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Old 05-20-2015, 08:26 PM   #1
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German Documentary

This past Sunday I participated in the annual Dennis Hopper Day motorcycle ride in Taos New Mexico. The event celebrates Hopper a past Taos resident with a ride and a viewing of Easy Rider, parts of which were shot in Taos and then music in the evening at the Old Martinez Hall that Hopper used to own. I was only one of two sidecar rigs in the event that totaled 100 motorcyles and I got to meet a small group of people who as it turns out were there from Frankfurt Germany shooting a Documentary on Hopper. They did a ten minute on camera interview with me with questions ranging from what the film and Hopper meant to me as well as my views on the counter culture and if its effects still resonate today.

When the interview finished they then asked me if I was wiling to have their camera person ride along in the rig to shoot the ride for the documentary. Heck ya! I thought and off we went. I gave it my best, paced the riders and passed them when the other lane was clear to allow for panning the whole group of bikes instead of just being stuck in one spot and the camera person seemed pretty happy with what she got.

Any earlier experience with film has ended with my scenes on the cutting room floor but maybe this time I'll get lucky. If this does make it through production and gets released in some form I'll post a link.....might just be my rigs 15 minutes of fame.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:51 PM   #2
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cool stuff carl...hope we get to see it.
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So Carl, when do we all go to Germany for your parade ?
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So Carl, when do we all go to Germany for your parade ?
Soon, I'm going to have to double up on my paper route to get the money to send us all!
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I was wondering how any of that footage turned out. Handheld from the hack is a acquired skill ..lol .. You were right in front of me for a while... mad riding/passing skills my brother ...lol .
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Well done, Carl..
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I was wondering how any of that footage turned out. Handheld from the hack is a acquired skill ..lol .. You were right in front of me for a while... mad riding/passing skills my brother ...lol .
I wondered the same thing, she did have a Go Pro on the handle bars and she used the top of my windshield as a place to steady the hand held camera. I think I am supposed to be getting some stills and footage by email so I will find out if she's in the same league as Laszlow Kovacs or not.

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Well done, Carl..
Thanks Dave, it was the most fun I've had in awhile and all unexpected!
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