Cycling film - home made

tramotane
tramotane Posts: 46
edited September 2012 in Road general
I made this film from footage of a ride with a friend in the South of France this weekend
it' s called 'Lignes Blanches' .Does any one else make amateur cycling films ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xqDDRUQ ... ture=share

ride safe

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  • lc1981
    lc1981 Posts: 820
    Have you ever considered using Vimeo instead of YouTube? I had the feeling that people who make films preferred it, whereas YouTube was more for funny cat videos. I might be wrong though.
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    yeah it wasn't bad John, the camera was a bit low in places, couldn't see the road ahead much, very diverse music also but it seemed to work, all in all very good! thanks for that ..
  • Nice video, liked the bit at the end going on the beach to the sea. Looks a great way to finish of a ride!

    Just a couple of tips (these are more if you are wanting more views rather than just taking videos to record for your own enjoyment so dont take it as a criticism). Unless there is some epic riding or lots of action then short videos are better. You will see this in the engagement tab on youtube, under 3 minutes seems to be about the average attention span for most viewers.

    Also it is good to have a rider (or riders in front) as it gives something to focus on. If you want to spend a bit more time and dont mind disrupting a ride a little then a good idea is taking the camera off a couple of times and placing it by the road or trail side, to capture the action at a corner / climb or descent. This helps provide a bit of variety although not many people do it because of the extra hassle involved!
  • Yes i do :d

    This is mine - http://youtu.be/FG60EPcf0cY - shot on GoPro and edited by myself.
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    iampaulb wrote:
    Yes i do :d

    This is mine - http://youtu.be/FG60EPcf0cY - shot on GoPro and edited by myself.
    yeah, boring old mountain biking, very tedious ... well made though! :wink:
  • giant man wrote:
    iampaulb wrote:
    Yes i do :d

    well made though! :wink:

    LOL thanks, i haven't rode my Downhill bike since i got back from Morzine in June!
    Road bikes all the way!

    glad you liked it though
  • dw300
    dw300 Posts: 1,642
    tramotane wrote:
    I made this film from footage of a ride with a friend in the South of France this weekend
    it' s called 'Lignes Blanches' .Does any one else make amateur cycling films ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xqDDRUQ ... ture=share

    ride safe

    Liked the ending!
    All the above is just advice .. you can do whatever the f*ck you wana do!
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  • dw300
    dw300 Posts: 1,642
    iampaulb wrote:
    Yes i do :d

    This is mine - http://youtu.be/FG60EPcf0cY - shot on GoPro and edited by myself.

    Nice vid dude .. wish more people would vlog.
    All the above is just advice .. you can do whatever the f*ck you wana do!
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  • iampaulb wrote:
    Yes i do :d

    This is mine - http://youtu.be/FG60EPcf0cY - shot on GoPro and edited by myself.

    awesome and scary I'd love to have the bottle to do that.Great edit as well
  • Thanks for the kind words guys :)

    Lol I was a right puppy before going out there, throwing yourself in the deep end actually
    Gives you a lot more confidence. I was at my fastest ever out there
  • What camera did you use? I fancy getting a cheap one.
  • What camera did you use? I fancy getting a cheap one.

    i used the amazing GoPro Hero ... but if you can stretch get the GoPro Hero 2 - they are amazing
  • davidof
    davidof Posts: 3,035
    tramotane wrote:
    I made this film from footage of a ride with a friend in the South of France this weekend
    it' s called 'Lignes Blanches' .Does any one else make amateur cycling films ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xqDDRUQ ... ture=share

    ride safe

    Nice part of the world Sete.

    At film school they always say a film should tell a story, with a start middle and end. Well you could see some elements of this with the end but overall it is too long and not interesting enough with too much footage. I'd like to see you go out and film "le Club Run" or something but think what would be interesting in it. The stop at the French cafe, the sprint for the town signs with some rivalry between the cyclists etc.

    Lignes Blanches, I expected to see some nice just above the road shots of bicycles with the white road lines. Mabye if you'd dropped some EPO in the graveyard ?

    Bref, I'm not convinced that helmet cams a good video makes at least not for the whole video.
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  • davidof wrote:
    tramotane wrote:
    I made this film from footage of a ride with a friend in the South of France this weekend
    it' s called 'Lignes Blanches' .Does any one else make amateur cycling films ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xqDDRUQ ... ture=share

    ride safe

    Nice part of the world Sete.

    At film school they always say a film should tell a story, with a start middle and end. Well you could see some elements of this with the end but overall it is too long and not interesting enough with too much footage. I'd like to see you go out and film "le Club Run" or something but think what would be interesting in it. The stop at the French cafe, the sprint for the town signs with some rivalry between the cyclists etc.

    Lignes Blanches, I expected to see some nice just above the road shots of bicycles with the white road lines. Mabye if you'd dropped some EPO in the graveyard ?

    Bref, I'm not convinced that helmet cams a good video makes at least not for the whole video.

    For sure,the edit was done mainly as something to watch on the turbo over winter.It would have been better to have a mix of camera angles but time did not allow.So following a white line with hemet cam was all .EPO in the cimeterie LOL .

    I did do an aggressive film ' Vouz allez attaque' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im2chdtd5b8
    it's filmed on the local club run and features the more exciting side of group riding.
    They do not stop for a cafe break bizarrely just hammer.

    cheers
  • davidof
    davidof Posts: 3,035
    Yes I'd come across the club run film already on YouTube. Ok I see the point a real live video, that makes some sense.

    I just think that where you are there could be scope for a really interesting documentary about the local cycling scene. When you've got time :-)
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