Whackjob is a new company providing natural fibre, ethically sourced mountain bike clothing. (So now you know who we are and why I'm posting this!)
We're hosting an experiment. A mountain biking event that is intended to showcase the videographers rather than the riders. We provide the venue, the riders (some famous), the Whackjob Lounge (you have to see that - it's an Austin Powers lounge in an event shelter...) and shedloads of PR (we use the top guys in the industry). Anyone who wants to turn up, shoot and submit their mini-edit for inclusion in the collaborative result (with their branding in the vid and their own segment) gets all the exposure they can eat. It may also be the only time you get yourself on the vid itself, along with your branding, website, etc...
We're backing it because it'll be fun and help our own brand indirectly. And because we think it's a good idea that'll catch on. It's part of the Whackjob ethos of collaboration, innovation and generally trying anything that could be fun and work out well for all involved.
If you're keen to up your profile as a sports videographer, this may well be a very good opportunity. More details here: Whackjam at Whackjam at Chicksands - Tom Dowie
Please remember to get in touch via the website if you fancy coming along; we need to ensure we've catered for numbers, and also get some info from everyone so we can ensure every contributor gets appropriate 'billing'!