Friday, September 11, 2009

An adventure into the world of video

I've been doing quite a bit of filming for Transition Bike Company in the past couple months and learning the ins and outs of cinematography. Today I completed my favorite movie thus far after a fantastic day of shooting with my buddy Cam Burnes. This was my first opportunity to really have a chance to scope some nice angles while filming like I would when shooting photographs. Cam rode really well and had a relaxed attitude which made the whole adventure really fun.

Cam checks out the first couple of shots

beautiful singletrack

For the gear-heads out there, I carried an ArcTeryx backpack that held my Nikon d-SLR bundle with a D300 and 3 lenses and 2 flashes, my Panasonic HPX-170 camcorder with a large matte box and 4x4" polarizer, a Bogen/Manfrotto tripod with a fluid pan head, and food and water, etc, all totalling about 90 lbs. The film shoot took 12 hours from the time we left the truck till the time we returned to it, and I've been editing for the past 4 days. So, in total, it took about a solid week.

This movie means alot to me as a photographer, an explorer, and as a visual communicator. This is the very essence of mountain biking. I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I did making it. Special thanks to RJD2 for the soundtrack! The vid is best played with the volume up quite a bit, and for full screen please click the box on the upper right portion of the video once it starts to play.


Ben Hicks Boca Raton Photographer said...

great job, can't believe you shot it all in one day. Thats killer

brado1 said...

no doubt killer video! very nicely done!