I went on a great bike vacation this summer and shot a bunch of cycling footage on my new GoPro camera. I thought I was taking the most spectacular footage known to mankind but when I looked at it upon return, it was just o.k. I think I need some filming techniques for cycling videos.
Thanks to NW Documentary there is help on the way. I’ve signed up for a bike filming workshop targeted towards those of us who want to learn how to shoot and ride (at the same time). Who knows, maybe the Filmed By Bike Festival is in my future!
Ride & Shoot Workshop
Camera, bikes, what’s not to like? Learn how to shoot a doc while riding your bike. We’ll kick off the workshop by discussing various mounting techniques and tips for getting the smoothest shots possible, while keeping the story you’re trying to tell in mind. Then, we’ll go for a short ride, and head back to review footage. You don’t need to be a pro cyclist or a pro filmmaker to take this course. Everyone is welcome! Taught by filmmaker and cyclist, Joe Biel.
RIDE & SHOOT
$25 members/$50 non-members
Sunday, 10/28 from 2–4pm
Skill Level: All are welcome!
About NW Documentary
This class is offered through NW Documentary. They offer a great series of documentary film workshops including editing, sound and lighting techniques, and storytelling. You can get a great discount on the cost of workshops by becoming a member. The annual membership cost for an individual is a very reasonable $50. If you end up taking a couple of classes, it’s well worth it.
NW Documentary practices, teaches, and shares the art of non-fiction storytelling. We illuminate important stories that would otherwise be lost or overlooked, provide experiential learning opportunities, and generate better understanding, appreciation, and dialog within our community.