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Old 12-22-05, 12:33 PM   #1
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NYC bike messenger girls video

my gf and i watched it twice last night and really enjoyed it.
i searched this forum, didn't find it on here, so i thought i'd post it. the girl who made the video a few years ago linked it on a myspace forum (i know, i know), so i figured she wouldn't mind. if she's on here, NICE WORK, its great!

www.sketchspace.com

its about 10 minutes long i think. it's called "Even the Girls!" by Ashira Siegel. enjoy.
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Old 12-22-05, 12:40 PM   #2
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ashira is awesome. ...I don't think she's on here, but she'd be delighted to know that there's a whole thread just about her film.
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Old 12-22-05, 12:41 PM   #3
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Hey Ken
Yeah I finally decided to get on this thing.....
I think that video was good, but bias..like most documentaries there is alwasy an overtone of some sort used to portray the idea across even though its all real ..editing and personal biases come into play which can hinder a documentary.....I like Herzog's approach to documetaries or even better Jean Pierre Gorin..he is the best at showing and portraying an unbiased documentary without sounding preachy and such.....yeah this is a tanget on bikes but its a film on bikes.
A film about bikes
and bikes in a film are two different things.
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Old 12-22-05, 12:43 PM   #4
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Interesting video, the interface on that site is awesome.
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Old 12-22-05, 12:44 PM   #5
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nice vid
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Old 12-22-05, 12:47 PM   #6
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ashira, good work
hope you're having a good time on the west coast, traitor!
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Old 12-22-05, 12:47 PM   #7
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Interesting video, the interface on that site is awesome.
/me hates teh flash
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Old 12-22-05, 12:52 PM   #8
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thanks for the link. very cool. well done.
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pretty cool. nice to hear interviews.

post it on the new Video thread, yeah? keep things tidy...
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I liked it
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post it on the new Video thread, yeah?
where is that? i didn't know there was such a thing. . .
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Old 12-22-05, 01:06 PM   #12
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Old 12-22-05, 01:18 PM   #13
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thanks- done.
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Kewl! Kerby mentioned my office building as having a sucka$$ freight elevator from the messenger center!
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That was pretty cool - thanks for the link.
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ashira is awesome. ...I don't think she's on here, but she'd be delighted to know that there's a whole thread just about her film.
i just sent her the link to this thread.
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i enjoyed it. the only thing i wasn't too keen on was the filter used on the credits footage. i would've enjoyed seeing some of that riding a little more clearly.
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stefie :drools:
girls on fixed definitely do it for me.
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whoa. i remember her from boston. that was a loooonnng time ago.
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girls on fixed definitely do it for me.
haha. good thing they talked about sexual harassment as a major part of their job...
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Cool. Very cool.
Anyone know the name/artist of the song played at the end?
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Old 12-22-05, 04:38 PM   #22
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^i think its front242.
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this must be kinda old. old-school krypto-locks, odd-job on 14th street. i don't mind 220 e 42nd street (the daily news building, designed by raymond hood, architect of the american radiator building and rockefeller center) that much. it's actually kind of cool. you take an old gated freight down 1 story, and you have to operate it yourself, opening and closing the doors. that girl is really slick at locking up to mailboxes. always takes me forever.

cool. thanks for sharing.
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yikes, has anyone gotten a tally on how many times the word "like" appears in this video?
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Ditto. And embedded music.

Still, I dig the video. Kick ass.
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