“With videos being such a huge part of BMX, the whole rider turn filmer is a seamless evolution. It’s not uncommon for someone who starts to take filming more seriously to see their riding suffer a bit—it’s just a simple give and take. However, there are some riders who manage to excel both in front and behind the camera. There are even a few professional riders—some with signature parts and all—who are helping film and/or making some of our favorite BMX videos. Here are a handful of riders who are known and recognized for their efforts on both ends of the video camera and how they find a balance between two things they love to do.”
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Available now in the store is this print from “Departures” – Gannwear shot in Philly by Dennis Bunn.
Available this week in the store is a limited edition print of Minty shot by Lucas Comino in Sydney.
Prints from “Departures” are now available in limited quantities. This week’s photo is by “Galactic” Sebastian Fowler of Augie Simoncini. Prints are on glossy 8.5×11″ paper. $10 with free shipping in the states.
We’ve been working on this project for the last month and we’re please to announce the release of our first zine titled and themed “Departures”. It’s 36 pages with contributions from across the world in the name of BMX and all it entails. This first issue is humble beginning, being printed from my desktop printer and assembled by hand. Each issue has it’s own nuances (ink stains/color shifts) that make it unique from the others. Grab one here. If you’d like to contribute to the next issue, feel free to email us – pushitastop at gmail.com
Thankfully 2nd Nature allows BMX riders to come shred 8-12 PM on Wednesday nights. It’s sick because you get a tight knit group of riders from the surrounding metropolitan area. A Couple of the guys from Merritt & locals decided to throw down in front of the camera.
The camera I used to shoot this chopped web edit is a Nikon D750 with a small arsenal of lenses. I paid 15 bucks for admission to film but it was worth it to get a couple tricks in for a 4 hour session. To be honest, it was one of the best moments this winter. ‘Twas my first time this year at 2nd Nature, and won’t be my last until it warms up. I managed to put together this tight knit filming rig that packs a punch at a decent price. (Excluding the body/lens).
- RODE Video GO Mic $85.00 -Ebay
- Neewer Aluminum Camera Cage- $60.00
- Some Chinese DSLR filming light. $30.00
This is what I documented. Enjoy.
Booty Groceries comes through again
“The landscape of videos has changed. ‘Grounded’ was a DV project. The level of video production has been raised since ‘Grounded’. We’ve been flooded with amazing toys that are now affordable, so you can get higher level production quality without spending a fortune… I feel a lot more pressure on me to do good. It’s not just capturing the tricks, but telling a whole story. It’s a lot more fun.”
“…the last few years I’ve been trying to shake the fisheye. Every video, skate or bike, has a lot of fisheye shots. It has it’s place, but it’s nice to leave that lens until you really need it and see what else you can do.”