Video: Obeying Gravity II - An Adventure In The Alps

Jul 6, 2013
by Wolfgang Senn  
Accompanied by a film crew of five, 3 bikers hit the mountains in search of trails, challenges, adventures in nature and "those special moments" that make biking so exciting! Without lapsing into pseudo-political palaver - Enjoy our clip!

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Idea and background
It took us almost 1.5 years to turn a mere idea of a project over some beer and wine into a finished clip. Looking back, everything began when Chris and Hans wanted to build on their successful first video Obeying Gravity and realize the vigor and the "know how" generated back then in a larger project. After a few e-mails and phone calls, one idea led to another: A team of two became a no budged party of nine students who would later form the No Studios Production team together with reinforcement from North Germany.

After 2 test shootings last spring (Spring Ignition and Elevated Plains) and many hours of planning and preparing, the time had finally come in July last year: We put the mere idea of shooting an alpine mountain bike clip into action and the outdoor shootings in the Alpine altitudes of the Oetztal valley (Tyrol - Austria) began. Retrospectively, however, the most important work consisted in the post-production which made OGII what it is: A visionary, multi-faceted adventure in the mountains that can be communicated.

Amazing scenery in one of the remote parts of Tyrol


Above 10 000 feet


Sunset

Morning activity at 7 o'clock

"Headles Horseman"

Ben on the edge

Hans obeys gravity

Michi finding some flow

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Bikers Paradise, what do you say?

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Another high alpine lake

Artificial lake for the skiing slopes during the winter

Still 26 inch

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Klemens shooting in his flex-wing

Behind the scenes - Fabian showing his footage

Behind the scenes - Chris and Julian at work

The riders - Hans -Ben -Michael

Our film team for OGII

Panorama in Obergurgl

Epilog:
The project was made possible thanks to Ötztaltourismus, Ametra Industries, Microcopter, and Universitätszentrum Obergurgl, supporting us with permissions to shoot and logistics, equipment and with board and lodge.

www.graftranslations.eu

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20 Comments

  • 7 0
 That's an incredible adventure. Awesome scenery, videography and riding. Really enjoyed watching this.
  • 2 0
 I like it! Great views and scenery, incredible trails, and some nice RC copter aerial footage in there too. And best of all, minimal dialogue and unintrusive music. Just a focus on riding and trails...perfect!
  • 2 0
 Absolutely stunning, but will make my next few rides seem very boring! Great riding, particularly down those steps, which I'd struggle to walk down let alone ride down.
  • 1 0
 That would have been so much better on 29ers.
HAH! who am i kidding? That looked like such an awesome trip, and so much fun. Nice one guys!
  • 2 0
 I want to travel and do a ride like this soon!
  • 2 0
 Awesome!! This movie made my day! Smile
  • 1 0
 quite nice. but speeding up the video in some parts wouldn't have been necessary, looks awkward.
  • 1 0
 i so need for this adventure write now,but someday i will do this Smile ,i loved this
  • 1 0
 Some super technical ability. What an amazing adventure
  • 1 0
 Great work and fun adventure this is what it's all about
  • 1 0
 Looks like so much fun! Anyone know the names of the songs?
  • 1 0
 Check out that weird insect flying into view at 04:40!
  • 1 0
 That's a heli cam as you can see the following scenes are filmed with it. Something similar to this : danielgarate.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/helicam-2800.jpg
  • 1 0
 niceeeeeee
  • 1 0
 This was sooo sick!
  • 1 0
 Those views though....
  • 1 0
 Realy nice, so much fun.
  • 3 6
 It's getting boring this mania with the promo of the Alps during the summer. Only the stone stairs were an interesting new thing.

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