Video: Dark & Moody in Åre, Sweden

Oct 16, 2018 at 14:05
by Johan Gustavsson  
Views: 7,952    Faves: 119    Comments: 8





This project is filmed during the fall in Åre, Sweden. Filmed by Helge Olsén and Rikard Nilsson, first timers in the bike scene. Travelling from Stockholm to Åre to create something beautiful and different from what you usually see in bike videos. Together with two committed locals, Christoffer Van Kuijl and Johan Gustavsson

Shots from filming Sequence01. Photo Carl-Fredrik Andersson
Shots from filming Sequence01. Photo Carl-Fredrik Andersson


Together with one of the riders, Johan Gustavsson, they searched the web for inspiration. "No filming in sunny weather" was something that would be easy to pull off in late August, and also give us the motivation of filming in the dark. Both filmers seemed to know what feeling to find after watching "In The Know" with Curtis and Dylan, also a bunch of Raw100 videos.


Shots from filming Sequence01 A project full of passion Photo Karl-Fredrik Andersson


Åre Bike Park offers a lot of smooth machine build trails, and to be honest, this is mostly what we ride in bike parks nowadays. It's also 100% fun which could be the reason why we wanted to show this on film in a different way.


Shots from filming Sequence01. Photo Carl-Fredrik Andersson


Catching two riders at the same time gives the video a bit more energy to it but also gives you that extra challenge that makes you go up and down until both riders and filmers are happy with the results. Putting a drone in the picture that was not filming took the challenge to the next level, thankfully the drone survived.


Shots from filming Sequence01 A project full of passion Photo Karl-Fredrik Andersson


We stuck to three different trails in the film: Uffes, Shimano and Flinbanan pretty much everyone's favourites in Åre. This is shot in Shimano by Karl-Fredrik Andersson, one of three photographers following us during this project. Also being part time sherpas made this project much easier, thanks a lot!


Shots from filming Sequence01 A project full of passion Photo Philip Alexandersson


Just Christoffer in his natural habitat, his riding is 10/10 and I would recommend watching it live!


Photo Philip Alexandersson


The last part in the video if shot in pretty much completed dark, our main light source was an LED placed on a drone, sounds easy right. As a rider the hardest part was finding your way to the jump, putting out small headlights aiming the way. To be honest though, this was the coolest way of using a drone I've seen.

Thanks for watching, we'll be back!

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43 Comments

  • + 29
 Sweden always cutting the edge when it comes to audiovisual culture. Flawless production here.
  • + 11
 Sorry to be a d**k, but the country's called Sweden. Not Sweeden...

The Åre Bike Park is absolutely awesome. Please tell your friends.
  • + 35
 Sorry to be a diick
  • + 8
 nothing to be a diiick about, not like they would type canadia in any of their articles, basic lack of respect. Come to think of it, maybe the legalised pot is having an effect on productivity already!
  • + 5
 Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  • + 8
 @Braindrain: sWEEDen. I see what they did there.
  • + 5
 I thought it was Sverige
  • + 6
 That last sequence of shots with the light on the drone is incredible!! Really good use of both lighting (or lack of) and slo-mo.
  • + 1
 It was filmed at 2 PM.
  • + 1
 Always wanted to go there, is the bike park big enough to spend a whole week without doing too much of the same stuff? Also wonder about affordability, I’ve been to Stockholm and it’s pretty much London prices over there, i.e not cheap...
  • + 2
 You can eysily spend a week in the bikepark and not being bored, unfortunatly it is basicly the same prices as in Stockholm.
  • + 2
 I was there 3 years ago. It's a cool spot rode 2 full days and wishes I had more time. Local bars weren't that expensive.
  • + 1
 I spent 2 days in the bike park. It was brilliant as part of a biking/climbing road trip that wandered all over Norway.

It is not as large as the biggest alpine bike parks though, and considerably more expensive, so if that puts you off then head south.
  • + 1
 Awesome dark drones. It does sound like a blast to go after a jump in the dark lit by a drone! I wanna try that. I just need a drone operator with some lights and skills plus camera crew and I’m set. Way cool.
  • + 2
 Night shots are simply spectacular! I need a riding friend with a private jet.......
  • + 1
 Outstanding! Gave me chills. Must have felt sketchy being the second rider hitting jumps in that little bit of drone lighting! Keep up the cool work.
  • + 1
 i need this soundtrack to go to sleep... the riding and filming was sick though!
  • + 1
 Absolutely fabulous! Sweeedish autumn damp grey green colours. Splendid work =)
  • + 1
 On my top list of videos in Pinkbike. Well done guys, you brought something different today. Bravo
  • + 1
 Absolutely gorgeous! I love your patience with the black transitions. So well done.
  • + 2
 Great. Now I'm sad and I don't know why.
  • + 1
 Nice nod to Life Cycles in this, great edit.
  • + 1
 I'm going to ride now, but in sunny weather...
  • + 1
 Thank you for not using dubstep or autotune. Awesome video!
  • + 1
 What Bigfoot sees... Cool video.
  • + 1
 This was amazing. Such a refreshing change from the typical bike video.
  • + 1
 Great use of light. Well shot edit boys. Song credit?
  • + 1
 Music: “Phenomenon" by Christoffer Franzen By Arrangement with Deep Elm Records
  • + 1
 All hail Zohan!
  • + 1
 Yeaaaah booooiiii
  • + 1
 Boss moves!
  • + 1
 randy is missing!!
  • + 1
 Aresome video.
  • + 1
 Such kvlt
  • + 1
 Vackert!
  • - 3
 Awesome video , justs needs some iron maiden
  • + 1
 excellent choice
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