22k Mile Scoot for Peace from Alix Bryan on Vimeo.

My friend Jacob sent me a studio copy of his beautiful song, Backroads, to put on the DVD version of this video–it’s a submission for grad school.

In the future, I would like to rework some of my footage into a movie that features his song, and less voice overs.

The video covers most everything about the trip; the concept, interviews, scenery, scooter community, elements of nature, mishaps and the godawful process of packing/unpacking everyday. There is a big shout out to the scooter community near the end. Yes, you’ll have to watch it all, mwuah ha ha.

It started a project for my grad school application–Mass Communications–emphasis in Multi Media.

I went through about 15 hours of footage and worked on it for 3 days. I have no real experience making a movie this long but with software these days, it mainly takes patience. That, along with tech geek forums helped me produce an okay video detailing the trip. I learned a lot this round and hope that I can integrate that knowledge into some future projects. I used iMovie and had to shuffle clips between computer and external hard drive. Before compression it was 28 Gigs. Basically, it was really feckin annoying to do.

Feedback welcomed.