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World Naked Bike Ride

No. Don’t worry. I didn’t ride naked. I just made my first multimedia piece.

My friend, Stew Smith and I collaborated on a photo/video/audio project. It was a first for both of us.

We decided last minute to cover this bike ride. It proved to be a challenge because the light fell quickly. We worked with three video cameras: 1 HD camera; 1 standard Mini-DV camera; 1 night shot Mini-DV camera.

The two Mini-DV cameras were attached to my bike. One was mounted low on the front fork and moved with the turn of the wheel. The other was on the front of the frame and moved with the motion of the bike.

World Naked Bike Ride, St. Louis, MO   Bike camera mount    www.gershphoto.com

We conducted interviews to find out a bit about the event and its participants. We mixed photos and videos to tell the story. It was definitely one of the most interesting events I have ever covered.

  • 1.5 hours of footage
  • 3 gigs of photos
  • 11+ hours of editing

I hope you enjoy our presentation. Let me know what you think.

Congrats Lauren and Jonathan!
Photographing tragedy
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2 Responses

  1. Wow. That’s quite an event. The video said it started in Spain, but what exactly is the point of it? Maybe that was covered and I missed it, but why do all these folks hope on bikes and ride around in their undies?

    I liked the use of stills and videos. Shots from the bike ride itself are pretty cool.

  2. The bike ride was to protest big oil. They were trying to promote healthy exercise at the same time. The event organizers said the “nudity” was to make people comfortable with their body image. I think it was really just to get attention. That worked!

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