Support Snowboard Films
12 Oct, 2011
Within minutes, a snowboard film can be downloaded and watched. Instead of the anticipation of waiting weeks for your local shop to get the much requested video; you can now bypass them and get every video that’s released that year without thinking twice.
But you should think twice. Think about the film crew that worked hard all winter with their equipment to get the shot, think about the riders who are working their asses off to get a memorable banger section (and probably don’t have health insurance) and think about everyone involved from those editing long hours into the night to the people marketing and constantly getting the word out on the film. If you wouldn’t steal a snowboard or jacket, why on earth would you think it’s acceptable to steal a snowboard film?
This year snowboard films were released for a couple bucks on iTunes if you were willing to sacrifice having a dvd in your hands. There were plenty of premieres this fall with more and more tours making the rounds around resorts. Plus the local snowboard shop made sure to stock the shelves with snowboard films, sure it was full price to buy the film but you had a copy in hand and someone that you could hold onto for years.
I’m by no means a rich person but I 100% support the films I want to see in the future. If it means I can’t watch every film that comes out each year, so be it. It means I go by peer reviews, consistently good films and what’s available. This year I pre-ordered Defenders of Awesome from the C3-shop, I received Art of Flight (thanks to Klout & Red Bull), I bought Absinthe from Wave Rave Snowboard Shop, I bought Ransack Rebellion and Defenders of Awesome from iTunes and I’m probably going to buy the Rome movie off iTunes. I’ll be able to see the Standard, Burton and People movies at the premieres next month and that’ll be it.
So when you want to check out the latest snowboard film, think twice about the work it took to get it in your hands and give back to snowboarding. Buy snowboard films, support them and keep it so they are part of the future of snowboarding.
What do you think about downloading snowboard films? Do you walk the line between downloading and purchasing or do you stay on one side?