Monster Energy Slopestyle 2010

Aug 21, 2010 at 12:16
Aug 21, 2010
by Jordan Olthuis  
 
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

After 30 hours of editing I am finally done my masterpiece! The Slopestyle event at Crankworks in Whistler! I am so excited about this video and am glad to finally finish it to show everyone.

Video inside,

Views: 81,859    Faves: 1,683    Comments: 258


Title photo by Justin Brantley.
Must Read This Week






183 Comments

  • + 34
 straight up gayest song.
  • + 21
 woulda been cool if there was naked latin chicks dancing in the background... but slopestyle riding? uhhh.... yea....
  • + 8
 I actually liked it....and even if I didnt I wouldnt be a dick about it...Sweet editing good job! Only thing I would have liked better cuz I'm picky would have been to have each rider in order, 6th place then jump to 3rd then back to 5th wasnt really working/flowing. But great work non the less!
  • + 3
 k well I did it because of the chorus, thats why I felt it worked this way, to have the top 3 riding during the chorus
  • + 5
 the editing is A+ top notch, just not the best music selection. still a badass video.
  • + 1
 oh right on, at least there is a reason for it ya know. Keep up the good work.
  • + 12
 If I don't like a song in a video, I just mute the video and put on something I do like, rather than telling everyone I thought it was a terrible song. I didn't turn this song off, because it actually went quite well with the video.
  • + 10
 VOD. Great shots and editing
  • + 11
 Sick, but the part where casey groves in rubbing his legs is a little much, mostly because the song makes it a super akward moment. :p
  • + 4
 watching this brings back all those good memories being there!
  • + 45
 pretty badass vid, but once i heard that damn alejandro songFacepalm i had to mute it and play dj
  • - 31
flag wesley-fraser (Aug 21, 2010 at 14:30) (Below Threshold)
 fuck yea!!! Lady Gaga in a biking video, its been a long time coming
  • + 30
 ummmm...... good video, poor choice in song......
  • + 18
 yeah. F*ck Lady Gaga. thats not ment for bikes.
  • - 13
flag mtbtyrrell (Aug 21, 2010 at 16:04) (Below Threshold)
 personally, i think the song works great, its got a good flow...
  • + 18
 The song is a horrible choice,the vid deserved a better song than this one.
  • + 7
 I'm going to say congratz now for the future vod. Your 30hrs of editing has totaly paid off. Great Vid!
  • + 2
 lol, I didnt mean it to be awkward looking when casey was rubbing his legs, I didnt really know what to do to change that
  • + 6
 Sick vid but that song sucks ! Probably after those 30 hours of editing you got tired and just put the first song you found !lol .. Love the pic of Zink with Jackson ! haha .. VOD VOD VOD
  • + 4
 everyting about it was awsome, even the song, it fits perfectly, great job! enjoyed it.
  • + 0
 I picked the song about 2 months before I even filmed it.
  • - 5
flag archi-magus (Aug 22, 2010 at 10:20) (Below Threshold)
 Not to knock on anyone's hard work because it's edited well and you can tell alot of effort was put into it, but that song doesn't go AT ALL. It doesn't convey anything even slightly relevant to biking. I honestly just can't imagine how it seemed like a good idea to the creator of the vid. I know it's different with biking vids (culturally), but tutorials for editing highlights of every other sport out there always say it's usually a bad idea to use music with lyrics unless the lyrics are relating specifically to the highlight. I think we just witnessed proof of that.
  • + 7
 ^^^^^^ @Archi, I'd say that the NWD series, The Kranked series, Follow me, Any TGR film, Poor Boys Productions, Matchstick productions, and pretty much any other major action sports film ever made would beg to differ.
  • + 2
 dude, why is everyone negative proping me cause i like the song choice???
  • + 1
 cause that song choice is garbage...........
  • + 7
 The song fitted with the style of the video super well! It''s not all about heavy metal and shit for making riding 'extreme'. It fits the video work just fine.
  • + 1
 trdracer94.. your garbage
  • + 1
 your mom goes to college.......
  • + 1
 Can you please link the name of the song on youtube? I think this is remix Smile
  • + 1
 no this is not a remix, its the original song 'alejandro' (but I did take out some talking in the first part of the song myself)
  • + 9
 WOW THATS UNREAL THE LITTLE RUN BIKE KID WAS AT CRANKWORX MY DAY WAS JUST MADE!
  • + 4
 I gotta agree....with everyone. Only one that likes the song seems to be the editor. Sorry bud but it definitely brought it down for me. Didnt ruin it completely (once muted) but then I also agree with another comment where I kinda think riders should have gone in order, at least the top three. I get your point with the chorus thing but would have flowed better otherwise. Creative thinking yes, but doesnt really come off that way. I didnt even notice it was during the chorus until you mentioned it

