Video: A Day With Gully

Jul 22, 2012 at 17:35
by Nic Genovese  
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Views: 37,458    Faves: 460    Comments: 42
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Byron Kopman and Carlo Wein from Alterna Films were nice enough to join Geoff and I for the filming of the project. They came out with all of their fancy camera gear including their RED epic camera for us to play with. I just want to say a huge thanks to those guys for everything and definitely check them out if your looking to rent a RED camera in the greater Vancouver area.

Geoff Gulevich Video
  Carlo and I shooting the opening shot.

Geoff Gulevich Video
  Setting up the super slow-motion coffee pouring shot.

Geoff Gulevich Video
  Sorry ladies, he wasn't actually naked for this shot.

Geoff Gulevich Video
  Gully flowing a nice 360 over the spine.

Geoff Gulevich Video
  Dialling in the cable cam setup.

Filmed and Edited: Nic Genovese
Additional Filming & Red Camera Rental: Alterna Films
Photography: Mike Zinger


56 Comments

  • + 27
 Course the 1st scene is getting out of bed.....Arrhhhh, when will filmers learn, Been done! Boring!
  • + 18
 If I ever do a 'getting out the house' scene in my films, shoot me!
  • + 6
 wow, its crazy now that MTB short films/ vids have a similar production as a big time movie. defiantly cool to see how they get these dope shots!
  • + 9
 The video was entitled "A Day with Gully," of course its going to start with the start of his day when he gets out of bed.
  • + 20
 I'm sorry but I have to say this, to much filler and not enough riding... The filming and editing are good just to much BS!
  • + 5
 I'm pretty sure it wasn't supposed to be only riding orientated, it is called "'A Day' With Gully".....I liked it though!
  • + 4
 Have to agree, got very repetitive. A lot of the slow-mo could've been fast motion and would've been fine that way. At the end of the day though, it was filmed in such a way for a reason.
  • + 3
 All filler no killer.
  • + 1
 Is is just me, or is their color/contrast piss poor? It seems that if you're shooting with a RED, you should be skilled enough to set the black point and contrast levels (unless they were going for flat color). The photo stills on this page have far better color and contrast versus the vid.
  • + 1
 Was going to mention that, but thought they might have just had an issue of some sort, doesn't take much to do a bit of colour correction..
  • + 1
 Its done on purpose, going all low-contrast ist very "hip" right now...
  • + 1
 but the fact remains the video was posted on a riding website hence..... should have had mainly footage of gully riding and doing what we the viewers cannot do...not slow-mo shots of waking up and eating and buying limes for a family dinner! Coz im pretty most of us can do all that jazz pretty bloody well!
  • + 10
 I checked out the Epic Red Camera and its 4000 for a week....I'm pretty sure you could buy a camera that's almost as good for that kind of money and film even more...but nice filming and riding to gully
  • + 16
 But will it shoot 6k....
  • + 3
 Lemme know when PB starts supporting 6k.. Untill then it's just for looks aaaand slow-mo. Mint vid btw guys..
  • - 8
flag MiloXC3 (Jul 24, 2012 at 2:59) (Below Threshold)
 No, but Twixtor can change that!
  • + 9
 6k is a resolution, Milo. Twixtor is a poor excuse at interpolating extra frames
  • + 3
 BTW, Epic does 5K not 6K, but this looks like 2K or maybe 4K, down-ressed to 1080p HD. There's little to no benefit in shooting anything above HD (for now) and certainly not for online projects, unless you're testing workflows or need to pull out high-res stills. Epic's great, but my new FS700 is pretty awesome for slo-mo (usable up to 400fps), and it's more affordable, has a 35mm sensor, and is 4K-ready. And don't diss Twixtor too much...it's a powerful tool if you know how to use it. Nice vid though guys...
  • + 1
 Shoot 5K, downscale to 2K. Almost 0 noise and aliasing too be seen, and the fact that you shoot RAW means that you can change everything (literally almost down to the camera angle itself... change the iso in post anyone?) in post means that it is a VERY powerful tool, if you have the know-how, ability, reason and budget too.
  • + 2
 thats why you by a panasonic gh2 and and hack it so it films uncompressed video at like 6k or whatever, greasy big files and the camera gets nutty hot but hey, its $1500 with a sweet 14-145mm
  • + 1
 oh wow.
uh, no. The hack givves you a higher bitrate, (135mbp/s from memory) but not more resolution, it is still capped at 1080p.

