to Finland.

Videos / Re: Diabolo is life!
« on: March 13, 2011, 09:26:56 PM »
Don't be fooled boys and girls!
It's not the gear that gives you skills!

Videos / Re: Diabolo is life!
« on: March 13, 2011, 07:59:36 PM »
@visjes112 good job!

Videos / Re: Big Youtube Project (Will Take A Year)
« on: March 13, 2011, 07:28:14 PM »
Fun idea, but I suggest that you make a video every day and edit is all in one video.
That would give a better view on your progress and doesn't take that much time to watch.

Kinda like this:
Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years.

Videos / Re: Diabolo is life!
« on: March 13, 2011, 04:52:42 PM »
Why do you make these videos like big mac's are made @ Mc D.?
It's like a fast-food production of diabolo videos.
If you want people watch your video, try to slow down and think about what you want to achieve with your video.
Is it to show your progress in diabolo, or do you want people to actually take the time to watch the whole video and
have a good feeling about it?
I would take a break in making videos, think about a good concept for the video and work it out.

Here are some film & edit techniques taken from loadedboards, a longboard company:
(some of the tips may be hard to convert to a diabolovideo, because it's about making longboardvideos)


- It is key that you develop a new or unique idea. Filming the same trick or spot over and over can get old. Having that extra freshness to your video can help retain the attention of the audience.


-It is easy to forget all your tricks or combinations that you are capable of. Keep a word document of tricks or crazy ideas. That way when it comes time for your video you just check off the tricks as you pound them out for the camera. Also this will help keep a balance of the tricks featured in your video.


-When filming a trick it is important to integrate different angles. Think how you can film it in 2-3 shots (close up, wide shot, and moving for example). Think how you can integrate these shots to make the trick flow together.

-Make sure when you do moving shots to keep the subject big in the screen. Don't be afraid to get up close. Too many times the subject is too far away and small.

-When filming moving shots, mix it up between filming for behind, in front, to one side, down low, and up high.

-Put thought into your shots. When shooting think to yourself what you want to convey and what will be the best shots to capture that.

-Do not be afraid to do multiple tries of the same shot to get it right. You know what they say, Variety is the spice of life.


-Having your video drag on and on is never a good thing. Make your video's length work with what's new for your video. If you do not have that many new ideas or moves a 1 minute video is better than a 4 minute one that drags on.


-Finding good locations can be hard especially if you are young and don't have access to a car. When you find new spots, write them down to make sure you go there for filming.


-Make sure you are comfortable on the board you are filming and that it fits the situation. Having a board with hard wheels is not ideal from filming. You want something that rolls nice and smooth so that the shot will look the same.

-When filming a moving subject often you will have to footbrake to keep them in the frame and keep your shot good. Take one of your crappy shoes and sacrifice it to the filming gods. This way you will not have to worry about destroying your shoe.


-It is ideal to have music picked out ahead of time when making your video, this way you can listen to the music and envision the video.

-If you don't have music picked out no biggie, just try to find something that matches the flow of what you filmed.

-If you are stuck on ideas for you video, film a little bit and edit what you have and more ideas will come to you.


-Editing is where your video comes to life.

-Cut out the dead time. Too many times I see videos where a clip drags on for a couple seconds more than it needs to. Be smart when cutting, a millisecond can make all the difference.

-It is best to edit your video while in the process of filming it. Filming part of the video and laying it out to edit helps you see the direction of the video. It will give you more ideas on what to film and what you can make better.

-After your video is all edited and before you publish it, wait a day and watch it over again fresh minded to get another impression.

-Do not make your intro titles to your videos long. Keep the intro titles, fresh, clean and to the point. Try to pick good colors, and stay away from cheesy intro animations.


-Final Cut Pro has an effect called 3-Way Color Correction. I use this on all of my clips to give them more contrast and saturation. Simpler programs have some sort of color correction effect and you should use this to make your clips look more vivid.


-Having a smile on your face is key. Getting frustrated and putting off a bad vibe can transfer to your skating and ruin the feel of the video. Try to keep uplifted and if you are having a bad day, don't be afraid to stop filming and try another day. Filming can be frustrating.

