10TH STREET MOTOCROSS
As a team full of thrill-seekers, we’re drawn to any project that involves adrenaline, momentum, and excitement. This appetite for adventure is what led us to 10th Street Motocross, a family-owned and operated motocross practice facility in Long Island.
10th Street Motocross offers riders of all skill levels the chance to hone their craft on over six aces of dirt track — it’s the only track of its kind in Long Island, so we were eager to spotlight it in a high-octane promotional video for co-owner Dan Duffy Jr.
“Fifteen years ago, me and my father started 10th Street, and what keeps it really close to my heart is that it’s the only place local to us Long Islanders that we really have,” Dan explains in the video.
After years battling city officials on zoning, permits, and more, 10th Street Motocross is now open to the public seven days a week for training, races, and more. We had a great time interviewing Dan about his love of dirt biking and his vision for the motocross community, but we had even more fun filming him in action.
As any motocross fan or rider knows, the sport is full of pulse-pounding jumps and intense speed. What could we possibly do to up the dramatic effect of such an action-packed activity?
Well, we brought in a flamethrower.
Our production company is notoriously proud of our eclectic gear — we’ve got every chase vehicle under the sun and any camera your heart could desire, but we’d never tried blasting literal flames at our clients before! Especially as we shot into the night, (safely) adding a little fire to some of Dan’s badass jumps really took the adrenaline to the next level.
We also loved working with Dan and the rest of the team at 10th Street MX because of their emphasis on safety and community. Motocross can be a dangerous sport if you’re not careful, so it’s incredibly important to teach young or new riders the correct safety procedures. Dan’s passion for the MX community really came through, and we were proud to support the mission he and his father established years ago when they started 10th Street Motocross.
Like all our favorite projects, our shoot with 10th Street MX was the perfect blend of action, innovation, and camaraderie. The opportunity to support an independent, family-owned business is always a pleasure, and we had an incredible time getting to know Dan both on and off the track.
One of the best things about video production is that no two days are the same, and we figure most jobs don’t encourage you to bring a flamethrower to work. If you’re looking to turn up the heat on a shoot, give us a call! We may not be the biggest production company in New York City, but we like to think we might be the boldest.
- pictures by Jay Meany and Rounak Modha