Midweek Mini Movies

by singletrackjon 9

It’s the middle of the week so we’re going to start by transporting you to a mythical place where locals speak in strange riddles and there are magical enchanted forests full of elves and dwarfs. Yes, Canada, land of the ‘brown pow’. Ay.

If you want to know what the hell the ‘brown pow’ is then get watching. ‘From The Inside Out‘ is a new collaboration between the Coastal Crew and Anthill Films and if this is anything to go by it’ll be stunning. Fast riding, sharp edits and slick filming. The full vid should be out sometime around fall. Which means autumn.

More from Canada now, with the results from the Crankworx Deep Summer Photo Challenge. Every year a select group of pro-photographers head to the Crankworx festival at Whistler and have three days to shoot a slide show, which is then shown to a massive crowd of 1,300 industry types and the general public.

This year the top honours were taken by local Robin O’Neill, who followed Ian Ritz, head of local company Chromag and his life for a few days. As well as being incredibly talented, also happens to be the first women to ever take part in the competition.

Third place was taken by our favourite ex-pat Mr Dan Barham who, thanks to his upbringing in the grim North, took a cheery view of the mental wrangling needed to cope with a summer that just isn’t summery.

We’re liking Tim Zimmerman’s similarly grim show too – R.I.P. Summer. Loads of great shots and it made us chuckle quite a bit too…

This is the raddest thing you’ll see all day. Brandon Semenuk shredding everything in sight. It’s proper BMX style on a mountain bike…

Etsy is a website where you can get any and all many of ‘crafted’ things, ranging from a beautifully knitted dissected frog to pillows shaped like whammers, via all sorts of crocheting. This, however, is entirely wool free and really rather cool. A custom car painter has turned his hand to bikes and this is the rather good fake wood grain result…

Here’s Rab Wardell of the Kinesis Morvelo Project escaping the city and heading out to the secret wild spots of Glasgow, which will be host to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

You’ve probably heard of bass guitar twiddler extraordinare Squarepusher, but this his Korean counterpart, who happens to do a spot of cross dressing too. It’s not that isn’t unsafe for work, more that it’ll blow your mind. If that doesn’t do the trick then the lyrics are here

Comments (9)

  1. That Brandon Semenuk is amazing! Backflips on a DH bike?! Also, those slideshows really make me want to go out and take some photos. All I need now is some friends…

  2. First vid is mint. Anything the coastal crew seem to do just amazes me – the filimg, the riding and the soundtrack. Awesome.

  3. I saw a girl having a milkshake and a mcflurry and she was proof of the theory being explained in that Japanese song…

  4. So worth watching the Korean, bassist vid through to the end. Thanks for that. Many many thanks. I can’t thank you enough. No, really, I can’t.

  5. That Semenuk video, its always the simple stuff that amazes me most, the little whipped stoppy over the tabletop at 3:40? I could watch that all day, and will definitely bin myself trying something similar next time I’m out on the XC bike…

  6. I know what you mean, for me it’s the manual at about 3.10 (3.20 & 3.30), never really thought about how (or why) to incoporate on a trail nut that looked effortless!

  7. Rab Wardell rode my KHS. FACT.

  8. now where is my tin of Ronseal Paint & Grain….

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