While we’re stuck at home, we’re finding new hobbies and things to do. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t miss our old hobbies, like going out to eat, shaking people’s hands, and… skiing.
28-year-old filmmaker and photographer Philipp Klein Herrero stunned his YouTube followers by creating a video where he’s freeride skiing at home. The stop-motion video got more than 426.6k views at the time of writing and people thought it was absolutely amazing!
According to Philipp, he was supposed to go freeriding with his family, but because of the coronavirus lockdown, he had to postpone his plans. “The lockdown had me thinking about skiing the whole time, so I started to think how I could ski without leaving my living room,” he said.
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Philipp Klein made an awesome stop-motion video about freeride skiing at home!
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Philipp, who works as an engineer at Spanish car-maker SEAT, made the video by attaching a camera to the ceiling. He told AFP that the day that Spain “decreed a lockdown for the whole country,” he had a bus ticket to go to La Grave in France for a week’s skiing with his family. “It was the freeride trip I had saved up for all year, everything was planned,” the man said.
“I could have got on that bus, but when I saw that the situation was getting crazier by the minute, I decided that it was a bit immoral to go skiing while people were dying in Spain.”
Philipp’s video was very popular and people thought it was “amazing”
According to Philipp, he saw a lot of funny videos of people doing outdoor sports at home and he wanted to make one of his own. “On Thursday morning, I saw there was good light outside, so I went for it. I moved all the furniture, set up all the lights, hung the camera on the ceiling, and within six hours everything was in the box.”
Philipp was born in Germany, but he lived most of his life in Madrid, Spain. He also traveled all over Asia, including Tibet, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. He loves photography, making videos, and (obviously) skiing. He’s an adventurer and explorer at heart and can’t wait for the next big exciting trip.
He even made a video about his trip to Asia called Walk With the Dreamers, so be sure to check it out. It’s inspiring and it’s got me thinking about how I can’t wait for this global pandemic to be over so that I can travel again. I’m pretty sure you Pandas are thinking something similar. Adventure, here we come (but not just yet)!
Philipp’s video ends with a message for us all: “Stay safe. Stay home.”
Meanwhile, Philipp’s Instagram account has more than 14.3k followers who can’t wait for him to upload photos and clips from his adventures. The shots are gorgeous and it’s very obvious that Philipp’s a real pro when it comes to visual art.