We have said it a million times on this blog, Video Pre-Production is key to a great outcome with a video production. In the video below, you will see an expert freestyle mountain biker traverse the side of a mountain in Northern California. He does all of his stunts, jumps, whoops, burms… in one take. The best part about it is the fact that you dont really notice it was all shot in one take. You also dont even care to notice that it is all shot from a single location. As anyone that works in TV/Film/Movies, we cant even enjoy watching movies because we are always looking for reflections of crew in windows or a missed c-stand in a shot. So anyone that works in the industry knows, you need to be able to get lost in the shot and feel like you are there. This goal was accomplished in this film. Watch the full length video below first before watching how they did it.
Now that you have seen how it came together, pay attention to how long the preparation took to get this one scene shot. There is talk of scouting the location, mapping the layout, digging and constructing the track, renting the camera truck for a month to perfect the shot…All so the viewer could enjoy a 3 minute slice of a well crafted shot.