Slow Motion The New Trend In Motocross Films And Videos
It’s always a great feeling to finish off a perfect day of motocross riding, by watching an epic MX film or video…especially on a fat wide-screen. This tradition has actually been around since the best of them all was released, Bruce Brown’s 1971 gem “On Any Sunday“. Then came the early 80′s trend via David Bailey’s classic ‘Inside David Bailey’ showing off the early days of wicked slow motion in his ‘Ride Like The Wind’ video. Eventually ’The King’, Jeremy McGrath, accidently crossed paths with film talent, Troy Adamitis, thanks to Fox’s production of ‘Terra Firma’… with Troy going on to produce his polished ‘TGO series, The Great Outdoors’. Enjoying success via the new FMX generation, Crusty Demons cruised along during the same timeframe. Now a days, sweet films such as Transworld’s Why and Six are the choice of DVD wow flicks.
2012, however, marks yet another new era in the motocross cinematography industry…a fascination with watching motocross riders shredding a berm or floating a scrub in slow motion via short 4 minute or less you tube videos. Thanks to technology advances, such as the pivotal Go Pro craze and High Definition 1000 frames per second hardware… the grace of our sport can be slowed down and admired up close…and free to the world on you tube or vimeo. Yamaha probably set this recent trend in stone with a ‘wow’ inspiring slow mo of James Bubba Stewart shredding a table top at The Compound. Go Pro answered back with an epic slow mo of Ronnie Renner at Glamis. That quickly got the short film amateur mx guru’s working overtime on laptops, producing you tube clips like the one above, titled ‘People Are Good’…which we have no earthly explanation for. Enjoy! Cheers Rocket 88.