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    Lifecycles Film... At The Collective Level?

    Hope this isnt a repost already, but check this out.. This looks pretty radical. The HD stuff is spot on and even their ads for Saint stuff are badass and compelling. I cannot wait until this comes out.. Pre-Order for sure. The site can do more justice than I can. Be sure to check out the photos.. Sickeningly cool.
    http://www.lifecyclesfilm.com/
    Worthy of mentioning in the same sentence as the Collective? I think it looks promising.
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    You say HD....does that mean that they're going to offer a Blu-ray? Need MTB Blu-rays!
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    I'm currently watching NWD9 on Bluray and it's so worth it... The helmet cam shot of Cam Zink backflipping is un-FN-real...

    Yeah-more Bluray please. I'm holding out for that re-release of "Ride to the hills." LOL.
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    Yeeah dude...I'm in!




    I'd be down for pre-order even.
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    yaa looks siick. high quality footage thats fo sho

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    Those pictures are incredible.
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    Those Saint ad's are brilliantly done. I'm impressed.

    Websites very cool too, but i don't get it, are they bringing a MTb film out, the 'teaser' is quite abstract?
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    Agreed, everything is beautifully done, even the ads make me want to ride.
    I wouldnt mind having some of the new Saint bits too.

    Taken from the NSMB site.
    "Life Cycles is a mountain bike film currently being produced by acclaimed cycling photographer Derek Frankowski and accomplished filmmaker Ryan Gibb. The cutting edge project promises to redefine the bike film landscape... Shot in super HD on a Red One camera and featuring some of the industry’s top pros, Frankowski and Gibb have already spent years on the project, quietly amassing some of the most revolutionary action sequences ever caught on film."

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    The pic that caught my eye. The unique landscapes they use are really impressive and progressive. The shot with Semenuk in the corn field is unreal.
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    Its great that they've been "amassing sequences for years for the project" but I also have to say it might be silly to see shots of dudes riding 05' Sundays and 06' SX trails (even in HD) if it gets released even a year from now.
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    Very nice work there...

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    looks promising after being severely disappointed by latitudes i'm looking forward to this..
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    friggin awesome...definate preorder

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    Quote Originally Posted by edray
    Hope this isnt a repost already, but check this out.. This looks pretty radical. The HD stuff is spot on and even their ads for Saint stuff are badass and compelling. I cannot wait until this comes out.. Pre-Order for sure. The site can do more justice than I can. Be sure to check out the photos.. Sickeningly cool.
    http://www.lifecyclesfilm.com/
    Worthy of mentioning in the same sentence as the Collective? I think it looks promising.
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    Promising yes, but it's a bit premature to want to compare it to the work of the Collective...we've only seen 10 seconds of bike riding so far....(but yes, that shot in the prairie looks VERY cool....).

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    Better than the Collective and I haven't even seen it.

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    I have seen the collective and this looks alot better, taking it to a whole other level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csermonet
    I have seen the collective and this looks alot better, taking it to a whole other level.
    A whole other level? You can tell already?

    To me, Seasons was one of the best films all time, so "a whole new level" sounds pretty exciting.

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    Nobody can touch the collective today. Nobody has even come close yet. I will keep and eye on these guys, as it would be cool to have more killer MTB footage, but until they actually produce something that can even be mentioned int he same sentence as the collective, I remain unconvinced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dropmachine.com
    Nobody can touch the collective today. Nobody has even come close yet. I will keep and eye on these guys, as it would be cool to have more killer MTB footage, but until they actually produce something that can even be mentioned int he same sentence as the collective, I remain unconvinced.
    Too bad they don't have Seasons on Bluray. There are parts of it that look horrid compared to the Bluray NWD9 I just got... I would re-purchase every Collective film I have if they go hi-def.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman2058
    A whole other level? You can tell already?

    To me, Seasons was one of the best films all time, so "a whole new level" sounds pretty exciting.
    Can you not see that everything from the cinematography and the soundtrack that it is something totally different than anything that has ever been done before? Not necessarily better I suppose but a whole different level as in something different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csermonet
    Can you not see that everything from the cinematography and the soundtrack that it is something totally different than anything that has ever been done before? Not necessarily better I suppose but a whole different level as in something different.
    Yes, it does look like it may be something different, Don't get me wrong, I look forward to seeing it out, that's for sure. It would be a sad day if progress stopped now. I just thought it was a bit premature to be classifying it as being on a whole new level, especially after seeing so little of it...


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    I would say that from the Cinematography and sound track syncing, and the attention to detail and lighting that they are a sure contender, if not better, speaking purely artistically.
    Perhaps The Collective has a step up on the core (riders, lifestyle, stunts and speed) side of things (and we've actually seen their killer flicks) but I think the cinematography and filming style from just the snippets that we've seen speak very highly about their potential.

    However you can make a preview look like a killer movie. . . the flick's gotta be good until the end with no filler, just like The Collective.

