Video: Roles Reversed

Oct 15, 2012 at 10:00
Oct 15, 2012
by Jon Bokrantz  
 
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After a long year I needed to switch things up a little. No matter how much we videographers love doing our thing, I bet almost every one of us at times wishes that we could leave the backpack at home and instead play the leading role. Even just for a day or two. My bike will always be more important than my camera, so I felt that it was simply about time to reverse the roles. I wanted to blow my own trumpet. However, being the man of the hour in front of the lens demands a proper wingman. In my case that is fellow Swedish film maker and rider Philip Lundman. We decided to put our heads together to pursue my goal of self-actualization and create a piece of motion picture showcasing a slice of prime Swedish shred!




Produced by: Jon Bokrantz
Filmed by: Philip Lundman, Jon Bokrantz, Mike Frisk
Edited by: Jon Bokrantz
Photos by: Mathias Lindqvist

Music:
I Blame Coco feat. Robyn - Ceasar
AWOLNATION - Guilty Filthy Soul

I'd like to thank the following companies for their support and belief in me:

Norrona // Specialized Bicycles // Five Ten

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89 Comments

  • + 139
 People talk about being a well rounded rider, but this just takes the cake!
  • + 72
 " UCI DH World Cup -- Men's Videographer Category "
  • + 47
 VOD, and this is going straight to the VOY voting brackets, best vibe i've seen this year hands down.
  • + 20
 This dude is awesome.
  • + 2
 haha,while i watched this vid,he's really made me laughed,but just nice riding and good vibe.
  • - 19
flag Barbour1994 (Oct 15, 2012 at 14:57) (Below Threshold)
 I mainly only watch Canadian (BC) videos but this was amazing!
  • + 9
 well damn he most definitely needs to get in front of the camera more often!
  • + 11
 Everything he rode in that vidoe looked so fun
  • + 2
 I love this vid!!!!! Props to you guys!
  • + 6
 As soon as I saw that toboggan, I knew he was BMX for life! So dope how skills from each discipline carry over. This kid rocks!
  • + 2
 Yeah Jon
  • + 2
 those trails at 3:10 look ace!
  • + 42
 That was some sick riding! I was really surprised how much you killed it on the bmx, after seeing you rip it up on the big bike it was cool to see you throwin down some tricks
  • + 24
 BOOOOOM! V tooo the O tooo the D eeeeeeeeeeeeee
  • + 1
 this guy does know what it it takes to get other people stoked on riding... great vid and vod-material for sure
  • + 23
 Yo dude. Next summer its my turn to stand infront of the camera Wink

And yeah, high five to us!!
  • + 17
 I don't often comment on anything but that was awesome! Makes want to go out riding!
  • + 13
 who doesnt like to ride??
  • + 12
 Nobody?
  • + 5
 Its funny that you ask that question on this website.
  • + 2
 im just saying how of course the cameramen want to ride
  • + 11
 this is actually very true. most filmers are excellent riders as well
  • + 4
 It must be all the epic riding they film... osmosis?
  • + 1
 They do tend to spend a great amount of time with rippers, you gotta pick up something.
  • + 6
 Hell yeah!!! I was like "Damn he is actually pinned as hell" and then I saw the bmx segment and thats when I knew this was going into favourites! Well rounded and damn good at it or what! Stoked me out Smile
  • + 6
 you got that skill stuff. and some trails to make even this BC'r envious. nice moving picture.
  • + 4
 Bad ass photographer, super shredder on every kind of bike there is, your my hero man keep shredding, vod for sure, your a stud
  • + 5
 Sweden looks like a beautiful place to ride. The big bike section seemed like a great trail and great conditions.
  • + 4
 Photogs can ThreeWhip?! Lol, i havent watched a video where i grinned ear to ear for a while! this was so awesome. Jon killed it! Hero status...

