The MTB video thread….
Show me videos you’ve taken recently that you’re proud of…or not proud of, in the same way there’s an epic thread of photos, I figured I’d start one for MTB films that you’ve made or starred in.
If I’m lucky it’ll put an end to all the new and varying threads with different videos on as people will post them onto the end of this one.
If I could request in advance people post what it was filmed on too that’d save a lot of “what did you use to film that?” questions 😀
go go go!Posted 7 years ago
:lol yup! expected a few more people to post their riding videos up… but mark my words this thread will live again!
i’ll make sure to post my vids up once i receive my new PC and can get editing, failing that i’ll offer TSY’s real name up to the person who posts the most videos.Posted 7 years agotthewSubscriber
Aah, I’m on that Hit the North vid somewhere. Here’s my effort from this weekend, (behind the camera, there’s no way I’d be on the dandy horse)
Edit – it would appear that all the best directors use Focus as the soundtrack.Posted 7 years ago
@2hottie – thats awesome 😀 i dare not show that to mrsconsequence or we’ll end up with a dog by new years! what was it filmed on?
@@geetee – lots of ideas for shots in that vid… i especially like the one looking down on top of the rider from the trees, great momentum… quite jealous as its how i’d want the footage from sunday to end up looking but dont have the experience yet to produce something like that (or a rider willing to keep doing stuff over and over in the snow haha). i can see the go-pro on the helmet but what was the other static/panned/handheld stuff filmed on?
@heihei – what was that filmed on? i might have to steal some shot ideas from that one as well 😀 especially like the full facers at the end.
@fourcrossjohn – it feels like there’s more of that little film to come… is there more? 🙂
@tthew – brave rider, makes me realise i might need to borrow some better riders for some of my filming ideas… good music choice 😉Posted 7 years agogeetee1972Member
Phil – the rider in the video is actually me and the director was actually HeiHei. All the angles, the editing, sound and creative takes on where to put the camera were his work. I just rode the bike (and yes, we did do a lot of takes that involved riding the same section many times).
The GoPro headcam footage is complemented by footage from my Canon G10 and HeiHei’s Panasonic GF1.Posted 7 years ago
i’ve got myself a gorillapod and also a tripod in the post, the gorillapod should help provide some extra low down shots and some interesting shots mounted in the tree branches etc. the tripod is because i reminded myself very quickly watching the footage back from sunday’s ride that trying to hold the camera steady or for a smoooooth panned shot is near impossible, borrowed a tripod for the afternoon and wish i had used it for more shots than i did.
the key thing i think i need to remember is the additional non-riding shots that add context, shots like the full-facers, close ups of the chainset and stuff all add meat 🙂
trying to convince a friend to get a go-pro and chest mount to mix in with the static shots…. love the shot it provides with the riders arms and handlebars in the shot at all times.
can’t wait to get out filming again!
ohhh and good work heihei, i dont mind admitting i’m jealous 😀Posted 7 years ago2hottieMember
Phil used a Canon powershot Sx200IS, with a Gorilla pod, they’re fantastic!I just had the camera attached to it all day which made setting up very easy. I wanted it to be quick as I had the dog with me so didn’t want to upset people out on the trail. The Gorilla pod allows you to hang the camera in trees and even lay it on branches like I did in my film at times. Get out filming but be aware it will take time and you will use loads of footage and memory space. You’ll also be knackered as running back for the camera can be a slog up hill!! Also remember spare batteries.
looking forward to your workPosted 7 years ago
got 5 batteries (taking it snowboarding in Jan so wanted to be able to be out all day with it)
thinking i’ll leave it attached to the gorrillapod most of the time as it seems so versatile, having a camera with rotating lens helps lol. once my proper tripod arrives i’ll be taking that out with me too as i’d like to use some panned shots too and hopefully get some longer shots of the nature in which the riding is taking place.
hoping as the weather improves i can convince jo (main riding buddy) to bring out his camcorder as its a full HD thing that cost about a grand so some handheld stuff from that would be great to mix in too.
Sundays “local loop in the snow” ended up with 132 separate takes, whittled it down to 90, and once my comp arrives in the new year i’ll be editing a lot of it down.
had so much fun on sunday, very excited about getting the new PC and spending hours chopping it all together 😀 extending the riding experience even further. now i need to think of a name to release my little films under though. MrConsequence is taken by a rap artist i think lolPosted 7 years agoheiheiMember
GT has covered the equipment we used. I’d make a few observations…
First one is that it takes time, and quite a bit of it. For the snow film we spent ovr 2hrs filming and the same again editing for a 2.5min clip. To get something good therefore, you can’t just include it as part of a normal ride – I always pre-agree with others when we’re going to film, so then everyone accepts what’s involved.
Second one is to have an idea of what you want to achieve, so you’re not wasting time out on the trail. I’d ridden this trail a few times, so I had an idea of how I wanted it to look on film – it’s a flow trail with some sweet drifty corners and a few floaty jumps, and that’s what I wanted to get across.
Last one is commit the time to editing it well – no-one wants to see the dull bits where you’re running around triggering the camera etc (although GT’s helmet cam footage included the bit with me climbing the tree which might have been quite funny)!
Sounds like you have the right idea so look forward to seeing the results!Posted 7 years ago
hi heihei 🙂
thanks for taking the time to write out some advice!
definitely wouldn’t try and include it as part of a normal ride apart from maybe strapping the camera to the goggles/fullface and getting some first-person riding footage of the trails to mix in to projects later…. i do also plan on taking the camera out and about with me when i can though to stop and get the odd nature shot and stuff (extra meat as it were)
spent about 3 hours filming a 1 hour ride on sunday i’d guess, fully expect to be sat at the computer for longer than that to edit it down, i’m planning on editing it with the soundtrack in place so its cut on the beat and follows a sense of rhythm when possible.
the bit we filmed is a local loop so i already had ideas of what shots i wanted to get and i’m pretty happy with the unedited clips so far. In fact for a couple of months all i can think about when riding is what shot/framing would look good on each section… its entering my dreams too 😯
wish the gorrillapod had arrived in time for sunday though (came yesterday) as there’s certain shots i could only get low enough to the ground by having to mount the camera on top of my vented helmet and hold the helmet as steady as possible on the ground! (difficult when shivering in the cold)
mrsconsequence wants a video of her doing a particular bit of singletrack when the sun comes out in spring, I’ve told her how much walking back up and riding over and over it’ll take but i dont think she quite understands haha.
i wish i had a decent camcorder as well as the “helmet cam” but budget doesnt allow that at the moment so i’ll have to see what i can do using just the helmet cam 🙂 and encouraging friends with equipment to join me.
thanks again for the advice dude and good work on the videos, really enjoyed them!Posted 7 years agotthewSubscriber
GaryLake, that looks an awesome event.
I really like the surrey hills and snow vids, and some good tips about to back them up. I’m getting a GoPro for ChrimBo and think you are dead right about the mix of static, helmet and atmosphere shots. Not sure my riding mates would put up with 3 hours of riding disturbance though.Posted 7 years agorossi46Member
Also i did this one a few days ago. I had to ride one handed as (as yet) i havent found a way to mount my I Pod to myself or my bike effectively.
Anyone have any ideas on this???
Anyway, riding one handed on snow and ice is a bit dodgy! But i was pleased with this- especially as i was only playing!!
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=LMoP8EL9IJ4[/video]Posted 7 years ago
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