DMBinS Video

I recently produced a little video work for Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland

The video was to promote a new funding grant scheme for Scottish accomodation providers. As riders we all know that finding somewhere to stay when on weekenders away is a challenge, as more or less, nowhere has secure bike storage. This scheme is an attempt by DMBinS to help change that, and improve the range of accomodation available to cyclists.

The riders in the shoot and my willing actors, are members of the DMBinS team, Will Clarke and Colena Cotter. The Hotel in the video, is the exceptionally bike friendly and helpful Peebles Hydro. Seriously if you want to see the high bar for bike provision by an accomodation provider, see what they have done with Genesis Bikes.

The shoot was a fun little morning. We sessioned sections of Daves trail at Glentress, gradually making our way down to the Hydro. Probably one of the more challenging and fun elements of this project where the animated sequences in the second half.

Using a mix of C4D and After Effects I pulled it all together in Premiere. Whilst being fairly simple, I am pretty happy with the overall effect and outcome.

So whilst not being the usual kind of video I make for Stravaiging, it is still MTB related! And thank you again to the Hydro for being so accomodating and to Will and Colena for their acting (and riding) skills!

If this sounds like something your work or business might be interested in, then follow this link for more details. Or if you would like to contact me regarding any video production work, please don’t hesitate to contact me here.

DMBinS Event

Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland invited me to present at their latest networking event.

Hosted by BMDinS and held at the Tor-Na-Coille in Banchory, the evening was a light touch networking event, designed to give local businesses in the sphere (or looking to diversify into MTB), a flavour of the support availble to do so.

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There was a nice range of really great speakers, Danny Cowe and Will Clarke of DMBinS opened the evening and Sam Richards (originally from Strachan) of One Up Components delivered the keynote about the One Up story.

I was representing the university and school where I work (Gray’s School of Art at RGU) alongside James Njuguna of the school of engineering. We were both discussing the ways our schools can support developing businesses and innovation.

Local bike business 20 Twenty Bike Clinic was also in attendance. As a dealer of One Up Components, plenty of their wares were on show as well as some very nice bikes that had rolled out of the bike clinic.

It was a relaxed and enjoyable evening, there are few events that gather the wider Aberdeenshire MTB community together. So the oppurtunity to put names to faces and find out about everyones ideas and projects was really exciting to see.