2012 was a great year for Lone Wolf Productions. I was able to shoot with some of the best athletes in the world while travelling around doing what I love to do. I wanted to package the highlights that I and some of the riders experienced during 2012 and bring them to you in one video, along with some of the rider's own words about their projects in 2012.
|It was a bit of a time crunch getting a seggy put together this year. With my shoulder injury at the beginning of the season, then right into the heart of competition, we had to push it back. With our luck, it began to snow in Vancouver, so we had to finish up in negative temperatures in Kamloops. However, we were able to pull it together and I was stoked on the result. - Geoff Gulevich|
|Matt and Kaleb from TNL Photography put this nice road gap, step down aside for me to hit for the video. The first time we tried to shoot it the wind was too high, so I wasn't able to hit it. We had finished shooting the rest of the video with just the step down left to shoot. Matt and I tried to coordinate over the next couple weeks to schedule a day and time. I started work early one day, finished up in the afternoon then drove 3.5 hours from Vancouver to Kamloops. It was windy once again, so it looked like we we're not going to get it done. We waited for over an hour and a half watching the sun go down. As soon as the sun went behind the mountains it was like a switch turned off and the wind died. We had just enough light left to get the shot and we did! Needing to be at work the next day I drove back to Vancouver when we wrapped up. Seven hours of driving to get a couple shots...still worth it and I look forward to riding it again one day. - Ryan Berrecloth|
|My edit was a small window into my winters spent in Laguna Beach, CA. I think it is the best winter riding option in North America with its steep lines, good dirt, cool people, beaches and warm weather. We really aimed to capture the feel of Laguna and I think we were successful. I encourage people to come check it out. - Richie Schley|
|The lines in my section are technical and pretty fast. They required me to make quick decisions at speed. Two of these lines were near misses for me. I love looking down puzzling sections of trail and trying to figure out how to double up as many things as possible, which was what we tried to shoot a lot of for my section. - Kenny Smith|
|Filming with Lone Wolf was one for the books. The Center of Gravity weekend followed by a day at Silverstar. The best part was probably getting asked who would go up in the basket of the crane and get raised over Center of Gravity and I signed Matt up to do it without him knowing, you should have seen the look on his face. - Dustin Greenall|
|One of our craziest experiences during shooting was the whip contest during Crankworx. It was the first time Thibaut and I had done it. The atmosphere and sound from the crowd each run was crazy. At the start of each run we were very excited and the jumps were so well made that we had more and more fun each time through! It's not in the section, but during the first run of the day we were sitting at the top of the Crabapple hits and we were getting really pumped listening to all the people, so we decided to go big! I started off with a huge NAC, but I lost my feet on the pedals with Thibaut 1 meter behind me ... I thought it was the end of my life! Some how we got out of it alive though...what a rush! - Riding Addiction (Words by Gaetan Ruffin)|
|Being the owner of Lone Wolf Productions and still trying to create my own riding sections while working on so many other projects is a ton of work to say the least. That's why the filming for my sections are usually spaced out over the season. This year we really tried to wait for good light, and keep continuity in the shots which is hard to do when you are already pressed for time. I made sure to wear the same or similar riding gear through out the season when I was shooting, and would only go out on days where the lighting was excellent towards the end of the day which made my section look like it was shot in the course of a few days when in fact it was shot over the course of several months. I thought I would share that fun fact that most people probably didn't know. - Matt Brooks|
|Shooting with Lone Wolf for 2012 was exactly what we could have hoped for. It was a season full of epic sessions, dust, golden sun and big moves. We got to meet a few new faces this season as well as get together with some familiar ones. Thank you Matt and anyone else involved with Lone Wolf for another great year! We look forward to shooting again in 2013! - TNL Photography|
I really hope people enjoyed the sections Lone Wolf Productions put out this season, and yes, we will be back for 2013 bringing you more big hits, great riders, gnarly lines and all around bike porn! Thanks for watching, Happy New Year and see you again soon!