This is rad! Eric Bahlman pulled out his old Hi-8 camera and started filming sessions he was getting in with Ryan Chadwick, Loofa Lee, Simone Barraco, Broc Raiford, Demarcus Paul and many more! After half a year, he compiled the footage into this dialed edit that Ride BMX dropped! Take it all in!
“Hi-8″ is a compilation edit produced by Eric Bahlman, filmed over the past 6 months and featuring all of his homies from Arizona to California and Texas.
“Hi-8 is a project I started this last summer using my old Sony TRV-608 camcorder. I dug it out of storage and brought her out in the streets again to film my friends just like we did back in our high school days. Just us out riding bikes and having fun!” – Eric Bahlman
“I’ve always been a filmer since I first started riding. But over the years I’d watch Ryan Chadwick and Bobby Kanode edit their own work while also helping them to critique it, so I figured I had gained enough knowledge that I’d give it a shot myself. Watching my old footage from back in high school and seeing the Baco documentary really sparked something for me. I wanted to capture that nostalgic home movie feel of you and your friends in their day to day going out to ride and having fun. Just raw footage, not like one of those big budget productions with glide cams, drones, special effects etc.
A sequel is already in the works. Maybe just another edit or maybe work a little bit longer to make a full length? Time will tell…” – Eric Bahaman