The trails of the Whistler Bike Park have seen their fair share of screen time over the years, from segments in our past films to your next-door-neighbour's POV edit. So, when it came time to filming the bike park segment for unReal, we knew we had to do something different.
As the official photographer for Anthill Films, Sterling Lorence is on set for our shoots whenever possible. Beyond capturing mind-blowing photos that document the progression of our sport, Sterling’s shots are a great compliment to the film, giving a unique perspective on of everything that goes down in front and behind the cameras. When Sterling agreed to share his slideshow from Follow Me, we thought it would be good to get his perspective on what life is like for being a still photographer working on a film shoot.
You know that saying about the iceberg... Something about the part you see being way smaller than the part you don't. How does that saying go? Anyway, that saying is a lot like making movies.
For all our friends and fans in places outside of North America who wanted to get a digital download of Follow Me you’ve gotten a bit of a raw deal over the last 6 months.
Thomas Vanderham has a big presence in ‘Follow Me’ the 2010 feature film by Anthill. Thomas joined Matt Hunter for a rip in the bike park at Sun Peaks resort near Kamloops, he hosted Sam Hill for a DH tour on the classic North Shore trails and he wowed us with a progressive look at lines within a line in the Whistler Bike Park riding with Brendan Fairclough.
In only a few hours, I was catching an early morning flight with the crew and Stevie Smith to meet Gee Atherton and our host Caleb Smith of Spoke magazine in Queenstown, New Zealand. I was excited.
It is late November 2009 and the Anthill crew is heading towards Northern Baja California, Mexico. Our destination is a place called Punta San Carlos...
The first few notes of the opening credits filled the room and I felt a huge wave of relief rush through my whole body.
After 5 weeks and thousands of entries we've got a winner for the Follow Me... Everywhere? Contest. Here's some of the crew's favorite shots. Thanks to everyone who entered and voted!
Sam doesn’t like coffee. He likes Monster energy drink. F-yeah I think to myself, this guy means business, game on.