We’ve been following this webseries – Stories of Bike by Cam Elkins for quite a while now and we think you should definitely check it out!
So the story goes like this in Cams’ own words!
“This whole thing started, as most personal projects start I suppose, out of frustration.
Back in 2012, I had just seen two fantastic short films “Solus” by Lossa Engineering and “Chabott Engineering (Shinya Kimura)” by Henrik Hansen and was simultaneously blown away how well these films were made and frustrated that there weren’t more like them.
Soon after, I found the occasional short bike film. But they tended to be much the same. About a builder, working with his hands and why he or she builds and rides the bikes they do. I could never find a video that went further back than that. I wanted to hear their story that got them there.
Not just builders, but every day riders and their bikes. Their histories, their dreams, challenges, loves and losses. I wanted to see these stories and how riding a bike makes it all better.
But I’m no film maker. I had made a few family videos here and there and had a camera that could shoot video. It wasn’t until a series of catalytlismic events that drove me to decide that, if no one else was going to make the videos that I wanted to see, I would.
So I created this video series. Just so I could see your bikes and hear your stories.
The Stories of Bike team is pretty small. It’s just me and my youngest brother, Jack. I seek the stories, produce, shoot and edit while my brother writes original score. It takes about 3 weeks to produce an episode with 3-4 days of shooting and 2 weeks of editing and music writing.
It’s a big effort for two guys who live in two separate states to do, but we have some great help from every rider who features in an episode and the Sydney Cafe Racers, who have been a huge source of ongoing support.
This is Stories of Bike.”
We also found that they’ve been getting some real appreciation from around the world. Here are some to name –
AUSTRALIAN WEBSTREAM AWARDS 2013:
- Best DocumentaryBest EditingBest Cinematography
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL WEBFEST 2014
- Best Non-Fiction SeriesBest Editing
- Outstanding Direction in a Reality Series
- Outstanding Editing in a Reality Series
All of their other videos can be accessed by clicking here.
Wishing you and your team great success in your future endeavours and hoping to catching up with you guys if you’re heading to India.
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