Raw Video: Rémy Metailler Smashes the Trails at Vedder Mountain

Dec 17, 2020
by OneUp Components  

There's more to B.C. riding than the just the usual suspects of North Van, Squamish and Whistler. Almost every town in British Columbia has a thriving trail building community with almost endless forest covered mountains.

Check out OneUp team rider Rémy Metailler smashing the trails at Vedder Mountain, a hidden gem 1.5hrs east of Vancouver. Fun fact, this raw edit actually has real, raw audio!

Video by Peter Wojnar, photos by AJ Barlas

OneUp Components,
Squamish, BC.

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Vedder Mountain


  • 45 3
 Vedder sucks, tell your friends.
  • 19 1
 As someone who lives in the valley, yes Vedder sucks please no one go there ever lol
  • 16 1
 As someone who lives next to vedder, this is true.
  • 15 0
 I can see Vedder from my window. Not worth riding. Don't waste your time.
  • 6 0
 Agreed. Sucks so bad. Don't even bother.
  • 8 2
 Vedder does suck, I much prefer Cornell or Weiland.
  • 3 0
 Iw been there once or twice, not sure what it suppose to be so good about it,... it sucks! Its always wet and greasy.
  • 3 0
 Went there for a race last year. Not worth it.
  • 2 0
 @bmxslinger: Good thing the border is closed to us. Vedder totally sucks.
  • 1 0
 It's awful. Most of the trails are gravel pathways
  • 23 1
 Another killer Peter Wojnar edit. And Remy, wow, such a great combination of surgical precision and wild speed. Well done!
  • 11 0
 Thanks! And shooting with a rider as skilled as Remy makes it a little easier Smile
  • 1 0
 Weaponized Woj for the win for sure.
  • 17 3
 Remy - the hardest working man in the bike biz. Another killer edit.
  • 2 1
 I wish I had the opportunity to work as hard as him.
  • 1 0
 Keeping the biz relevant.
  • 15 1
 There should be a law that says Remy must put out a video everyday!
  • 12 2
 I love watching him absolutely destroyed features that have...destroyed me.
  • 1 0
 I ride vedder almost weekly and i can't even recognize half the stuff he rode. He's too fast
  • 10 1
 smooooooooth operatorrrr suspension looks so dialed, love it!
  • 6 0
 Remy, why do you never ride with your EDC tool in your headset? or even just the cap?
  • 27 0
 Because he has a tool sponsor and that's where he stores his baguette
  • 1 0
 Probably cuz there sessioning stuff for the video and not trail riding?
  • 7 0
 I thought i ripped up vedder last weekend.. until i saw Remy.
  • 6 1
 That is how a video should be done!
  • 6 1
 Also, use the code Remy20 for a discount on Jenson USA
  • 5 1
 So what is different about the 'raw' sound on this then? Isn't Redbull Raw 100 and the like also 'raw'
  • 3 0
 @PeterWojnar lol. Do you care to walk through this field of land mines? (sideways looking eyeballs emoji)
  • 60 0
 "Raw" videos come in many flavours.

On one end of the spectrum, there's the Vital Raw race videos. Literally straight out of the camera, exactly how it was shot, in the order it was shot, with video, colour, and sound exactly as recorded by the camera. This is what most people probably imagined the first time they heard of the concept.

On the other end of the spectrum, you have videos where "Raw" means there's no music, and they feature extensive sound design, usually rooted in recorded audio, to enhance the listening experience in some way. This might mean adding bass effects, whooshes, additional recorded sounds from different clips or sections of track, etc. Google "The Foley Artist," it's a beautiful short on Vimeo that explains the job of a foley artist in film in a really funny way—in short, a foley artist records sounds for cinema that go with the visuals, but are not recorded at the same time (or at all the same way.)

