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Bruno preparing his equipment for the indoor shots before we can get stuck into the bikes outside.
The story starts in the bibliotheque as I get attracted to the sound of a bike passing by outside,
Which reminds me of the old Ducati that has been standing in the barn for years! Here I sprinkle dust onto the covered and hiden Hailwood. Something I never want to have to do again. Better do it in one take please.
Bruno getting some close ups of the bike before the starting ritual
Kicking the Ducati up again for another take and another take . .
Really looks like a professional shoot with lights and sun shades!
A last walk around with the camera hand held before the ride away shot.
which Bruno filmed from the upper floor of the barn.
Can I ride it now please?
just ride out of the yard and come back for a 2nd take, or 3rd.
2 weeks later, planning the ride by shots,
it takes a lot of camera skill to get good close up shots,
and panning through some nice curves.
Back home, just need to get the on board shots finished and everything cut into the final film.
One of the shots for the videos, a nice stretch of road not too far away with a couple of sharp hairpin bends. Great for filming from the roadside because the speed is relatively low and looks great on board with plenty of acceleration. The tank top camera doesn't get the full blast from the exhausts but that will all be rectified in the final cut.
and this time I tried my own cutting, not so easy but fun to try. Certainly not what I was wanting, let's see how the professionals get on with all the material we've made. This is only part of the story.