Michal Prokop, top BMXer and mountain bike 4X racer, allowed a film crew to follow his racing, training and life in general throughout 2009, to bring you a series of monthly insights into his career. Here’s the first episode.
“Not only by its coarse visual interpretation TWELVE picks up the threads of michal.prokop09 calendar, however it uses a wider potential of video technologies. Rob Trnka’s camera takes the past month of Michal Prokop, just as he has actually spent it. Without any adornments and planning. It doesn’t aim to celebrate the leading actor; it wants to capture by its sincereness.”
Film maker Rob Trnka adds:
“When working on the calendar I understood that Michal doesn’t have to make somebody else of him or to create another – media – face. This helped me a lot in making decision how TWELVE should look like.
Anyway, in Michal’s case his spontaneity doesn’t look affectedly.
“When preparing scenarios I only need to know where he will appear. I try to record things for which there is no place or time anywhere else – time when the camera is switched off. No sensations, but moments, which may look trivially alone, but which will make sense when put together with Honza Mocnak. For me, it will be important when somebody will switch the result of my work on more than once,” comments his work on TWELVE the photographer, and this time
also the cameraman and screenwriter.”