Core components / Wood smoke
1 Quiet location
We found a quiet woods with trails specifically designed for downhill mountain biking. It was a dirt track with a few twists, turns and jumps. However, due to the smoke screen Tom was going to be leaving behind, we had to ensure the area was clear of other cyclists.
2 Smoke grenades
We used smoke grenades in a variety of colours strapped to the bike’s seat and pedals and aimed backwards. We initially used one grenade, but ended up with three in our final shot to pump out enough smoke for the effect to really work, as Tom was moving at quite some pace.