Due to the low pro-driver turnout we will not be shooting at “The Dual” this weekend. We will be swapping this event out for “SikCross” which has more of the top-level drivers confirmed as attending.
While we were all looking forward to capturing the uniqueness of “The Dual” all those involved in this project felt in the interest of storytelling that this event, while one of a kind, could not hold up to expectations.
We apologize for this “12th hour” cancellation and we look forward to seeing many of you @ SikCross in September! The rest of our schedule is locked in:
Pro-Line Racing & 5150 Media Productions are proud to present to you the story of the 2017 Psycho Nitro Blast.
This season started out with so many changes; Maifield switching to Mugen; Tessmann to XRAY; so we decided to theme this season accordingly. Change is everywhere in this industry; even at the event level. In years past, DNC has been considered the largest Nitro Race in the world. That just might not be the case any longer.
This is the story of what could very well be considered the largest R/C race in the world, and unlike other large events…it is run in 3 days!
The talented Mike Garrison Narrates this episode of “Come Drive WIth Us” and we hope you enjoy it!
Special thanks to Mike Garrison, Adam Drake, Tanner Denney, Joe Bornhorst, Mark Santa Maria, Jerome Treignier, Eggroll, Rob Theissen & the Noise Therapy band, the Tessmann family, everyone at Pro-Line Racing and last but far from least, Dave Leikam.
We’re happy to release a short trailer for our upcoming Psycho Nitro Blast Episode of “Come Drive With Us”! This was by far one of the most difficult shoots we’ve ever been on and so far we’re really liking this episode. Look for it to drop some time in Late June…or…
This past weekend 5150 had a crew at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. We were shooting a documentary, not only on the Expo itself, but on a few of the participants.
The main focus was Stand-up Comic & TV star Howie Miller whom we shot some B-Roll with earlier in the year. We also focused on several Cos-players including Trevor Goupil.
In addition to Howie, Trevor and a myriad of attendees, we were fortunate enough to have several of the guests help us with our documentary project. Jim Shooter, Kenny & Spenny, Mark Meer, Raphael Sbarge & Garrett Wang were gracious enough to donate some of their precious time to our project.
While our focus of the doc is on the attendees it’s always nice to get the celebrity guests to weigh in on how awesome the Expo here in Calgary really is. It really blew us away when Mr. Wang said that the Calgary Expo is top 3 in the world.
This was an amazing experience! I was finally in a place where people actually understand my obscure movie references. We were walking into Hall-C and it was so crowded that I was reminded of a scene from ‘The Mummy’ so I started chanting Imhotep Imhotep…and people got it and were laughing out loud! I felt right at home!
– The Drach
We still have some B-Roll shooting to do with both Trevor and Howie but we are planning on a Summer release of our doc. Be sure to check out the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo coming up September 22-24th! For now, checkout our picture gallery on Facebook!
5150 has a pair of product videos coming out for Kyosho and “Come Drive With Us – Psycho Nitro Blast” should be dropping in the June time-frame.
This week we shot some B-Roll with fomer “Come Drive With Us” Narrator, Howie Miller, at his house for an upcoming Documentary we are shooting at the 2017 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo! Our working title at this point, “Lap Dance” is based off of a famous Carrie Fisher quote on her experiences at Conventions much like the Calgary Expo!
“Celebrity lap dances — which is where celebrities of all shapes and ages sign autographs for cash prizes, It’s sort of like going to a strip club, except they don’t stuff cash in your underwear. But that’s kind of it.” – Carrie Fisher
We had an awesome chat with Howie and were surprised to find out how big the entertainment industry here in Alberta (of all places) is!
With major blockbusters such as Superman I,II & III, Interstellar and may more, along with small screen shows like Fargo shot righ here in our home province we’re looking forward to exploring this exciting theme.
We’ve got some very interesting participants lined up so this should be a very interresting movie once completed. We’re keeping our fingers crossed at landing some time with Hollywood Star Nathan Fillion!!
Look for the Documentary to drop in the June-July timeframe.
