October 9, 2008

Bike Racing

This demo was a collaborative project between composer Boone Johnson, of Aural Produce, and myself. Our intent was to convey a sense of emotion and story without the use of words; only through editing and music. The soundtrack was performed first, and the visuals were then edited to the tempo.

The video was later discovered by Dan Kaufman, creator of Crank My Chain! Cycle TV, an Internet Podcast (available on iTunes) about cyclists. With our approval, Dan added titles and used the video as a promo for the 2007 Eric Kautzky Memorial Track Race--held on the same track where this video was shot.

Filmed on two cameras, one was a consumer model that grossly overexposed the highlights in many of the shots. After careful consideration, I felt that the white 'hot spots' gave the footage an intensity that was actually a good match for the action onscreen. In post-production, I was able to digitally color-correct the 'normal' footage to match that from the overexposed camera, and thus establish a look for the video.