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    I believe that The Collective filmaker group has kind of broken up a bit... The new production company is called Anthill Films. I believe they have a website and though the teaser has some old Collective shots in it, there is some new and fresh stuff in there as well. Baller.


    But yeah, I do like the Lifecycles film thus far based on the teaser... But I REALLY hope it's not just a whole bunch of super artsy cornfield dirtjump shots. Dirt Jumping is cool to watch, but it does kind of get old after about 5 minutes.

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    there's potential... that shot looks great. You can't assume the rest of the movie will be just as good though... it could suck. We all hope it doesn't of course, but it could.

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    I am just as eager to Czech it out. No matter how good it is though, deep in my heart and loins, it will never be as good as the Collective. This new flick may have all the new bells and whistles and crazy shots, but The Collective has soul and passion. [Not saying this new one wont] T.C. was the first movie that made me actually want to get out and ride. That, I believe is what a good Mountain Bike movie should do.

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    I've seen more!

    I've actually had the privilege of seeing some footage they showed at the KMC backyard booty in Nelson and all I have to say is, you guys haven't seen anything yet! It looks like they're holding back a little but it's well worth the wait. Talking with one of the filmmakers it sounds like they have some pretty amazing ideas in the works! Pre Order for sure. From what I saw I think they can keep up the quality and there is a lot more then wheat field footage. Anyways, thought I would put in my 2 cents.

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    Hopefully this will out do Seasons and really get up into the realm of "That's It, That's All" territory. We need a mtn bike video like that!
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    wow thats friggin amazing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnryder56
    Hopefully this will out do Seasons and really get up into the realm of "That's It, That's All" territory. We need a mtn bike video like that!
    It's looks like that is the level that they are striving for! I hope they can get close cause that's it, that's all is amazing and if they can keep up the level of what i've seen then I know they'll be at that level. I love "Seasons" it is by far my favorite mtb film but really when it comes down to it they didn't venture too far beyond the generic action sports formula or even basic documentary formula, this feels different, something very new!

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    Man evertime I think of or see "That's it That's All" I get shivers. . . soo friggin good.

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    Cant wait to see more! Def preorder this one!

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    looks *****in. the issue is, can they make a whole movie that awesome???
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    looks tight. except for the techno music.
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    looks very cool. up in edray's post it quotes that Lifecycles uses a Red One camera. I looked it up and the damn thing cost $17,000 dollars! Im guessing we will see some good quality from it.
    But I've got to disagree with people saying this is already better than the Collective's work. Surethe trailers look awesome, but they are 10 seconds long. We can compare once they put out a full length video.
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    When is this video coming out. Their site is all eye candy and jack for information.
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    Word on the street is that they ran outta money so they are working on what they have now and showing it around to potential industry sponsors to continue production.

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    Argg. That's just not possible, well it is, but I'm not happy. Pre sell the videos, I'd love to see the dang thing that bad. Seriously they need to post something along the lines of a release. Thank you very much Windowlicker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windowlicker
    Word on the street is that they ran outta money so they are working on what they have now and showing it around to potential industry sponsors to continue production.
    What? Surely not possible...this thing has so much hype around it, and promises to be something spectacular...and they can't get some dough off a bunch of manufacturers? When you see the list of sponsors the Collective or the Kranked team or the NWD guys manage to pull together...surely it should not be impossible for these guys as well...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman2058
    What? Surely not possible...this thing has so much hype around it, and promises to be something spectacular...and they can't get some dough off a bunch of manufacturers? When you see the list of sponsors the Collective or the Kranked team or the NWD guys manage to pull together...surely it should not be impossible for these guys as well...?
    Well that's what I was told by a rider in the film while he was camping with us for Sea Otter. He said that the costs of production is super high. Each shot costs a lot of money and they do each shot multiple times to get the best out come. They also run the top of the line equipment for filming almost any type of movie. Just look at the teaser for the Whistler night shoot with Vanderham; all those lights, a gaffer, his assistants, the location, etc etc all cost money and a lot of it.
    From what I've read these guys are relatively new at film making so I can understand why some sponsors would be hesitant. Also, the Big D has be running the NWD series for yearssssss. Check the movie sponsors from all of his movies, most of the sponsors have been sponsoring them for at least two films if not longer. The Kranked guys are the same, as well as the Anthill/Collective crew. On top of that, those three are proven to deliver.
    That said, I have 100% faith that Lifecycles will be amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windowlicker
    Well that's what I was told by a rider in the film while he was camping with us for Sea Otter. He said that the costs of production is super high. Each shot costs a lot of money and they do each shot multiple times to get the best out come. They also run the top of the line equipment for filming almost any type of movie. Just look at the teaser for the Whistler night shoot with Vanderham; all those lights, a gaffer, his assistants, the location, etc etc all cost money and a lot of it.
    From what I've read these guys are relatively new at film making so I can understand why some sponsors would be hesitant. Also, the Big D has be running the NWD series for yearssssss. Check the movie sponsors from all of his movies, most of the sponsors have been sponsoring them for at least two films if not longer. The Kranked guys are the same, as well as the Anthill/Collective crew. On top of that, those three are proven to deliver.
    That said, I have 100% faith that Lifecycles will be amazing.
    I understand and agree with all of that - I was just saying that if I was a bike company, and had money to spend on films, I'd want it to be THIS one...it looks SURE to be killer. But yeah, times are tough for everybody I guess.

