Category Archives: Tech

“The Balance” from RideBMX

Article_Opener-1.jpg“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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“Drone Flash”

In this video photographer David Robinson hooks an Elinchrom flash to a drone to get some spectacular lighting on his MTB shoot. I don’t think this will necessarily catch on as a trend but hey, it’s cool and different. Thanks to Zach Honahan for sending this in.

DIG – “Split Personality” Mike Manzoori Interview

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DIG caught up with the one-and-only Mike Manzoori to talk about his current project with etnies and switching between roles in BMX and skateboarding. A couple quotes I pulled-

“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.”

“Decoy”

“A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what’s in front of it.”

Travis Mortz Explains The Sunny 16 Rule

Our recent podcast guest Travis Mortz explains basic daylight exposure for his local film lab. It’s like learning to read light instead of words.

Cycling, Cameras, and Cats with Sandy Carson


Sandy Carson is part of the original Fairdale family which started back in January of 2012 and as a full time photographer he’s always doing something exciting wether it be on his bicycle of off. Hit play to take a seat w/ Sandy to hear a bit more about what he’s done and what he’s got goin on.

“The BMX Businessman”

Jon Lynn and his new family at Mashable made this short film as a testament to the picture quality of the new iPhone 6s Plus and for a bit of comic relief. Although it’s not technically 4k (as it’s advertised), the resolution of each frame of video from this cellphone is higher than a single frame from my first digital camera. Make sure you enable “2160p” to view this in all its glory.