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Ikan Sponsors Award-Winning X Games Filmmaker Doeby Huynh

HOUSTON, Texas, (June 14, 2018) — In this year’s World of X Games Real BMX Series film competition, Ikan International sponsored filmmaker Doeby Huynh, who won a silver medal for his short film of BMX rider Colin Varanyak. Doeby captured his award-winning footage using Ikan’s DS2-A gimbal and the E-Image Tripod.

“I wanted to incorporate compact and durable gear into my filming process, and Ikan did not disappoint” said Doeby. “Usually when you downsize your gear, you lose quality. But even though it’s small and compact, the DS2-A gimbal with Ikan's flex handle felt like I was using a professional gimbal system.”

Since the X Games inauguration in 1995, the event grew to include film competitions for each sport called the Real Series. This competition brings together riders and filmmakers from all over the world to produce the best street-style BMX video. Doeby partnered with BMX rider Colin Varanyak in the Real BMX competition. For the 3-minute film that features Colin’s best tricks and his hometown, the team won the silver medal.

Doeby described the experience filming with Colin: “Most of the time these Pro BMX athletes are risking their lives doing a trick. As the videographer, you only have one chance to film it right. For this contest, Colin and myself wanted to put out a video that represents himself and his riding style. So, we flew out to Philadelphia and New York to film on set-ups that he grew up riding.”

The full behind-the-scenes footage of Doeby Huynh and Colin Varanyak’s journey can be found here. Doeby’s next project can be found on his Instagram @doeby. To learn more about the gear Doeby used, visit ikancorp.com.

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