As a videographer, sharpening my craft, I’m always on the lookout for new projects. Action oriented material, like the Moab video I just did is great fun, but I’m looking for other angles to play with in the world of unicycle videos. Jpcycler’s post about downhill videos got me thinking about a project, and I’d like to see what everybody thinks of this idea.
I think it would be great to produce a complete video library of various skills and tricks along with detailed explanation of how to do those skills. One possible way to frame it is to have a 10-volume video set. Each video would cover all the skills required for each of the 10 USA skill levels, plus a selection of off-road and trials skills that we deem are equivalent to that skill level. Wouldn’t it be great fun if each of the 10 videos was hosted by a different unicyclist? They could demonstrate and describe each skill, and the video would finish with some action-oriented stuff that includes all of the skills covered in that video. Finding host riders for levels 9 and 10 might be hard, but still worth it. Aren’t there a couple of level 10’s in the Twin Cities?
I could also break the different sections of the video into web-vignettes. Maybe Gilby could host the files and we would have a strong web library of video skill tutorials and demonstration. For people like me who find it difficult to learn some things because I don’t have anybody else to play with, this could help a great deal.
This project would not only be a great video project for me, but would be a great way for several people in the Unicyclist community to pull together for something big and fun that will help other unicyclists.
Clearly, this would involve me flying out to various places to meet the host riders - but I’m not complaining. I think it would be worth doing. Would the video series be something you guys would be interested in owning? Would any of you USA officials interested in officializing?