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Brent Smith's 2011 Bio

At just 16 years of age, Brent Smith residing in Sydney, Australia, is already showing all the early signs of a promising talent in the international downhill mountain bike scene, and is at the top of his game for his age in the Australian scene. | Like Captyvate Media: www.facebook.com/captyvatemedia | Comment, Like on Facebook, Add to Faves and Share, every bit counts!

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 Great filming TY. Your productions are always very professional. Me likey.

Only criticism i have is what's up with the blurred edge effect, like vignetting around the edges? IMO just makes it look that little bit amateur.

Other than that, Thorpy says it's fully sick. If for some reason i'm over you way/you're over mine i'd love to do a shoot with you. (y)
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 Hey mate, cheers for the feedback. It's an edge blurring effect. I personally thought it looked prime, and adds a bit of focus to the centre of the image. It's not the kind of thing I'll be using for every edit. I try to make every edit unique in the way I colour correct and modify the image, this was no exception. I felt it appropriate to do something different, and that's simply the way I went about doing it. Yeah man, I'll be sure to let you know!
  • + 1
 Cudos to do something out of the ordinary man. I have to admit it made me look more to the centre, but i've used it once before and i never really liked that effect. I can see you reasoning though. Top work dawg.
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 I agree, I liked the blurred edges, but maybe a bit too much. sick edit though.
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 Oozing with speed and moto style that has transferred from a childhood of motocross racing, Brent makes riding a bike look effortless through what others would normally struggle upon.
Brent is at the top of his game for his age, and is one to look out for in the coming years on the Aussie race scene.

This project was by far the funnest and professionally shot I've worked on. We allowed our selves plenty of time across multiple shoots and filming 5 tracks across Sydney to get a variety of footage.
This project could not have been accomplished with the help of Brent's parents and the Shire Boys.

Brent would like to thank his sponsors:
Knolly Bikes:
knollybikes.com
TWE Wheelsets:
www.twebikewheels.com.au

Equipment used:
Canon HF200
Rode Vid Mic
Wide Angle lens
DIY dolly
DIY camera jib

Edited using:
Adobe Premier Pro CS5, Adobe After Effects CS5, Magic Bullet Looks

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 I thought that was pretty good Ty! Only thing was I didn't like the tilt shift effect on some of the shots, it was a distraction. And some of the early shots looked a bit soft. Other than that - sick!
  • + 1
 I was going with a "dreamy" effect. haha
  • + 1
 Yeah it worked on some shots, but not others
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 Harryhc, Depends on what trail you want to ride. Ty and i filmed at 4 different tracks and the one that had most of it has just been closed. They are all push tracks as well cheers brent
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 Colour is right, Jib shots are looking the goods too! Baby death would be great on those close up Jib shots! Thanks for sharing as always mate
  • + 1
 good work brent, great filming ty awesome vid all round but it would be better if it was longer but still a sick vid and the filming at nature boys looks sickk
  • + 1
 loved the angles man, well done. 5 locations of shooting? sick, i agree with @ domino0 a bit but still a sick edit
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 Cheers mate. Yeah, five seperate tracks
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 do you take any film courses or anything?
  • + 1
 Nah, I'm entirely self-taught from day one.
  • + 1
 hey just wondering where this track is. sweet riding looks like a really fun track
  • + 1
 Sick vid mate what is the trail
  • + 1
 well done ty, one of you best edits yet
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 Good to have something to watch on Saturday Morning!
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 what are the trails?
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 the trails are at;
0.46 seconds in the track is called deepwater. It is located in Woronora Heights.
1.12 and 50 is called shearwater In woronora heights
1.18 is at nature boys, located in the heights
the jump shots and fast stuff are located at Menai (They have closed the track down but they are re-making them)
shot 025 is located in woronora heights and track is called old mannikin
Most of the tracks in wonnie heights willl be all over grown as i havent had time to fix them all up. Hope i have helped

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