Tuesday 30 December 2014

New video: RoostDH Winter 2014 - Joe Connell

I got the kind of call everyone wants to get a few weeks back. RoostDH need a video making, do you have any free days this side of new years to come and shoot a new video for us, In Malaga, Spain.

Needless to say I was pretty over the cold, wet, grey UK weather and so moved some things around and found 3 days to nip down, shoot and get home. No messing.

( Video at the bottom of the post )

Roost guide and pro rider Joe Connell rode for 3 days flat out, no crashing and no whining. Great rider to work with.
The plan was to not really have a rock solid  plan. We had a bit of a meeting the first morning over breakfast and listed what we wanted from the shoot and video, and the best spots to get it done. We then realized with only 2 and a half days shooting we where going to have to be picky.

Long days from 7am - Dark, hard work from Joe, Mal and myself but we got it done.

Kit getting sorted out after a days shoot. Lowepro bags, Manfrotto tripod, Ifootage travel carbon jib, Glidecam 2000, and some lunch.
Flying to shoots is always good fun when you have this much gear, so I had to keep it light while not compromising on getting the shots we needed.

Manfrotto tripod light enough to put in my suitcase, but sturdy enough to use with the Jib. The jib is a carbon Ifootage travel jib and is amazing. Glidecam HD2000 as its the ideal one for the GH4 and 5D3. And my carry on/camera bag the Lowepro Roverpro 35L with some special custom camera compartment so it can fit everything in. The best bag for the kind of work I do I have found.

Me looking like a right nob shooting with the jib. Notice the sweet Aspect/Spin Tee and shorts in December.

The main thing we wanted to show was how there are still new tracks out here. Its a place that everyone has known about for years, and most people have been too, but its not tired yet.

A new spot that roost has use of. Big ridge lines and rocks.The GH4 with 70-200 2.8 on shooting in 4K so we can crop in even more.

Stylish as ever and even when he has to do the same bit of track 5 times.

We hit up some jumps at the top of Mijas bike park for some air time.

All in all a busy and hectic, but very enjoyable few days shoot. it all went without a hitch, and I think the resulting video is a good watch and shows how good the riding out there is.

Thanks to Mal and Ben from RoostDH for killing it, Joe for riding faultlessly and the Spanish sun for letting me remember what summer feels like in the depths of December and only a few hours from my house in Bristol.

RoostDH Winter 2014 - Joe Connell from Aspect Media on Vimeo.


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