I'm excited to share one of my latest large project. This fall I worked with Carleton College, my own Alma Mater, to script and film a video promoting bike friendliness of the campus and surrounding area. I was really happy to work on the project, especially having been the Carleton Cycling Team president while I was in school there. The area around campus is gorgeous in the fall, with cornfields starting a mere five minute ride from the edge of campus. I wanted to present three stories of how people on campus use their bikes; looking at the cycling team, a professor who commutes daily by bike, and the rest of the student body that uses their bikes every day just get to class or head downtown.
As part of the preproduction I went down to Northfield to scout locations for the shoot. Of course that was the most perfect day ever imaginable, and I thought there was no way to have as nice weather on the actual shoot date; however, when it came time to shoot we had an equally perfect day. A few clouds in the afternoon gave way to a incredible sunset. Watch the film bellow:
I was happy to have assistant Josh Morris helping on the project. He had the important roll of driving my car as I was filming out the back in front of the riders. In the afternoon Josh Becker joined the crew to add a second camera angle as we worked around town, and captured the slow motion footage for of the cycling team, adding another texture to the project. I'm really happy with how the project turned out, squeezing a lot of information and scenery into our two minute goal. A few of my favorite frames from the project: