The Night Shoot: Brett Rheeder rides Coast Gravity Park


Night vision. Examples of species that possess this quality include the Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus) and the domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus). However, not all species are privileged enough to possess this nocturnal quality. Example… the human species (homo sapiens).

Unlike shooting during the day, shooting at night has it’s drawbacks. Our lack of night vision meant that we had to set up way more lights than we normally do, even for short sections of trail. Set-up would start just before sundown each day, and by the time we were finished shooting, the sun would be on it’s way back up to greet us for the day. Lack of sleep was definitely a challenge, and by the end of the shoot you’d think we were on set of the Walking Dead, not unReal.

That being said, challenges are meant to be overcome. The night shift isn’t all that bad, but we definitely have a new appreciation for a good night’s sleep.

Huge thanks to NiLA and Lorne Lapham for bringing this segment to life!

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Sony presents unReal with Shimano & Trek, a new film produced by Teton Gravity Research & Anthill Films starring Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Graham Agassiz, Steve Smith, Tom van Steenbergen & Thomas Vanderham, with Brook Macdonald, Finn Iles, Ian Morrison, James Doerfling & Matty Miles. Written, directed and edited by Anthill Films. Art direction and additional writing byGood Fortune Collective. Additional support from Bike Magazine, Evoc, Knolly, Pinkbike.com, Rocky Mountain, Western Digital &Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

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