Video: Calvin Huth’s ‘Abstract 2’ is 18 Minutes of MTB Art

Mar 10, 2019
by Calvin Huth  



Ab·stract
/abˈstrakt,ˈabˌstrakt/
- Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.

Abstract is my mixtape. Collecting footage for a year on my own time and allowing myself to try new things. Experimenting with different ideas and songs. I try not to take things too seriously, making a project for myself because it's what I love to do. Spent a lot of time making this one, hope you enjoy it!

Music (In Order):
Enigma - Panda Dub
Golden Arrow - DARKSIDE
Last Train - Allen Troussaint
Ages - Incredible Polo
Launch - Vandeluz, Marc 7
That's Life (Live at Dallas Memorial Auditorium 1968 ) - James Brown
You're The One - PLÜM
Wonder Dummied - Brooke Waggoner
Ballade -Bakermat

Special Thanks:
Jordie Lunn
Aaron Grey
Tom Van Steenbergen
Carson Storch
Daniel Fleury
Dillon Butcher
Ryan Morris
Logan Peat & Coast Gravity Park
Blue, Stella & Jessica
RedBull
Chris Ashforth
Max Barron
Kendall Mclean, Jake Innis & Cole Nicol
Bears


No Bad Days!


50 Comments

  • + 51
 This is exactly what pushes cinematography forward, especially with regards to mtb. No restrictions from companies to create a certain image, just pure creative freedom. So sick!
  • + 9
 unbound by rules.. the art lives on. Beautifully constructed work. A one that should't disappear in to the back pages of the ole' internet..
  • + 42
 Title is misleading. It’s 36 minutes because you have to watch it twice! Then again later, then a few more times...
  • + 1
 Still circling back to this... So sick. These shots are world class. The whole thing is mesmerizing.
  • + 9
 I'm disappointed potato Jessica wasn't included
  • + 3
 Give the people what they want! Give us potato Jessica!
  • + 3
 Excellent cinematography, editing, and of course riding. Great choice experimenting with juxtaposing images in the first songs. And I'd love to see an edit using the color effects for just the backgrounds starting at 5:25. Very nicely done.
  • + 6
 Hot damn, dude. Love the flow and all the weird shit is where it's at.
  • + 4
 Really nice work (clapping hands here).. So creative and zen. Made my mind wander of to good times on the bike while being really relaxed at the same time.
Just wauw :-)
  • + 4
 7:39 - 7.44. Had to stop myself throwing my laptop up against the wall in utter disbelief.
Sick riding all round and great videography. Love it, more, please.
  • + 3
 marcelmtbhunt, check him out on insta, sick rider
  • + 2
 Just fantastic! Truly clever and a real blast! I’m old enough to have seen all the old ones and this has me stoked in a way I’ve not been since the Alex Rankin days!
Well done Calvin!
  • + 5
 Amazing! Just what I needed this Sunday winter morning! Cheers.
  • + 4
 Stella and Blue must be very proud. Exceptional
  • + 3
 Well done....... nothing to add. That film is just excellently made and terribly inspiring. Thank You Smile
  • + 2
 Utterly lovely, every moment is sublime Calvin. Excellent music and your editing is inspired. Better than all the best MTB films I've seen. Funny too!
  • + 4
 Hey Pinkbike, this ist definitely a MUST WATCH!!!
  • + 3
 That Backwoods part is insane! Hands down one of the best edits i've ever seen Calvin! ????
  • + 3
 With both bikes in the shop for repairs it was nice to zone out with a cool, arty vid. Feeling very Zen.
  • + 3
 Best video ever, I can't stop watching it, Calvin Hunt you are a fucking artist !!
  • + 3
 Music, editing, whole thing was brilliant! Great to see something different and genre pushing.
  • + 4
 WOW! . Amazing editing on this dude! complety captivating
  • + 2
 Speechless I read all the post to this point, I'm Still revisiting all of the Images I saw in the Video Just AMAZING !!!!
  • + 3
 So glad to have spent those 19 minutes. Thanks for the work!
  • + 2
 woah. I spent the day skiing, but this really has me jonesing for some brown pow.
  • + 3
 Straight up niceness right there.
  • + 2
 Holy shit this was inspirational, motivates me to keep filming. When that drops at around 6:00, my brain went all boomers.
  • + 2
 Great work man. I've watched this 10 or 15 times now. I really love it. Thank you.
  • + 1
 I'm still watching this! I'm still completely blown away. I bought the soundtrack off iTunes. This is one of the best MTB films I've seen. This is ART. Such a journey. I feel like I'm part of the countless hours, and I would trade my last breath to be on that ridge with those guys in the closing shot. Calvin... this is.... just don't stop! This is better than anything I've seen. You're not just recording bikers riding bikes, you're capturing heroes doing something that they'll remember for the rest of their lives.
  • + 2
 That rampage fart from Tom is pure art! Haha Wink
Loveed whole video, im speechless. Peace
  • + 2
 That was pretty freaking awesome, thank you
  • + 3
 Ready to go ride now
  • + 2
 what a piece of awesomeness
  • + 2
 Please create a Channel to watch more of this!
  • + 1
 That was really enjoyable to watch! Thank you! I love the “that was legitness” kid!
  • + 2
 fed everybody mushrooms at 5:25 =O
  • + 2
 Congratulation, super stylish video!
  • + 2
 hell fucken yeaaaa
  • + 2
 Such a good video!
  • + 1
 patient editing well done ALL
  • + 1
 is that drone clip of the seagull on shutter stock or anything?
  • + 2
 Its not online anywhere. Everything minus the funny interludes are self filmed.
  • + 1
 Brilliant! Makes me think of David Carson but with moving images...
  • + 2
 badass!
  • + 2
 That was so good!
  • + 1
 the 3-table at 9 min in spectacular
  • + 1
 The music choice was on point !!!
  • + 2
 THE DREAM
  • + 1
 Bikes, scenery, music, LSD
  • + 2
 And awesome cinematography

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