I teamed up with Lossa Engineering to make a short video on a Yamaha SR500 that was featured on Cafe Racer Season 1. I wanted to have all the shots at night, and no cars on the road, which was no easy task, but we pulled it off. After several nights of waiting for no traffic, and avoiding the police under the Long Beach Airport landing strip we did it. Enjoy.
Shot, Edited, and Directed by: Ricki Bedenbaugh
Locations: Long Beach and Los Angeles CA
Shot on Canon 7D
Glass: Canon 50mm 1.2, Canon 70-200mm 2.8, Canon 10-22mm
Edited with: Final Cut Pro
Color Treatment: Magic Bullet Looks
Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects
Where does one find a rich mixture of euphoria, excitement, and complete terror? Some people go looking for it on the 13th floor of the Bangkok Hilton, but we found it in the slide area at Hell on Wheels’s Hot August Nights Dirt Track Classic at Perris Raceway last Saturday August 10th. As a part of a 3-event Grand Prix, the beautiful debacle went off in true Meatball fashion. Folks turned up from every nook and cranny of the Southern Californian moto community with all forms of motorized dirt slidin’ machines. No bike showed up that didn’t have a class to race in, many of them riding to the event itself in true run-what-you-brung fashion. From the professionally unprofessional Bixby Moto crew and their mini side car contraption to the fast and smooth Zeke Flanders who went home with more gold than Lil Wayne has in his grill, you could cut the enthusiasm with a butter knife that night. Track casualties included a handful of cracked engines, a pair of small fires, six medical grade sutures stapled in a lacerated leg, and a few broken fingers. Not half bad. Thank you Meatball for another crazy event!