Philips recently released Darklight, a seven-minute movie promoting its latest ambient lighting TV, and it’s a clip that stands as a benchmark mountain bike flick in its own right. If you’ve not yet seen it then it’s time you caught up.
Now, we’d have never have assumed that putting together seven minutes of unique, LED-lit mountain bike footage would be an easy task, but it wasn’t until we were shown this behind-the-scenes footage that we understood what the 30-person film crew had to deal with.
Throughout filming, the crew behind Darklight had to lug about six tons of equipment in and out of two near-inaccessible areas. Now, factor in the sleep deprivation that 38 nights of filming brings, and the moment when one of Specialized’s athletes was bitten by a rattlesnake, and you’ll start to get the picture. Enjoy.