movie based on my ride

#1 Jan 3rd, 2010, 19:41
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hey all indiamikers, just wanted to share with you all that i have made a movie based on my recent ride to the spiti valley. we were 5 of us and went to kibber, langza and chandertal. to begin with, i have posted the trailer of the movie at youtube in the following link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REwNjt0NGMA

request you all to have a look at it and provide your inputs/comments and leads on how i can get this to a tv channel.
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#2 Jan 26th, 2010, 23:08
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Thumbs up Amazing place!

I must congratulate you guys! Great video trailer. But I am not sure if tv channels might be really interested in the video as such. Though, I am not trained in video making, but I would say this can be made better by a lot of editing. Add some music to it. Some more clips of the ride. You might still want to retain the original sounds of surroundings, bikes and the riders! Great work!
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just watched your video, vasanth

loved the introduction about the place
butt... too many introductory 'slides' to read.
loved the sound of mantra at the beginning...
front of the bike shots was getting dreary though

just a suggestion -
keep it within 60 mins... 30-35 mins would be perfect.
work out a theme for the film...
for example - the bonding with your co-travellors,
or how the topography overwhelmed you all,
or whatever
and make the docu around it...
sound - is as important as them visuals, to create the ambiance.

the excitement of the journey comes through -
all the absolute best with the film




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Damn I'm on an ancient lap top witout the requisite flash player for youtubr, really wanted to see the flick! I guess I'l migrate to a better endowed computer and get back to you!

Al the best with the film!
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thanks guys, for the encouraging words and useful tips. coincidentally, i did manage to rope in all the stuff like photographs, theme, narration etc to the movie. the documentary is now complete and has a run time of 48 minutes to be precise. since i have had no prior training/experience in movie making therefore, i solely depended on my instincts and windows moviemaker to the edit the videos
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i included photos from the trip along with videos. picked music from various sources and used them for the background.
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Saw the trailer . . . you can't be serious about getting that on tv! Dont mean to be discouraging, but what is that shot on? a point and shoot? the frame sizes are all different! And put a voice over/narrration on the trailer, that text on a black screen is just too bland for an intro!

I posted a video response on you tube, check it out . . . and hey what were you doing posting videos on new years eve? not a party animal i take it
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hey...watched your video...its really cool man...i have never seen anything like this before..!!!..i am hoping this is only a trailer and you have a longer version of this....btw, abt my movie...spare me the criticism yaar :-(...this is my first attempt and that too without formal training or education :-((...you have a point though..i am not being too hopeful about this being considered for television however, there is no harm in trying..so i showed it to few people and got some good reviews especially because of the very reasons for which you mentioned the video may not be considered (shot with a digital p&s camera etc etc :-)..that said, this is what i want to do again and again...make movies based on my rides and i am sure that it would get better and better...
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I'm sure you would get better . . . its great or a first attempt, don't get me wrong, I was just trying to inject some realism into the picture! No discouraging intended!

Glad you liked the bikesurfing video . . . as of now i have a few short videos, but I'm working on making a documentary on the traffic in India.

keep biking and keep shooting
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Your video preview looks like a personal movie made for yourself and your friends. But it does look promising. You need to redo it all over again. It needs some smart editing to keep viewers interested. Keep it to ~5mins total.

Suggestions: Take out all the excited chatter, noisy footage and the shaky camera. You seem to have nice footage of your adventurous journey. Combine some pictures to the video and redo it and make a movie. I am sure it will come out good. For example:

To give you some ideas, here is a video of an australian, who bicycled from Lhasa to Kathmandu -- all alone. He even shot the whole footage himself and made a movie. He also used the same background music of Bruno Coulais as you did: (I can't getover that himalayan blue sky )

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wow...glad to meet someone who is familiar with bruno coulais..!!!thanks a ton for the comments and ideas. like i said, the documentary is now complete with a run time of 50 minutes. i included music mostly from "the motorcycle diaries", "himalaya", "riding solo to the top of the world" and "one crazy ride"...i wish i could show the entire documentary to you guys..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trooooon View Post I posted a video response on you tube, check it out . . . and hey what were you doing posting videos on new years eve? not a party animal i take it
Can't seem to find the video response you posted, trooon?
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Oops... missed a few oo's... Sorry trooooon

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