Video: The Making of Arrival Episode 5 - Whistler

Sep 25, 2013
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The Whistler Bike Park has been a staple location in every freeride mountain bike film that we can remember. To find new and original lines can be difficult, because chances are, the world has already seen them. So, our idea to take on the bike park was to do something different and create a segment that most visitors to Whistler can relate to… and when we say most, you’ll know what we mean once you see the segment.


The idea was to take the viewer on a POV whirlwind ride through Whistler Village and the Whistler Bike Park. The POV experience puts you right behind the talents of Mitch Ropelato, Ryan “R-Dog” Howard, and the Coastal Crew, as we whip down the trails and take on the Whistler Village nightlife. We had IFHT’s YouTube sensation Matt Dennison with us to help direct the segment. He’s one hell of a funny guy with a creative mind, and we were lucky to have him along to piece this segment together within a week’s time.


Filming the segment turned out to be nothing less than entertaining and comical the whole way through production and into the final piece, and Mitch and Ryan just blew our minds on the trails. Mitch’s style is so fluid and fun to watch that it was hard to focus on getting shots because we were in such awe. Both riders are so positive and open minded to work with, and that goes a long way when you’re filming all day. We think it shows in the segment.


Huge thanks to Mike Crowe and Brian Finestone of the Whistler Bike Park, Chris McLeod from WB, Dave Murphy from the trail crew, Kira Cailes, Justin Morton and Kevin Rehill from patrol, The staff at the Aava Hotel, Katrina Frew from the Longhorn, and of course Matt Dennison and everyone else involved in making this segment come to life!


To see more behind the scenes footage from ARRIVAL, check out Episode One, Two, Three and Four. "The Making of Arrival" is produced by SecondBase Films and Nic Genovese of Mindspark Cinema.

ARRIVAL is presented by RockShox, in Association with Specialized, Clif Bar and Pinkbike.com, with support from Trek, Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Evoc, and Devinci.

For more details about the film, check out secondbasefilms.com/arrival

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51 Comments

  • + 56
 That Scrub.............
  • + 2
 posted mine before i even saw this haha
  • + 4
 we were all thinking it!
  • + 1
 tap..
  • + 1
 First songs name???
  • + 41
 Im fast, way faster than you, my helmets on backwards and my pants are down too...
  • + 7
 "Oh yea that's a nug...camera make love to me" Maybe not better then Harookz like he says but Matt Dennison is such a great, hilarious guy
  • + 8
 Hey, you're alright!
  • + 16
 makes me want to buy a badass camera and do the same
  • + 19
 makes me wanna ride.
  • + 13
 bad ass bike or camera.. descicions... haha
  • + 3
 bike absolutely.
  • + 2
 what's the brand of their high speed camera do you think ?
  • + 7
 Its a Sony FS700 Wink
  • + 1
 Red.
  • + 10
 actually I'm pretty sure it was a specialized.
  • + 1
 already have a decent bike soooo.... badass cam
  • + 5
 You don't need a badass camera to make good videos. Just go out and do it! But if you have the money and your bike is covered, why the hell not?
  • + 5
 well ya cant exactly make a nice video with a potato now, can you?
...what am i missing? haha
  • + 1
 Key word is badass buddy.
  • + 8
 was that Intern at 1:58?
  • + 3
 Yeah I think so
  • + 1
 rocking a slash with a boxxer up front
  • + 6
 Its 12.30am and I think I just woke the whole house watching that last scene. F-ing hilarious.
  • + 7
 Ropelato rode a big wheel at World Champs, but i can forgive him.
  • + 3
 Camera filming a camera that is filming POV of a camera.... . . Cameception
  • + 2
 This is gonna be one of the sickest videos to come out in a while. well since w.t.t.e.! Cannot wait for the arrival of arrival, yeah!
  • + 3
 when is the movie coming out or is it a series im confussed
  • + 3
 Check out Curtis Robinson's desktop. HA!
  • + 2
 was at the premier in the rain at crankworx. was 100% worth it!
  • + 1
 that WHIP!!! and hey its the guy from i Only RIde Park!!! thats the best song ever!!!
  • + 2
 It's not about the camera.
  • + 2
 Sometimes I leave, and I just wanna go back there...
  • + 2
 if i knew that demo was out there id be hunting for it all night
  • + 1
 This segment of the movie was awesome, so funny and so like most of my trips to Whistler.
  • + 1
 When can I buy it on I-tunes?
  • + 1
 Scrub... Wet... Splash... Mom where's the tissues
  • + 1
 There god damn crisps not chips!!!!
  • + 1
 where can I even watch the real video?? not the behind the scenes?!?!?
  • + 1
 They really took advantage of that full moon...
  • + 1
 Epic epic epic...cannot wait for this!!
  • + 2
 that scrub
  • + 1
 That was a proper scrub, I liked the cheeky ending
  • + 1
 that is one sexy demo at 2:52
  • + 1
 When is this out? They keep saying fall? Will it be itunes available?
  • + 1
 so sick!
  • + 1
 flat out, ass out
  • + 0
 Dylan is getting bigger and bigger.
  • + 2
 Thats what she said
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