List of Adventure Motorcycle Movies

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Durden, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    I am supposed to go in and try to finalise the above mentioned film in 12 hours.

    Am having an ongoing debate with the editor (who has made, filmed, edited countless travel documentaries) about the type of footage.

    He comes from a professional film making background and wants to keep it tight. That means it flows better, is more straight to the point, shorter clips, high quality clips, lots of little features along the way. And thats what we basically have now.

    I agree that will indeed be better for the uninitiated ... to give them a rich flavour of the trip. But part of me also thinks the 'already into adventure motorcycling' crowd (you lot) will want maximum footage of the interesting riding bits ... even if that footage is lesser quality, taken by photo cameras on movie setting, sound less than ideal etc ... stitch together as much funky footage together as logic allows.

    Any quick thoughts before I finalise this thing?
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  2. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Yes, edit, edit, edit.

    Then edit it again.

    I rarely watch any of the posted helmet cam videos, because each 3 minute clip represents about 30 seconds of good video.

    Like it or not, consumers of video are used to heavy editing and time compression and anything that plays woefully to the fantasies of fanatics the likes of your typical ADVff will fail miserably anywhere else.

    It's my opinion to shoot high quality, in excellent light on every shot, and forget the filler stuff. Longer is not necessarily better, except for the ego of the filmaker.
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  3. glasswave

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    drop all the extra stuff into an "out takes" like menu choice off of the main menu. include some behind the scenes stuff. if you have crappy sound, bg it with some royalty free music track. Use some minimal subtitling to establish setting. This way, the hard core adv guys will dig thru all the footage, while the main production can maintain flow/continuity and brevity.
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  4. Colebatch

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    Thats what I woke up this morning thinking ... Keep the main film super tight, but have an extras section on the DVD with extra footage for those who are interested.

    The way its edited at the moment, there is hardly a single clip longer than about 4 seconds, apart from the opening clip
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  5. Durden

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    I totally agree with the clean polished, edited philosophy, however, some of the best Adventure films have a few extended ride clips that give you a feeling of what its like to be in the saddle. Otherwise, it can feel too much like a marketing video with quick 2 second snapshots of adventure.

    Just my two cents, im sure its going to be awesome regardless. Cheers.
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  6. cliffy109

    cliffy109 Long timer

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    Wild Hogs. Not ADV bikes, but you have to admit that the premise is full of adventure. Other than that, it was a horrible movie though.

    Mad Max. Now that's a true ADV movie.

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  7. Durden

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    ^^^^ Nice ride! I've always loved the R100s, very similar style - looks great.
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    chief_lee_visceral Been here awhile

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    +1 - I like the hippy commune stop and when they trade there BSA's and Triumph's in on "modern" Kawi 2 strokes.
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    pookiebear Soylent Mayhem

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    Have a 2 DVD set with ALL the footage in chapters. So we can order the 1 DVD/blueray with the final movie and outtakes. Then go to the official website and order the 2 DVD or Blueray with all the footage that is chaptered and in order of the ride. No music or narration.
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  10. TeneRay

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    I went ahead and got Mondo Enduro and Terra Circa. Watched Mondo Enduro last night and give it two :thumb. Watching Terra Circa tonight :D
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  12. Colebatch

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    Thats pretty much what we did in the end ... except we used normal music and paid for the licensing

    http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/sibirsky-extreme-dvd.html
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    Probably my favorite too, :thumb or at least a close 2nd to Dust to Glory, then On any Sunday.

    The Long Way Round took a while to get interesting, like when they finally got to Mongolia and then the Road of Bones. It's too bad they didn't take the TAT while in the U.S.
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    I fell backwards in the barcalounger and began to cry at that point. :freaky
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    Cycles South is a really good flick, it's on netflix on demand. (if anyone has a copy they want to sell ,or can burn me one let me know ) :evil
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    I wish Shinji Kazama had filmed his trek to the North Pole on a TW200. Then again, beyond the pure endurance factor, is there really much 'adventure' to arctic travel? Would 20 minutes of film pretty much cover the highlights?
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    http://www.youtube.com/user/dirttrackproductions

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  18. Dcc46

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    I hope the third installment from india is as good as the first two.
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  19. Spokey

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    Have not seen the movie and do not think it is mentioned in the thread. Sjaak the world. :ear
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    Awesome
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