Video: Brandon Semenuk Brings it Home in 'Act.III'

Nov 5, 2019
by Brian Park  


Video: Rupert Walker / Revel Co
Photos: Toby Cowley & Ian Collins


Watch Act.I here
Watch Act.II here


Photo by Ian Collins.
Photo by Ian Collins

Photo by Toby Cowley
Photo by Toby Cowley

Photo by Toby Cowley
Photo by Toby Cowley

Photo by Toby Cowley
Photo by Toby Cowley



134 Comments

  • 138 1
 Absolutely gorgeous, all of it.
  • 32 0
 Yeah, I like this one. Good mellow, beautiful scenery, impressive riding, proper filming.
  • 9 1
 "add to favorites" should be a call to action button on every semenuk vid
  • 9 3
 Act 4: Brandon takes a Trek Supercaliber, with a stem facing downward, out and does all of the same tricks to show us all the skills gap between him and the rest of us. Every seen a back flip 360 double tail whip from a flat drop in on a 29er xc bike?...just wait.
  • 39 0
 Fun Fact: Semenuk also composed and played the entire piano part as well.
  • 17 0
 @DGThree: he built the piano
  • 5 0
 @Tmackstab: He also built the crane that lowered the piano into his house AND picked up the crane that broke trying to get the aforementioned piano into his house!
  • 5 1
 @DGThree: if that's true, he's an absolute legend
  • 3 0
 @Gilmarques: He took inspiration from Kirill Benderoni's clarinet piece.
  • 116 1
 Man those Utah jumps are sick this guy should consider rampage
  • 140 1
 No way, Rampage is too dangerous... I keep reading about all the robberies that happen out there.
  • 2 14
flag Ethan12345678 (Nov 6, 2019 at 13:24) (Below Threshold)
 Ummm he completes in rampage... he won it this year... wdym?
  • 17 0
 @Ethan12345678: remember to wear your helmet kid, there's things flying over your head
  • 4 0
 @MTBrent: you win man. Lmao
  • 93 2
 The Michael Jordan of our sport. We are privileged to be witnessing a legend.
  • 4 0
 was about to make the same comment!
  • 39 1
 GOAT
  • 6 1
 @matttauszik I'm guessing the same dude that downvoted your comment is the one that downvoted @ChachiArcola 's. It wasn't me - Semenuk is GOAT
  • 23 0
 one day dude may be the next emil johansson i tell ya
  • 20 0
 But real talk - fuggin wizardry per usual.
  • 18 0
 He rides a bike like it is a Snowboard. He surfs the bike. The 'Terje Håkonson' of MTB. Legend.
Beautiful edit, music and riding.
  • 1 0
 Best analogy!
  • 4 0
 @derekisrad: Travis Rice rides his board like Semenuk rides a bike.
  • 17 0
 He has a lot of bikes that all look like a Session
  • 24 10
 Rupert: What do you wanna film it in Brandon, 4K, 2K,1080...?

Brandon: Lets make it look like it was filmed through a dirty pair of glasses.

Rupert: Ugh...fine
  • 14 2
 Maybe give your screen a clean bro? Or have you checked to see you aren't wearing dirty glasses? Looks beautiful here on a clear 4k screen.
  • 5 10
flag nyhc00 (Nov 5, 2019 at 5:55) (Below Threshold)
 @locoola: thanks for the advice...bro. I did re watch it on my phone in 1080 and it looked way better than my computer screen at work.
  • 5 0
 @nyhc00: were you watching it through your security monitor? Wink
  • 1 0
 @rrolly: that may be an improvement. haha
  • 14 0
 Three Acts. Two artists. One in front and one behind the lens. Prepare IV Launch.
  • 10 0
 I’m Happy he’s doing less contests,the vids are worth it.
  • 10 0
 shut up and take my money what am i buying
  • 8 4
 After 10 years in a small mountain town in BC, I recently had to move to a major a city in Eastern Canada. The shots in the burn with the fireweed gave me shivers, such a classic BC landscape. I spent countless hours biking and hiking around these.
  • 7 0
 Whoa Semenuk going foot out, thats something you don't see every day
  • 6 1
 With style like that you don't need heavy music to support the riding. Great atmosphere and even better series!
  • 8 1
 That drift at 1:36....!
  • 3 1
 Great as always, but I don't understand what this "ACT" series was about? The fact that it was a 3 part series made it seem like there was more to each of the edits then that they are Brandon riding. I mean if it was just that, then every Revel edit might as well have been part of this series. Was there some kind of theme running through these 3 parts of the series that connected them that I missed?

