Everything is connected. Each ride is an extension of the one before. Each reentry is a transition to the next launch. Each experience builds on one another toward a flow state of endless progression. Only the settings and perspectives change along this continuum.
In this film by Brett Rheeder and Harrison Mendel, the sequence of individual movements are all linked together as a cohesive collection, with each maneuver unique yet forming a coherent visual journey across ever-changing landscapes by maintaining a locked perspective.
Creating this visual trick of relentless flow and seamless transitions from one scene to the next was a technical challenge for both rider and cinematographer, and it required intense planning and dedication from the entire team to work through these problems. Anchoring the point of view to bring the audience along on Brett’s journey as everything else moves seamlessly along the continuum.
|There were so many times where our brains were about to explode trying to think about what the next location would be and how the angle of the previous trail would line up with the next one. A very complex operation, but I’m happy we got it done and that it turned out the way it did. Thank you to Shimano for believing in my creativity and everyone else who was involved in making this come full circle — you know who you are!—Brett Rheeder|
There you go!
Every cumb is connected to the next cumb, when your cumbing, your cumbing.
Gotta add: I know that not all MTB edits use drones, but I think drone videography has had a huge impact on MTB vids in general. There are so many elements of MTB that you just can't capture with a static camera.
some of those are drones though arent they? and they used a similar truck camera setup for some shots too?
also, best bike video... ever?
The vision, cinematography, riding, and editing were all perfect. I can’t get over those cuts/transitions!
Also, his bikes are super sick. How bad are the people at Fox wishing they hadn’t tried to force Marzocchi on him right about now?
I’m gonna go ride my bike now