not these ones, no. darnit. We need more women riders! but I did leave enough edginess in “true north” to get the comment ‘You can admit it, like me, you loved the hot female muni action’.
I’m not in my videos, so I wont take offense to that. I kinda agree, from a riding point of view, but disagree as a film maker.
Personally I love muni and trials, and that you’re constantly learning and pushing the limits.
But my videos are about the people and the places. I try to show you, the viewers, something you havent seen. But most of our riders are intermediate skill levels, so its challenging to keep the videos interesting.
What we do have, at a world class level, is the north shore muni, and our people. My videos will often have 10 riders, which is fairly unique when you watch unicyclist.com videos and I try to let people see some of the emotions.
less dorky is good. When people see themselves in video, its inspiring.
Alot of the footage, I’d have to call ‘lame’. lame in that nothing dramatically bad or great happened. It may be perfectly good, but whats expected and not new. Or a lame failure, like they didn’t try. So on my first pass (course edit), I remove the blurry shots, and the lame, aiming to show the dramatic failures, and the huge successes.
My dad, who was a professional photographer, and brother-in-law, who is a professional videographer, shared a common advice - get a lot of footage, so you’ll capture the interesting moments. So I film more than most, expecting to edit it down more. I’m at roughly 1 hour 10 minutes of HD source, and plan to make a nice little 3 minute video of it. So when I show you all the raw footage, you can expect that most of it not going to be in the final cut.
My general strategy for this video, is a rapid fire collage of clips, because I have so many, which will cover a huge variety of locations, people, skills.
Nothing worthy of Guinness, unless you mean the beer, but its what happened in Seattle and Vancouver, and I’ll make it look the best I can.
As far as extreme footage, there are 2 rides that you’ll like - muni at pipeline, and trials at a water fountain. I’m leaving those til last, because I’ll keep as much as possible and it would complicate editing to add them now.
Update on music
I typically test 3 songs to a video, and leave the final decision until the ‘fine edit’. Playing my top 2 picks, my wife hated one, so I’ll likely go with the other, which is ‘different beat’… which is the one that makes sense, lyrics wise too.