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Right-click the link below, "save to disk" (or "save link as," whatever), then watch it after it is done downloading. It is a 20mb file, 2 1/2 minutes worth of 30-frames-per-second of sod-clod-flinging yummyness. Fat props to Terminaut and the FooRiders for hosting!!!

The Goods

BTW- once you have it started up, using command-2 (on macs anyway) will double the size of the window and give you a little better view.
 

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Bikezilla said:
Nice! Great editing! I like the ride.

What happened to the biff?
My question, too. I was anticipating that coming up at the end.

What setup are you using for the on the bike video?
 

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Yeah, I can post the stack up too, you freaking ambulance chasers! :D

For the video we used an ancient/heavy Sony Handicam. I strapped it to the top of my helmet for the on-bike shots. I had to tighten my helmet straps to the point of suffocation to keep it all in place. Not recommended. We shot it all in a single day and I did the edits the next. It was actually a pretty easy project. Not bad for essentially a first effort, I'd say. It looks better without the web compression too...

 

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so in that video you where on the 5 pack and a vanilla? or is that the pike?

man you where hauling some arse dude. I am guessing that was not an actual "made" trail, you where kind of improvising your way down the hill?
 

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I'm riding the Pike Air right now. Very nice fork. I dig it big.

I'm actually faster down that course on the Spot than on the Pack since the bumps aren't huge, the Spot has almost the same travel, there are pedaling sections, and the Spot is a bit more nimble and spry. The route is not a trail for the first bit, just sort of freeform across the tundra until you get into the trees. I do have a favorite line I usually take though. All the lower sections where it actually looks like a trail is stuff I built and cut. I have added miles and miles of trail like that on the mountain through the woods. There is a lot of fun, basically private (only I know it's there) singletrack for me to play on.

We shot a total of 33 minutes of footage and cut it down to 2 1/2. A lot was junk. I rode everything twice with the camera on my head, and then rode every individual section again twice or three times (stopping and pushing back up) with Bendette shooting different angles and viewpoints. Half a day total of shooting on the mountain. It took a few hours to cut it up and piece it back together in iMovie. I had almost no idea what I was doing, so I think the editing would go faster now, as would the shooting.
 

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Academy Award Winning!

Cheese

Your video is great! I really like the multiple changes in camera angle as you go over the obstacles. (i.e. push the bike up the hill again for another cut)

The only thing I think is missing is a good conclusion. Maybe a sliding skid to a stop in the paved parking lot in town, with you taking your helmet off and giving a thumbs up for the camera or something like that.

I was a deck officer on the Sealand Kodiak in 1995 and docked at Kodiak aften on my way between Anchorage and Dutch Harbor. Is the mountain you are riding down the mountain just above town and the docks? I always looked up at that mountain from the ship and wondered if there was anyway of getting up there for the view.

!!! More Movies !!!!

Sincerely Stoked, Lee
 

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Yup, that's Pillar Mountain, right above the Sealand dock. The route (looking up from the dock) starts at the radio towers and basically follows the skyline to the right and down towards town. There is a lot of freeform potential all over the broad open tundra up there.

I agree the video does not offer much "closure". Maybe I'll fix it at some point, or in "Riding The Rock Part II: The Spawning" :D
 

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Nice work!

Good content and good editing. Looks like a fun place to ride! I like some of the stationary shots: the drops and the one turn with a bit of roost. Hard to believe its your first stab at editing ....

Thanks for putting forth the effort and sharing with us.
 

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tscheezy said:
I had almost no idea what I was doing, so I think the editing would go faster now, as would the shooting.
I'm in the same boat now, except I'm getting paid!
Somehow my IT duties now include extensive video production, mostly of the streaming (not porn though) variety. Luckily for me effects and editing aren't too intense at the moment, but I've certainly got a lot of catching up to do. Your video is inspiring, I envy the mac.

Pike Air? The 36 is the only air fork I'm interested in. I'm still commited to destroying my Pike Team, I won't be satisified till it's hosed.
 

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Nice work Tsceezy. You need to get one of them new fangled samsungs with remote camera (it's on my list, too). The thing is smaller than my mp3 player.Samsung tiny camcorder
PS: In your honor, I have a new avatar....it kind of fits my name also (and my recent unplanned stunt maneuver that sent me to the hospital w/a jacked up shoulder/clavicle/sternum/ribs).
 

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mtn hack said:
You need to get one of them new fangled samsungs with remote camera (it's on my list, too).
Whatever you do Phillip, do not get one of those things.

Horrible camera, for a number of reasons.
 
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