An edit Rob Stagg and I did from the previous MTBA National series for 2010/11.
Thanks to Chris Jongewaard, who was kind enough to have the Contour HD camera attached to his helmet for the entire race. This made for some great on board action as he tussled it out with Paul Van der Ploeg during the first half of the race, and then unleashed, lapping well over half the field by the finish. He even had to battle with an ambulance who was attending an injured rider from the DH practise.
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Liam Renaut has been a busy boy over the past 6 months. As well as filming the entire 2011/12 National series over summer, he’s also spent time catching up with some of Australia’s fastest guns in the downhill scene today. Including two times Junior World Champion Troy Brosnan, current World Cup Series female leader Tracey Hannah riding for their new Hutchinson United Ride Team, plus Joey Vejvoda and Andrew Crimmins.
Below: Liam lines up the next shot while Troy, as usual, waiting to walk back up, gets a few breaths in. Although he is only 18 he’s pretty much a veteran of this routine now.
I was lucky enough to film with Liam for Troy’s section on a local trail. Liam had his ideas sussed and it was cool to work with a young keen young filmmaker like him. I’m sure you’ll agree, he has the editing dialed in and as much as his filming.
During the shoot, since my video shots were setup and locked off on the tripod, I managed to take a few stills of Troy pinning it in his new kit, complete with the Aussie flag down one side, made after he took the title for Australian National Champion at Eagle Park in February. Best of luck to Troy during the world cup series this year.