Teton Gravity Research (TGR) and Anthill Films decided to release a quick segment from the new film unReal. This part of the film features Brandon Semenuk who is considered to be one of the best slope style mountain bikers in the world. It was also one of the first times a mountain bike edit was completed in a single continuous shot. At first glance you will notice the lush greenery and mountainous terrain, but as the segment flows you will start to realize how much work they must have put into creating that line carved into the mountain, not to mention the road the truck that’s holding the camera is traveling down. I personally feel the Buffalo Springfield track “For What its Worth” that accompanies this edit was spot on.
It is also stated that Semenuk was injured at the time of filming and only hit the full line one time!
In the words of a hip hop icon Eminem, “Look, if you had, one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted. In one moment
Would you capture it, or just let it slip?
It’s safe to say: Mr. Semenuk, you nailed it…
“This uninterrupted shot was filmed by the most advanced gyro-stabilized camera system, the GSS C520, mounted to a truck on a custom road built next to a custom trail that took three weeks to build. This true cinematic achievement required perfect coordination between Semenuk, Anthill Films, and TGR with regard to athleticism, planning, timing and logistics.” -(taken from the youtube caption).
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