Mickey is a good friend of mine, hes been riding since before I was. One of my first memories of him was at an old local park (I was 12ish at the time) a older skater freaked out on me and was about to beat my ass, and he just randomly showed up, didn’t say anything, and the dude backed down. It was pretty intense. However, Mickey is pretty hardcore, he broke his neck, and walked out of the old local trails, and drove himself to the hospital a few years back… Well about 2 years ago he made a video, and just now has he put it on youtube.. he rides even better than this now and is still one of the coolest most motivating guys I ride with. Enjoy.
So I posted up the trailer for the Resolve Road Trip DVD. I said I would get more information on it for you guys so here it is.
Name of DVD:
Whose making this DVD:
Me [ant barrett]
Is there any other people helping with the filming and editing?
nope. i’m a one man show, that way i can be a total control freak, i’m a perfectionist, so if shots or edits aren’t up to scratch, well….i’m my own worst critic!
What kind of camera gear and editing programs are you working with?
currently working with adobe premier pro cs3, after effects cs3, photoshop cs3 – are you noticing a theme here?.. – and panasonic cameras.
Who all will be in this dvd?
eric holley (eastern bmx) kelly bolton (eastern bmx) mark theaker (eastern bmx uk) toby gresswell (eastern bmx uk) and shaun eglington (gt hotwheels uk vert), they were the main guys on the trip but obviously loads of talented locals are on as well.
Where are you going for this road trip?
already been on the trip – uk (corby, peterborough, bar hill, bristol, the track and mt.hawke skatepark in cornwall)
When did filming start?
How much longer are you filming for?
one more competition in cornwall (uk) and then i should be done.
What is going to make this video stand out from the rest?
obviously roadtrip dvds have been done, but my style of editing and production comes through, so not only do you have sick riding, you have a video that looks really nice too – production value i guess haha…wait and see! haha.
Where will people be able to get this once it is released?
working on setting up a site at the moment to sell the dvd from and also promote other projects i may be working on in the future…. more about that when its sorted!
What do you expect it to cost?
ten pounds if you’re in england, dunno what that is in $? $18? you tell me?
I believe it is almost $20
Is there any clips you can let us in on so far?
just the teaser trailer on the myspace and on youtube – the rest is secret!
Is there a website or anywhere to find more information?
just the myspace at the moment i’m afraid – www.myspace.com/resolvevideo
Anything else you can tell us I didn’t think to ask?
nothing other than a big thank you for your interest in the project, and spread the word. resolve will be landing later this year.
thanks guys! ant [editing, videography]
Since Alex is on a road trip and his cell phone is his only way to update I will try and keep the updates coming for him
We just got on the road with our trip and needless to say its already lookin to be an amazing time. We all met up at Robertos in Oceanside today and we’re currently rolling 3 cars deep.
The line up for the trip you ask? Its an ALL-Star team much like the Harlem Globetrotters… Its Bear,
Nick and I in one car… Kyle, Hoang, Dirt Ron, Ferbert and Sean Burns in the other car and we have The Beast with us. The beast is currently carrying Subrosa master Ryan and SD hometown hero, Gary Young.
We’re currently driving in some lite traffic through Irvine right now. 5 freeway is lookin to be a bitch today. You can find this D trip with special guests rolling through all your gas stations, fast food eaterys and truck stops all day today.
Once we arrive in S.F. you’ll be sure to find us riding the parks and street all up in that area. We’re meeting up with my Edge brother Josh Hayes for photos and we’ll be filming the trip for a Defgrip edit or somethinnnnn…
We’re gonna need all sorts of places to stay and shred at…
And you best believe I’ll be updating and posting from my Sidekicker the entire trip. So more bulletins and other non-sense to follow….
If you live in S.F. or close to, Hollllla!
-Alex @ Give D!
Resolve Road Trip DVD dropping this summer I guess.
Came across this today…
Eric Holley is going to be in this… so you know its good.
I will try and find out more information about this for you guys.
I saw this video up on InterBMX.com Brandon Morcomb posted it up, I don’t know if he made it but it wouldn’t surprise me.. Theres riding from Dustin Griess, Landon Anderson, Brandon Morcomb, Phil Book (I think thats him doing a big no hander), and a bunch of other guys I can’t think of writing this.
Enjoy it’s good.
yes that is criss cross- jump
Standard is awesome, they have a Youtube page, they just uploaded the Jonah Lidberg part from Stronger Than All, I don’t know why. Jonah is a Minnesota rider and he is straight up awesome as hell. If you ever get the chance to ride with him you will be more than stoked… Also I should have an interview with Rick in a few days too so get excited for Standard wildness.
(His Stronger Than All Part)
Then I figure since Drop The Hammer has been around forever I would post this also..
(Jonahs part in Drop The Hammer from a few years ago still awesome)
On the Horizon is a little series of info that I plan on posting up as I get them. Keeping you a little bit in touch with whats going on in the BMX world. hey lets face it you came to this site to get info right? here is the first installment.
Chad Degroot stepped up and provided a glimpse into what they have going on in 2008,
What’s up with the team and so forth.
UGP news for 2008 will start off with the team and what each fool is doing.
Brian Kachinksky-Upcoming interviews in Props, Ride US. Will be appearing in summer ads in Ride and Ride UK as well as Dig. Brian will be attending all the Dew Tours, Metro Jam, and Baco Jams. Props Mega tour will be releasing the European trip soon. Look out.
Chad DeGroot-TM, Filmer, photographer, and partial sales. Will be going on 3 road trips with one being an all Europe deal. Will be at all Dew Tours and JoMo Pro in Missouri. Appeared on Daily Habit early Feb.