VOM
  • + 2
 Good god that was sick!
Will be going to Sundsvall for 6 weeks once I'm back from Korea in December! Woop!
Well, I only have a hardtail and I guess there will be enough snow to make that irrelevant, but awesome to see stuff other than Are
on the front page! Smile
Guess I'm off to look around for a few other edits. great work again!
  • + 5
 super killer. awsome riding
  • + 3
 Awesome! Also, all the photo/video guys I know are total rippers on bikes too, and yet never have vids of themselves! This edit made me wanna go and ride so bad! Good stuff!
  • + 3
 One of the most talented guys I've ever met! Nice one Jon TV, I'm stoked to have a QBT edit from before you got super famous and took over the world
  • + 6
 great riding, awesome!
  • + 4
 so much for getting work done today, i need to go for a ride
  • + 1
 Awesome video! This guy rips so hard on all his bikes and behind the lens. What is it with filmers and Demo's though? Haha. Jon, Silvia, Coastal Crew! Not sayin its a bad thing...
  • + 3
 Well done fella! Wish i was 1/2 as talented as this guy. Both riding and Vid was superb! Smile
  • + 4
 i know how he feels hahaha
  • + 2
 Awesome stuff Jon, loved your NZ edits last summer and it's great to see a vid of you on the bike.
  • + 2
 riding like he suppose to be working. In a hurry haha. Love it.

the move at 4:14. my fave.
  • + 3
 Big style edit, awesome riding and proper cutting!!
  • + 3
 Ladies and gentleman, what we have here is a potential VOY candidate.
  • + 2
 Great job !!!! Man! That was super awesome! Stoked me up like crazy! Ultra stylish I thought. VOY !!!!!!!
  • + 2
 It just goes to show.. no riders arsenal is complete without a fatty barhump. GET. YOU. SOME!
  • + 4
 skillz man, sweet
  • + 2
 Sick style and skills, both camera and riding, and talk about multitalent indeed, DH, enduro and BMX all dialled!
  • + 3
 ...great work! well done! would get my vote for voy (so far)
  • + 2
 dope stuff. Always behind the lens never infront of it my self filmers can shred as well!
  • + 3
 awesome style man. Congrats!
  • + 2
 Do you ever have an awkward moment where you're better than the person you're filming? Sick riding!
  • + 2
 Instant favorite! Awesome video. I particularly enjoyed that maneuver @ 2:14. : )
  • + 2
 Holy crap, this guy's not good just for photographer's standards, he rips the royal steeze!
  • + 2
 Nice! Reminds me of watching V-Dub Von Williams ride back in the day, from the trails to the ramps... no problem.
  • + 2
 Hell yeah that was awesome, that guy is a character...
  • + 2
 Glad to see you riding instead of filming! You were killin it dude! VOD
  • + 2
 that guy is insanely good!
  • + 2
 fucking sick!!! loved it!
  • + 2
 Dude, someone just backed over your Enduro...
  • + 2
 Sick riding mate..!! Those are some hidden skills..
  • + 2
 Great work! All around goodness!
  • + 3
 Make me famous tooSmile
  • + 2
 as a director and a rider much respect !!!!I'd say both are amazing....
  • + 2
 Awesome edit Jon TV! Catch you next time your in NZ.
  • + 2
 wow....photographer and a super well-rounded rider.... insane!
  • + 2
 dude you shred! lets see some more of you riding!
  • + 2
 BOOMSHACKALACK JON ATTACK. 2.22. Huck to flat. To drift. Awsome.
  • + 1
 Great vid Jon! Super talented whether a camera of bike as your weapon.
  • + 1
 What can I say ? - It's really really good.
  • + 1
 You slayed Järvsö bike park!
  • + 1
 So impressive...nice choice for a video and amazing skills!
  • + 1
 Amazing video! Where are the trails in Sweden?
  • + 2
 The bike park is Järvsö Bergscykelpark and the AM riding is in Sundsvall.
  • + 2
 He's a cameraman???
  • + 9
 Yepp, I'm normally the one behind the camera. This film is partly self-filmied (yes, cameras on tripods and run like hell) but mostly all the clips are done by Philip Lundman. I directed, edited and rode the bike Smile
  • + 2
 Just search for Jon Television on Vimeo for instance. There will be good stuff, where Jon is where he usually is. Behind the camera, eating kvarg.
  • + 1
 btw which cam are u using ?
  • + 1
 Canon 600D & 550D
  • + 1
 You should get on the other side of the lens more often. That was pretty sweet.
  • + 1
 very nice
  • + 1
 Slayer!!!
  • + 1
 surfing!
  • + 1
 wow that was awesome
  • + 1
 "Are you talking to me?"
  • + 1
 LEGIT !
  • + 1
 pause at 2:01 its sick!!
  • + 1
 amazing!
  • + 1
 damn, that was nice!
  • + 1
 proper barhump

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