Wednesday, 25 March 2009

It's Your Ride: 3 min 47 sec of cinematic bliss


It's Your Ride from Cinecycle on Vimeo: I have never seen the beauty of urban bicycling captured on film like this before. Made by Cinecycle, sponsored by French tire maker Hutchinson, this short film is worth spending four minutes on.

Who are the folks who made this? Answer: Cinecycle is a film and video production company based in Brooklyn, New York.

Acccording to director Daniel Leeb, the filmmakers are all first an foremost cyclists and bicycle enthusiasts - and currently in post-production of a feature documentary of bicycle messengers. But first they let this Hutchison-sponsored short film out on on Vimeo, showing all the world the beauty of being a bicycle rider in a flat city...

Director is Daniel Leeb of Cinecycle Productions, director of photography is Bill Winters, editor is Adam Barton, and composer is Alan Wilkins. The music "The Hustle" was written specifically for this film.

Check out what Daniel Leeb himself have to say about the film, and enjoy the spring that's in the air!

"This short film features Alfred Bobe Jr. and Fatimah Durkee. The film spins a visual ballad between the two cyclists experiencing the city in their own unique ways. Both cyclists are city dwellers who amidst the chaos of the concrete jungle have created a private and peaceful psychological space as they traverse the streets. They are both alone and yet they are both very much aware of each others presence. The film speaks to the harmony with one's environment that can be found while riding a bicycle in a city and the synchronistic connection we can have with those we have not even met. The short was commissioned by Hutchinson tires".

2 comments:

adrianfitch said...

How inspiring would urban cycling be if all days were like that? Thanks for posting.

Austin said...

This song was actually used in another cycling video.

(watch video from last years race--the second one) http://gatewaycup.com/about/

It's basically the best song ever for being in two awesome bike videos.