Just Finished a Training Video for Tignes Spirit
Before I get into this post about the training video. I’ll say this; I’m a great ski technician and a love training people. I think I’m quite good at it because I’m able to breakdown various wall communicating with people. One thing I don’t enjoy is standing in front of a camera, especially when I’ve had no time to prepare any content. And editing videos, I’ve never done professionally, just as a real amateur hobby (You can see some stuff I’ve done HERE).
Anywho. Before leaving Tignes Spirit, I was asked to make a training video on ‘Setting up Rental Ski Bindings’. This would be shown to new staff so that they could familiarise themselves with the rental set-up process, before receiving their hands on training. It will also serve as a reference for staff to review over time. There’s always a few who are too shy (or proud) to ask basic questions. This would also serve a marketing tool to show tour operators and potential business partners. Showing them the quality of Tignes Spirits’ staff, training and their process. Tignes Spirit also have some very cool in-house graffiti art work that works as a really cool back drop. This stands out against any other ski shop in town, or any that I have ever seen actually.
I have filmed a training video with Ryan Mitson the year before, but this was intended to be very light hearted and for internal purposes only. This was supposed to show the internal culture of the shop and get new staff stoked to work at Tignes Spirit. If you’re interested, you can find that video… If you get a job with Tignes Spirit. Or Bribe me. I like beer and skiing.
The two videos were both sort of a spur of the moment thing to film. Fortunately I know the content inside and out. It was communicating in a concise and coherent manner. Anticipating some of the common questions and pitfalls and addressing them in a simple way. I just had to do this in front of a camera.
Jump to actually filming it. We filmed the video during a shift in the shop. Even with over a hundred interruptions (+/-) and general shop duties we got all the shots for a great training video. I set aside to edit together on a rainy day (Actually done on a hot day by the pool). Don’t hate the player. Hate the game.
With there being a huge interlude between the seasons, there was no rush for me to finish the video. *Exhale*. Fortunately for me, as my workload with Buller Sports was about to become massive. Even if I wanted to, I had no time for another project. Fast-forward through the Buller Season and I’ve gone travelling around Australia. Waiting for a bad weather day to do the video. Editing the video was easily done. The problem came when trying to send to video to the guys in France.
I tried to upload the video so many times. When you’re traveling in a van, it’s hard to find a reliable internet connection. The campsite’s WiFi kept cutting out and I’d loose the upload progress. When I tethered off my phone it would freeze at 5% uploaded. I had to find an internet cafe in town. Fortunately I was able to find a free internet cafe in Airlie Beach. But it took almost 2 hours to transfer 500mb. Ah, well. It’s done now. And Tignes Spirit loved it. A huge relief.
I’ll try to post a link as soon as I can.
Note: Waiting for Tignes Spirit to upload. Then I will post the link
Thanks for reading guys. Could you see my goggle tan in those pictures? Because it’s really obvious in the video.
Warning: Tignes Spirit plug!
Check them out on Trip Advisor. For anyone thinking about a ski or snowboard holiday in the French Alps. You can’t beat the service Tignes Spirit provide. It really is a premium service for less than the going market rate.