Are video & pictures something I need?
Relive the moment, again and again, purchase one of our professional video or picture packages! With the video, you can expect a 5 to 7-minute film that includes pivotal moments of your jump such as: climbing into the aircraft, the ride to altitude, the initial leap, freefall, and landing. The film, customized with your name and date of the jump, is set to music and is sure to make you want to go again! Both the picture and video packages are compressed into an MP4 file for you to take home and upload to wherever you choose. But, unfortunately, due to strict regulations, no one is allowed to bring their own camera without special licensing. That is why it is important to take advantage of the opportunity to relive the most exhilarating experience of your life by taking home a personalized souvenir!
Our Video Packages
The Personal Video package is distinctly awesome, yet a different experience and it lies in the jump POV.
For this video, the instructor will attach a camera to his wrist for the entire skydive, including the exit, freefall, canopy ride, and landing.
The unique aspect of this video is that it gets a close-up view of your face as you fall back to earth, including the time under the canopy. This is a great option for a reduction in price, yet the pro video is an undoubtedly awesome experience that we recommend for anyone on his or her first jump.
The Professional Video package is most often purchased for first-timers. Each USPA licensed camera operator trains year-long to have the ability to record your face better than anyone does. With any type of video, we will talk to you before your jump to see if you have any last words; we’ll capture the moment the excitement sinks in as the plane ferries you to altitude; along with your overly nervous expressions as you slowly come to terms with the fact that you’re about to jump out of a plane.
With the Professional Video package, you have a separate jumper for the video who has the ability to fly around you getting pictures and video from all angles. He or she will fly around you, up to you, give you a high five, get you to pose for the video, then let you relish in the moment. At 5,000 feet, the cameraman will record the parachute opening before beating you down to the landing zone where he will capture your culminating return to earth.
The Ultimate Video package is the crown jewel of skydive videos. This option combines the distinct benefits of both types of videos (handycam and pro) to make a single, crazy awesome video. Not only will you have a camera attached to the wrist of your instructor, but also another jumper with you to record up close and from a distance. This gives us the ability to capture every aspect of your jump from your emotions to the view.
While it is the most expensive option, it is absolutely worth it. One of the craziest and most dramatic experiences of your life deserves a video that can capture everything.
BE THE STAR OF YOUR
SKYDIVING MUSIC VIDEO
After you land and while you celebrate your skydive, the rough-cut of your video is edited by a team of South Carolina Skydiving professions, transforming your video into what can only be described as a skydive music video. The final-cut is your skydive set to music, titles, transitions and special effects to give your skydive an extra bump of awesomeness, as if it needs it. South Carolina Skydiving has accumulated a large set of songs to be featured in each video; however, you may not select the song for your video to avoid copyright infringements. The process of editing your video and converting it into a MP4 can often take up to a week, but it is emailed to you for you to upload anywhere you would like!
Things to Know about your skydiving video
Disclaimer: ONE VIDEO PER PERSON
Excited Jumper: *purchases video* “So that video will be for our entire group, right?”
Dropzone Employee: *sighs*
It is not uncommon for someone new to skydiving to assume the video they purchase will be for an entire group of people. While this is a perfectly settling thought, it just is not plausible. Every jumper exits the aircraft sequentially after a certain amount of time between jumpers. Moreover, while skydivers wish the laws of physics did not apply to them, the videographer cannot fly back up for the next person’s video.
The interview before the jump, the plane flight and after the jump will be filmed with the intention of including friends or family in your video. Yet the jump itself can only have one star.
Consider this: Your first jump is the only first skydive you will ever get.
Take this seriously, because skydiving for the first time is literally an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Not to say you can only jump once or that the feeling fades over time, because it does not. We support and encourage each jumper to become a part of the daily craziness at South Carolina Skydiving. However, your first jump is a single first step that you cannot reclaim.
The only true way to experience your first jump again is to document it and play it back. If a skydiver ever has a regret, it is that they chose to save the money and not get the video. You don’t want to be the person who misses the opportunity to relive their skydive repeatedly.
Document the most memorable and crazy experience of your life. Call South Carolina Skydiving at 1-800-607-5867.