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Hey it’s Boxing Day.
Pour yourself a massive Eggnog, grab another mince pie and feast you eyes on these hand picked movies for your pleasure.
The Claymore Challenge brings professional freestyle mountain bikers from all over the world to Highland Bike Park in New Hampshire. Nick Keating and I captured the event with a Phantom Flex high speed digital cinema camera at over 2000 frames per second.
Amongst the multitude of bike shops across Manhattan and Brooklyn, 718 Cyclery (718c.com) stands out for their unique approach to the business. This is the "inverted bike shop". A film by Show Love.
Round II in The Whistler Bike Park. Credit to the riders; my brothers Jonah & Eli Zuckerman (as well as some snippets of yours truly). A film by Leo Zuckerman.
The Bootleg Canyon Down hill race near Las Vegas and Lake Mead. The Race put on on by "Downhill Mike" features top US and European racers, featuring First and Second place Dan, and Gee Atherton. All of the footage in the race was hand held using a camera rig I built. A film by Andrew Waldron.
This is an old Vid right out of the Vertrider MiniDV archives, spanning more than 10 years: Some really rad old bike punk nightride stuff from 2004.
Tyrol Documentary Filmer Christoph Malin, Member of the international Twanight.org (TWAN)-Astrophotographer group (National Geographic, ESO, NASA, BBC etc), and an extreme Mountainbiker, Skier and Snowboarder since 20 years, has produced this spectacular new view on Innsbruck at night and dawn, seen from the surrounding Peaks, Villages and Valleys.
In the high desert of South America, winter takes hold, devouring bleached bones and abandoned shacks. Into these most inhospitable of lands, a handful of drifters emerge from the whiteout, ready to cast their lot on forsaken peaks both merciless and magnificent. Venturing beyond the frontiers of most mountain films, Solitaire is backcountry skiing forged in the tradition of Western cinema. Born in the spires of Argentina’s legendary Las Lenas, a lonely two-year journey begins through an abandoned world, wandering the length of a continent from Peru’s Cordillera Blanca to Chilean Patagonia. Lost in the winds of snowbound badlands and the blizzards of primordial forests; seen from a horse’s saddle and a paraglider’s wings; ridden on ski and board and telemark... Solitaire fuses western-inspired tales of backcountry gambles into landscapes never before visited on film. A Sweetgrass Production.
Thanks to everyone that sent in suggestions this week. If you’ve seen or made anything you reckon should be up here next time, the address is, as ever: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember: Keep it futile, yeah?
Posted on: December 26, 2012