Voting Closed: $10,000 Cash on the Line for These 10 Videos in the GoPro Evolution Contest

Dec 17, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  



GoPro Evolution Contest, Part 3: Capture & Edit
You. GoPro. Your Creativity

Voting is now open for Part 3 of the GoPro Evolution Contest.

The judges have done their job and chose their top 10. Now it is your turn to choose your favourite and see who will walk away with $10,000 in cash prizes - First prize of $7,000. Second gets $2,500. Third wins $500.

Bonus Draw PRIZES: There are five Hero 7 Black cameras up for grabs in the random draw. To enter the draw, simply cast your vote on the Top 10!
*(one draw entry per person)

The voting period closes Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST.



Who is your pick for GoPro Evolution, Part 3: Capture & Edit

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@gusts Riga, Latvia

Views: 4,498    Faves: 4    Comments: 2




@RedBikeFilms Singletrack BikePark

Views: 4,991    Faves: 14    Comments: 4




swiss-manuel BroRide / Mountain View Trail (Mürren in Switzerland)

Views: 4,895    Faves: 32    Comments: 5




@david-hill Morocco

Views: 3,600    Faves: 4    Comments: 0




@jdbrill Deathgrip Spine, Big Water, Utah

Views: 5,397    Faves: 29    Comments: 5




@ehenrickson Green River, UT

Views: 9,277    Faves: 64    Comments: 9




@Dima-S Moscow, Russia

Views: 3,855    Faves: 8    Comments: 1




@andreevpa VVCforce

Views: 6,478    Faves: 30    Comments: 15




@EmanuelPombo Dog Life, Madeira Island

Views: 3,453    Faves: 10    Comments: 4




kbmxr A-Line & California

Views: 2,961    Faves: 3    Comments: 1



Who is your pick for GoPro Evolution, Part 3: Capture & Edit

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Go Pro Contest

More information on the GoPro Evolution Contest can be found on the contest page.


MENTIONS: @GoPro



92 Comments

  • + 48
 none of these really stood out innovation wise. Utah stuff is always gnarly to watch though
  • + 21
 I think Dima-s was the most innovative by not wasting half of the allotted length with boring shots of coffee, leaving work, pushing bikes up hills, building jumps, etc. Some crashes to get your attention and chuckles, then onto some cool riding.
  • + 3
 They're really fun to watch especially Henrickson hitting all the classic hits in GR but wasn't this about your perfect MTB day? It seemed like they're just a bunch of highlight clips one after another. I don't get it but it produced some good content.
  • + 1
 I think the issue is that gopro or any action camera clips, just don't look good. the angles are crap and tbh boring to watch in my opinion
  • - 2
 @adinmtb: You can create edits by setting one up on a tripod or having someone else film with it. That's what I did for this edit years ago. www.pinkbike.com/video/240162


Its just that there's zero creativity involved here. They're all using the same POV mounts.
  • + 2
 If I could ride like @ehenrickson that would be the perfect bike day.
  • + 1
 @davidbdgriffin: haha thanks my dude!!
  • + 23
 I went a bit outside the norm and made an entry with my kids in our backyard. They were super stoked to be a part of it. I told them not to get their hopes up because there are a lot of great edits, but they'll be bummed to miss the cut. If anyone wants to take a look and give them a shout, I'm sure they'll be excited to get some kind comments. Cheers. www.pinkbike.com/video/496548
  • + 9
 I would have voted for yours over any of the choices we have been given.
  • + 1
 @lifeofloon: thanks man.
  • + 3
 Really nice video!
  • + 3
 @lifeofloon: Kind of agree with that too
  • + 4
 Should have made the cut! Cool videoSmile
  • + 2
 Do you adopting more kids...? Please Smile
Nice video, take my vote
  • + 13
 Stoked to make the TOP 10! This line was a real butt pucker. Ask Semenuk or Brendog. We appreciate the love!
  • + 3
 U got my vote bro! loved it
  • + 2
 @pogan: thanks man! I appreciate it. We put a lot of time and effort into finding and shredding this!
  • + 3
 Cheyeahhhhhh brahhhhh! You nailed it! This is some gnarly stuff, you must have had a hot babe waiting down at the bottom cheering you on! You have my vote!!!!
  • + 2
 @Brooklynjay: haha. Sure did! a rad little dog too
  • + 7
 I realize now it's time I stopped entering these competitions, I put about 10 hours of editing into my entry and never got anywhere, I did about 20 hours for Part 2 because I thought I really had a chance.