Tom Haugen-Doing shows all year long. Competing at this years Dew Tour. Traveling a few times over seas, and filming for web videos.
Dave Freimuth-photographer, filmer, and rider. Will be going to Toronto’s Metro Jam, JoMo Pro, and Baco Jam. He will be doing summer shows in southern Wisconsin.
Tony Malouf-recently on Fuel’s Daily Habit, appearing in ads in Ride UK and soon Ride US. He will be working on web edits and signature clothing this year.
James Foster-Fresh off his Dirt win at Dew Tour, he will attend all events this year. He is going to appear in Ride US, BMX Plus, and NBL publications with his signature dirt style.
Last but not least Mark Mulvile-our newest additions to the team. Trails, street, park, he does it all. He will be at JoMo Pro competing. Going on 2 road trips for ads n web edits. He recently appeared on Fuels Daily Habit. Look out for his new ads in Ride UK, Ride US.
Quinn Semling-Living in Greeville, there is never a shortage of riding. Fresh off a European trip ready to come out in Props mega tour.
You know when you and your friends are riding and filming the topic of “we should make a video” has probably come up at some point or another. Most of the time, it is all talk and never happens, then a lot of the time the video doesn’t turn out all that good and nothing happens, and then theres what happens with this, the video turns out good and it is all fun and real relaxed.
I got the chance to review the No Bikes DVD Four Corners. I am really glad I had a chance to see it, I have been hearing stuff about it through Bikeguide’s forum for a while. I was real excited to see Matt Dessons part too since hes a pretty frequent poster on there and his riding is always pretty good.
What I was most shocked to find out is that this vide is their 6th video, so they have been getting stuff done for a long time now. This video is real cool too because there is riding in Alaska, Florida, Tiawan, and British Columbia. This means there is a lot of different spots.
So here are my notes right below here.
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The video’s intro starts out and I immediately got a good vibe from the video, I knew it was going to bring a relaxed feel to it that was just people having fun.
The riders in this video shocked me, I seriously only have heard about Matt Desson and that was about it but a few other guys really stood out. Desson is on 1664.
The first person who stood out was Travis Sexsmith the dude goes so big, and is real smooth. Im surprised that kid is not more heard of. Travis is on Macneil flow.
There was a guy with big hub gaurds who had a bunch of really interesting he had a style that stood out to me for a fair share of the video.
Throughout the video there was clips of something you never see, they built a box jump out of plywood and snow, I mean this wasn’t a huge shock to me since I have experienced winter, but they have some random clips of it throughout the video, real good.
The video starts with a mix of a lot of different riders doing their thing, the riding is pretty solid too. A lot of the mixed sections, I kept thinking they were going to be a persons part with the big name, but I guess not haha.
There is a dude named Gooch in this video. This guy rides real good, and has the coolest name ever. I think there needs to be more gooches in this world. well, at least the name wise an riding wise.
The first part is Mat Ridgeway and Ryan Hiebert- Opposites attract to make good parts. Mat is more of a flow style guy who throws the occasional barspin, whip, and flip. He mostly just goes fast and big. Ryan is the kind of more tech, a lot of barspins and whips, real street and park dog. Had really clean tricks that were very consistant.
Aaron Gates is the dude who made the dvd, he made the video, is going to probably get a lot of hate from the “anonymous” crew since he rides with a helmet most of the time. I have a lot of respect for him for wearing a helmet I wish I was smart enough to do that. He had some good riding and also made the video real good.
Brian Prince- He had a lot of bad crashs getting footage for his part, shows, but he has a lot of good riding that mixes between slower street tricks and then had some real big tricks, real good tuck no handers.
Wayne Anasogak, spelled his name real wrong is my notes.. This dude has some real clean 3’s and pretty solid style. The street guys will like this part.
Marlo Karjala- Has a real good slam in the beginning doing a 180 over a rail, and also does one of the fastest whips I have seen over a tiny hip.
Matt Desson- This kid has tricks after tricks, real good, flips, whips, barspins
and is capable of doing them on street, dirt, and park, so he is an all around good… I thought he was on Seshin?
The video ends with David Clay, this dude is wild. This kid has all the tricks, did a big 180 barspin over a bench, front flips, 3 backflips?, all sorts of wild tricks. This guy scares the crap out of me, why? Because he rides brakeless. Scary!
The bonus part is good, a Alaska mix, Dvx mix, Crash section, slide show, and a bunch of other good stuff, theres about 25 minutes of bonus stuff. I really liked that. There was a clip of one dude riding on the shoulders of another dude on a bike, while holding his bike.. yeah try and imagine that one. He then gets closelined by a tree which was real funny haha.
The riding overall was good, they have a lot of fun. The guys all must push each other to ride better because they all are capable of some big, and difficult riding. Real stoked on how a bunch of guys who are stuck in a not so rideable place make it work for them.
The filming was pretty smooth and quality, they used a dvx to film so it isn’t some cheap consumer camera getting the clips. The colors were good too. On the editing side, it is aparent Aaron has made a few videos in his day, he makes it flow together real good, no clips that didn’t get cut right or anything. High five on that one.
The music is good because of a big reason I have, it was right in the middle. There wasn’t any heavy metal raaaaw! type stuff where you can’t even understand the dude singing, and there was no main stream rap music, it was all more unheard of and lower key bands and artists. I really liked that, and it was something that I think takes talent. That is finding music and not just going for whats hot.
Overall I think the DVD was good stuff, it has a great vibe and worth checking out.
If you are interested you can get more info on the DVD at NoBikes.com
For even more information on the DVD check out the interview I did with Aaron to get more info going on the dvd for you kids..