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Old 01-26-11, 10:17 PM   #1
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Quick Video: My friends FG edit.

Well, my friend Sandon (the kid riding the bike) graduated from Full Sail University in FL and works with some of his friends in Grand Rapids, Mich. (the city this was shot in). While they were bored one night they took off about town and shot a little video. Nothing too crazy, no super fast riding, no bar spinzz either, just a fun little edit he threw together of himself riding around town. I liked it, so i thought i would share.

http://vimeo.com/18981569



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Old 01-26-11, 10:38 PM   #2
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Pretty nice quality given the minimal ambient lighting. Could use some shots of faster riding for sure.
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Old 01-26-11, 10:56 PM   #3
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the damn joints in the pavement halfway through made me cringe just thinking about the ones on my commute. such ball busters.
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Old 01-26-11, 11:07 PM   #4
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One of the shots was flipped. Im not sure if your using a DOF adapter but it seems like you would considering that its flipped.

Nice video. One thing though, The black gap between that shot is pretty useless.
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Old 01-26-11, 11:13 PM   #5
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Why call it an edit?
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Old 01-26-11, 11:51 PM   #6
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I didn't think the music matched. It was a solo night time ride with no traffic, and the guy seemed really chilled out. I'd rather hear some jazz or understated instrumental music. Also it ended abruptly without resonance. That last shot didn't work as an ender.

Just my $.02

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Old 01-26-11, 11:54 PM   #7
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Why call it an edit?
This.

I was expecting, at least, a three minute film.
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Old 01-26-11, 11:54 PM   #8
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I like the shots (minus the flipped one). The editing is ok, but the music choice is pretty ??.
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I didn't think the music matched. It was a solo night time ride with no traffic, and the guy seemed really chilled out. I'd rather hear some jazz or understated instrumental music. Also it ended abruptly without resonance. That last shot didn't work as an ender.

Just my $.02
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Old 01-27-11, 12:16 AM   #10
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Im actually kind of happy that I didn't see no BMX tricks, barspinz, Keo Spins, Tail Whips, fat 700 x 69c tires etc.

And + 1 on the suggestion for jazz etc.
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Old 01-27-11, 12:20 AM   #11
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Looks fun, wish the town I lived in was flat and urban enough to ride without fear of speeding vehicular death :/
Have to leave my town for my weekly ride

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the damn joints in the pavement halfway through made me cringe just thinking about the ones on my commute. such ball busters.
I always seem to hit those huge pushed up because of the California earthquakes bumps whenever we go on our night rides :/
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Old 01-27-11, 12:39 AM   #12
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+1 on the non falling lame o editing skidding back flipping.

it woudl've been great if there was an ending. and some nice slow music. Other then that its a great small vid.
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I'll pass along the words and suggestions to my friend. I had no part in making the movie and used 'edit' because it was just a quick, short, piece. As for Grand Rapids, it was filmed on the flat roads but the city it self has some pretty major hills. Some of the biggest in Michigan actually. A very populated fun / younger city. Certain areas at night are dead though! Great for night rides.

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Chris, you should totally participate in his next video.

I wouldn't actually mind watching more of his stuff as it doesn't seem pretentious at all.
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Old 01-27-11, 01:25 AM   #15
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I would like to see more. Good stuff. Well done.
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I love GR! Awesome City, I think I have seen that kid on the annual Wed. night rides that go one there!
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Isn't "edit" meaning like an edited down version of a longer thing?
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While it didn't really fit I was really digging the Sleigh Bells. I saw them in concert a couple of months back and they were totally rad. This caused me to like the "edit" more than I should have.

But I, too, cringe and roll my eyes* whenever I read the word "edit" in reference to some really short fixed gear film. Why not call it a "clip" or a "vid", why jump straight to so-cliche-it's-ridiculous term "edit"?



*need to come up with a word for this.
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Old 01-27-11, 11:23 PM   #19
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See I thought sleigh bells fit pretty well with the vid. it contrasted with the slowed down footage and gave it a kind of intense feel or something. idk how to really put it into words, but it worked for me, and i have a strong dislike for sleigh bells.

though i have to agree with everyone's thoughts on an ending, though i guess since this is a short vid it's not a huge deal.
looking forward to seeing you post some longer vids!
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I have seen some screen shots of the vid before it was posted. They actually got a good amount of footage with some decent 'fast ride' scenes. They decided to edit it down though ( i have no idea why). Anywho, I'll relay all feedback to my bud and will post some more if they make some more!

Again, as for using "edit", i really dont know why i used it. Guess cause it was a short clip. Sorry if it hurts some of you guys..haha

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also, does this remind anyone else of the commercials for that show "skins" on mtv?

seems like that was the kind of thing he was going for haha
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that dismount is sick.
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that dismount is sick.
hahaha...i believe that 'dismount' was his 'slightly hipster mad skid' attempt.

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