Riding footage shot entirely handheld on an iPhone 4s.
This 1350 mile motorcycle adventure from Phoenix to Telluride round trip was supposed to be an escape from work. A chance to ride the famed "Million Dollar Highway" No camera gear, no set ups. Just a long ride in the mountains with a few buddies. After much internal debate on whether to mount Go Pro's on the bike and myself at the last moment I opted not to. Once we hit the open road I regretted that decision and found myself yet again armed with only my iPhone. Luckily, I threw in an Ollo Clip wide angle just in case we stopped long enough for a picture at the occasional landmark. Not sure how the footage would turn out I began shooting as we crossed the Monument Valley in Utah. Keeping the phone in my tank bag I set the pro camera app and clipped on the wide angle. When the road and speed limits permitted I would reach in and grab the phone left handed while keeping a modest death grip on the throttle with the right hand. Surprisingly the footage turned out much smoother than imagined. This was all an experiment with the 4s while aboard my VFR 800. So, with no real direction other than trying to capture the fall beauty of the magnificent aspen lined roads of the Rocky Mountains what you see is our weekend get away.
Soundtrack: Moby "Find My Baby"
Courtesy: Everlasting Records
Camera: iPhone 4s
Ollo Clip wide angle lens
Pro Camera App
Edit: FCP 6.0.6