Art Direction, Design and Editing: Chris Young
Filming: Dan Rigby
A highlights reel from the Pro class at the 2005 Toronto Metro Jam BMX contest at the Ricoh Coliseum. This video was put together within a couple of days of the contest finish, which was pretty much unheard of in our industry back in 2005.
The Metro Jam is a BMX contest series we put on from 2001-2007. Flying in on the Thursday evening of each contest, we’d stay up all weekend doing the event and after parties/video premieres, then tear down the course late into Sunday night, and finally jump on a plane first thing Monday morning back to Vancouver.
For this video, after I got home, I then stayed up for the next 2 days straight through reviewing the footage, importing and editing this highlights clip to get onto the Ride BMX Magazine website for Wednesday morning.
What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger, and these contests just about killed me every time. I don’t miss doing these things at all. Okay, maybe a bit.
The footage was all filmed at the 2005 Toronto Metro Jam at the Ricoh Coliseum.
Song: ‘Like Eating Glass’ by Bloc Party.