Redbull Raw 100 and Sound of Speed edits usually feature some amount of foley work to "enhance" the sound of the video. In some cases, this is completely necessary, like replacing audio on a drone clip so you don't hear motors buzzing. It's also increasingly necessary the more slow-mo and speed ramping there is in a video. But it isn't always all "recorded audio," and you often hear lots of whooshes (like on takeoffs of jumps) and bass-heavy booms and rumbles (like on landings of jumps, etc.) It's not worse, it's supposed to make it sound more like it feels—but not exactly how it sounds.

This video features only recorded audio, that was recorded at the same time as video, from the perspective of the camera, with no additional sound effects in place. In my opinion, it gives the best and most accurate feeling of speed, because it sounds exactly like the real thing, if you were standing on the side of the track, right where the camera is positioned. But it's not a raw video in the VitalRaw sense, because I've colour graded the video and the clips aren't straight out of camera in that sense.

Hope that answers that.
  • 6 0
 @PeterWojnar: Thanks for the breakdown. I just re-watched this video and a couple of Semenuk's latest and think I get the difference. This video with headphones on gave me goosebumps. It's REALLY loud if that makes sense. Very good, thanks again!
  • 3 0
 @PeterWojnar: The sound in this video is incredible! Kudos to you mate.
  • 4 0
 @PeterWojnar: This is a great way of breaking it down for everyone. Thanks for sharing! I like this style of raw edit the best, and as you mentioned, gives the most accurate feeling of speed. I do appreciate all the sound design that goes into all the other styles though. Its a lot of work, and can be a really cool experience for the viewer/listener.

10/10 on the video! And great riding my Remy as always.
  • 2 0
 @PeterWojnar: Dude, thank you so much for a clear and informative answer! I didn't even know I was interested in the topic until I read your explanation.
  • 1 0
 @PeterWojnar: do you use the In camera mic? Or external? Nice pans. Image stabilizer or just hand held. ?
Thank you for not clipping the landings . Well shot. Exelent edit.
Personally I like how slowed down tracks lower the sound frequency . Not accurate but sounds cool!
  • 1 0
 @Sshredder: In-camera mics are not usually tremendously useful for recording sound. Here, I shot with a Senheisser MKE600 shotgun mic, on-camera. Image stabilization an be useful, but it doesn't always look great–this is a combination of handheld and tripod shoots.
  • 4 0
 Sweet video! Brings new meaning to the song EvenFlow ????
  • 4 0
 I give this video a Ten
  • 3 1
 I just got here with counter to 10, thought something big was gonna happen, and it did.
  • 1 0
 Pink Bike, set to open a new window anytime readers click on a link while checking out a video or article. Why would you want readers to leave PB???
  • 2 0
 His arm position and grip on the bars are in a class of their own, relaxed, strong and unique from others.
  • 2 0
 This gets me so stoked to ride...while the northeast gets dumped on with snow.
  • 3 1
 Remy, r u still running mullet?
  • 2 0
 when the bike its dialed... smooth us fuck!!
  • 2 0
 He smashes anything his wheels touch.How could we stop this villain ?
  • 2 0
 Great scrub stee, this guy
  • 2 0
 Hot damn. I thought I knew those trails, but wow! Next level.
  • 2 0
 Good as always, well done!!
  • 2 0
 Wooow! Style and speed. Great combination. Remy, you rock!
  • 2 0
 This is true mountain bike
  • 2 0
 Absolutely perfect, there isn't anything else to say.
  • 1 0
 Rear brake higher than front brake, interesting.
  • 1 0
 Nice !
Didn't know that Eddie had a mountain there Smile
  • 2 0
 Quality content.
  • 1 0
 Vedder sux, valley s pretty full
  • 2 0
  • 2 2
 "Work less ride more" MOTO Stolen from Ibis????!!
  • 2 0
 Same thought, Mariano.
  • 2 3
 Wtf is this?
  • 1 2
 Ah, now it works. The first time I clicked the video I got some weird 1 hr countdown timer playing.

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