A Day in the Life!
A lot of young riders ask what it’s like to be a pro rider. Here’s a quick story of Mason Moore’s recent commercial shoot for Journeys Shoe store.
Any time you’re doing a quality shoot whether it’s video or still shots there are three key things you need. Number 1: A great rider. Check. Mason Moore. Number 2: A great location. Check. Colorado Springs. Number 3: Good light. And good light typically means getting up before sunrise and riding till sundown. After all, sunrise and sunset have the best light and are thus commonly referred to as the “magic hours”.
So….up at 6am for the early morning “magic” and Mason sat on a rock for about 2 hours for an interview being patient while planes few overhead stopping the sound recording every once in a while. “Mason. Can you do that last part again?”
Once the story of mountainboarding and how Mason got involved in it was captured we moved onto the riding parts. The fun part right? Well, no doubt riding is fun but when you do it for a specific purpose or shot you need to be prepared to do it over and over and over. And over one more time just for good luck.
So once most shots are covered, including the backflip over the camera shot, the rad shots through the trees and the techy (can you say “Coffee Grinder”) flatland shots you always have to get the “Follow” shots. Follow shots give the viewer a first hand experience of what it’s like charging down a mountain on a board. These shots typically are done by attaching the camera to the board or to the leg of the rider or to the front of the board following the main rider. On this shoot we covered every angle.
So up to the top of the mountain again for these “follow” shots. And then the producer says, “Hey. Can you guys do that again?” and again, and again and again.
By the time the evening light rolls around a rider is typically pretty beat. But look at that beautiful sunset! We gotta get one last shot flying through the sunset right? “Hey Mason! Can you do that trick again?” And Mason replies, “Sure. How about I go a bit bigger this time?” : )
Click HERE for a few pics from Mason’s shoot.
Happy trails from the crew at MBS and see you out in the dirt!
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“DIRT EMPIRE” MOUNTAINBOARD PARK
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UTAH LEARN TO RIDE!
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WORLD MOUNTAINBOARDING DAY! JUNE 19TH!
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Scott from Thousand Oaks won this month’s FREE Core 90.
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Leon Robbins in Moscow!
Initially slated to compete in “Breakthrough” 2010 but a volcano in Iceland had other plans. Leon eventually made it and did some great riding. Take that you volcano!
Video edited by Potapov Alexy
DESPITE SOME HOOLIGAN ACTION DAVE AND DEVIN STILL ROCK THE SKATEPARK.
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Japan riders raising the bar!
“Fresh Out The Womb” – ATC Productions
Wes Matweyew – “Battered, Broken and Bullet Proof”
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The best part of waking up is some dirt in your cup!
Original art by Josiah Trinidad. We need a dozen of these!
Art by Marcin Staszczyk!
Art by Dom Etchells!
Art by Remolition!
ASK THE MOUNTAINBOARD COWBOY
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PICS FROM THE ARCHIVES
Patrick “PT” Thomas – 1998 – Colorado Springs, CO
Old fashioned nose stall on a Grasshopper with Airliner tread.
PT was a serious pioneer back in the day. Where is he now? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org I have a few things he left in the van. : )
Photo by: Dirtmonk Fritz
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