A gimbal is a completely different way of filming so the more experience I can get under my belt before I have to use it professionally the better. With this in mind I joined on a session with Freddy Pulman, Tom Isted and Zac Rainbow as they shredded some jumps in a forest.
It was a learning curve as I'm so used to being in with the action and panning around quickly following the motion. However, with a gimbal, it likes to move in its own way which tended to be a lot slower than the riders were moving. In the end I decided to slow the pace of my filming right down and go for the slow, pretty shots. Once I'd built the confidence of the movements I then tried zooming in through the trees to be able to use the trees as frames to the riding.