    I just really hope they go through with the whole thing, I was really looking forward to it.

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    Cracked me up that I just found out a Rollerblading movie is offered on Blu-Ray... but Mountain Biking has none.

    WTF.
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    Those clips look amazing! Can't wait to see more. The Saint ads are sooo well done. If I didn't already own the stuff, I would definitely want it. Heck I want more now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    Cracked me up that I just found out a Rollerblading movie is offered on Blu-Ray... but Mountain Biking has none.

    WTF.
    NWD9... follow me is coming out on blu ray in june..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windowlicker
    Well that's what I was told by a rider in the film while he was camping with us for Sea Otter. He said that the costs of production is super high. Each shot costs a lot of money and they do each shot multiple times to get the best out come. They also run the top of the line equipment for filming almost any type of movie. Just look at the teaser for the Whistler night shoot with Vanderham; all those lights, a gaffer, his assistants, the location, etc etc all cost money and a lot of it.
    From what I've read these guys are relatively new at film making so I can understand why some sponsors would be hesitant. Also, the Big D has be running the NWD series for yearssssss. Check the movie sponsors from all of his movies, most of the sponsors have been sponsoring them for at least two films if not longer. The Kranked guys are the same, as well as the Anthill/Collective crew. On top of that, those three are proven to deliver.
    That said, I have 100% faith that Lifecycles will be amazing.
    Guys Ryan Gibb here from Life Cycles. Windowlicker thanks for you interest in our film and it does make me happy that you are posting things about us. You are correct in you assumption that being newer film makers it has made it much harder for us to get money from sponsors, that and the economy going to pot. This by any means doesn't mean our film is going to be any less quality in a lot of ways it's nice cause we don't have to answer to anyone and we can film whoever we like. We have shot with the latest and greatest equipment, with the best riders, and in beautiful light, the quality will be there. We have not ran out of money we have enough to pull this to the end, we have acquired a lot of debt to make this movie but we believe it's worth it. The movie is releasing this fall, largely under the advice of our distributor. As we are getting closer to the finish this film is turning into something I am proud of. I can't wait for all you guys to see it. Thanks for you support, find us on facebook, we just got an account and we are going to start using that to update everyone on the progress. Cheers, Gibb.


    PS we are releasing this film on blu-ray. We went through a lot of effort to make this film beautiful and we want people to have access to see it the best quality possible. Thanks Again.

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    Ryan, thanks for the update. Looking forward to your new film. I'm sure it will not disappoint. Any news if you might distribute it via downloading? I don't own a BD player and do not intend to own one and maybe quite a few others on here too, as well as making it easier for fans in foreign countries to buy what I think is one of the most highly anticipated mtb films of all times.

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    Guys Ryan Gibb here from Life Cycles. Windowlicker thanks for you interest in our film and it does make me happy that you are posting things about us. You are correct in you assumption that being newer film makers it has made it much harder for us to get money from sponsors, that and the economy going to pot. This by any means doesn't mean our film is going to be any less quality in a lot of ways it's nice cause we don't have to answer to anyone and we can film whoever we like. We have shot with the latest and greatest equipment, with the best riders, and in beautiful light, the quality will be there. We have not ran out of money we have enough to pull this to the end, we have acquired a lot of debt to make this movie but we believe it's worth it. The movie is releasing this fall, largely under the advice of our distributor. As we are getting closer to the finish this film is turning into something I am proud of. I can't wait for all you guys to see it. Thanks for you support, find us on facebook, we just got an account and we are going to start using that to update everyone on the progress. Cheers, Gibb.


    PS we are releasing this film on blu-ray. We went through a lot of effort to make this film beautiful and we want people to have access to see it the best quality possible. Thanks Again.

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    Pfff... you guys are so pre-Avatar!
    I'm waiting for MTB flix to come out in 3D, Avatar Style! This would give a whole NEW perspective from a helmet cam. And, I don't care if they put it to opera (well in fact, during a SloMo sequence, it might be good), I'd still buy it

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    Yes it will for sure be available for download and we are making the effort to make sure it's available in all stores just not the US itunes.

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    Lifecycles, if you get this into the UK store i shout your name from the hilltops!! And then buy it.
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    LifeCycles, I have an in with the University of Utah Film, Bike, Snowboard, Ski community, If you would like we can set up a (paid/ pay for) screening and I know there will be tons of locals in Utah area that would love to come see this.

    In the fall there is RedFest, a huge balloon like screen is/can be put up right. I am stoked for this film if the hype is next to Seasons
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain spaulding
    NWD9... follow me is coming out on blu ray in june..
    I have the iTunes HD one.. i'll def buy the blu-ray option still.

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