« I don’t know any friend or even professional filmer who would have the « patience » of my tripod. Filming with a tripod clearly has its limits in terms of picture quality and representation of a rider’s motion but at the same time, with this video part, this was the only way to realize it. Always available to document, always there for me with the video camera to try to capture a moment that may happen—or never. There are certainly a few things in that video that I would like to re-film better someday or just improve the riding itself. But there are also a few things that I have no certainty to ever capture again on film and, for that specific reason, self-filming was essential to manage the stress and effort of trying to make something happen — be it just once.
But this was all part of the fun in the end : the fear or doubt to never be able to realize a motion you’ve been dreaming about for months or years, abruptly replaced with the profound joy of finally doing it—being able to tell yourself that today was the day and to just go home with a big smile on your face. It is true that the journey can be more important than the destination itself but finding yourself taking a picture of that destination is not a bad feeling ! And more often than not the starting point of another journey.
With these four little minutes, I hope to share with you a little piece of the incredible fun I had building this video part and to also make you want to go out and try to catch that rare moment of yours, enjoy riding and make your day a good day in the process. Thank you for watching. You are your path » — Alexis
PLAY IT LOUD !
EDITING : LOTFI HAMMADI. lotfihammadi.com
MUSIC : YEAR OF NO LIGHT, « ABBESSE », AUSSERWELT, CONSPIRACY RECORDS/MUSIC FEAR SATAN 2010.
SPECIAL THANKS : Lotfi HAMMADI, Johan and YEAR OF NO LIGHT, Matt @PROFILE RACING profileracing.com / Matthias & Oliv’ @SAVATE savateskatesocks.com / Alex V @Vans France vans.fr / Remy @BMX FORCE SHOP bmx-force.com