My riding video – more to come
I meant to post this when it happened, but never got round to it. Basically a friend of mine and me wanted to try doing some little video projects. So, here is our first attempt. Local trails, nothing special at all, just testing our ideas. We have plans to go elsewhere early next year and see how we get on. Feedback is very welcome, good or bad.
ColinPosted 6 years agojeffcapeshopMember
nice, but it’s not clear that it’s one continuous track (i assume it is from reading your comments and watching again) because you switch sides and angles without taking the viewer with you, especially at the beginning (18-26 seconds is good! though could be cut tighter) – makes it hard to recognise features – same for shooting the same feature from multiple angles – you need to get the timing bang on (so you don’t seem to be going backwards) and have some frame of reference between shots for that to work well. Cutting in hard close ups make that kind of thing easier too (cos it could be anywhere)Posted 6 years ago
Thanks Jeff. Yes, I see what you mean references the seams between cuts. The nature of the track seemed to allow those wide angle shots, and we could get away with a little poor timing.
We’re hoping to try much more technical riding next time out, so we’ll need to work on that.Posted 6 years ago
it’s not really trolling if it’s true though is it. it’s just offering an opinion. that’s my opinion. if he wanted sycophantic stuff he’d post it on facebook.
if you all big up like this he might do something stupid like give up his day job to become a pro rider / film maker. then where would we be? well, we would be fine, but he’d probably be on the streets unless he upped his game somewhat.
i’m helping him not to ruin his life. if you call that being a troll then i’m guilty as charged.Posted 6 years ago
a story line?
it does have a story line. middle aged man named Colin, steals his (or worse someone else’s) kids bike, then he takes it to the woods and makes a ransom video where he shows the kid what’ll happen to his bike if he doesn’t behave (this is where it’s really dodgy if it’s someone else’s kid).
by what’ll happen, i mean, it’ll be ridden nowhere near it’s potential. the only area it will be tested will be it’s weight bearing abilities.
the kid cries, behaves and Colin gives the bike back and puts his video camera back in the bedroom.
then Colin goes back to work at the insurance company.Posted 6 years agoEuroMember
Knowing the trail maybe taints my opinion, but I liked that Col. Loved the ground shot @ 21 seconds and your riding is coming on great. Nice and bright too, which is quite a feat for that area as it’s pretty gloomy round there. Always nice to see someone put a bit of effort into making a vid and funny as it was, i’d ignore Brandon Spielberg up there.Posted 6 years agoGWMember
theprawn – Member
it’s not really trolling if it’s true though is it. it’s just offering an opinion. that’s my opinion.STWs definition of “troll” changed while you were away.. seems most here can’t handle brutal honesty anymore.
“Local trails, nothing special at all” – seems you got it spot on with your first attempt! Well done! time for a change of career methinks 8)Posted 6 years agoWoodySubscriber
Not a bad first attempt 😉
I’d have liked to have seen a few more long shots, rather than wheels and feet, to get a better flow and the cutting was a bit manic. Helmet cam would also help to give more idea of the trail.
Problem with vids nowadays is that there are so many you need to be either very good/gnar eg. naughty northern lads, or very chilled taking in the scenery like Coastkid to keep anyone other than those in it interested.
Look forward to the next effort though>Posted 6 years ago
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