A Film i shot about Dustin Kott,
the Californian bike builder who makes custom British style Cafe racers out of old japanese bikes.
I met Dustin in LA on a Harley-Davidson shoot, and was intrigued
how a classic American who looks like he should be building
Choppers, was passionate about little old Brit bikes,
and was using cheap 70s Japanese bikes to make lovely custom Cafes.
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