"Full Throttle Saloon"
TruTV / A. Smith & Co.
These photos are from Season 2 and 3 of "Full Throttle Saloon" shot in about 10 days of each year in Sturgis, South Dakota. The bar Full Throttle Saloon is only open about two weeks per year during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Brian was a Camera and Jib Operator on Season 2, and the DP, Jib, and Camera Operator on Season 3. Shot with 6 camera crews covering almost 20 hours of the day for the length of the Rally, the HDX-900 was used to capture the events as they unfolded. Please do not copy or download.
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The production office and cabins for the crew.
It's not the Ritz... Our meager accommodations. Hey at least we have A/C!
Front of the FTS.
Shooting some B-Roll at FTS.
Clouds are good for time lapses, bad for business at the outdoor bar.
Some of the crazy decor.
Jib exterior shots of the Full Throttle.
Shooting the start of the concert.
A good size crowd.
Some guy making a point.
Jesse and the wrestling team.
Behind the scenes with Bret Michaels tour bus.
Another beautiful sunset in South Dakota.
Back side of the bar with the old bridge hanging over it.
"A" Camera crew.
Bret Michaels packs the house for this free show.
DMC of "Run DMC"
talks with Jesse.
Jib Operating on the night of the "Jackyl" show.
The jib flies high to grab a shot of the stage.
Owner Michael and Jesse talk with DMC and his buddy.
Downtown Sturgis with DMC.
The lines of bikes in downtown Sturgis, South Dakota.
The sign gets lit up for our Season 2 show open shot. Jib at the bottom left in rain gear.
On the hill above the saloon.
Sunset over the T-Shirt shop.
Yes, that's a rat on a cat on a dog.
Now the rat's on me. The cat is still on the dog. This is sounding like a Dr. Seuss book.
Nearing sunset about 3 miles from Full Throttle.
Attaching a GoPro to a motorcycle for the "Wall of Death."
Bikes line up to head into the FTS.
The new pickup trucks. We shot the Season 3 show open in front of this new attraction.
Our one and only formal interview with Angie at the conclusion of the rally.
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