Mount Hood Mountain Bike Video

I finally got around to editing this mini-doc that I shot last year in Oregon.

I caught up with my old friend Cedar at his house on Mount Hood where he took me on an incredible 18 mile downhill trail. He even set me up with a top of the line Esker Elkat carbon fiber full suspension mountain bike for the day. We sat down on his porch and discussed his philosophy for living the good life on the mountain.

Rolling Stone Article

Well I got my name mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine, I guess I can retire now.

I wish I had said something slightly more profound. What did I do with my 2 seconds of fame? Basically I said, “His wife is hot.”. Real classy move Niles. But I’ll take it. It’s part of a long running joke I’ve had with my friend Jeremy. He used to video conference with his girlfriend when we shared a room in Africa while filming a project long ago. I’d usually come stumbling in late at night and he’d be on his laptop chatting away with an attractive woman. I’d mumble something about her being hot as I crashed into my single bed that was about 2 feet away from his.

Eventually they got married and I kept the joke going by always yelling in the background when he was talking to her, “Your wife is hot!”. It’s pretty funny that of all the things I said while sharing an RV in the desert outside of Area 51 with Stephen Rodrick, Rolling Stone’s embedded journalist, that’s the one that made it into print. It’s a cool article, you should read it and learn about the Yeti.

“I call her Yeti because most people have never met her and doubt she exists,” says Corbell. Niles, his cameraman, chimes in, “I just call her ‘hot.’”

– Rolling Stone Magazine

Pound for Pound – LA Times

Here is the first episode of a five part series I recently shot with award-winning boxing writer Lance Pugmire for The Los Angeles Times. Canelo Alvarez is the young superstar and pride of Mexican boxing, versus Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, the unified middleweight world champion who hails from Kazakhstan.

It was an exciting fight, expected to end with a K.O. but it turned out to be a draw. Fortunately for me that was the bet I had placed at the sports book and it paid 25 to 1…

You can watch the rest of the episodes here:

You Get Me

Netflix / Awesomeness Films / Dreamworks

Starring Bella Thorne / Taylor John Smith / Halston Sage / Nash Grier

Directed by Brent Bonacorso

Cinematography by Magdalena Gorka

I was B-camera operator and also shot all the drone footage.

L.A. – Barstow to Vegas

Here’s a dusty post for my dusty blog.
LA-B-to-V is the most famous and longest two-day dual sport ride in the world. This was the 32nd year for the best 400 mile-plus dual sport ride.

Music: Old Man Gloom – The Ape of God (I) “Eden’s Gates”

Baja Moto Trip

Two Harley Davidsons, one Triumph Bonneville, and a 1986 Honda XL600R set out on an epic journey from Los Angeles to Mexico and back.

Music: JFA – “Baja” from Valley of the Yakes 12″ – 1983

Filmed on a GoPro 4 Black and a Sony A7s with a Zeiss 50mm f/1.4

Lucha Underground

This is a new TV show I’ve been camera operating on. It’s very different from the documentary style of work I usually do but it’s been fun. I’m one of the handheld cameras near the ring, you can see me a few times in the edit. The wrestlers rarely stay in the ring, they come flying out and fight on the floor a lot, barely missing me. They move fast and the moves they do are pretty impressive.

The camera they give me is a Sony HDC1500 which has no internal recording mechanism and a tiny black and white view finder. It’s a 2/3″ CCD but keeping my focus sharp is the hardest part of the job even with peaking cranked up. We are shooting in an old warehouse in downtown LA and it gets really hot when they turn on the show lights. I invested in sweat bands after the first day and they help. Eight cameras are tethered to the control room and we are all on PL headsets with our director calling the shots.

From Executive Producer Mark Burnett and Robert Rodriguez, This is Lucha Underground. Premieres Wed 10/29 at 8pm ET/PT, on El Rey Network.