DRE Enduro Academy is an intensive riding academy where participants learn all the technical skills of riding the Multistrada Enduro 1260. It's a seven day event in Sundance, Utah and professionals are flown in all the way from Italy.

Directed and Produced by: Alexa Spiroff

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While in Baja filming for CMA, my crew and I were daydreaming about the possibility of shooting for Ducati - and exactly one year later we made it happen. The CMA video is actually what landed Ducati. 


This shoot was a perfect example of how everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. There were unforeseen legal issues with the location upon arriving the first day, and Ducati told us that we had to completely scrap our entire shotlist. With all locations changing last minute, we basically became a camera chase crew. We often got to the locations barely in time to set up the camera before the bikes came roaring past. It was high pressure the entire shoot. In spite of dangerous mountain ledges, creating shotlists on the fly, and filming in torrential downpours, we still delivered the client an exceptional video package. 


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Directed by Alexa Spiroff Steven Smith

Producers: Alexa Spiroff, Steven Smith, & Michael Palazzo

Director of Photography: Steven Smith

Camera Operators: Simon Olarte, Daniel Foltz, & Julian Lopez

Chase Car Driver: Michael Palazzo

Editor: Steven Smith

Assistant Editors: Daniel Foltz & Simon Olarte

Color: Simon Olarte

Production House: Dark Horse Studio

Client: Ducati North America

 Special thanks to Marcus Price, Spencer Smith, Sundance Mountain Resort, and Wastatch Mountain Excursions