SKYDIVING VIDEO AND PICTURES Explained
People often have questions about getting video and photos of their skydive. Should I get it? Which video/picture package should I get? How does aerial photography work? Can I jump with my own gopro? We can answer all of these questions and offer some pro-tips on how to get a better skydiving video!
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION:
If you have the option, choose a skydiving center in a location with a beautiful, unique or scenic view. City skylines, lake or ocean shorelines or mountain views can enhance your video and photos. Skydive Midwest is the only skydiving center that can boast views of Milwaukee and Chicago cityscapes as well as gorgeous Lake Michigan!
DRESS FOR SUCCESS:
It’s really, really windy in freefall. Low cut tops and short shorts can cause wardrobe malfunctions that might make you afraid to show mom and dad your video. Any exposed skin can appear to be rippling in the wind, so if that’s not an aesthetic you want, consider long pants or long sleeves. Tie back or braid long hair or it will be EVERYWHERE and be a nightmare to brush afterwards. Imagine sticking your head out of a car window doing 120mph. It’s that kind of windy.
BE READY FOR YOUR CLOSEUP:
Be prepared for the videographer to ask you some basic interview questions. Most people tend to freeze up as soon as a camera is pointed at them so think about what you want to say. Why did you come out to jump? Are you nervous? Anything you want to say to the folks at home? Be prepared for a 2nd interview when you land. You’re going to be pumped up on adrenaline so this interview tends to flow from people pretty naturally, but try to remember who might see your video later on. We don’t mind if you use curse words, it’s your video, but mom, dad and grandma might!
If you’re still on the fence about purchasing a video or photo option, we can tell you no one ever regrets getting the video. The only regrets we ever hear are from people who didn’t get the video. You can save some money by purchasing a video package at the same time as your skydive. Our DEALS page offers discounts for prepaying in full for a tandem skydive + video/photos. There’s nothing like taking the excitement home for friends, family and let’s face it, all of social media to see.