You can buy it from the website or send Mark an e-mail (it's on the web) and he'll set your mind at rest I'm sure. The blog is pretty out of date but the website is still live and good I think.
The Worlds Best MBR Movie
There's some great 'Kranked' videos on youtube including an amazing one about a guy who only has 20% vision and follows a guide about on his mtb over jumps and stuff.
Dirt, and not just because they use the sky as blue screen for that music interlude.
R979 has it Mud Cows rules above all else
Northwind, I totally get it, but I'd like to know what YOU would have done differently if you had limited funds? Dogtown's production budget was 1.2 million dollars, and Stacy hardly paid anyone for shots and footage. I didn't want to do play it like that. People got paid for their materials, or they donated because they were into what I was doing. I told the majors straight up I didn't want to make a commercial about their new products. Lots of the guys really didn't want to talk on camera about the old days. Many were still REALLY pissed off at each other. Some made fortunes, others drifted into obscurity, so there were feelings involved. I had to tread lightly. Some guys I had to hassle for more than a year just to get an interview. Others were stoked I cared enough to research and find them. So my question is if you only had 200K, what story about the mountain bike history would you tell? For me, I just wanted to look at the beginning of the thing and to end it with the intro of the first production bikes in '82. The question is where was the actual beginning? All that's open to debate. Would you have gone further into the future? Perhaps into the racing scene of the '80s? Annodiz-a-palooza? More modern stuff? Josh Bender-o-rama? There was certainly a lot more photos and footage once the '80s started rolling along. I'm old, so I was just into early guys and what they started. I did all kind of research (almost a year) on Von Drais, through the Bone Shakers and Safety Bikes before roads were paved, then the Buffalo Soldiers, Annie Londonderry, the Italian Infantry of WW1, the RoughStuff Fellowship, etc. In the end, I realized I only had 80+ minutes, so I concentrated on the California guys, cuz that's where I'm from. I really hope more people make films about the sport's history. There's lots to learn about our forefathers. After all, every rider has a story, even if they just got their first bike:).
Sprung 5...my real first and best.
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