10 tips for making better mountain bike videos

Geebeebee Media, ShapeRideShoot and Sam Needham are no strangers to producing great mountain bike edits. We chatted to them to find out their top tips for capturing the action.

1. Try to make sure the rider wears flashy clothes. Avoid black or brown when you shoot as the image looks much better with the rider popping. (GaĆ«tan Rey – ShapeRideShoot)

Bright clothes help the rider stand out. Picture by Ludwig Rey

Bright clothes help the rider stand out. Picture by Ludwig Rey

2. Shoot more than you need so you have a good selection of footage to choose from to make up the edit. It's better having leftovers than having to try and fill the time. (Sam Needham)

Get more footage than you think you'll need. Picture by Sam Needham

Get more footage than you think you'll need. Picture by Sam Needham

3. Remember to tell a story. Although it's always fun to film and ride, you need to capture your audience and pull them in. To do this, you need a beginning, middle and an end. (Farah – Geebeebee)

Make sure your edit has a beginning, middle and end. Picture from Geebeebee Media

Make sure your edit has a beginning, middle and end. Picture from Geebeebee Media

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