Glenlivet Estate seeks cycling footage for digital project
BikeGlenlivet on the Glenlivet Estate is looking for cycling footage to use in short films about the trails, and they can even provide the cameras!
Three new films about the trails have just been released, showcasing the BikeGlenlivet centre, the Red Trail and the Blue Trail. Produced as part of the Highland & Islands Enterprise Digital Tourism Project by Dingwall-based DP Digital Media, the films are being used to help market the bike trails throughout the UK.
The Crown Estate's Countryside Manager for Glenlivet Estate, Vicky Hilton, said:
“As well as showing just how beautiful the landscape here is, the films give people an idea of what they can expect when they visit, especially if they are new to mountain biking. You also get a different perspective of the trails as there is some fantastic aerial photography included.”
Now the Glenlivet Estate is looking for actual cycling footage for the next stage of its digital project, to be called Reels on Wheels. The trails already have a popular Facebook page where visitors often place photos and short videos of their rides and a BikeGlenlivet You Tube channel has just launched.
“BikeGlenlivet is encouraging even more people – from experts to family first-timers – to try the trails, record their ride and the upload their videos,” Vicky said. “We hope that using user generated footage, showing the experience of all different kinds of riders, will create a real feel for what we have here at Glenlivet.
“We are wanting to make our own short films, so we are asking visitors to the trails who are willing to take part to upload video content to our facebook page or an online file sharing site and email the link to email@example.com. BikeGlenlivet now has two Go-Pro cameras which we can lend out to those willing to be part of the project, but who don’t have their own cameras.”
To further encourage entries to Reels on Wheels, BikeGlenlivet will feature the best piece of video each month on its Facebook page and at the end of the year the best overall video will win a seasonal car parking pass for 2016 season.
The cameras can be booked by contacting the Coffee Still Cafe on 07599 973845 which is situated at the start of BikeGlenlivet’s red and blue trails. Security details are required but there is no hire fee.
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