UPDATE: The film has been selected for a collection of 22 world's best short films about bicycles called Bicycle Movies! For more information head to: bicyclemovies.com/bicycle-movies/

A short unicycle chase film, winner of the Alice Springs Bicycle Film Festival 2012 (alicespringsbicyclefilmfestival.com).

Shot during 2 weekends on a camcorder with no knowledge about technicalities of making videos (hence not in HD, unfortunately).

Edited in Final Cut Pro X. Here's how I achieved the silent film look:
- black and white effect
- increased contrast
- 1.5x speed for most clips (some a bit more)
- dust and scratches - modified overlay alfa clip I found in a tutorial somewhere and can't find it anymore
- flashing - custom effect created in Motion (random changes in lightness)
- shivering of titles - custom effect created in Motion (random changes in position)
- aperture-like transitions - custom transition again created in Motion

Credits:
Directed, filmed and edited by Lukáš Pečinka
Concept by Chris Barnes
Story by Chris Barnes, Andrew Cook, Matt Leyland, Sarah Mason, Lukáš Pečinka
Artistic direction and advice by Sarah Mason and Andrew Cook
Camera assistance: Andrew Cook, Matt Leyland, Sarah Mason, Lauren Young

The Principal Characters:
Villain...................................Sarah Mason
Bag Snatcher..............................Matthew Leyland
Gentleman.................................Lukáš Pečinka
Drunk Man.................................Chris Barnes
Policeman.................................Andrew Cook
Sweet Girl, Reading Girl, Bicyclist.......Lauren Young

Music credits:
- Scott Joplin: Scott Joplin's New Rag
- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/index.html?genre=Silent%20Film%20Score): Five Card Shuffle, Trouble, Doh De Oh, Plucky Daisy, Water Droplets on the River, Villainous Treachery, Piano Cue One

More info:
Skink: skinkdesign.com
Alice Springs Unicycle Mob: facebook.com/groups/151536731604475/
Circus Circosis: circosis.com.au/

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