Thanks Phil, and everyone else, for the feedback. I’m glad people appreciate it. I was wondering if it may have been just a touch too strange for public acceptance. It crossed my mind earlier that I had once thought of doing my next unicycle movie as a Monty Python style one, but then I didn’t do anything about it for ages. It never crossed my mind when we were making this one either, but watching it back, it seems to betray some subconcious influence.
We shot it all over one day, with just a couple of pick-ups the next day, and we put on the same shirts for that.
It was then two more days for editing. As we were using the film equipment there (at Lee Abbey centre in Devon), it had to be done by the time I left, so it got finished remarkably quickly!
I feel Phil’s memory may have been slightly exaggerated. I do have only one unicycling t-shirt (a red one), which I think I’ve worn to a couple of unicycling gatherings. I don’t recall having it at BWM recently, so you must have seen me in a couple of other t-shirts Phil.
Yes, there’s a hi-res version. It’s sitting here on my hard drive, all 500MB of it. That ain’t getting onto the internet within my lifetime I fear. To be honest, it’s little better for watching - it’s only a bit sharper.
I like flowers and the like, and it’s my film. Sorry if that sounds harsh. (Also, it’s kind of the point. Otherwise it would just be a film of one unicycle trick after another. Now, where have I seen one of those before…? )
Thanks everyone. The only reason that I’m unicycling, and making movie stuff like this is because of this little pocket of the internet. I’d like to thank… wakes up with a start and discovers that he’s not actually winning the Oscar For Best Film Featuring Unicycling.
LOL, yeah, right! We are the very definition of strange*. And we are not the public, thank God.
Someday I will make a unicycling video. And it will be unusual in some regard. It will be a reflection of me. It will not follow the standard formula. I applaud you (and Tyler and KlownLife, etc.) for breaking new ground regarding making unicycling videos. Keep expanding the art in new directions!
from Merriam-Webster Unabridged online – strange:
exciting attention, curiosity, surprise, wonder, or awe because of novelty, eccentricity, or exceptional greatness, power, or attributes : out of the ordinary : strikingly uncommon or unnatural
Edit: add Kris Holm to the list of people making ground-breaking videos (ITTD)