I think everyone would agree we'd love to see the vid again with another track. Youve got sick footage and then you go and use Gaga?
  • + 4
 First off I read to comments before I watched it......People will alway's have they say no matter what which is great it's what this world is all about free speech...After 15 year's of watching action sports it's definitely the best comp edit I've seen ....I know how hard it is to film a comp and if you did it on your own it's even more outstanding .....As for the song why not ??If you wanted it on there and you think it work's go for it !

I actually think's it goes really well to the footage .

Great work Jordan, keep it up and great thing's will come your way !Smile
  • + 7
 those 30 hours realy paid off!!! that was awesome!
  • + 3
 Great vid and editing! Like any memorable clip of film the soundtrack is key. A masterpiece deserves/demands a solid ageless song. Not disposable phlegm like this and many others of her vein are spewing forth lately.
  • + 5
 great video but the song kinda ruined it it for me, (maybe a bit harsh there,- it doesnt suit the video )
good work though
  • + 5
 If that's bad representation of the sport then I'm the worst ambassador of them all. Gaga ftw.
  • + 4
 No way! Song isn't great..especially for bike videos -,-

But video is nice :-)
  • + 4
 Despite the super-homo music the footage and editing is really great! Well done!
  • + 0
 I'm neither g_y nor anti- g_y but super-homo is spot on all the way in respect on music. Maybe I need to get over this issue
  • + 1
 I agree with avery25 at 1:10 it is such a sexual/awkward moment with Casey's edit. That is a perfect example of how the lyrics of the song can interact poorly with the content. I'm sure Casey was feeling nervous not sexual. No matter how much you like the song and the beat, as a film maker you can't ignore the message of the lyrics as it's a part of the song.

Even though you had a vision for this song, another way to approach it would be to look at the content first and think about the emotions you are trying to evoke from your viewer, and then choose the music accordingly. There's tons of unique new music out there to choose from that would still allow you to show your video with style and originality.

That being said I think you have a great amount of potential! props
  • + 2
 Although it's safe to say most dudes on here hate the song, I could see this edit being popular outside of the world of mtb. You could show this in a break on TV and the masses would be pretty googly-eyed and dig it.
  • + 2
 excellent video, wish i didnt have to leave that morning, wouldve liked to have stayed. At least you showed us what we all missed...an insane slopestyle event!! Next yar Im staying that extra day!
  • + 1
 Really nice vid, stands out from most by having well thought out shots and lovely quality to footage. And I liked the tune, all you kids slagging it just are to afraid to say you like incase your emo/mosher/whatever pals wouldn't approve - well I do!
  • + 1
 dude...... why do you edit video and do great job and than you ruin everything with music? I must say video edit - great!! music - I wanted to remove speakers from my laptop with sharp screwdriver. I did not even finish watching it. Sorry
  • + 5
 legit edit and song
  • + 5
 VOD! Amazing edit.
  • + 3
 how can you say you care more about content than the song WHEN YOU CLEARLY EDITED THE VIDEO TO THE SONG!!!???
  • + 2
 that music was brokeback
  • + 2
 I need that song in order to make the video the way it is, since I wanted to make a video like this and with this style, than I went ahead and used a song that I thought works great for it.
  • + 4
 why lady gaga......why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tell me that
  • + 0
 for one, she's awesome and I love this song, another reason is that when I listened to it I could so easily visualize a sweet bike video with it, so I decided to create that!
  • - 2
 he's right, it is a awesome song.
  • + 2
 i mean lady gaga is ok but it really doesn't match the song i mean u could have used its going down by young jock that would have been tight and some what close to the video but other than that the footage is tight
  • + 2
 this is a good video because of the guys in it. Fernando Zink, Roberto Berrecloth and Alejandro Soedertroem. wtf dude! you lost a bet or something?
  • + 1
 if we allow this kind of music in bike videos kids today will think it's ok to listen to this crap. got to raise signatures for pinkbike to change this into something that rocks!
  • + 0
 That was a pretty damn "homoish" decision to use that song for that GREAT video. Cmon lets get some good music in some of these video's. In my opinion bad representation of the sport i love. Again video it self was awesomly done no doubt..song embarassing!
  • + 1
 35 year old smack talkin' on the internet is a bad and embarassing representation of the sport i love. K thanks
  • + 1
 hambone2..im flatered you looked me up..well call me what you will..but i am definetly not in the minority on this one..98% of the ppl bloging on this TIGHT video said the song was junk..id hardly call it "smack talkin" just sayin my opinion and havin some fun..i think your just sweet on bears??
  • + 2
 Agreed its a gay song, especially to go along with such beastly riding?!?!?!? But great footage anyway

