I am very fortunate to work on so many great productions. There is nothing better than collaborating with great people and contributing my vision to the project. However, sometimes I need to work on my own personal projects in order to keep the creative juices flowing.
My good friend and local pro downhiller, Elinor Wesner, needed a promotional video to show potential sponsors. My passion outside of cinematography is mountain biking so this was a perfect fit. The video production was completely “do it yourself” with me running around like a madman with a small Canon 5D DSLR camera and Elinor hitting trail features several times so we could get multiple angles. After 2 days of shooting I took the footage home and edited it on my laptop.
What was only supposed to be a little demo piece for Elinor to send to sponsors has grown into a video that has been extremely well received by the general public. It has been published in some of the biggest mountain bike magazines including DIRT Magazine and Decline Magazine as well as blogged by Sicklines.com, OnlyMTB, BikesOnly, and featured in the prestigious Pinkbike.com “Movies for Your Monday”