Since 2015, Red Bull’s Raw 100 series of videos have shown just how beautiful simplicity can be in mountain bike filmmaking, by presenting a collection of 100-second bike edits devoid of any sound effects or major editing.
“The rules for each video are simple: 100 seconds in length, no slow motion footage, and no music,” the video series writes on its website. “By having to work within these limitations, filmmakers have to get creative and think outside the box.”
As shown by the latest edition of the series posted on Monday, the results of keeping the filmmaking process simple can be mesmerizing when properly executed.
The above video is of Canadian mountain biker Matty Miles and was captured by photographer/mountain bike filmmaker Rupert Walker, who was behind Brandon Semenuk’s mind-blowing Raw 100 entry last year.
Featuring only the hum of whirring spokes and the crunch of tires gripping wet British Columbian soil, the edit is a unique look at what it really sounds and feels like to put down a killer run in Miles’ hometown of Kamloops.
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