Yes, I’m back (for a minute). Like everyone else, I felt a need to make a unicycling video. Originally it was entitled “Average Unicycling” to give you a feeling of the Xtreme Factor, so don’t expect anything amazing. It was just some video taken on my digital camera of me riding in the snow and falling over and over.
Although the riding isn’t that amazing, I thought the editing turned out pretty decent, so if nothing else, watch it for that. It’s four and a half minutes long, so the smallest I could get it was 10 megs. Hope you don’t mind.
I use a VERY old version of Adobe Premiere, and then I transferred the finished movie over to Windows Movie Maker to convert it to .wmv format for the smaller file size. I’ve had my copy of Premiere for about five years, but I haven’t really played with it much until now. This was my first try, and my last until I can go shoot some more footage.
Yeah, it probably wouldn’t be the same trying this in Moab
Thanks everyone for your praise and encouragement. I was afraid of showing this video here. With all the amazing riders and clips out there, I thought that mine might seem pretty boring. I’ll never be able to do all the things I’ve seen, but as long as I can entertain, I’m doing something right. Besides, my Mom will find it extreme…
It was clear to me the goal was fun and entertainment, versus high technical. But I’ve ridden with you, so I know the vid doesn’t even come close to bustin’ out the riding you’re capable of. There was snow, and you took advantage of it. In Moab there’s rock, and you take advantage of that. And speaking of which, are you going to be able to make it next spring???
I’m planning on it, yes. Whether or not I’ll make it is another matter. Last year was about a month after my hernia surgery (which yes, I really did get from going off jumps in the snow), but I was still hoping to go. It just didn’t turn out working for me (probably a good thing, too).
But if everything works out this year, I’m Moab bound, and if they’re still doing the prize giveaways, I’ve got something really cool planned for this year (ya ever noticed how banjos and unicycles look very similar? )