A couple of short bike videos
What’s with all the slow-mo? Just made it very boring to watch IMO. Quality’s good though, nicely edited too
The slow-mo helps with the fact that once you speed everything up the picture becomes significantly harder to watch as it’s bouncing around everywhere. Also (IMO) it provides a nice contrast when you do go back up to real time. Really I need to find a better way of filming off bike.
And thanks 🙂
If you had fun filming, that’s all that really matters.
That we did.Posted 5 years agoHerman ShakeMember
Well put together (graphics, music, transitions) but I feel that slow-mo is suited to 3rd person perspective when something is being emphasised like body position, drifting, etc.
Stick your GoPro on upside down and you can get more landscape in shot (I only just started doing this, works a treat) as we missed out on the view in the first vid.
I think there are more watchable trails at Swinley and leaving a bit more bike sound in helps give a sense of the riding.
However, as long as you like it that’s all that matters 🙂Posted 5 years agomattbibbingsMember
Bike videos are damned hard to make well. I have go-proed (is that a word?) a few shorts up over the years (climbing, kayaking and biking) and biking is defo the hardest to make look good. I think it struggles in 1st person unless you are following someone good or going really fast or doing something dumb/crazy (for dumb see 5:50 ish here
The editing is pretty slick in the your videos. The shots are way more creative in the second vid. First vids? your doing well.Posted 5 years ago
Hope you had fun making it because there’s a reason that it didn’t come out looking like Ian Rankin shot it and it’s nothing to do with gear.
We did have fun, although I must admit I don’t follow the Ian Rankin reference? Are our skills not up to it, because if so then I’m fully aware that I’m not the worlds greatest mtb rider.
Thanks for the constructive criticism guys. I think it’s going to be a case of less slo-mo, better and more interesting angles, better riding, in fact just generally being better all round. Oh, and we’re definitely going to keep making them for ourselves…Posted 5 years ago
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