Video: Mitchell Skene - Fort William

Feb 6, 2014 at 4:49
by Glen Thomson  
Views: 17,922    Faves: 346    Comments: 39


Myself and Mitchell, had noticed that there has never really been that many 'proper one person edit's' up at Fort William, so we wanted to change this. We set out for Fort William with good intentions and hoping to get the video finish in a day, but after Mitch crashing head first into the 'Hazard Hoofer' river we had to call it a day, as him and his bike were both beat up.

The weekend after we returned to the trails and spent a further two days filming to get all of the footage needed for this film. In this fim I wanted to show more that just the final edit, I wanted to try and get across what its was like being there while out filming for this video and to give people a glimpse of what went on 'behind the scenes'. I have never really done anything like this before so would love to hear your feedback.


Mitchell's back after his river crash and him riding up at the top section. We didnt really film the top section at Fort William becuase during the off-season there is no access to the gondala which ment that we had push the bike all the way up the track to film anything, so by the time we got there we were so tired we werent able to do much riding/filming (at least the view was nice though).


Locations:
Fort William
Dunkeld

Music:
Miike Snow - Devil's Work
Kanye West - Touch The Sky

Filming, Editing and Photography by Glen Thomson.

Thanks for watching!


39 Comments

  • + 18
 Did anybody else get to 1:44 and think 'OMG they are children'

Top riding and vid edit Smile
  • + 4
 haha were not that young! but thank you means alot dude!
  • + 12
 found that perfect rest spot for the tear off...
  • - 2
 On a dry track...
  • + 2
 Haters gonna hate
  • + 13
 fucking rad
  • + 2
 This has got me so stoked to ride here again in the summer!
  • + 7
 I hope he's going to pick that tear off up.
  • + 1
 well said, that man.
  • + 6
 Such a sick video Smile
  • + 2
 Ballsy kids. Great riding. Left it too late to hit FW last year, won't make that mistake this year. Love the tear off mid air. You need to make some videos from North of the border.
  • + 3
 I have made some videos down at the scotish border! at innerliethen check it out here: www.pinkbike.com/video/335238
  • + 1
 Oh shit yeah, i remember that video. Superb that one is!!
  • + 1
 Cheers man!!
  • + 2
 Wicked edit, I love seeing edits where people dont take themselves too seriously and just generally having fun whilst having a great days riding. good job
  • + 1
 Great vid, great editing, great riding. Well done guys. Thought the music was okay too. Suggestion for future soundtracks...C2C Tetra album, particularly "Delta", was made for a biking film!
  • + 2
 Bit of Dunkeld thrown in there lads?
Great video!! (I normally hate Dh vids)
Wish i could ride either of those places like you little rippers..ha!
  • + 1
 Yeah we were going to film there too but weather wasnt on our side, so I thought I wouldn't put our days filming to waste, so I threw some of the clips in the edit too! but aye cheers man!
  • + 1
 Why does Mitch have to be the most color coordinated person to ever touch a bike!

Sick video though glen & nice riding mitch!
  • + 1
 What exactly was he thinking when he went off the kicker headed for the river?

Nice edit anyway chaps. Looking forward to hitting the hill when the lift opens again..
  • + 1
 A creative new line thats what we were thinking! haha cheeers man!
  • + 2
 Great fresh vibe to the video, good balance of content, camera angles and balls out riding! Sick video.
  • + 1
 Very enjoyable guys hope ur riding fort bill soon in the World Cup ,dad's proud Mitch ,duf
  • + 1
 cant wait for june need to check out when the trails are open up there anyone ?
  • + 2
 The lads got steeze! Really really well filmed , liked it a lot!
  • + 1
 Shimano Deore brakes wow!
  • + 1
 grabbing a tear-off in mid air? Tekkers, I say
  • + 1
 what its all about, getting out an having good times, good vid.
  • + 1
 siiick! cant wait for the fort william world cup this year!
  • + 2
 great Video!!!!
  • + 2
 Awesome work guys!
  • + 1
 nice work!!!
  • + 1
 Bloody gorgeous!!!!!!
  • + 1
 great vid. cool rider.
  • + 1
 Quality.
  • + 1
 Woow
  • - 2
 Amazing video guys, I had to turn the sound off though, really have an issue with a lot of video's tunes. Wheres all the metal and punk and hardcore gone?
  • + 6
 cheers man! sorry to hear that, its really hard to get music that suits everyones taste!
  • + 1
 no worries man, I get that, just a personal thing. but hey, doesn't matter about sound, its the pictures and film that matter! and this looks amazing!

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