-Also, there is that very common saying once the camera is on you can't land your trick. This can be very annoying at times. If you are having trouble landing a trick in front of the camera, give you self x number of times to try the trick, say 10 more tries and if you can't do it in 10, move onto another trick and then come back to that trick later.


-I know in the past videos helmets were non existent, but if you look at all of our most recent videos, helmets are being worn. Know that when you make a video you are setting an example for people to follow. Wearing a helmet is a good example and a smart one to follow. If you got a helmet join the charge and wear it. It will make your video that much better.

CONCLUSION: Your editing and filming skills take time. You can read all you want about how to make good videos but the best thing for you to do is get out there and make it happen.

REMEMBER that crappy footage will make a crappy video, gathering good footage is the most important part.

Have fun.

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Videos / Re: Sleepyhead
« on: December 11, 2010, 06:57:30 PM »
So awesome!

Videos / Re: Everything in it's right place
« on: July 27, 2010, 07:47:17 PM »
Nice little vid there Indy and by the way I hope your year gets better!

Thanks Jem!
This year's definitely going to be better, than last year! :)

Videos / Re: Everything in it's right place
« on: July 25, 2010, 09:14:29 PM »
Thanks for the nice comments!

Videos / Re: Guillaume Karpowicz - Purple clock, white prop.
« on: July 25, 2010, 03:11:35 PM »
*Taking a bow* This video is a masterpiece! Such a great atmosphere, you  performed the tricks really clean and relaxed and the location is awesome!

Videos / Re: Everything in it's right place
« on: July 24, 2010, 12:57:45 PM »
Yeah the vibe is outstandig. Did you use some kind of colour filter? The colours and the music go along so well :)

Thanks man! I used Magic Bullet Looks to get the colours like this.

Hey Indy, nice vibe throughout the video. The pull-the-string thing around 2:10 is something I've been playing with too, last couple of weeks. 
Thanks Ceri Anne. It's a nice starting position to get some tricks out!

Thanks Hathaway!
Nice that you guys like the music!

Videos / Everything in it's right place
« on: July 24, 2010, 10:43:08 AM »
Hey people,

I had a very bad year and that's finally over.
I made this video because no matter what, I can always express myself in diabolo and longboarding gives me the freedom I need.
It's all about creativity and having good times!
This video is not to show off of my tricks, it's just a creative process that keeps me going.
Be happy!

Let me know what you think of it.

Everything in it's right place

Videos / Re: 4 Diabolo low - New world Record by Ofek Shilton
« on: July 23, 2010, 10:18:25 PM »
Great work!
Btw I was expection a pose at the end ;)

Videos / Re: The 3Bs by hOOk3r
« on: July 11, 2010, 01:28:32 AM »
For this you deserve Spain to win on Sunday :D

To bad for you Holland's going to win!!

Gear / Re: Problem with finesse G4 (wrapping up)
« on: July 11, 2010, 01:19:08 AM »
Then I'd love to learn how to get my technique to such a level where I'd hardly have to change my string. As you both apparently have mastered this, I'm looking forward to an explanation. ^^

Don't spend any cash on new string and you will learn how to handle old fluffy string.
I still use the string I replaced on the day we had our gig @ Eindhoven with Ramon, and it's still useable because I can handle it!

Videos / Re: Vertax is not rubish, by Grums
« on: July 08, 2010, 03:04:24 PM »
Damn great video!!
The most vertax players move very fast and sloppy, but this guy has such a smooth flow!

Videos / Re: My Introduction video
« on: July 08, 2010, 10:36:35 AM »
Do you want to use this video to promote your website?
It's funny how you call a minigenocide a beginner trick..
But it's good to see the next gen. getting interested in making videos.

Bomfunk MC's Freestyler is a bit overused. But it's probably a great song for most of the younger kids that want to make a first video.
It can also be the ignorance of watching to much beginner diabolo videos and never see some quality videos, that use a proper soundtrack.

Practice / Re: Just a trick!
« on: July 04, 2010, 08:26:24 PM »
Yeah, it's just a trick....

Performances / Re: Benno and Johannes - Golden Time
« on: June 26, 2010, 08:19:18 PM »
Damn great performance!
These guys have an awesome stage presence!

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