Hi All – James here.

Recently while filming at the OHV park, we had a lot of lulls in shooting.  I used the opportunity to shoot some pretty neat timelapse footage with the intention of applying a ‘Tilt Swing’ technique to it.  It’s a trick that I’ve been wanting to play around with for a while now and the OHV project was the perfect opportunity to do so.

So, here is a fun little piece showing us moving dirt and building a low water crossing just outside of Sacramento.

Take a look and let us know what you think.

Hi All,

James here.  I am currently en route to just outside of Sacramento, where I’m meeting up with John for yet another Dirt Time shoot.  I thought I would write a quick note about our current (shooting) project.

This time, we are implementing a whole bunch of fun and innovative techniques at a Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) park.

For those of you not in the know, an OHV park is basically a haven of hills, valleys and relatively ruleless-ness for Dirt Bikes, 4 Wheelers and the like.  It’s like a big awesome playground for the coolest of toys.  However, A LOT of damage can be done to the land as a result. And erosion and sediment control quickly becomes a priority when you have creeks and streams running through the park.

That’s where John and this project comes in.

In what everyone is hoping becomes a test-site for the other 8 state OHV parks, John and the Park crew are looking to demonstrate a variety erosion and streambank techniques that will be adopted state wide.

I was there filming 2 weeks ago at the beginning of the project, and so far we’ve covered:


  • Large Scale Sediment Basins (with Baffles and Skimmers)
  • Articulated Concrete Block Low Water Crossing
  • Scour Stop
  • Green Armor System
  • Cross Vanes


It’s a really neat project and we’ll undoubtably be posting more information as things progress.  But FYI:  That’s what we’re up to right now.


(Oh, we also have 3 episodes in the editing hopper! Expect footage soon)


Here are some pics:


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