Pro Rider corespondent and videographier Seth Zaluski, of Spectrum Innovations, launches his killer video edit from the 2015 Thrust Innovations Daytona Freeride!
By: Seth Zaluski of Spectrum Innovations
From my eyes, the Daytona Freeride offers the best of both worlds – riding and filming. First, I already knew it would be a dope event where I not only get to ride, but also spend time with friends from around the country! Then there’s the knowing that three, 18 hour days of non-stop filming, in addition to riding, was approaching.
Taking on the challenge of riding and filming the event can be stressful but rewarding, with last year’s video receiving over 10,000 views from over 45 countries. Well, here we are again, the event is over and the edit is done, but not before hitting record on my cameras over 1500 times, which leads to 1500 five to ten second clips that have to be viewed, cut down, selected and put into project form. Then, the edit itself takes me roughly 40 hours of post production upon returning to home.
As a rider, I was very impressed with the way everyone was riding. It’s no longer just the pros that are throwing down as there are a ton of up and coming shredders. Huge thanks to my cousin @mikezaloosk who ran my second camera and filmed while I was riding. Needless to say, my riding wasn’t superior due to a fractured radial head and wrist nearly 3 weeks ago, but I sufficed.
Until next time,