There may be some disconnect going on where I actually don't understand what they are looking for. But I seriously thought I could make top 10. I worked so hard, oh well, it's time to move on from these competitions. Congratulations to all the top 10! Here's mine if you care: www.pinkbike.com/video/496529

I vote for @andreevpa his was the best!
  • + 5
 Cheers mate! ✊
  • - 1
 Same here man, I edited and re-edited mine a number of times, used samples of about 8 songs for SFX, slowed down the songs to give a whole different feel, and created a whole story, Pinkbike obviously just chooses based on location and what people want to see (no offense to the judges but they did not follow the judging criteria whatsoever), There's no way a video should make top 10 if it's one angle cut up to the beat of 1 song. Your's should have made it over the other submission of Green river for sure.
  • + 3
 Would have made it in my top 10. Really good edit.
  • + 3
 @boostmaster your video was RAD, as are the majority of your videos (I follow you on YouTube). Your comment, however, is downright whiny and hints at a lack of maturity or an over-enlarged ego. Maybe it's both. Just because you worked hard on something doesn't guarantee a win. On the other hand, whining about losing will always guarantee that others respect you less. That's my two cents. All that being said, keep up the shredding and the videos. There are thousands of us who appreciate your content.
  • + 2
 @Andrew9696: thanks for the kind words, I know it would still be difficult to win this anyway even if I made the top 10. I'm sorry if I am being whiny, I am trying to understand what they actually want. Either I'm out of touch or I'm just not as good at making them, or both. Either way I will keep improving my craft and forget about trying to win contests.
  • - 2
 Same dude, last competition was 1000% rigged.
  • - 2
 another GoPro Contest, another boostmaster comment complaining about the shitty contest rules..

But yeah, I made the nicest edit (in my opinion) as well and didn't make it into the top 10. Wink
  • + 1
 bloody good edit, shoulda made top 10 easy. seems like they're picking based on location and all since lots of these guys are average riders on less than average trails.
  • + 3
 @bikeandfish: Your comment shows your naivety - while Green River may be one song with one angle, it is clearly several clips put together to make a 'sexy' fluid video. It goes to show, that less can definitely be more. I chose to not participate because I know my countless hours of filming and editing could not compete with the 10 finalists. Maybe others need to quit being whiny losers and recognize there are people out there who are simply better than them. At the end of the day, it's about having fun and riding. @ehenrickson got my vote because he is clearly having fun and out there riding. His story line is simple but clear, the editing was so clean you though it was one shot, and don't forget everything was HUGE! Nice work to all the finalists (and credit to every submission) and good call on the judges.
  • - 1
 @Tucansam: Sure Green River was a great line, but based on the criteria of the contest it does not hold up. Which is why some of us are aggravated with the results. I would have choose that video for Part one of this contest no problem, but this part was supposed to be based more on Creativity, Filming and Composition, Story and Location and the overall edit, not just Line choice, and I think any Editor like myself would agree.
  • + 1
 @bikeandfish: Thanks for validating my point - naive. Not one line. Not one clip. Sick location. Very well composed. Story? sick day of BIG riding. And let's not forget - HUGE! Remember, I didn't submit, this is supposed to be a fun contest. Im sitting at my desk, at work, thoroughly enjoying these edits. Quit ruining the spirit of the contest. My sh*t doesn't stink either.
  • + 2
 @Tucansam: I appreciate the support!!
  • - 2
 I don't think there's any sense to it, dude. Your edit was honestly better than half of the top 10, at least. The whole competition is rather odd.
  • + 1
 @bikeandfish: to much fishing bro
  • + 11
 Super Stoked to get in top 10!! All videos are very nice!
  • + 3
 you got my vote. Nice work.
  • + 1
 @BiNARYBiKE: Thank you Bro!
  • + 2
 I don't really watch a lot of dj bike stuff but your vid was the best for me. Goodluck
  • + 2
 @fabsmf: Really appreciate it bro! Thank you!
  • + 4
 You guys are crazy! Great stuff
  • + 3
 @ehenrickson: so nice to hear it man!
  • + 3
 @ehenrickson: That second to last jump, I was nervous for you! you got my vote!
  • + 2
 @justincs: I appreciate it! I was stoked when it was all said and done haha.
  • + 6
 @gusts - best edit
@RideBikeFilms - most creative
@david-hill - best high fiving your bros montage
@ehenrickson - best skilled riding
@Dima-S - best montage of your bros crashing
@andreevpa - best use of wacky speed changes
@EmanuelPombo - best surf check without dying vid
@Kbmxr - 2nd best surf check vid.
It’s going to be a tough choice
  • + 2
 @EmanuelPombo is a wild man for that gap at 40s. A better surf check indeed
  • + 3
 wacky speed changes is my everything))
  • + 2
 hahaha
  • + 1
 @kbmxr: afirmative! Waves were on point! haha
You can't crash to the right on the gap! Smile
  • + 6
 Was there some requirement to use the one of a limited set of music clips? A lot of good riding was destroyed by generic, local cable commercial music...
  • + 5
 yes. haha. it was painful
  • + 4
 A surprise to making to Top 10! Thanks to my dogs Jack and Mary (It´s a dog life)....and some time off in the airport to come with a plan on last day to submit! I guess all worked out!

