Shred 'n Shoot
IMBA's communications department recenly went from an army of one to an army of ... two. I will be leading IMBA's new media charge in 2012, but me, myself and I alone can't cover the vast expanse of great mountain biking stories that need telling. As much as I wish I could travel to a different IMBA chapter every month to film sweet singletrack, the only helm I'm going to be manning is a green desk with an Adobe Premier-equipped Mac in Boulder, CO.
That's where you come in. How many of you already ride with a GoPro/Drift/Contour/etc. or regularly film your buddies shredding you favorites trails with your HD DSLR? How many of you already have a cache of great footage just hanging out on your computer, waiting for a wider audience?
Please share your videos with me. Your stuff doesn't necessarily have to be edited with music and a storyline — I'd be glad to work with you to shape raw footage into an edited piece with music, graphics, etc.
I'm especially interested in footage of the following:
1. IMBA-designated Epics, Ride Centers, Flow Trails, Gateway Trails
2. IMBA Trail Care Crew visits and/or the resulting trail projects
3. Trails built and maintained by an IMBA club or chapter - just show us where you ride!
Have something we can use? Want to go out and shoot for us? We'll give you and your organization props and I'll greatly appreciate the help. Contact me and I'll help you send along your video, or send me a link to your YouTube or Vimeo page. If there's a good story that goes along with the trail, please let me know. katherine [dot] fuller [at] imba [dot] com