The Making of Shreds or Tails

Shreds or Tails on Pinkbike

When it comes to making a great mountain bike edit, it takes more than just shooting your buddies on a piece of trail with your iPhone. It takes a great trail, great riders and great editing to make it work. And that’s exactly what Ben Reasbeck, Kyle Easby and Brian Hunt set out to do this fall.
Reasbeck and Easby also have a vested interest in making the Ontario scene look good.
“Ontario gets a bad rap,” says Easby, “and we just want to show that there are great trails in Ontario.”


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And there are great trails because Easby and Reasbeck build them. Whether there is a camera out there or not, these two guys are out in the woods building trails and scoping new ones all year long.
Combine that tireless work ethic with the colours of fall and the endless amount of gear that Brian Hunt shoots with, and a great edit was nearly guaranteed.
Hunt’s no stranger to shooting action or mountain biking. He’s been doing it forever. The creator of the classic Canadian BMX movie, CBR, he’s filmed with everyone from John Heaton to Wade Simmons. And when he’s passionate about a project he’s ready to hike everything out into the woods. Including weights; he literally drags dumbbells out into the woods to counter-weight his crane.
I spent two days out there with these guys, crushing beers and carrying gear for Brian Hunt. It was damn good time. And it is always killer to see the final product come out so great.
Here’s some of the equipment Brian Hunt used to make the video:
Sony NEX FS700 – for super slow mo of 120fps and 240fps

Metabones EOS to Emount to put Canon lenses on the Sony

Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera with EF mount

GoPro Hero 3 Blacks x 2
and 1 GoPro Hero 3+

Dactylcam GoRig with GoPro attached

A89T7505SMALLPhantom Quadrocopter with Zenmus H3-2D Gimbal

spinny GoPro rig
Rhino Camera gear
Rhino Swivel Mount

Kessler Crane, Pocket Jib and Kpod Tripod legs

Miller Solo 20, best documentary uses tripod out there

Canon lenses
Tokina 11-16 f2.8
Canon 16-36 f2.8
Canon 24-105 IS f4
Canon 24-70 f2.8
Canon 70-200 IS f2.8

On Camera monitor
Small HD AC7 7.7 OLED

Edited in Adobe Premiere CS6
titles done in Adobe Aftereffects CS6
Color correction was done with
Film Convert.

Overlays done with Lumineux by Crumble Pop