We shot this video of our mountain biking trip at Patapcso Valley State Park in Maryland. Patapsco is one of our favorite East Coast trail systems, and we've enjoyed riding here since 2003, so hopefully some riders will check it out and see why it's a great place to ride!
2 years have passed since Framed I has been a big success on the internet. After his crash, Andi Wittmann had to pause a while to get back in shape and train hard to be on his top level.
In Fall 2012, Andi and I squeezed in about 3 days to wrap the freeride and some freestyle shots in Neukirchen / Austria for the project "Framed 2"
Andi and I just wanted to capture the season in 3-4min and show that it's possible to get up to the top if you train hard and focus on your passion.
After all, everyone should get on their bikes to enjoy nature instead of sitting in their offices and watching the sun setting.
Aerial Shots were filmed by airV8, additional footage was shot by Lukas Tielke (Peoplegrapher).
Instead of animating, I decided to film real metal letters, provided by our friend "Luc" (Ludwig Grimm) who did a great job making some nice titles :)
and thanks Rick Macomber and Tommy Davis for doing a quick test-Voiceover for the Video
This summer, two friends and myself all left our comfortable jobs of six years to spend two months traveling across the country and teaching photography workshops along the way. We all felt that it was time to take a risk and get out of our comfort zones... adventure was calling us. It was a trip filled with endless hours cooped up in a van, exploring breathtaking landscapes, sharing stories and laughs, meeting some of the nicest people, making new friends, getting to meet old friends from around the country, and sharing our love of photography with others.
This trip was a constant test for me, as we had such short and limited time in nearly all of the spots we visited. In most cases, I'd have to hurry out of the van with all of my gear and find a decent composition in a very short amount of time as soon as we would arrive at the location. It was a constant race against the light.
During those 2 months, we traveled across 32 states , visited 13 national and state parks, and drove nearly 13,000 miles in a (somewhat) trusty old Dodge Caravan... with no cruise control. It was an adventure that gave us many memories that we will all hold onto for many years to come. I think that everybody needs to take a trip and have their eyes opened to just how beautiful this world is and how much is really out there.
A big thanks to Coca-Cola and Flickr for helping to sponsor our trip. Thanks also to everyone else that donated, attended our workshops, and gave us places to stay!
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Motion Control System:
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly http://www.dynamicperception.com/
Vixen Polarie Star Tracker (used for slow panning)
Adobe Lightroom 4
Adobe After Effects
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