What if we start using the Pro Parkour (Jump City: Seattle) system for judging / rating freerunning videos?
I see so many videos with comments that may be correct, but aren't' useful or helpful for getting that person to improve the next time, I'm hoping this would help that.
That way we have a consistent set of language and parameters to use. That doesn't mean that any one category HAS to be important to anyone, but it means that when we give someone advice or (hopefully constructive) criticism, it can be based on a sort of language and standard that is understandable.
And even if we don't use these to "judge" videos - (and don't tell me people don't judge videos - that would be just ignorant) maybe at least building up a series of terms so that we have a common language would be a good thing.
Again, I am not trying to say what is important, if someone wants to do a video of big flip, big flip, big flip, then that's cool, do it! If someone wants to make a video with just rolls, that would be cool too - I'm merely suggesting a platform from which we can discuss this.
-- Moves completed correctly / completely
-- Solid landings
-- Difficulty of a single move
-- Difficulty of stringing moves together
-- Creative use of environment
-- Creative use of movements in that space
And for videos -
Edit - (I'm not an editor so someone else can describe these better)
Continuity - video looks continuous or at least doesn't switch back and forth between continuous and not unless used artistically
Professionalism - not that it has to look like it was done by G4, but No Comic Sans fonts, not using star wipe for every transition
Synchronization - if synched with music then it works, if not synched at least there's nothign glaringly annoying about the choice of music compared to moves, maybe "suitability of music" is a better term here?
So, please add to this idea, tear it apart, point out one that exists, etc.
Thanks! Train Hard, Train safe, make good videos