I have never really been into extreme sport videos ever in my life. The second I see someone decked out in Red Bull apparel, I am immediately turned off. But this video in particular has caught my attention. Everything from the directing, editing, camera operating, and sound design has been formulated perfectly into a four minute YouTube masterpiece.
It is rare for me to watch any YouTube video over two minutes and not get distracted by some stupid meme or GIF that pertains nothing to my life. I was intrigued by the Discovery Channel-esque opening scene, with misty landscape shots, macro video, and other beautiful nature shots. Then it immediately cuts to the good stuff of Robbie Maddison cruising through the luscious forest of Tahiti on his motorcycle. Throughout the rest of the video, you witness incredible shots of Maddison skimming across water and surfing treacherous waves with his motorbike. Some of the shots in particular, I have no idea how they captured. The entire scene inside the woods boggles my mind. I can't tell if they are filming on a crane or if they are filming on motorbikes. They obviously used GoPros in some scenes, but I'm curious of the support they used in the water to get steady shots. I am crossing my fingers that DC Shoes has a behind-the-scenes video in store for us.