2013 MFF: White Knuckle: The Story of The Motorcycle Cannonball & The Build
Short Documentary: The Build
Director, Truen Pence
Producer, Davis Priestley
Editor, Kyle Stebbins
Cinematographer, Greg P Schmitt
Sound Design and Mix, Michael Bard, CAS
Original Music by Brian L Hall
Description: A labor of love has been released into the wild. As some of you might've noticed, motorcycles have been an apparent theme at the Outpost recently, from The One Moto Kickstarter to the DCB750.
Our new digital craft project, titled The Build, is an interactive film documentary about three independent bike buildersThor Drake, Casey Him and James Crowe.
What makes this short film unique is that it pairs traditional filmmaking with interactive experiences that push the envelope of browser technologies like webGL and HTML5 video. We crafted a site that plays web video and includes heaps of animation without using any Flash. It is a continuous effort at Instrument to explore how storytelling can be amplified using emerging technologies.
You can experience our new release at www.thebuildfilm.com. Over the next several weeks we'll also be releasing photography, video and crew interviews on our various social channels. Some of our team members chimed in below with favorite moments and insight into what it was like working on The Build.
White Knuckle: The Story of The Motorcycle Cannonball
Description: Ride along with Hot Rod Builder and Award Winning Filmmaker Brian Darwas as he travels coast to coast on the ultimate antique motorcycle endurance run, "The Motorcycle Cannonball".
Witness as these bikes are pushed past their limits! Get an upfront look at parking lot engine rebuilds! and watch as the top guys in the motorcycle industry machine parts in the back of their vans to keep their bikes on the road, and in the race!
"I followed some friends as they rode on the first Motorcycle Cannonball. The run was all pre-1916 motorcycles. Some were single cylinder engines, some had no transmissions (just a belt and a tensioner). They started in Kitty Hawk, NC and rode clear across the country to Santa Monica, CA. Literally "Coast to Coast", on all secondary roads, no highways! . . and since I like to witness pain and suffering I tagged along and made a movie about the trip." - Brian Darwas
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