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Save the Date | Mountain Biking’s Specific Film Workshop

Do you ever look at an awesome mountain biking video and think, “why don’t my GoPro or iPhone videos look like that?”. Well, it can be pretty frustrating for professionals, too. Filming and refilming the same shot for hours on end just to get that 5 second clip can be pretty laborious. If you’re an aspiring mountain biking film director and want to refine your skills to get your next shot noticed, then Tom Malecha and Gabriel Klouda may be here to help.

For the third year running Tom Malecha (Filme von Draussen) and Gabriel Klouda (Inspired Mountain Bike Adventures) are teaming up once again to welcome a maximum of seven aspiring film makers in lush mountains of the Swiss Alps for their summer Film Making Workshop. Tom, a renowned outdoor film producer who’s films have accumulated millions of views on a number of online video platforms, is once again prepared to share his in depth knowledge of creating attractive story lines, the craft of getting killer footage and let’s not forget the complex techniques of editing.

Learn how to create stunning videos and photographs from renowned videographer, Tom Malecha
Learn how to create stunning videos and photographs from renowned videographer, Tom Malecha
You don't need fancy, expensive equipment to make a professional mountain biking film...
You don’t need fancy, expensive equipment to make a professional mountain biking film…

Tom is a firm believer that it is entirely possible to create powerful and eye pleasing films without relying solely on expensive equipment and an impressively fast pro rider. From their base in a luxurious chalet perched at 5000ft above Sion, Switzerland, they’ll guide you out onto some the best singletrack in the Alps and teach you how to apply all the advice and lessons Tom is able to squeeze into seven days. With some of Europe’s highest snowcapped peaks as a backdrop (glaciers included) everyone will be sure to get the footage they need. Evenings are planned around lessons in post production to best optimise the footage and match the wanted storyline.

Staying in the luxurious...
Staying in a luxurious chalet perched at 5000ft above Sion, Switzerland, they’ll guide you out onto some the best singletrack in the Alps and teach you how to apply all the advice and lessons Tom is able to squeeze into seven days.

Here’s a list of what will be taught during the 7 day all inclusive workshop:

The Essential Kit: What equipment do you really need and what’s extra?
The Secret of Great Movies: Developing Ideas & Stories
The Rule of Threes: How to shoot a story
What you ought to know about: Exposure, Lenses, & Focus
Going Pro: Using Advanced Camera Gear like Drones, Sliders, Steadycams & Cranes
How to: Build and Set-up a Cablecam
Into the Action: Get the Best out of your POV camera
The Art of: Timelapse Photography
Making the Right Choices: The Basics of Video Editing
Spicing up the Edit: Film burns, Twitches and other Editing SFX
Let your Footage Shine: And Introduction into Colour Corrrection
How to: Create Titles that Look Great

The price of the experience is €2300.00, which may seem like a fair whack, but if you’re a budding videographer looking to hone in your skills into the world of mountain biking, how can you put a price on success?

If you’re motivated have a look at Tom’s website for more information about the workshop and some examples of his outstanding work. If your interested simply by riding the Swiss Alps then check out Inspired’s site. Until then have a great ride no matter how and/or if the footage comes out the way you want it to.

For more info, visit: film-von-draussen.ch/workshop/

Words, Photos & Video:Tom Malecha / InspiredMountainBikeAdventures