Bristol film for Bicycle Film Festival 09

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  • Im part of Xynthetic, a creative collective and weve been wanting to make a bike edit for a while now, but due to the crapppp weather it hasnt happened, but it's been at the back of my mind.

    After the No Gears night, I was speaking about it again, and thinking itd be rad to, in the future, also screen films made by fellow Bristolians!

    Anyways, a friend just forwarded me an email with a call for any entries to this years Bicycle film festival! Its got a deadline of March 7th, so there's a little while left...

    This might be the perfect opportunity to actually be given a deadline to get a film done! Im going to try and squeeze in time to do this, and i wondered if any of the Thursday night rides crew would fancy being part of it too?

    I'll be filming Luis, Danny & Alex from Fifty, and anyone else who's up for it?

    Itd be great to have lots of still photography aswell, as stills thrown into the mix of an edit also look good i think, so if any of you guys have any bristol fixie photos then start saving them, as it'd be great to include as much variation as possible!

    I also think itd need a bit of narrative too, as I really love MASH but I think it could benefit from a wee bit more talking, so if any of you guys would be up for doing any piece-to-camera stuff about riding in Bristol, then thatd be really handy!

    Please don't think this will be anything remotely professional, i try and do video stuff as-and-when i can, (you can see my video bits at http://www.jam-factory.com/video/) but i think it'd be fun to do?

    cheers for listening all!

    ~ Gav.

  • It's think it's safe to say you can count me and my friends in.

  • Defs interested. I don't have much flatland/tricking to offer but I am down for some speedy group riding and general malarkey.

  • yeah I am new to Bristol and new to fixed bikes but willing to do whatever I can to help out

  • Me too! I would be happy to help out!

    By the way Mr Jamfactory... I attended your talk at the Apple store on wednesday! It was awesome! Inspiring stuff for a fellow designer! :-)

  • i could help out with some still shots when you're filming if that'd help.

  • I'm definetly up for this, not met any guys from this forum before, not through the forum anyway, but am up for evening rides, not usually around at the weekends, and work all week! Been riding fixed well over a year, and have a fair few photos, and am always up for taking more :) . Let us know times, dates, locations etc & see who's around??

  • me me me! I would be really down for something like this.
    count me in.

  • I'm up for taking some shots soon. See if I can translate my skate photography skillzzz to bikes!

    If I get anything good you can use it.

  • Thanks all, glad to hear your interested - i think it could be a real fun thing - just a super short little film about riding in Bristol!

    I was well hyped on this until the snow and minus weather warnings just came one, predicting snow and black ice all week... great.

    After eating shit on my bike twice already due to black ice / slippyness, im so overcautious so I doubt I'll get anything filmed, but I will try and just get some nice close-ups, static shots of bike-related stuff.

    It's good to know we're all of different abilities here too, as I can only ride, I can't do tricks, so it's definitely not a case of who's the dopest on a bike, it's just how much fun it is to ride in Bristol!

    If it's dry on Thursday I'll definitely be out with the camera, so hopefully I can make a start then, in the meantime I'll just try and start collecting footage, where possible!

    Thanks all!

  • Me too! I would be happy to help out!

    By the way Mr Jamfactory... I attended your talk at the Apple store on wednesday! It was awesome! Inspiring stuff for a fellow designer! :-)

    Thank you mate, I really appreciate those kinds words - big thanks for taking the time to come on down and check it out!!

    ~ Gav.

  • id be up for falling off my bike on camera or something as thats probably what would happen, i could possibly stretch to a few awkward answers to horribly set questions if you will hah

    does sound good though, im up for whatevere

  • i mite be able to provide some trickin' if needed.

    @uphill_downhill good to meet you the other week, its george.[U][/U][URL="http://www.londonfgss.com/member4513.htm­l"][/URL]

  • ill be up for this, although im new to fixed so will be pretty useless. i dont know if you plan to shoot HD but i own a DVX so if u need any other angles id be happy to help out, or i would be more than happy to help with any thing else like post-production etc...

  • ill be up for this, although im new to fixed so will be pretty useless. i dont know if you plan to shoot HD but i own a DVX so if u need any other angles id be happy to help out, or i would be more than happy to help with any thing else like post-production etc...

    Awesome dude, I too am pretty new to fixies really, been riding 7/8 months so not really a tricks sorta guy. But that doesnt matter, its just about how much fun it is to live & ride in Bristol!

    I am planning on shooting in HD but my camera isn't a big bad boy, it's a JVC Everio hand-cam so that'd be awesome if you'd like to shoot extra angles, the more the merrier!

    And post-production help is all good too, a collab effort would be great!!

    ~ Gav.

  • ok cool, well i live in the city centre so am always around. I need a good excuse for a project as i have been a bit slack recently! my email is alexknowles995@hotmail.co.uk so give me a shout if you need anything, or pm me on this as i often forget to check my emails.

  • @uphill_downhill good to meet you the other week, its george.[U][/U][URL="http://www.londonfgss.com/member4513.htm­l"][/URL]

    you too man when you next about?

    and what was that site/ blog you told me about that had info on that charge scissor?

  • is anything happening with this then lads?

  • I really want to get involved!

  • this week mate, i think wed-sat. ive spoken to alex, we re going to get some footage, get the ball rolling. see you in a few days.

  • when and where?

  • ahhh awesome, im glad to see the balls rolling!

    My ball was well and truly stopped in its tracks by this bloody snow and hasn't let up since! im going away for a few days on Thurs so unfortunately no riding then - hopefully next week as the film festival deadline is looming but if others are gathering footage then thats awesome!

  • Went out with aftersputnik today for a little film. Nothing exciting, just a thrown together edit of a mess around on top of a car park.
    peep it: George playing in a carpark on Vimeo

    (apologies for bad compression settings)

    and sorry blankface havnt been on here for a while so hadnt seen your post! message me if you fancy doing some filming or whatever as im always around.

  • I really like that, I love the shots of "life going on", I think there should be more of them, they really give it style...

  • Really nice little edit. Aftersputnik - were you at timbuk2 on thursday? I recognise you

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