Filming and editing skateboarding, much like the act of skateboarding, allows a creative freedom I can't find anywhere else. I just bought a servo zoom style camera, the Sony X70, and it felt not unlike buying a new board, trucks, and wheels. I spent the last couple of days breaking it in as I prepare to go on a skate trip to South Korea in a few weeks.
Technical lessons learned: AVCHD looks like poop compared to XAVC, although XAVC is somewhat more of a pain to deal with in post.
Life lessons learned: I missed filming long lens really bad.