There seems to always be a trend to videos posted to video upload sites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc). Every few months or so-the trend changes but some elements remain the same. I'm usually pretty good at picking out the film school student (black and white-usually) or the videographer who just 'found' the time-lapse effect-but don't get me wrong-I have made (and continue to make) plenty of mistakes in all stages of production. But please, before you produce a skateboarding video using a dubstep soundtrack and time-lapse effects-ask yourself if you're really creating something unique or just catering to what you already know the masses enjoy. Don't be afraid to hang out of a car door to get the shot-use that skateboard to get a different angle, put your camera on a child's remote controlled helicoptor. You can make the most mundane subjects into gold with different angles-outside the box thinking.On that note, I totally upload a skateboarding-esque video for the video of the day (VOD) this morning. But this one uses more then time-lapse. Notice the graphic/animation elements, the unassuming music & color tint. Yes-it's a bmx (skateboarding) video, but this is an outside the box one.