In mid May we headed to Stockholm (Sweden) with 200kg of luggage. The plan was to shoot three of the best bike riders in the world ; Daniel Dhers (BMX), Martin Söderström (MTB) and Danny Macaskill (Trials). After seven full days of shooting in the city and the surrounding archipelago, we felt quite confident that we had enough footage to realize our developing plan for the video.
We shot mostly with a 5D MKII rig and the Panasonic AF100, giving us a lot of flexibility and room to move at the various locations. For the last segment of the film, Peter Svensson at Red Bull wanted to bring in a Phantom Flex camera. Aside from being an amazing camera for what it does (shooting highspeed), the setup proved to be anything else than flexible on location. A camera technician, a car packed with gear and a cable tying the camera to a power source, meant that we had to work very differently than the initial days of production.
All in all we had a great time making this video. We are greatful to POC, Red Bull Sweden and the riders who really made an effort to make this thing as good as possible!
Still photographer Joakim Andreassen