My friend and landlord Jason Pearce asked me to make a video to promote the Modified Sedans division of speedway racing. Having speedway in my blood from my dad who raced Sprint Cars from before I was born till when I was around 8, I was all too excited for the new challenge. I worshipped my dad's speedway VHS' as a kid, and was stoked to finally be able to make my own.
I filmed two meets - The "Margaret River Masters" and the "Collie Cup", and put together a compilation of footage from the races and the hard work and preparation that goes into being a speedway driver. Both weekends were a blast. Long drives, intense races, meeting new people and all the in betweens.
I'd also like to jump on this chance to congratulate Jason on multiple accomplishments last night (which was also the final meet of the year) -
2nd Place in Heat 1.
1st Place in Heat 2.
3rd Place in Heat 3.
1st Place in the "Collie Cup" Feature Race.
And he also took the 2011/2012 WA Modified Sedan Championship Title.
Jason has been racing sedans for (if I heard correctly), 22 years. And this was the year he finally celebrated his first and well deserved Championship Series. Very happy I was there to see it.
With all of my siblings no longer feeling the child-like excitement for christmas we have alot of free time with our day. So I took my bro out for his first cycle on his new bike!
have also been looking for an excuse to overuse my new fisheye lens. Luckily they live in a nice out of the way sort of area so there wasn't alot of cars out which means we could just cruise and have a good ride in the perfect sun.
His first time on a SS bike so we've opted to get him to use the coaster for a while till he gets used to it haha, stoked to have a new cycling partner for when i visit mums house!
Linebreak - Forever Yoong/Hanging Hard
Lifetime - Northbound Breakdown
Blink 182 - The Party Song
So "Livewire Jam" is an event held once a year at the livewire skate park in Mandurah, WA.
This was the first time I'd been to or heard of the event and I got a little bit of background info - The jam was started as a memorial day for a young rider who was killed (roughly 7 or so years ago i'm told) in such bizarre circumstances you probably wouldn't believe me if I told you. As each year passes it seems to get better and better, with bike shops and brands donating parts and prizes to every day people donating money to sponsor the event and for the "rider of the day" prize. You can tell these guys weren't out for the money or prizes though.
Just a few days earlier i'd picked up a new 16mm fixed wide angle and fisheye lens from Sony as a part of the E-Mount range they have, and what better first-time use could be thought of than a bmx event? I was kinda limited to the shots i could make because I didn't wanna get in the way/get rolled over by a passing biker and I didn't have a skateboard or anything to move on but thats cool! first time so it's all good.
I can't give props to any of the riders cause I don't know any of them personally haha, but good on 'em for getting out there to make a good day happen. And much respect to the people who organise it.
SONG: "Great Expectations" by The Gaslight Anthem.
I got Final Cut Pro X earlier this week, and this is the first flick i've made using it. It's a great program!
Freo is one of the better places to ride in Perth. it's chilled vibes, slow traffic and coastal feel makes it the ultimate riding spot especially if you want to shop or find some good food at the end of the ride.
So on friday night I ventured out into Freo at around 6 and took my camera and tripod out for some more solo filming. I tried to put the ferris wheel to good use in the background of some of the shots but I wish i could trackstand better hahaha.
I wanted to give this one a bit of a vintage feel so I downloaded the "8mm" app on my iPhone and shot some of the footage with that haha. haters gonna hate but it's a cool app and i enjoy the part it plays in this vid.
If anyone in Perth reads this and has a bike i'm always on the lookout for riding partners!