Ski season lingers on in many parts of the West, but we recently watched Life Cycles, a mountain bike film. It is not your average action film. There is plenty of inspiring bike action, but what carries the film is the stunning film work and visuals that filmmakers Derek Frankowski and Ryan Gibb create revolving around the sport of mountain biking.
The visuals are not just simple artsy shots. The film is creatively driven and offers a fresh approach to the usual action film recipe. From the industrial and bike production footage, to the time lapse seasonal changes, Life Cycles is unlike any action sports film you have ever seen. Sure, the riding, landscape and action are still primary, but it is how these guys present it that makes Life Cycles so cool to watch.
Part of what helps set the film apart is their use the Red camera system, a digital film system that allows for high quality footage. The Red system merged with a unique vision for a film come together to create a visually stunning movie.
With bike season on the horizon, you need to check out Life Cycles. Now we need these guys to take on the ski film genre…