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Video: The Making of 'Realm' with Brandon Semenuk
Oct 5, 2021
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Go behind the scenes as Brandon Semenuk and his team create the unique features showcased in 'Realm' and Brandon rides them for the first time. Incredible to see how much work actually went into making
the three and a half minute video
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(Oct 5, 2021 at 13:04)
LOVE this insight behind the build and the crew! Wyper you lil beauty!!!
(Oct 6, 2021 at 1:47)
This was just like a good f*cking documentary man. Honestly that made my night and it’s always nice to hear Brandon’s insight. Swear to god he’s the most misunderstood person in mountain biking, don’t think he has a mean bone in his body and just have a lot of admiration to the dedication he puts into making the most out of his life, whatever that is.
Think this film is special because it sheds light on what slope style could be and I think it’s a direction a lot of people ask for. Lot of competition riding is hard to relate to, but somehow this, despite not owning an excavator and not being able to do a downside whip to bar, feels somehow relatable. That go dig in the woods and make and try fun shit. That’s a mountain biking facet we all feel some part of.
(Oct 5, 2021 at 16:50)
Awesome to watch! I wonder what happens to all these amazing builds? Does it get left to be ridden by the locals or is it torn down?
(Oct 6, 2021 at 9:21)
Nature slowly takes the space back...
(Oct 7, 2021 at 1:08)
: Have build a similar area, features not quite as big, but do not have skills to ride any bigger & nature takes it back really quite quick, if not ridden, almost have to build features steeper & wait for nature to flatten it out
But without a digger would take years or many people to build something that good!
(Oct 8, 2021 at 18:22)
: seems like such a waste
(Oct 5, 2021 at 17:33)
Intern! Reminds me of the ol’ life behind bars days, such a great series.
(Oct 5, 2021 at 14:39)
The original edit was good, but I enjoyed this more. Great work.
(Oct 5, 2021 at 15:23)
Truly amazing skills by everyone involved in the creation. Just makes me hope that someday someone will build some park or pump track close to me that the public can ride. How much does it cost to create this film?
(Oct 5, 2021 at 20:32)
Yea, curious who foots the bill and what the grand total l$ !?
(Oct 5, 2021 at 19:12)
A few of the more aesthetic parts were my favorite including the stain on the plywood to bring the grain out and then mostly the filling in of all the negative space with that almost mulch looking/duff soil that really made the features all stand out in an amazing way. Excellent job!
(Oct 5, 2021 at 15:03)
Now can we get a Making of The Making of Realm?
(Oct 5, 2021 at 15:21)
Coming out as a podcast soon.
(Oct 5, 2021 at 15:45)
Wow...amazing to see how much talent, creativity and unbelievably hard work that went into making that...thank you as that was a real joy to watch
(Oct 5, 2021 at 16:06)
I liked this video way more than the actual edit (which was awesome).
(Oct 5, 2021 at 16:15)
Still waiting for footy of Dawson ripping this shit
(Oct 5, 2021 at 13:45)
(Oct 5, 2021 at 12:56)
Flight attendants, prepare for landing. Cross check and all-call.
(Oct 5, 2021 at 14:03)
Brings me back to my mountain biker dilemma: enjoying a sport that brings me close to nature, yet destroying this nature with this sport I love
(Oct 5, 2021 at 14:14)
*using our skills to improve and beautify it.
(Oct 6, 2021 at 6:59)
: I guess it depends on if they left it up for others to see and ride, or just tore it all down
(Oct 5, 2021 at 15:01)
Two thumbs up everytime !
(Oct 5, 2021 at 15:22)
How can he sit down with bowls that big?
(Oct 5, 2021 at 20:28)
Unreal. Justin you the man!
(Oct 5, 2021 at 22:23)
Wow this was so good!
(Oct 6, 2021 at 3:53)
(Oct 6, 2021 at 12:16)
What song is playing 4 minutes in?
(Oct 5, 2021 at 13:46)
I think slow Mos in bike movies should be banned for anything else but people actually on bikes doing stuff
(Oct 6, 2021 at 3:36)
pls leave thinking to others
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(Oct 6, 2021 at 2:26)
I love these edits like everyone else. They are pretty awesome and to see that tonne of work that goes into the build is incredible.
Its 2021, it would be great to see Redbull put some emphasis or priority into sustainability and the environment.
I am not an environmentalist but do appreciate that everyone has to do their bit now more than previous years.
The video seemed to show that they:
Scouted around some woods
Chopped some trees down
Got the heavy plant in
Shifted loads of soil
Did some welding
Drove a rally car to get away from the stress of diggers and cutting forest down.
The build probably has to be torn down after the shot too.
One of the reasons I preferred the Brage Vestavik edit was that the built pretty much everything by hand and used the local materials whilst doing this. That as to be admired.
(Oct 6, 2021 at 13:13)
This seams to be a pretty controversial opinion here (+5, -4) - but definitely a warranted consideration. I have always found it interesting to think about carbon footprint with mountain biking, especially considering most of us travel regularly to the good spots. I'm only talking about 30 mins drive, it all adds up. At least we are pedal powered once we are at the woods.
(Oct 7, 2021 at 3:25)
It's very contextual. In Canada, and on your own property, you can do this. They have enough wilderness and trees that this has a negligible effect. None of this has much of an environmental impact, it's a small amount of change, which is fairly temporary (wood rots, soil breaks down).
Here in Scotland you need a felling licence (quite rightly) to cut down any more than 12m3 of timber (stacked) on your property. You absolutely cannot cut down any trees that you don't own, there's very big fines and potentially jail time if you do. We simply don't have the space for people to being doing whatever they want, everything we do here has a much higher relative impact.
(Oct 5, 2021 at 15:43)
There is a huge difference how much effort Brage put to build his lines compared to Brandon who just came to ride ready made lines.
(Oct 5, 2021 at 15:57)
I'm pretty sure I saw Brandon driving the backhoe at least once.
(Oct 6, 2021 at 0:11)
Oh yeah nbd just the best MTBer of all time, you know, that’s the easy part
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