Burning rubber in the Motor City (view this story)

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Meg Loucks July 12, 2010, 2:43 p.m. permalink

Nice work, Eric.  This was a really fun story to watch.  You have beautiful visuals, great nat sound and compelling interviews.  You were especially creative with some of your shots of the action -- I love the overhead shot and the shot from the end of the bike.  These really took me into the story in an active way.

Overall, this is an effective video, but I wanted more punch in the lead.  I would have started with your most compelling shots of the action.  As a viewer that makes me want to keep watching. 

I can see why you started at the end of the story, but I think that with images as great as these you shouldn't bury the lead.

Really fun stuff.  Keep up the good work!

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Eric Seals July 12, 2010, 3:42 p.m. permalink

Thanks Meg for checking it out and commenting on it :-)

They always say have your best visuals at the beginning and the end and I totally understand what you said about a punch in the lead.

I ended up editing it both ways from punch of the burnout to the "mystery" of the guy talking and filling a hole. 

In the end I just wanted to try something different, even if it was 33 seconds of building up to the burnout. I was really hoping that people watching would be curious and hooked in that short amount of time as to what this guy was talking about and why he was filling a hole.

It was fun to shoot and I was amazing that my GoPro cameras survived especially the one mounted on the rear fender as the heat coming off that tire was very intense.


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Colin Mulvany July 12, 2010, 5:34 p.m. permalink

Good to have you reviewing Meg! Welcome to the Finding the Frame Community.

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Don Himsel July 13, 2010, 11:55 a.m. permalink

Fun to watch, Eric.  Would have loved to have seen the angle and expression that shows up at :52 or so right up front.  Nice work.

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Eric Seals July 13, 2010, 12:12 p.m. permalink

Thanks Don for watching it!

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