MTB Short Film Research

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Gammon
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MTB Short Film Research

Postby Gammon » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:52 pm

Hi y'all, I'm looking at making a short film (5-10 mins) about mountain biking and was hoping you would be able to help me with a bit of research.

I recently started biking, partially through necessity, and have found it really enjoyable and started taking more adventurous routes until I was stopped fairly sharply by a tree. Minus the tree, this inspired me to make a short film showing how exhilarating it can be.

Anyway, if any of you would be kind enough to tell me a little bit about how you got into biking and what you enjoy about it that would be awesome. Also, if you have any suggestions about how I can make the film stand out from others or things you want to see in this type of film feel free to tell me.

Cheers,
Gammon

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Re: MTB Short Film Research

Postby bloghog » Wed Oct 10, 2012 08:09 am

There is an awful lot of stuff out there also shot in some fantastic mountain biking locations so you are going to have a very tough job making something that will stand out from the rest.

Filming mountain biking generally makes it look quite slow at least it is quite difficult to give the feel of genuine speed and exhilaration that you are searching for.

The kind of videos or films I like to see capture that feeling of being out on the bike amongst mountains and forests away from everything and convey the freedom you get from being out on the bike.

Whatever you do good luck.

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Re: MTB Short Film Research

Postby The Rookie » Wed Oct 10, 2012 08:16 am

The best films I have seen intersperce on board footage with external footgae on the same trail to give a full sense of what is happening, best of luck with your project.

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Re: MTB Short Film Research

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Wed Oct 10, 2012 08:24 am

Gammon wrote:Hi y'all, I'm looking at making a short film (5-10 mins) about mountain biking and was hoping you would be able to help me with a bit of research.

I recently started biking, partially through necessity, and have found it really enjoyable and started taking more adventurous routes until I was stopped fairly sharply by a tree. Minus the tree, this inspired me to make a short film showing how exhilarating it can be.

Ace. I was trawling youtube the other dya, and I thoguht to myself, I did, "you know, Yeehaa, what's missing from Youtube?" I asked myself?
"no" I replied to myself.
"Mountain bike videos".

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Re: MTB Short Film Research

Postby The Rookie » Wed Oct 10, 2012 09:51 am

YeehaaMcgee wrote:Ace. I was trawling youtube the other dya, and I thoguht to myself, I did, "you know, Yeehaa, what's missing from Youtube?" I asked myself?
"no" I replied to myself.
"Sheep".

FTFY

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Re: MTB Short Film Research

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:39 am

The Beginner wrote:
YeehaaMcgee wrote:Ace. I was trawling youtube the other dya, and I thoguht to myself, I did, "you know, Yeehaa, what's missing from Youtube?" I asked myself?
"no" I replied to myself.
"Sheep".

FTFY

Didn't think to fix any of my multitidinous typos though?
Your lazy impresses me :lol:

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Re: MTB Short Film Research

Postby Gammon » Fri Oct 19, 2012 02:04 am

Thanks for the useful responses bloghog and The Beginner. I'm looking at making the film to show the different aspects of mountain biking, as in the fast paced as well as the more sedate riding. And I'm going to create a soundtrack from the sounds of bikes to give a different spin to all the excessive amounts of films out there that are effectively music videos.

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Re: MTB Short Film Research

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Fri Oct 19, 2012 06:37 am

There's a reason they're like music videos - people easily attach emotional memories to music, so if they're out riding and hear that music, they'll feel like the riding god from the bike DVDs, or if they're sat at a desk at work and listen to the music, they can escape in their heads for a moment.

Don't bother trying to make yourself look fast, you won't. It is quite funny, however, when people blame the video cameras for making them look slow :lol:

I still think it's a terrible idea.


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