So I have been getting inundated with the question “When will the DNC video drop”. Well, I have some potentially bad news, my goal at DNC was:
To practice new techniques using a brand new color profile called SLOG2
To get used to using new 2K/4K external RAW recording device called the Odyssey 7Q+
To see if a 4K production is feasable for shooting a feature length doucmentary at a race
To test out what a Champaing Bottle Cam is would look like and if it is feasable
As you can see, my goal was not shooting an episode of “Come Drive With Us”. I did gather a lot of very usable footage that will absolutely be used in future “Come Drive With Us” episodes as B-Roll shots, but there will not be a stand-alone DNC video this year. I’m not totally conviced that it’s time to start shooting “Re-runs”. Yes, each year DNC offers new and interresting challenges that result in brand new story lines, but there are just too many events that I still want to capture.
Video produciton is NOT my day-job so I only have time enough to do four episodes of “Come Drive With Us” per year. I do have some exciting productions coming out very soon; in April I am launching a new series to help promote my channel a bit; it’s called “Legends of R/C” and I am kicking off this new series by focusing on our industires very hard working Meida Guys (LiveRC, NeoBuggy & RedRC).
The first “Come Drive With Us” for the 2017 seaons shoots in April at the Psycho Nitro Blast with an expected release date of June…ish…
Click here to see our complete shooting schedule for 2017!
Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that David Ronnefalk won the 2016 IFMAR Worlds held in Vegas last October. But that’s only the end of the story…and to be honest, the final wasn’t all that exciting. What was exciting is seeing how we got to that point.
There is simply so much that goes into just competing at the top level at an IFMAR Worlds event, that if we just told the story of the winner…we would be out of a job. Events like Silver State, the Worlds Warmup, the Pro-Line Gas Champs, the Neo Race and simply just pracice at Revelation with “The Drake” all contribute to telling the amazing story of the 2016 Worlds.
This is the final episode of the 2016 Season is once again Narrated by Mike Garrison and he truly hope you enjoy this episode of “Come Drive WIth Us”.
So unless you completely live under a rock, you probably know that David Ronnefalk won the 2016 IFMAR Worlds held in Las Vegas last October. But did you know about WATERGATE? WINGGATE? Kyosho Dominating Qualifying?
On February 10th…ish…we will be releasing our final episode for the 2016 season of “Come Drive With Us – The Vegas Worlds”. In this episode, you will get an indepth look at these very exciting worlds.
Our 4th season of “Come Drive With Us” is shaping up to be a pretty good one! We kick off the season by shooting some B-Roll at the “Aneheim 1” of R/C…the Nitro Challenge. The theme for this year, due to the CRAZY #SillySeason is “Change”. DNC will give us our first look at new equipment for a few of the top drivers!
Ty Tessmann – XRAY
Cody King – HB Racing
Ryan Maifield – Mugen Seiki
After DNC we are off to Tennessee for the Psycho Nitro Blast; in all truthfullness, I don’t like shooting indoors, but really looking forward to this event. The show the organizers put on is fantastic; really looking forward to this event.
After PNB, it’s back west for The Dual; the premise of this race is so unique. One Race, one winner, two tracks. That’s right, two tracks! Day 1 is held at the Pro-Line Racing test track; Day 2, Thunder Alley. I’m not sure how the qualifying goes or how the winner is determined but this event is going to be wicked. It’s awesome to see new ideas being introduced into the top level of Racing.
Next up, we switch gears a bit to 1/10. It’s been a while since we did a 1/10 event, and Dustin Evans as well as Ty Tessmann switching chassis this fits well into the season theme of “Change”. We’ll be covering the Pro-Line Surf City Classic hosted by OCRC.
We follow up the 1/10 action at Surf City with the final event of the ’17 season…the 1/10 IFMAR Worlds held near Xiamen China!
While we don’t typically do Live Social Media Broadcasting, we do have the ability to do so. We partnered with WCICS Live; the media branch of the Western Canadian Indoor Carpet Series organization to broadcast their Edmonton Race Live to the Internet!
In addition to the actual live feed; we created the custom interfaces to the timing and scoring software to enhance the broadcast with real-time scoring.