Yes it is a good camera for less than $2000, but horses for courses my friend. I wouldn't want to shoot the next Spiderman on one, but it is a lot easier to move around in the bush for MTB stuff. All depends on your needs.
  • + 1
 Higher bitrate doesn't necessarily equal better quality. It depends on the CODEC efficiency, so a bad CODEC recording at high bitrate can be as good as a good CODEC recording at low bitrates, though the GH2 hack is generally considered to be pretty decent. Equally important is bit depth, colour sampling, sensor size (and any interpolation), edit compatibility, etc. And like you say, ergonomics in the field is pretty important...depending on how big your crew is Wink
  • + 1
 exactly. You pay for those features, but you also lose on weight/form factor often. As I said, horses for courses.
  • + 10
 Literally makin' HUNDREDS of dollars - Brother Gully does it right
  • + 6
 gully is the best! such a chill nice guy, oh and i guess he absolutely shreds aswell..
  • + 1
 Nice film guys, not sure you have added enough sharpness in the post, the raw files need a tweak. Dslr's do this automatically, I have to turn the sharpness down on this things. With a proper cine camera you need to crank it up a bit Smile
  • + 3
 Someone got excited with the slowmmo :{p

Was a good watch at dinner time but I think a bit less slowmo would of made a better film

L7D
  • + 4
 I wish my days were like Gully's.... :*(
  • + 3
 i'm gonna say it.... this video sucks a$$.... because 80% of it is slow motion, which gets old......
  • + 1
 Have to agree. I expected more from him. I guess thats the price we pay for having so many high quality videos available to watch for free!
  • + 3
 gotta love the pro rider life
  • + 2
 shiiiiiiiiitttttttttttttttttttttttttttteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee,some geezer in the shower ,boring .
  • + 2
 great fuckin' edit, great fuckin' tunes, great fuckin' riding. yyeeeip!
  • + 1
 That is a nice house for a mountain biker. That would cost a bomb as well with the view of the lions gate and downtown
  • + 3
 i think its his moms.
  • + 1
 yeah i wouldn't be surprised
  • + 2
 that opening sequence was mega rad!
  • + 1
 Nothing gets me more stoked to ride than watching video of a hipster take a slo-mo shower!
  • + 1
 Super clean cinematic filming, the preset is super flat for cinema style.Good job !
  • + 2
 seagul you fucking champion
  • + 1
 how bout we make this the comment page for the vod, cuz its not open for comments! vod.. more like pod lol
  • + 1
 or we can just prop the hell outta the three or soo people that commented sayin wtf lol
  • + 11
 love the idea of the using the red for super slow mo, but theres a point when its just overkill. 2 minutes til theres even riding, personally I just got bored.
  • + 4
 omg why isnt this vod??? wtf, coastal crew edit dropped today and wasnt even considered???
www.pinkbike.com/video/269076
  • + 1
 Calm the farm Bullitproof! There is always tomorrow...
  • + 1
 wait wait if he lives in west van why is riding parkgate ?
  • + 1
 All that sweet gear and such bad direction! Sorry that was boring.
  • + 1
 Y'all need a proper LineCam System Smile
  • + 1
 WHAT WAS THAT SONG CALLED?
  • + 1
 Black dresses by the builders and the butchers
  • + 2
 Doooope!
  • + 1
 I wish I could start my day in slow-mo
  • + 0
 Lets all high five...... F.A.G.S
  • + 1
 where the nugs at
  • + 1
 I would love that life!
  • + 1
 "I'm on a boat!"

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