This is a short film I shot and edited for Attitash Mountain in Bartlett, New Hampshire.
The idea was to create a film for attitash.com to let other mountain bikers (or people who want to try the sport) know that Attitash has some great lift service downhill mountain biking.
I shot this three days ago and mounted a Sony HC3 HDV camera to a Bogen magic arm and clamped the contraption to my Iron Horse Sunday downhill bike. I rode down the trails that we were going to showcase in the film.
I joined up with six local riders from the Bartlett, NH area and I shot the Holy Chute trail from start to finish with the guys. I used my Sony PMW-EX1 with the Letus, a Vinten Vision 3 tripod, and a bag of assorted 35mm lenses. I shot the entire film in 720p 24p.
I am visiting my sister and her husband in Tucson, Arizona. I will be working on a job later this week, but in the meantime, I am running around the desert shooting the crazy stuff that grows here. We do not have spiky cactus in New England!
I am using the Sony PMW-EX1 with the Letus Extreme. I have my trusty Vinten Vision 3 lightweight carbon fiber tripod and my bag of Nikon Nikkor manual lenses.
I checked out the Catalina Highway where the Saguaro cactus grow up to thirty feet high! They reach toward the sun and this time of year, the sun is very comfortable and the temperatures are very mild. The wind was very strong and I had trouble using my telephoto lenses because of shake and wobble. I recorded some sound of the natural windy environment and incorporated it into the film.
I almost stepped on a rattle snake while carrying my kit and found that wondering around the desert underbrush in shorts is not a great idea.
I wish I had my mountain bike out here, there is fast single track everywhere.
Directed by Daniel Leeb of Cinecycle Productions.
This short film features Alfred Bobe Jr. and Fatimah Durkee. The film spins a visual ballad between the two cyclists experiencing the city in their own unique ways. Both cyclists are city dwellers who amidst the chaos of the concrete jungle have created a private and peaceful psychological space as they traverse the streets. They are both alone and yet they are both very much aware of each others presence. The film speaks to the harmony with one's environment that can be found while riding a bicycle in a city and the synchronistic connection we can have with those we have not even met. The short was commissioned by Hutchinson tires.