Love the bear chillin past at 0.20
  • + 4
 Sorry, this vid is full of epic music taste FAIL!
  • + 0
 Totally agree it's not even true and I've heard what's popular in Germany.. Wink
  • + 4
 good editing but sorry i muted the song
  • + 2
 dood if that's what you like to listen to, that's your thing, next time please dont taint your hard work with cheeezy pop music. It made me turn the sound off.
  • + 3
 Great edit man, really good work.
  • + 1
 another amazing video wasted by the soundtrack... put some psytrance, house, electro, metal, dnb, but not lady gaga pleaseeeeee!
  • + 1
 best vid ever f**k all the people who dont like the song cos lady gaga and this footage make one hella pro vid.... goodene man
  • + 2
 haha, so kinda thinkin ur edit shoulda gone like, 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st? good edit tho
  • + 5
 I was thinking it would be cooler to have the best riders during the chorus which is a longer length of time to show them than just during the verses and I think it works better this way, I also like to make it more interesting.
  • + 2
 the video was sick once i muted the crappy music and opened up itunes and played some killswitch engage
  • + 2
 Great editing, great clips selection, great everything but the music? Damn.
Over all though, super sick video!
  • + 2
 didn´t you have another song brow? gaga has nothing to do with freeriding dude.. wth ?
  • + 3
 Heck yah. Slope style was retarded this year. Bangers everywhere.
  • + 2
 Has the SlopestyleBear got sponsorship?
  • + 1
 Congrats for the vid! I don't know how it's possible to edit with this horrible song... so congratulations
  • + 2
 do i hear my tires leaking?? oh no,its lady gaga!!!
  • + 1
 well,im gonna point the obvious pretty much like what most of the guys above me said,loved the vid EXCEPT the music....
  • + 0
 I love how there are so many comments! everyone is getting involved even if they are just here to say how they hate the music! haha
  • + 2
 Dude! Its RAD!
  • + 1
 incredible job!!! one of the best edits in a long while. truly a masterpeice
  • + 1
 Cool ass vid bro, I was waiting for someone to put out some footage. The songs not so bad guys, grow up lol
  • + 2
 seriously 30hours? and why that music choice?
  • + 1
 After hearing this song from every directions, I kindly wonder when the first edit will have that song as soundtrack.
  • + 1
 im not gunna lie i think the song makes it it seems to flow with the vid nicely aha
  • + 2
 Nice video!
but the baddest bike music ever^^
mister gaga-.- omg
  • + 1
 i actually didnt mind the song I thought it was pretty cool and unique sick edit vod forsure
  • + 2
 The Show is over and the bear is gone! You have done a great work!
  • + 2
 30 hours of editing... and lady fucking gaga as the song... dude.
  • + 1
 I don't care how bad a song is, it can't ruin that masterpiece....killer job!
  • + 2
 the bear was like "dame it! i am late for the party again..."
  • + 3
 no way man he was the first to arrive and the last to leave!
  • + 3
 cool vid
  • + 2
 Awesome job on the Video!! Glad i could see the event first hand!!
  • + 1
 awesome piece of filming , not too keen on the song though Smile epic none the less
  • + 2
 that was a pretty sick vid
  • + 0
 Amazing edit, great footage, but.. THE TUNE!!! WTF is up with the song. BTW Led Zeppelin- Black Dog fits over this video perfectly!
  • + 1
 chuck norris could take on that bear any day of the year!
  • + 1
 sick filming but i definitely watched it on mute. terrible song
  • + 0
 wack song choice, should have thought about that one pre editing for 30 hours. Major Slip
  • + 1
 Nice work, awesome video, VOD!
  • + 0
 props for edit.. but by far the worst song choice I've witnessed in a while:/
  • + 4
 haha, ya I knew some people would hate it, I also knew some people would love it, I just chose a song that I think is great and would work in a slopestyle video that I think is awesome, I know some people will disagree.
  • + 1
 edit is sick. don't listen to the haters. best visuals of the cwx ss comp. props. song works with the vid.
  • + 2
 crap song choise
  • + 1
 great vid but shocking song
  • + 2
 i 2nd that
  • + 1
 way better video for this song. good job sooo VOD!
  • + 1
 THE SONG IS KILLING ME! Big Grin
  • + 2
 that vid was sick!
  • + 6
 the vid was great and good edit but the song was probably the g*yest sone you could have picked...lol even , well hell any song would have been better dude!
