Podcast: 'How To Make A Viral Video' - Danny MacAskill & Robbie Meade Discuss How They Made The Slabs

Feb 11, 2021
by Duncan Shaw  

This week on The Drop In Podcast, Duncan Shaw is joined by close friends Danny MacAskill, and Robbie Meade to talk about their latest project "The Slabs". A short film that Danny has recently released on YouTube in which he descends down one of The UK's finest moderate climbs, The Black Slabs on The Isle of Skye, aboard his Santa Cruz 5010.

Danny MacAskill is a Scottish mountain biker who shot to fame in the spring of 2009 after releasing "Inspired Bicycles" a wee video that he and his flatmate Dave Sowerby had shot over a few months around the streets of Edinburgh. Over the last ten years this is what Danny has made his career in. Travelling the globe finding amazing places for him to make riding films and performing alongside Duncan in the Drop and Roll Tour.

Robbie Meade is the founder of Peny Ltd a creative media production company based in Wales, over the last few years Robbie has worked with Danny on various projects including, Imaginate, Epucuen, and Cascadia which saw Danny jumping his bike across the exposed rooftops of Gran Canaria. Together with Danny, Robbie directed their most recent film "The Slabs".

Join them as they discuss what went into filming the project, how it felt to climb the slabs along with backpacks full of camera gear, how Danny and Robbie first met, how they operate together whilst shooting a film, and what it takes to produce a viral video...

The Podcast can be watched in full over on YouTube or streamed using most podcast platforms/apps...

Watch The Making of The Slabs here

Find out more about Robbie's Company, Peny Ltd here


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