1. Aston Hill: Surface To Air


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    Find us at: facebook.com/geebeebeemedia Team Aston Hill & Team Madison Saracen ride Aston Hill Bike Park's new freeride trail, 'Surface To Air'. Get the full story here: http://t.co/a3bfQMhI Gear: Sony FS700, Metabones NEX II, SmallHD DP4, LanParte Cine Rig Edit: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 VFX: Adobe After Effects CS6 Grade: Colorista II, Magic Bullet Music: Kiara by Bonobo

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    • Aston Hill: Black Run


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      Find us at: facebook.com/geebeebeemedia Sometimes it's those unexpected moments, happy accidents if you will, that make a project come together. This unplanned late-summer short film followed exactly that route from start to finish, opening up an unseen world of detail, from a rider's focus, to the movement of wheels and suspension tracking the terrain. With our FS700 still wearing a fine coat of Crankworx Whistler dirt, we headed up to Aston Hill in Buckinghamshire, to grab a few shots of the Aston Hill team - who've scored regular podiums this year in the British Downhill Series, Pearce Cycles Series, PORC DH Series, British National Champs and Dirt Fest (Romania) - before the end of the season. A double-header race weekend was lined up - a Saturday race on Black Run followed by a Sunday race on Root Canal - and the hill was pretty busy, with the crowds eagerly anticipating the opening of the new pump track, as well as a weekend full of grassroots race action. The roots of mountain biking in the UK run deep at Aston Hill, both metaphorically and literally, with a variety of trails catering to all riders, and with planned investment for trail upgrades and all-new features over the coming months, the hill is having something of a renaissance. Our last filming visit to the hill was to shoot Surface To Air, the Whistler-inspired purpose-built freeride trail, whereas this time, we focused our attention on one of the steepest and oldest trails, Black Run. Originally designed by legendary motor-mouth Rob Warner using his World Cup experience, Black Run is a rooty, off-camber, tough and testing track, and since the hill's opening in 1997, the ethos hasn't changed, although constant tweaks have kept it challenging and up-to-date over the years, including the recent addition of the 'Gnarnia' rock garden. With the course taped-out, practice got under way and we trained the camera on a variety of features down the course, as the dappled sun beamed through the trees, giving us an almost day-long golden hour! It had been our intention to visit the hill just to get some shots of the Aston Hill team - Glenroy Martin, Al Warrell, Darren Evans, Suzanne Lacey, Rich Abbott, Matt Wakefield and father and son Joe and Alfie Killner - but with light this good, it seemed a shame not to film as many riders as possible. So, with our 70-200mm locked and loaded, we set off, grabbing shot after shot as the riders and their bikes pummelled down the course. With just two race runs and a significantly lower number of riders dropping in, compared to the steady stream of riders we'd been used to a few weeks earlier in Whistler, we had our work cut out in nailing each shot first time as we worked our way down the steep, loose and dusty hillside. The race-day vibe on the hill was as keen as ever but as the racing wrapped up and the evening drew in, we trained up on some of the more unseen elements on the hill as the sun started dipping. Back in the edit suite, after reviewing our day's footage, all thoughts of putting together a quick and dirty race edit went out the window as we realised we'd nailed some great light, great action and great slo-mos. Instead, we decided to put together an atmospheric feature to compliment our other films from the hill. Searching through our music library, Black Boulder by German dub artist, Phon.o, jumped out as perfectly fitting the mood, and through more happy accidents, a visual style started to evolve as we began to play with various speed and visual effects in Premiere Pro, After Effects CC and Magic Bullet. Slow motion isn't to everyone's taste, but this one seemed to work best in slo-mo to tell the story of what goes on when rubber meets dirt. Thanks to Adobe, Sony Pro Europe, Atlas Brace and EVOC. Music: Black Boulder by Phono.o

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      • Aston Hill: Surface To Air - Teaser


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        Find us at: facebook.com/geebeebeemedia A teaser for our upcoming film for Aston Hill Bike Park's new 'Surface To Air' freeride trail. Get the full story here: t.co/a3bfQMhI Gear: Sony FS700, Metabones NEX II, SmallHD DP4, LanParte Cine Rig Edit: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 VFX: Adobe After Effects CS6 Grade: Magic Bullet Music: Kiara by Bonobo

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        • Aston Hill: Surface To Air - Origins


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          Find us at: facebook.com/geebeebeemedia The new 'Surface To Air' trail at Aston Hill Bike Park has been a long time in the making. This is the story of the trail's origins; its inspiration, design and build, and its partnership between the Forestry Commission, the CTC and the Aston Hill committee. Get the full story here: t.co/a3bfQMhI Gear: Sony FS700, Metabones NEX II, Canon 7D, GoPro HD Hero, Sanyo Xacti, SmallHD DP4, LanParte Cine Rig Edit: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 VFX: Adobe After Effects CS6 Grade: Colorista II, Magic Bullet Music: Building Dreams by www.cinephonix.com

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          • Aston Hill - Hot like Sauce


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            Filmed By: Jamie Fraser Filmed using: Nikon D90, GoPro Hero 2, Chris (our cable cam) Fuelled by Red Bull and flumps (marshmallows) Follow us on facebook for more projects being brought to life soon. A special thanks to all the guys at aston Hill providing such a premier site to ride. keep up the great work.

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            • Altered Course


              from Alvi Pakarinen Added 3,889 6 8

              I lived in London for 7 months with my brother between my military service and Uni. During the weekdays I worked in a cycle shop on oxford street, so the weekends were dedicated to mountainbiking. We were getting ready for the biggest compitition of our lives, the Megavalanche. Our goal was just to survive the race instead of actually getting a good ranking. This video shows what we got up to around London during that time and also the best bits of footage we shot in alpe d'huez. Hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it.

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              • K9 Industries DH001-S


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                John Holbrook riding the awesome K9 Industries DH001-S

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                • Aston Hill Race Day - 13th September 2009 Race Highlights


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                  Downhill Mountain Bike Racing Action from Aston Hill's 423 race held on the 13th Sept '09 on their newly built course.

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                  • Snow on Sunday


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                    Like me on Facebook at : www.facebook.com/thegripmedia?ref=hl follow me on pinkbike at : http://www.pinkbike.com/u/TheGripMedia/ Here in Hertfordshire we had a load of snow fall, so myself, Owen Gronow and Alistair Warrell went out to film at the local roost tracks in the snow. Filmed on canon 550D with 50mm 1.7 pentax lens.

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                    • Aston Hill (Oct.2012)


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                      Some sections at Aston Hill. @katxoupi #Miveu-X POV Cam ST: Mando Diao - sweet ride

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