Since our first Live 4-hour Broadcast in 2011, the remote venue, finicky weather, and high-risk nature of the Event have consistently made Rampage a Technological and Logistical challenge.
The Story-telling Techniques we integrate into the Live Show may have evolved significantly, but the Show’s Goals remain the same: Showcase the steepness and ruggedness of the terrain & the Athleticism and Skill of the Riders.
Athlete Story Telling: The Riders of Rampage are really only showcased once a year – meaning that the pressure is on us to convey their stories and quickly develop rooting interest in our audience.
The 4 hour duration of the event means that viewers cycle constantly. Updates and recaps are key and accomplishing this without becoming repetitive or monotonous is a skill we’re constantly honing.
- It takes 2 and half days to rig the fiber optic camera cables and set-up the Flypack control Room.
- The nature of the event means there is no rehearsal – the first time we see the rider’s on their lines is during the Broadcast.
- In 2015 a flash flood washed out the access road to the Venue. That same year Cam Zink landed the world’s Biggest 360.
- The Helicopter carrying the Cineflex Aerial camera has to refuel halfway through the 4 hour Broadcast