  • - 1
 well as long as it fits wit da riding its plenty good enough.
  • + 12
 Nah, Bieber would have been worse
  • + 1
 Yeah, it would be to, still my mother would love him. Liked the video, wonder if stuff like this is supposed to be ironic, but there's as many songs out there as there are trails so makers should get searching for the good stuff or at least something that suits the video or is a bit unusual. Still it's a little late in the day and this is a great video
  • + 0
 Great Video on mute, wtf did you girlfriend pick the song or something? haha, GREAT edit though Big Grin
  • + 1
 sweet video buddy, well edited u done a great job
  • + 1
 love it.... song did not ruin it... GOOD JOB BIG GUY!!
  • + 2
 love this
  • + 0
 Yeah Lady Gaga!!! I think this song works great with the video! Good choice! The jumps are so sick...
  • + 1
 Great Editing men, I enjoyed viewing that!! Congrats!!
  • + 0
 Song was atrocious. Had to stop watching the vid. Good thing I saw the event. Good editing, better luck next time on a song.
  • + 1
 Love the video, good editing and good music....
  • + 1
 the bear is like damnit i missed crankworx. bet he thought semenuk won.
  • + 0
 I had to stop the video due to the music. Im sure its a good edit but music is half the video
  • + 1
 sick vid but wats up with that diabolic song from that bitch????
  • + 1
 ..that sounds personal. Maybe she should have thought about that when she stole a Queen song for a name and started making turnip music for tripped out Britany fans!
  • + 1
 haha even the bear stayed to see : P
  • + 0
 I'm also not the first one to use Lady Gaga just so you guys know...
www.pinkbike.com/video/111875
  • + 1
 Cheesy music and only one shot of Semenuk?
  • + 2
 Last I checked, he wasn't in the top 6...
  • + 2
 I wish I could have used lots more footage of him, I totally thought he'd be up there in the placing but then he crashed so I couldnt fit him in much
  • + 1
 Amazing edit. Best one yet. Well done.
  • + 0
 wanted to punch my computer the whole time watching that video, i couldent even finish it because of that song
  • + 2
 BEST song choice.
  • + 1
 wow thanks man, I'm glad you like it!
  • + 2
 yeah, haters gonna hate. it went well with the vid and honestly, if it was by some obscure industrial female-fronted band nobody's ever heard of, the guys on this site would be all over it like zink on a podium.
  • + 1
 the shitest song ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 10
 it seems people can only tell me how much they hate the song, that doesn't concern me, what I want to create in my videos is something that people will be interested in seeing all the way through even if they don't like the song by itself. I understand that if you hate the song it can ruin a video, I know because there are tons of really boring songs in lots of popular videos here and I can't really sit through the whole video because its so boring. What I am at least trying to accomplish is something that is interesting, new, and different. something that will get peoples attention and also keep their interest throughout the length of the video even if they don't like the song.
  • + 10
 I think the TYPE of music you chose works, because you've edited the video so well and it fits perfect with the beat. I disagree with people who say just mute the sound and put something else on. Essentially editing a video goes hand in hand with the music (eg. when it shows each rider and freezes a photo of them at the perfect time) and it's satisfying to watch so muting doesnt work. Props for an awesome vid but the music is a huge factor in a riding video and if people hate the music it can make a big difference. And despite the homo lyrics I think this is the best edit of the slopestyle I've seen yet...
  • + 3
 i appreciate all the hard work that you've done in editing this video. you have done an excellent job. so thanks. take the criticism on the music as a raw and honest reflection on a piece of work that you have produced and offered to share to others- which is what you have done- and go from there. in making art, in this case a video, once you have finished making it, its no longer yours to control- should you offer it up to be looked at- so when the critique is basically a series of compliments to your editing and advice about song choice, maybe the masses have a legit point. enjoy the compliments, work from the criticism. but i fucking hated the song and had to mute it. made my ears puke. otherwise fantastic.
