Must Watch: Peter Kaiser's Self-Filmed 'Solitary'

Nov 22, 2022
by Chromag Bikes  



I’ve had this idea of a relatively slow paced, self-filmed video including still frames for a while. Producing a video in Canada has been on my list as well, but I always had to cut down on camera luggage due to usually bringing two bikes over the pond with me.

We’d been filming a project with Erik and Emil prior to this, so I had all my camera gear with me and it felt like the ideal timing to make it happen. I decided it would be a good challenge to produce a video all on my own from the filming, to the actual riding and all the post-production steps. Filming and riding simultaneously definitely made me misjudge framings and I had to set up certain angles a couple of times. It ended up being quite exhausting, always having to run up to the other side of the hill to hit start/stop.

Enjoy.

Chromag - Solitary - Peter Kaiser
Catching a breath in-between filming scenes.

Here’s to a few photos from in-between - photos of myself shot by the roadtrip/riding buddy, Leon Thiele.

Chromag - Solitary - Peter Kaiser
Chromag - Solitary - Peter Kaiser
My favourite two features at the Bike Ranch.

Chromag - Solitary - Peter Kaiser


Chromag - Solitary - Peter Kaiser


Chromag - Solitary - Peter Kaiser


Chromag - Solitary - Peter Kaiser
A moody ferry ride to Vancouver Island.



Chromag - Solitary - Peter Kaiser


Chromag - Solitary - Peter Kaiser

From a filmer's perspective, ferns are what I love most about Canada.



Chromag - Solitary - Peter Kaiser


Chromag - Solitary - Peter Kaiser


direction, riding, filming, editing, colors, sound by Peter Kaiser
supported by Chromag Bikes
last clip by Leon Thiele

Chromag - Solitary - Peter Kaiser



47 Comments

  • 28 0
 So good, wow. Refreshing to see something like this!
  • 4 1
 almost like the opposite to Semenuks/Revel shortcut, super shacky edits
  • 25 0
 Sick spots and Peter's riding is just on a different level... super stoked about seeing such an edit!!!
  • 18 0
 Now that makes me wanna ride my bike. Just beautiful.
  • 9 0
 Amazing job Peter! The riding is great, but it is the edit that makes this video truly stand out!
  • 7 0
 Beautiful video!! Love seeing the same jump from two angles at the same time - very cool concept. Great vibe, landscape, colours, and sick riding! Makes me want to ride.
  • 5 0
 this is propoganda. picked for the home page due to bias against group rides
  • 4 0
 That is one of the most beautiful bike films I've ever watched. The images and the concept, so good!
  • 1 0
 I'm kind of really over slow motion in mtb videography, which is generally overused and tends to downplay the exposure, speed, and skill required to perform such riding. But this... this is pure visual poetry. Any video Chromag puts their name on never disappoints.
  • 3 0
 Can never have too many one footed tables. The talent on and off the bike is quite something!
  • 4 0
 My dawg is running the last working Vivid Air in existence. Amazing vid!
  • 1 0
 That can of air was useless. Holy crap.
  • 2 0
 Freeride in its purest form. Tranquility with oneself and living purely for the moment while the rest of the world pauses. Well done edit and riding.
  • 3 0
 straight out of visual arts college yo (creative people are cool IMO)
  • 5 1
 Theres just as many creative people in engineering school as there is in art school
  • 3 1
 Don't go to college for art. Spend the money on the equipment needed to do the art thing, and spend that time just doing the art thing.
  • 1 0
 @Benjamin97: Can't say I see that when I go to hire civil engineers. (depends on the type of engineering also)
  • 1 0
 @Sycip69er: I could see the creativity factor being pretty marginal among civies (Im a mech). Everytime someobody tries to build something cool and different in civil engineering it just ends up in cost overruns and public derision.
  • 1 0
 @Benjamin97: Pretty much. We get to design river training structures that are recreational usage including for surfers so we are finding new avenues for creativity. Otherwise yes it takes a huge effort to get outside the box.
  • 4 0
 that was f.,king sick
  • 2 0
 That was some pretty great imaging! Great Job dude. Love seeing anything from Kamloops.
  • 4 0
 Dude, this was superb.
  • 1 0
 Refreshing edit that was uniquely different which is a feat in of itself considering the shear amount of edits being produced. Love content like this, thanks!
  • 1 0
 Gorgeous! That was beautiful and very relaxing to watch. My non-biking friends might even enjoy me making them watch another bike video if it's this one tup
  • 2 0
 Trek .. Chromag?

Doesn't Chromag got an FS bike in the works?
  • 1 0
 Excellend! It makes you travel with your imagination and relax you with the photograghy and ambient music. Thumbs Up!
  • 1 0
 Beautiful video. If this does not inspire you to get out and ride as soon as you can I don't know what will.
  • 2 0
 Absolutely amazing edit !
  • 1 0
 Thanks for this edit, it's been a while i didn't watch a self edit that cool and well edited. Congrats !
  • 1 0
 Old school tricks are the best. Love me some nac-nac and indian air.
  • 1 0
 That was rather nice wasn't it?
  • 1 0
 Beautifully filmed, great music and vibe. Stellar riding.
  • 1 0
 Amazing Peter, you really captured the feeling of solitude at the park!
  • 1 0
 Makes me want triple clamps and flats pedals! Good vid.
  • 1 0
 So dope! Thank you Peter!
  • 1 0
 Big pop, tall jumps, dh bike . Blissful combo
  • 1 0
 super fine!
  • 1 0
 Incredibly well done!
  • 1 0
 Wow! I did enjoy!!!
  • 1 0
 Well done!!!
  • 1 0
 Amazing
  • 1 0
 Beautiful!
  • 1 0
 What an edit! (and ride)
  • 1 0
 So good
  • 1 0
 This was rad!
  • 1 0
 nice one!





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