From Filming to Setting up my Machines to bring you new stuff everyday, this is a day in the life of a mountain bike filmmaker, also you get to see my computer setup.
My name is Matthew Gorveatte; I moved to Kelowna BC from Fredericton NB about a year ago. I moved here with Kai Wendt (Pinkbike Name: knoxrider) for the mountain biking, and to hopefully start a career making mountain bike films. Using the newest technology that I can get my hands on I hope to make a mountain bike film using the red cam this year. My goal is to have the cleanest and best-filmed stuff you have ever seen, I am setting up my life to do just that.
This video highlight's the level that I am at now and how hard it has been to get where I am today. I can tell you now that it took a lot of sleepless nights, devouring information like an animal. I dedicated about 2 years just to taking pictures on film using my camera on full manual. I did this because 3 years ago I knew this would be the best way to learn everything that I would need to know about taking a shot. From how to set it up too the processing of the film and lens choices.
I hope when I get out of school in about 8 months, that I will be picked up by some company that will let me be myself and produce the things that I believe are cool.
One thing that I really want to make is a 3D mountain bike movie filmed on the red camera, where the riders would look like they are really in your TV and you are looking into the lives of the people on the screen, in a way you have never experienced before. I will make this by placing two red cameras on a 3D tripod mount (basically beside each other, like our eyes) and filming with both running into one image.
I know I can make this happen and I can't wait for you all to see it. This year is going to be big for me, I am trying very hard to make sure I have everything that I need to set-up, shoot, edit and deliver my work to your computers. Pinkbike.com asked me to put together a video about my life right now and what I would do in a day; I hope you enjoy.
Matthew Gorveatte Kelowna B.C.
I got to go to Whistler's Crankworks last year. It was amazing and I got to meet all the top pro riders, I did interviews with a lot of them and had amazing footage. When I got home I was copying the tapes to my drive and walked to the store to get something to eat. I came back and someone had stolen all my tapes, bahhh. So this is all the footage that I had, at least I got one of my shots. The reaction shot of Ben Boyko's 360 by a little girl watching is priceless. This is one of my fav shots and glad I got it off the tapes.