  • + 3
 lol, ok but this doesn't mean I'm going to start looking for music that everyone will like, this is a part of my style, but I don't know if I will use Lady Gaga again (maybe? lol), it means that the people that do like the music will love this video even more!
  • + 1
 Boostmaster, I hate the song but I love what you say about it. Fair play for being original even if it offends a lot of people's ears. Still you must picture a few more Gaga fans on Pinkbike that perhaps I do
  • + 1
 haha fair enough. i'm showing my age by saying that this was likely the first time i've ever even heard a song by lady gaga, and i hope its my last. i make a lot of art, and teach visual arts for a living, so forgive my colloquial use of language in my relfections on your musical choice. i always try to take what i can from the honest responses of people to the artwork i make. and you got some honest responses here. so being aware of the audience doesn't mean i need to cater to that audience, but if i serve shit salad to a bunch of carnivores, i gotta expect that someones gonna throw a fork at me. the salad in question being lady gaga music of course. so good on ya for stickin to your guns, keep making vids, and i suppose you should include whatever music you want on it.
  • + 3
 ya, its not like I will discard what people like to hear, it is definately an issue when choosing music, of course I want people to like the music choice. But you see, in my experience I have found that the guys who like dirt jumping and slopestyle type of riding are the ones who are more likely to be into this kind of music, and this video has exactly that type of riding, so I felt it can work so yes I do picture more gaga fans here than you guys might which had a part in me deciding to go for it. and you can see a number of comments of people saying they did like the song choice, even larock said he liked it in a comment further down. but ya it is useful to hear what people think of my music choices because of course I want to make not only great edits but also good music to go with. The fact is I will make many more films in the future, this is just one, and I was curious how it would go! I don't regret using this song, I think its worth it and its interesting what people say, it is getting so many views and comments!
  • + 1
 here is an example of someone else using Lady Gaga:
www.pinkbike.com/video/111875
  • + 1
 Sick vid! Too bad that Martin crashed while doing 3 from that big dropp Frown
  • + 1
 That music makes riding seem gay!!! why choose that song!!!!???? MUTE!
  • + 1
 great vid man, really well done
  • + 0
 seriously wtf was going thru your head when you pick that song! shame on u such cool footage for crap gay song i hate you
  • + 1
 awesome
  • + 1
 thanks for the edit
  • + 1
 ......WOW!
  • + 1
 yeeuuhh siicckk edit bro
  • + 0
 great vid, but song sucks big time !
  • + 0
 i think the song is the only thing holding this back from being VOD
  • + 0
 you outta get fed to the bear for palyin that song..lol
  • + 0
 epic vid, disgusting soundtrack!
  • + 1
 dude...epic...
  • + 0
 lady gaga..... really....
  • - 1
 thats was sweeet. well done man the music wasnt that bad thought it was good. best crankworks movie ive seen.
  • + 0
 The track spoils what is essentially a good video
  • + 1
 vod loving it
  • + 1
 soooooooooooooo sick
  • + 1
 horrible music
  • + 0
 Alejandro ,Alejandro Well done ... VOD!!!
  • + 1
 great job dude Wink VOD
  • + 1
 vod
  • + 0
 whats gonna be next? justin bieber?
  • + 1
 no man, DEFINATELY not him
  • + 0
 Wtf Alexandro Grebanuy YOptu MOPTU
  • - 1
 Great MASTERPIECE!! Well done.
  • + 0
 Whoa a chick got 5th?
  • + 1
 haha! I know its kinda funny how he has a girls name and has long curly blonde hair, but he really is a guy, from New Zealand.
  • + 0
 Awesomo vídeo, VOD
  • - 3
 sickk video, go mikeee !!! Big Grin
screw the song, stupid b*itch singing..
  • - 3
 larock..do you go dancing with the "boys" every thaaaturday nite?...i mean if you do its ok i guess......
  • - 2
 pod ,what song is that guys?
  • + 1
 Lady Gaga. -.-
  • + 1
 Alejandro.
Below threshold threads are hidden

Post a Comment



Copyright © 2000 - 2017. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv65 0.070445
Mobile Version of Website