Friday Flick: Audax Alpine Classic Timelapse

Earlier this year videographer Nathan Kaso created this masterful tilt-shift timelapse for cycling club Audax Australia of their Alpine Classic event. Starting in the town of Bright, Victoria, 2,200 cyclists tackled several different courses of up to 250km which included ascents of Mount Buffalo, Mount Hotham, Falls Creek and Tawonga Gap. In Kaso’s four days of shooting he covered nearly 2,000km through the Victorian High Country capturing cyclists, landscapes and the local towns.

Audax Australia Cycling Club is a non-profit national cycling organization specializing in non-competitive long distance bicycle rides from 50 to 1200 km, called “randonnees”. As the time limits required to complete events are generous, Audax appeals to a wide variety of cyclists, whether they are from a touring, racing, recreational or commuting background.

Photo courtesy The Climbing Cyclist.

The predominant form of Audax riding in Australia is “allure libre”. Riders have a specified time limit in which to complete a given event but may otherwise ride at their own pace. Riders may ride alone or with other similarly paced riders. Rides 200 km and over are known as Brevet Randonneur Mondiaux and are recognized internationally by les Randonneurs Mondiaux and Audax Club Parisien, with whom the Australian group are affiliated. Audax Australia also offers group rides at an even pace.

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Kaso shot the film on a Canon 5D Mark III with 17-40mm f/4L, 24-105mm f/4L and 70-300mm f/4-5.6 as well as the Emotimo TB3 Black motion control head. Some aerial footage was captured using a DJI Phantom with H3-2D gimbal and GoPro Hero3+ Black shooting 2.7K Protunes.