The 1st and 3rd part had some clips that looked like they were shot at similar locations, but besides that, the 3 parts seemed as different from each other as most the other Revel vids.
  • 13 9
 This guy should go to Proving Grounds next year and see if he can qualify for Rampage.
  • 12 12
 Bro, don't you know he already won rampage in 2008?
  • 14 4
 @Sardine: it was a joke! Tough crowd...
  • 10 2
 @mrbabcock: mine was a joke too! Tougher crowd...
  • 5 1
 He rides a bike like it is a snowboard. He surfs his bike. It is amazing. Legend.
  • 8 6
 This is beautiful, but TBH I was slightly disappointed... It didn't blow me away like ACT.II did, and things like Midpoint, unReal one-shot, etc. I basically watched ACT.II on repeat -- this I probably won't.
  • 5 0
 I don't think this was intended to compete with Act II, it's complimentary. You have to look at all three acts as a single performance.
  • 2 0
 A tertiary triptych triumvirate trio
  • 5 1
 Agreed. Looked like a brief collection of outtakes TBH. Bring on the downvotes but this wasn't the cohesive Revel production we've become used to. Not saying he's not the GOAT.
  • 4 0
 Cam somebody include all of Brandon's videos from the past 3 years into one complete movie. Rampage runs included.
  • 2 0
 The amount of hours he has spent perfecting his craft must be staggering ! So wonderful to watch greatness, no matter what it is !!! Salute to Brandon !!!!!!
  • 2 0
 Anyone else notice the Ride to the Hills hip? Looks super similar to the Dave Watson hip. Nice little touch if so. @reecewallace ?
  • 1 0
 Referring back to the classics is how a great glass bead player harmonises his composition. very well done
  • 3 0
 .............wow......guys got superpowers man!
  • 3 0
 He probably hears that wasp hub when he’s going to sleep..
  • 6 0
 Keith White definitely does..
  • 4 1
 Perfect ! Let Sam Hill join Revel & co..
  • 2 0
 This guy goes for some elaborate ways to lose that swarm of wasps chasing after him
  • 1 0
 Sick riding and video as usual!
Is he still riding 26” on a DH bike or has he eventually moved to 27.5?
  • 1 0
 Sexy af bikes coupled with one of the sickest riders of all time.... the cinematography and soundtrack to boot... woah!
  • 1 0
 Beautiful! But calling those videos „the act series“ is like calling a book „the chapter series“...
  • 1 0
 I feel like Shia Leboeuf watching a Star Wars trailer when I see a BS edit.
  • 1 0
 Art with a capitol A as usual Brandon. No words to express how graceful and poised you are on a bike.
  • 1 0
 Best edit I've seen in a bit. No extra skiddy BS, just straight up riding. Love it!
  • 1 0
 Is that old film stock, or just gain on the RED?
  • 1 0
 Probably a filter added in post-production.
  • 3 1
 Worlds best mtbiker
  • 27 29
 Unpopular opinion - I fully respect how good he is and what he’s accomplished - but I don’t find his edits exciting. Is he too good and makes everything look easy? Or are they too structured?
  • 31 0
 I think it’s the very same reasons that make it all that more impressive to me. Even when Brandon is in the wildest of environments, he is in control.
  • 6 6
 Amazing riding as always, but more and more it feels like I am watching a squaky clean movie about a ballerina.
  • 7 0
 Master at Work.
  • 5 0
 I don't think exciting is quite the right word. Awe-inspiring is probably closer to it. Being that he is so smooth, the filming highlights this, which gives the whole experience more of a feeling of wonderment, as opposed to adrenaline pumping action.
  • 1 0
 boooo
  • 3 1
 Super smooth flair hip on DH bike.... yawwwnnn...
  • 4 5
 For me it's more that I find the "raw" series absolutely mind blowing and the best showcase of mountain biking, but on the other hand these "act" series are way overedited and I find the mix of terrain jarring, the edit itself doesn't flow...
  • 1 0
 Maybe it's the lighting.....
  • 3 0
 I offended the "Semenuk Fanboys" on a previous post. You are treading in dangerous water my friend. Prepare for Pinkbike exile.
  • 3 1
 i second your opinion. this is emperor's new clothes
  • 2 0
 I really like this edit, and there are some crazy lines, but to me it isn't mind blowing like his Raw 100: vimeo.com/356935968
  • 2 1
 That cassette sound awesome
  • 2 0
 Nice music
  • 1 0
 We should appreciate what a living legend this guy is, a class Act
  • 3 2
 Trek haters must get triggerrred by this guy.
  • 1 0
 This is my favorite so far. Just simple and amazing.
  • 1 0
 How many points of engagement in that Angry Bee sounding hub ?
  • 1 0
 This video has such a good vibe. Loved it.
  • 2 1
 Who is this guy? He should do it professionally!
  • 2 1
 I liked the still shots better than the video.
  • 1 0
 this was my favorite episode music filming just needed more biking
  • 1 0
 Well he’s clearly the best ever
  • 2 0
 Pinkbike Hotlap please!
  • 1 2
 He’s so good! The artsy fartsy piano does not match his riding. Press mute and play some GBH, Exploited or the like and it works much better.
  • 1 0
 The combination of Brandon Semenuk and Rupert Walker is damn hard to beat.
  • 1 0
 Why does he have so many trek sessions?
Great riding nonetheless.
  • 1 1
 He should ride Revel Rail bike with the X-Fusion Revel fork.
  • 1 0
 so grainy, but sick!
  • 1 0
 beautiful music
  • 1 0
 return trip by Matthew D. Morgan, if you're interested
  • 1 0
 @monsterphonic: Thanks man, much appreciated.
  • 1 0
 So so good.
  • 2 1
 Poetry in motion.
  • 1 0
 Music?
  • 1 0
 @monsterphonic: thanks very much!
  • 1 0
 Represent.
  • 1 0
 the Miles Davis of MTB
  • 1 0
 Good Job Mr Walker
  • 1 0
 Amazing.
  • 1 0
 Beautiful
  • 1 0
 So unreal!
  • 1 0
 Semenuk is God!
  • 1 0
 0:57 Bravo to all
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