Two Sundays ago the RedBull minidrome came to Glasgow and I was there with Foundlight Productions to make the official video for the event. It was a great experience for myself having never worked with GoPros which I spent most of the day with. This is a wee break down of the event with some BTS photographs.
The day started off with a variety of competitors arriving most notably the winner from the Polish RedBull Mini Drome Events, Toms (in photo to right). A quite fella but a determined one and he was the first competitor. The competition started with each rider getting a total of six warm up laps to try and get used to the track or even get used to riding a fixie as some competitors just arrived and then borrowed a friends bike.
After the six warm up laps they had to have a go at ten laps as fast as possible. This time was added up and the fastest thirty two would go through to the next round of races. The next round was a head-to-head. Two competitors on each side of the velodrome going as fast as they can to try and catch the other. This was a far more intense situation and made for a number of rather intense battles, some lasting a mere few laps, some going to the bitter end and resulting in a referee’s decision. As this all went on we continued to film from a variety of locations. Time lapses on the balcony looking down, handheld at track side, a jib to shoot the drome action and GoPro’s to capture the intensity in the drome.
In the end it was Toms who came away with the win. He had been in the lead right from the start with his blistering time set as a high bar for the rest to chase. It was a great spectacle and a lot of people seemed to really enjoy a great day out. All the competitors had great fun even those who crashed and there was no severe injuries. Below is the finished video that Foundlight productions made for Red Bull. Enjoy.