It’s Better In The Wind – Short Film
Once again we come across a video that really seems to capture the essence of ADV riding even though this is not a DS bike or bikes. An adventure is really anything you want it to be, the feeling you get from riding is what it’s all about. My new colleagues where I work are finding out that I am obsessed with riding. They laugh at me when I get the chance to ride to work and the smile on my face that stays all day. I used to ride to work every day but working for BC Transplant now it’s not easy to do since I am on call so much for now. In any case enjoy this “movie” and sit back and relax!
For the last two years I have been taking still photographs for a personal project entitled ‘It’s Better In The Wind,’ all the while collecting video footage from each ride as we traveled around the Western United States together.
I have been slowly editing the footage into a visual scrapbook of sorts for those who partook, and those who followed us via the web. No preaching the triumphs and failures of the motorcycle industry, no divisive commentary between manufacturers and styles…just a collection of imagery that will hopefully inspire more people to take to the road and discover what there is outside of our respective communities.
Chuck Ragan was kind enough to collaborate with me to write an original soundtrack for the film, to give me some anthemic tunes to edit with, and I can’t thank him enough for the kind gesture towards a fellow traveler.
Please, enjoy the film, everybody who took part in it is family, we are all grateful for your support these past two years while we tried to build a concept around the positive nature of motorcycling.
-Minolta Super 8mm
-Final Cut Express
Film Processed by:
-Pro 8mm in Burbank, CA
Music Written, Recorded, and Produced by:
-Chuck Ragan (chuckraganmusic.com)
Cover Art by:
-Leilani Derr (leilaniderr.com/)