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Ducati DRE Enduro Academy

MY ROLE

Producer Director / Director of Photography / Editor

SUMMARY

DRE Enduro Academy is an intensive riding academy where participants learn all the technical skills of riding the Multistrada Enduro 1260 from professional riders.

From the start of the project we wanted to craft an extremely cinematic recap of the event, while also highlighting the extreme capabilities of the bike. It was incredibly challenging to film the riders while being as non-invasive to the attendees as possible.

 

We ended up giving the client 9 separate videos.  3 of these videos were shot and edited to include the faces of each rider, creating a truly personalized recap for the attendees. We also created a promo cut (this video) to showcase the Academy as a whole. Our turnaround time was less than two months.

BEHIND THE PRODUCTION

- SHOT ON -

RED Digital Cinema GEMINI 5K

RED Digital Cinema RAVEN 4.5K

Canon CN-E PRIMES

DJI RONIN 2

6 GoPro HERO 8s

Our video crew was up at 5:30am every morning to catch the entire experience. Murphy's law took into full effect and everything that could go wrong did. It rained and hailed on us. We experienced camera issues. Our drone crashed. We got a flat tire. And due to harsh weather, trail routes were constantly changing. We were challenged to show up to remote locations and shoot passing-by riders with very little setup time. It was an endurance mission, and we had to think quick at every moment.

- EDITED ON -

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY STEVEN CRAIG SMITH & ALEXA SPIROFF

PRODUCERS: ALEXA SPIROFF, MICHAEL PALAZZO, & STEVEN CRAIG SMITH
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: STEVEN CRAIG SMITH
CAMERA OPERATORS: DANIEL FOLTZ, JULIAN LOPEZ, & SIMON OLARTE
CHASE CAR DRIVER: MICHAEL PALAZZO
EDITOR: STEVEN CRAIG SMITH
ASSISTANT EDITORS: DANIEL FOLTZ & SIMON OLARTE

SOUND DESIGN: STEVEN CRAIG SMITH
COLOR: SIMON OLARTE

CLIENT: DUCATI NORTH AMERICA

www.ducati.com/us

PRODUCTION COMPANY: SUPERBLOOM PICTURES

www.superbloompictures.com

Special thanks to Jason Chinnock, Chris Szulewski, Amaury Tafolla, Marcus Price, Spencer Smith, Carlin Dunne, Sundance Mountain Resort Utah, and Wasatch Mountain Excursions

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