Getting the shot with Rob Welch

Rob Welch is a Nottingham based Mountain Biker who I have worked with for nearly 10 years. Always pushing the boundaries of what is possible on a bike we're excited to start work on his 2018 edit. This time with more tricks and bigger jumps all around.

Day one saw rain, a lot of rain. We decided to go with it and shoot. One of the main shots we wanted to achieve was a puddle bar drag shot. In short Rob had to go low enough in the corner to touch the water but not crash. Spoiler, there was some crashing.

I said I was going to lean in, I wasn’t lying..
— Rob Welch

With that shot in the can we headed to some of the dirt jumps on the hill, Robs goal was to do a particularly technical trick, a backflip to manual, effectively after the back flip he has to land on his back wheel and keep his front wheel in the air until the next jump. Something that took a lot of take but we got there in the end. It's sure to be one of the most technical moves in the edit. 

 I filmed using the Movi M5, running around 10 - 15 metres along side the trails for each take - with over 50 attempts at the trick you can imagine I was as tired as Rob! 

I filmed using the Movi M5, running around 10 - 15 metres along side the trails for each take - with over 50 attempts at the trick you can imagine I was as tired as Rob! 

Last week was a fun week in total, with a day filming with Rob and three days shooting for a new E Bike brand who will be releasing to the market in the coming months it was go go go. 

Big thank you to Noah my work experience student who helped out throughout the week and provided the BTS photo/video.

Nico Turner