Video Booth: Dave King

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Video Booth: Dave King

Name: Dave King

Hometown: The Woodyard, UK

Current setup: Main camera: Panasonic HVX200a, 16x9inc Fisheye, Manfrotto Tripod, Glidecam 4000, and a Glidetrack. Also recently bought a second camera a Canon 7d. Definately looking forward to shooting some trails this year with that.

Dream setup: Pretty much got everything I could ever need for now. Although I am definately looking forward to the first video cameras that use the large DSLR style sensors with interchangeable lenses. (I need to learn how to use the stuff I have got first though!!)

Post production: Adobe Premier Pro CS4.

Bike: Just built up a Deluxe which is running a treat, but havent riden it too much yet as the trails are locked and we are still digging (you cant ride, you just make them look sweet)


Bobs Back Yard Jam 2009 / Uploaded: August 2009 / Plays: 31,000+

This was the edit I put together from Bobs Back Yard Jam in 2009. I have been told by many people that went that this was the event of the year, it was definately the highlight for me. This is what it is all about, no competition just riding bikes having fun, and not a gumshield in sight (well apart from Elcock). We will let him off though for his ridiculous barspin drop into the roll-in!!

Maybe the best thing was Scott from Cambridge, who was struggling to get to grips with the main line 1st, one of the craziest jumps in the country, he dropped in and flipped it clean.

Mr and Mrs Manchester put on an awesome BBQ and the roll-in didnt fall down which was good!

Everything about the day made it a treat to film. However the music choice of Girls Aloud was a little contraversial to say the least!! Bobs Jam 2010? Wait and see!

When its all said and done / Uploaded: July 2009 Original Date: 2007 / Plays: 5,000+

When its all said and done. Melbourn Trails were legendary. I shot this on my first sketchy camcorder. Most of the footage is from the Jam of the summer of 2007, possibly the peak of the trails. Well not much to say about it all, those who were involved in the trails will know what went down.

Bob Manchester – Volume Bikes Web Video / Uploaded: May 2009 / Plays: 65,000+

Mason from scoop asked me if I wanted to put together a web edit for them so we headed to Bobs back yard and got it done.

It only took 1 or 2 days filming to get all the clips as Bob does not mess around, as you can see from some of the stuff he is throwing in the video and on some of the biggest craziest jumps in the country. The dirt is as solid as concrete and as rough sandpaper, so crashing isnt really an option. Double flip, no problem. Fun song, cider drunk, good times, and maxim heckling, it doesnt get better.

Relentless Energy – Matt Priest / Uploaded: May 2009 / Plays: 105,000+

This is the edit for Relentless of Matt riding various trails/parks in the area. We had about 2 weeks to film for this as we wanted to get it done before Matt was due to go off for the summer to travel Europe/America on various trips. Pretty much everytime you film Matt you know hes going to come out with some ridiculous riding, and usually first try. The 180 on Barhill jump box… Well anyone who has riden there will know that box is horrendous and even jumping the thing is an achievement. I thought he was joking when he said he was going to 180 the thing. All of the trail riding is on another level, spinning the first set at Bobs like its nothing. Some of the glidecam clips took too many attempts to get right, either Matt messing up or my sketchy glidecam skills, but it worked out in the end and got some sweet clips. The guy knows how to ride a bike thats for sure… (not quite so great with a spade though!!)

Derelict BMX Summer 2008 / Uploaded: October 2008 / Plays: 56,000+

This edit was put together at the end of the Summer of 08, and its 100% trails. There are various spots throughout the UK and so many shredders. Spots include Crow, Chertsey, Winchester, Wingham, and Cothill, so thanks to all the guys that dig these spots. Some of my favourite clips from this video are of Luke Marchant riding winchester, he absolutely killed it that day, and with no brakes too on some of the fastest lines in the country. Also Lima riding his local is amazing, and then of course Bob and Matt shutting it down at all the trails they visit.


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