I started taking photos about five years ago but my first video I ever filmed and edited was with Wil White in early 2012. Since then I have worked with Wil on a total of three edits and just as I have progressed in filming and editing, he has progressed in his riding. It’s been a lot of fun watching him ride and I’ve learned a lot over the past two years. I’m looking forward to watching Wil continue to step up his game in the future, he is only 19 years old and I know if he really devoted himself to MTB then he could be a legend just like one of his idols, Bender. At the age of 26 Cam Zink just pulled the biggest backflip in the history of mountain biking, give Wil a few years and let’s see what he can really do!
I've also been able to work with my good friend and up-and-coming heli operator Nicholas Moffett over at Ghost Heli and he has been dialed with his settings and equipment, allowing us to shoot dynamic aerial shots. It's been awesome to see the heli become more stable and the aerial shots add so much to the edits.
In my opinion Wil has a ton of talent/skill and I always wonder why he doesn't get the newest gear on the market or sponsors fully backing him. He has showed me what decent equipment can do for you, but I always wonder if he could be pushing it to the next level if he had more support.
Keep an eye out for Wil White in 2014. If you thought he was going big before then get stoked for what is still to come! Special thanks to Wil and his friends for creating a spot where we could come film and enjoy Wil's skills.
Photos/Video/Edit: Zach Carman
Aerial Photography: Nicholas Moffett