We have to admit, we didn’t know a whole lot about the award-winning Swiss bike-maker, Stromer, until they reached out to us for a little last-minute help with a promotion in conjunction with the AMGEN Tour of California. The more we learned about Stromer, the more we realized just how legit these bikes are. It really is a whole new way to ride.

Stromer’s goal for the project was relatively straight-forward, albeit daunting: prove that their sleek model ST2 S — touted as having the biggest and most powerful e-bike battery on the market — was capable of riding the 106-mile Stage One Course on one battery charge. That’s no small feat considering the stage’s 6700 feet of elevation gain.

Filming two bikers traveling over 100 miles on a bike with a speed that consistently is traveling close to 25 miles per hour presents plenty of logistical challenges and we brought out all the stops to make it work. Steve clung to our stabilizer and camera as he dangled out of a car traveling 30 mph on a two-lane road; we flew the drone overhead to capture some cool visuals of the San Diego coast and awesome hilly terrain east of the city; and of course, there was the constant playing catchup with the bikers in order to run ahead and grab shots as they passed. Somehow, it all came together.

It made for a long day of filming but we couldn’t have been happier with the final product. The bike proved up to the test, riding the course on one charge with battery to spare, and Steve didn’t fall out of a window with an expensive camera and stabilizer (Steve obviously was our first concern). Now back to the editing bay for us, we’ll have some more fun stuff to share soon. Until next time, thanks for watching!

Happy 2016 Earth Day, friends.

Considering that most (okay, all) of the work we do is on this very same earth, we thought it apropos to take this day to announce a little project we’re tackling at the studio this spring. Over the next couple months, we’re going to be sharing periodic mini features of our favorite places — cities, counties, towns and street corners; places we’ve traveled to, places we love to go back to, or even a few places right in our own backyard. Think of it as a little spring-cleaning-meets-scrapbook project. We’ll be posting videos, photos and footage here and there as we dig through some of the best stuff that we shot long ago and frankly, forgot we’d filed away.

Like a place that we feature? We’d love it if you shared our videos and continue to support us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In return, we’ll pay you in eternal high fives and good vibes (we promise).

Party weddings call for party trailers. We had some fun with this one; we’re pumped to share some of our favorite moments from one of the more dapper (dare we say bad and boujee?) couples we’ve filmed. Just be sure to stick around for the bonus ending.

Yep, we’re click-baiting you, but we promise it’s worth it.

 

 

Thanks to Patrick and Portia for being the life of the party and letting us in on the fun, Sterling Engagements for yet another breathtaking event and the Vibiana staff who continually turn the downtown venue from a really cool ballroom into a full-on fairytale castle. Thanks also to Shawna Yamamoto Design’s team for tirelessly turning Vibiana into a full-on garden (seriously, it’s pretty astounding), Fantasy Frostings, Pastor Billie R. Keller, Make-Up By Rob and anyone else who (no doubt we are forgetting but) made Patrick and Portia’s day spectacular

Callaway Gable, it was a treat to work alongside some of the best photographers in the biz yet again. You guys get a special call out (that’s what happens when you walk through our shot, Brian), but in all seriousness it was a pleasure. Until next time.

 

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When photographers walk through your shot, you GIF it so you can troll them forever.

 

 

 

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