Connor Fields is a name that can be listed in a category of the very few that can say they have won an Olympic Gold Medal. Connor achieved the level of an Olympic champion at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio Di Janiero, Brazil. Along with his Olympic Gold Medal, Connor has almost every other championship that you can possibly achieve in BMX under his belt, and he isn't even 25 years old. Not to mention, he is the current 2017 USA BMX Pro Champion.
When James Hughes, our Executive Creative Director had come up with the creative concept & treatment for this project at the Olympic Training Center, we only knew it was right to have the Olympic Medalist himself be the star athlete in the film. After hearing that Connor was onboard with the project concept, we got to work putting together all of the pre-production logistics needed to be able to pull of a film such as An Olympic Lap.
Once we had all of the logistics and pre-production squared away, it was time for the production day. With the Olympic Training Center allowing us 1-Day to capture all of the necessary footage we needed to create the full film, we knew that we would need to work fast. Our production team managed to check off our shot-list and storyboard as we moved through out the facility capturing the scenes we had envisioned.