The 8th edition of the Amgen Tour of California was our 7th consecutive year covering the race for a magazine’s online audience. 2007 – 2011 with VeloNews.com and 2012 – 2013 with Bicycling.com. This year was pleasant as it started in southern California and made its way north finishing in Santa Rosa. Coverage for Bicycling.com included producing video features, general pre and post race rider interviews, an ongoing young rider profile series and Race Radio, which sumarized each days stage and looked ahead to the next day.
Here are a few links to the video content we produced during the 2013 Amgen Tour of California:
We were part of the Competitor Running team again for video coverage during the 2013 Boston Marathon. Our content and daily show was professional, entertaining and fun to be a part of. The event seemed to be two-fold; the actual race and the trajedy that unfolded hours after the elite runners had finished. I feel lucky that no one on our team was injured since some of us were in the vacinity of the finish area when the bombs detonated. It is a very sad situation especially for those that lost loved one’s or were injured that afternoon. Click here for the official statement from Competitor Group.
Here is the final episode of RunCenter that was produced that day but released later.
Some additional content that we produced during the 117th running of the Boston Marathon:
We had the chance to work with a very talented producer and cameraman during the UnitedHealthcare team camp in Arizona. One of their tasks during the week was to produce the individual rider bio videos. They brought a selection of high-end equipment including the RED Epic camera. We collaborated on some of the location shoots and shared footage for our projects. We are excited to see our footage used throughout in the final edits. Here is the 2013 UnitedHealthcare Cycling Team via the UHC YouTue channel.
We produced a video documenting our friends trip to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and raise money for the Sega Girs School. The majority of the video content came from their iPhones, point & shoot cameras and a GoPro Hero3. We added some context by mixing in interviews and b-roll to create a short film of the trip and experience that will help promote the Sega Girls School and inspire others to climb Kilimanjaro.
In January during our coverage of the UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team camp we spent some time with FASTER to produce a promotional video showcasing their facility and performance services. The video covers their boutique retail showroom, comprehensive service department, 2D and 3D bike fitting with proprietary software, recovery suite with compression boots, both hot & cold plunges, locker rooms, a clinic offering metabolic VO2 max & lactate testing, and the world’s first commercial grade low speed wind tunnel.
We attended the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team camp in Scottsdale, Arizona back in early January to produce promotional videos about the team and sponsors. Despite a cold snap the weather was sunny and manageable for producing video. We spent three days with the team and captured the action on the back of a moto, in the team car, at the FASTER wind tunnel, and during a commercial video shoot in the desert. Special thanks to Epic Images for making it possible, FASTER, Video Resources for additional Red Epic footage and the entire UHC team and staff.
This was our 4th year producing the official video media for the Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon for Competitor.com. This year we roamed the course on the back of a moto and captured much more of the sights and sounds that make this event exciting and enjoyable for the runners. Denver Nuggets player Corey Brewer took part in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Bike tour on his new ride and Trevor Hall played at the finish-line in Civic Center Park.
The second edition of the USA Pro Challenge was even better than the first in our opinion. We teamed up with Bicycling.com to bring the behind the scenes action to the viewers. One of the more memorable moments was at the finish of stage 4 in Beaver Creek – Jens Voigt won after an all day breakaway and simply rolled right up to our camera for the first post race interview. A case of being in the right place at the right time. Here is the video:
The 2012 Tour de France marks our 8th consecutive year of involvement in the traveling circus that is the media. This year we worked with the Bicycling.com team and produced content for their website in the days leading up to the Grand Départ through the stage 9 Time Trial. Here are a few videos from the race: