Somerset Parkour and Freerun <BEBO_3075352192>
|Somerset Parkour Movie Project||4/9/08|
I'm now making plans for the third video of 'Parkour Somerset.'
This one is going to be different. I have BIG plans for it and I promise you it will be something rather monumental.
I'm not going to say no more about it apart from that for the next few months leading up to the summer I'm going to be making a call out to everyone who wants to be involved to send me clips of themselves either
from this year or last, for I'm looking for current level and talent.
However this time I'm going to be pretty strict and say if it's not the sickest, cleanest, fluid movement you've got, it's not going to be featured.
I'm looking for a diversity of movement and moves from all disciplines be it Tricking, Parkour, Freerunning or even Breakdance. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't have to be the most death defying tricks, but I'm looking for impressive footage be it minimal or not, it's representing you guys.
Also what is just as important is the quality of footage. As I said this will be a professional video so I'm not talking camera phone shot's or shaky hand held's. What I'm looking for is interesting camera angles that are well filmed to add to the complexity of the film, this I'm not as strict about, but the more interesting the camera work the better. Also please don't forget to include the sound as well if it's there, as that will be as crucial to the clip as the movement will.
I'm also on the hunt for some fun footage, so if you've got any epic bails, laughs or good times stashed away send them over and they'll definatley be included
What you may be saying is 'well what's the point, the clips will just end up being Piptrix, Kie etc. but it won't. I really do not want to be bias, I want this film to represent as many individual practitioners as possible, but that will only happen if I receive enough footage!
Although the films working title is 'Somerset Parkour' it wont be when it's released. I'm using Somerset as the basis, so if you live in Cheltnham, Bristol or some other place that isn't quite Somerset, don't worry, as long as it's at a acceptable proximity to it.
At the moment that's it! Please don't rush if you haven't got anything to send for the closing date won't be until sometime in the Summer so there's lot's of time to film.
I hope that everyone will get involved for the more the merrier and I look forward to seeing all your beautiful footage soon!
Meanwhile, for those who haven't seen anything of what I've done before, heres :RUSH!
Trust me, this will be amazing.
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It is a similar concept to the physical side of parkour. You come across mental obstacles at the same time you come across physical problems and need to find the solutions to these mental problems as well.
The best way to train your mind is therefore to repeatedly present it with problems to solve and new experiences (just like with the physical side). In practice this is achieved by simply practicing parkour. Your mind will adjust the way it thinks by itself.
If you repeatedly present your mind with situations it finds problematic you should learn to recognise the common factors that are preventing you from completing a range of actions. Once you find a solution to that common factor you can use the solution in other situations where you recognise the same problem.
Other people can suggest methods to get round your mental obstacles based on their own experiences but it is important to learn to recognise the problems yourself so you can apply the solutions without relying on someone else to evaluate your mental state. Since parkour emphasises self-reliance and independence this is essential. You wouldn?t ask someone to carry you over a physical obstacle. When suggesting ways for others to overcome mental obstacles it is therefore important to give the reasoning behind the suggestion and let them know what you think the problem might be. They need to be able to analyse the reasoning to use the solution effectively in the future and also connect the type of problem to the type of solution.
If you don?t do this there is a greater risk of them trying to use the solution in the wrong situation.
Below are listed some of the mental techniques I have observed. As with physical techniques, you shouldn?t attempt to use a mental technique without fully understanding the risks. The risks involved here are at least as dangerous as with trying new physical techniques.
Continuation: Try the action as part of a sequence of actions, so that the brain doesn?t have to begin with the most difficult part. The brain can therefore decide to do the move before it has to actually carry it out, separating the fear of commitment to the move from the difficulty of actually completing the move.
Exhaustion: One technique to overcome fear is to eliminate the thought process entirely, by tiring yourself out doing other things and then just stepping up to the task without thinking. This is a very dangerous technique to use and should only be considered where the risk isn?t high, because the tiredness means you are liable to be less precise with the technique. You need to consider the situation very carefully while still fresh before embarking on this method because you don?t have the evaluation process immediately before the action. In this respect it is a more extreme form of the continuation method.
Relation: Try actions that are similar or that feature similar parts to the action you wish to do, just to familiarise the brain with some of the aspects that are involved beforehand.
Familiarity: Become more familiar with the whole area, so the brain becomes accustomed to every minute detail of the area. Do unusual things, lean on things, lie down on things and hang from things. Anything, to make the area more familiar to the brain. The brain will then find it easier to interact with that area.