Now, time to ride my bikeeeee....
  • + 6
 Maybe provide half decent songs next time. The generic stock music got real annoying real fast.
  • - 1
 Very true, which is why a good edit would do something creative with the music and not use the same one as everyone else...
  • + 7
 So stoked to even get on to the top ten! Everyone’s entries were sick.
  • + 1
 Don't understand why pinkbike grades on editing or story as most people choose the gnarliest, sickest drops, jumps and lines. We don't watch Rampage for the edits. Jdbrill was my #1 until I saw ehendickson. That last drop was insane! I would pick that if it were a 5 second video.
  • + 2
 yeah dude. that GR drop is nasty!
  • + 1
 @jdbrill: Your lines were insane. Not something a mere mortal can pull off. Crazy shit and its on video which as we all know makes it look so much easier. I am sure we will see a lot more of your stuff. Good luck!
  • + 2
 Thanks!! I like the way you think!
  • + 3
 These are better then anything I’d put effort into but I think trail peek puts out a better 1minute section of video every video they put out
  • + 2
 Yeah those clips are pretty solid
  • + 4
 RedBikeFilms is the most original but there are good ones, specially form my homie EmanuelPombo!
  • + 2
 Disappointing not to make the cut, but that's life... www.pinkbike.com/video/495228
What do you think of my video, I was 11 this summer when we filmed it...
  • + 0
 Good luck to everyone selcted.
Since I didnt make it into the top ten, I´m going to shamelessly plug myself for once ????. I´ve made my entry also available on YouTube (it got corrupted here) youtu.be/xCQeXoGJA5k
  • + 3
 andreevpa used the tech pretty nice....
  • + 4
 Thank you! ????????
  • + 3
 UTAH GNAR!
  • + 2
 Incredible scenery and cool trails...@swiss-manuel yours is the best!
  • + 2
 Go Dima S.! Top craches forever in TOP! ^)
  • + 2
 @andreevpa nice vid!! Voted!
  • + 2
 Thank you mate!
  • + 1
 It's very cool that little Switzerland is in the top 10 :-) I wish all participants good luck!
  • + 1
 Voted for you, nice edit!
  • + 1
 Had to vote for your simply for the boomerang, tailwhip and Switzerland squeaker.
  • + 0
 Was really hoping to win money for a new bike! Lol. Worked really hard on my edit if anyone wants to check it out that would be awesome! m.pinkbike.com/video/495448
  • + 1
 @swiss-manuel your the best!
  • + 2
 VVCforce лучшие
  • + 1
 Yeah! Surprise for me!!! Thanks for including me in Top10... Cheeers!
  • + 1
 Deathgrip spine got my vote
  • + 2
 Pretty cool
  • + 1
 So happy to be on the top 10 ! Thank you PinkBike and GoPro ! Smile
  • - 1
 Totally forgot to post my submission... Such a d&%# ???? Anyway, if anyone wants to check : www.pinkbike.com/video/496743 Thanks !
  • + 0
 none of these wanted to make me go biking
  • + 1
 thanks dude! you are the man!
  • + 1
 Wheres the blood?
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