Archive for December, 2008

Glyn O’Brien Shoot

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Just before Christmas we headed to Rostrevor where we spent two days filming Glyn O’Brien at Kilbroney Forest for his part in Break the Cycle. One of the things that really stood out on this time  is just how dark in general it is at this time of the year which makes it particularly hard to shoot in a forest setting, and full day shoots are definitely out!  

We made the most of our time though. Shane McAuley came down to set up a few zip lines again. We had Glyn hitting a super smooth step down and attacking a couple of flat out corners for that. The shots turned out quite well. By the time we were finished with the zip line it was starting to get dark so we packed up and headed back to Glyns house in Newry.

We stayed over at Glyn’s that night and got some interviews and footage from around his house. The next day Glyn, Big Ray (the headcam guy), and myself headed hiked up the hills above Rostrevor as far as we could go to capture some more action. The views were pretty amazing, and we were lucky to get clear skies.  It was so open up there and definitely worth the trip up.  Ray helped us out with head cam shots with the new HD camcorder we recently purchased gaffer taped to his helmet!

After that we then headed back to Kilbroney forest. Kilbroney has been home to the Irish Downhill Championships for a few years now and has a couple of amazing trails. The light was a bit better this time so we worked flat out to get in as much footage as possible.

Check out the clip from Glyns interview and some shots above Rostrevor. Fuzz also got a few behind the scenes clips together from day 1 of shooting.  A big thanks to Shane for setting up the zip line and Ray for helping with the headcam.

Recce with Ben Reid

Sunday, December 14th, 2008
IMG_2158.jpg Top Irish rider Ben Reid and myself got up at the crack of dawn to go and scope out some locations along the coast for the film.  We just about made it there!  One of the main roads on the way had not been gritted with salt so was covered in black ice.  Is was pretty scary because you could not tell there was ice there at all.  That road was about 3 miles long and in that space three cars had gone off the road and got smashed up the same morning.  

When we did eventually get to our location things were looking pretty good.  The scenery was amazing and there was loads of scope for some sick lines on the bike.  There was potential for some fast flowy sections, big step downs, and flat out corners. After a few hours getting some lines ready for the shoot we called it a day and headed into Ballycastle for a chippy.  Not many pics this time but check them out below!

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

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