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.
Longtime bike-builder, 72-year-old Tom Fugle is working to complete a chopper for the Born Free motorcycle show. After years of toiling in relative obscurity and near poverty Tom's work is at last getting some recognition.
*Updated with a new epilogue.
Director/DP: Scott Pommier
Producer/Story Editor: Andrew Norton
Assistant Editor: Patrick Barfoot
Original Score: Jonn Ollsin
HERE IS THE AD OF THE BRAND NEW IRON QUARTER MILE ,FOR ONE OF THE MOST WELL KNOWN COMPANIES OF THE USA, HARLEY DAVIDSON.
WE GOT LESS THAN 5 HOURS TO FILM ALL THIS VIDEO, THE INTRO AND THE ACTION SHOTS. WAS PRETTY COOL TO SEE SERGI, THE RIDER, TAKING LAPS AT MORE THAN 160KM/H (around 100mp/h) ON THIS ROAD IN VERY BAD CONDITIONS, BUT HE HANDLED REALLY WELL.
WE FILMED ALL AT 50 FPS, AND IN POSTPRODUCTION WE PUT SOME FASTER FOR THE ACTION WITH SOME SHOOT AT 200FPS ( FOR THE SHAKING ENGINE INTRO, LAST SCENE AND WHEN HE HIT THE DUST).
THIS AD WAS FILMED IN 'AUTODROM DE SITGES', NEAR BARCELONA, AT AN OLD OVAL TRACK FROM 1923.
DIRECTED BY MITO ECHEVARRÍA
COORDINATED BY JAVI ECHEVARRÍA
FILMED BY MITO ECHEVARRÍA
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY SEBAS ROMERO
PRODUCED BY BLACKMEDIA, TONI LATORRE & HARLEY DAVIDSON
RIDDEN BY SERGI
This is my first short film for Guillaume Drapier, Founder of Comete Motocycles.
Shot in one day, achieved without any budget.
Shot in raw with Magic Lantern on a Canon 5D Mark III
Director / Editor : Mathieu Maury
Cinematographers : Romain Decomble, Eudes Quittelier
Color Grading : Eudes Quittelier
Text : Lise Beuve
Narrator : Paul Bandey
Music : A.Taylor – Nostalgia
Mixing: Jesse James Rosquin – Studio Apollon XIII
Actor : Guillaume Drapier
Big thanks to :
Ores-group, Nicolas Guittard, Julien Boulard, Stanislas Giroux, Nancy El Bahrawi, Julien Scussel, Anaïs Deféver, Jonathan Cj Tassin, Ewald Wilson, and all my friends and my family.
There is a light that never goes out. It dwells deep inside us, giving us motivation and shaping our path.
That light is the flicker of creation.
The spark of an idea.
The outline of a design.
It is the desire that stokes our passions and makes us strive to go further.
This internal fire feeds our dreams and puts a glint in our eye.
It is the energy that ignites our creativity.
It tills the land.
It shapes and gives life to the medium being crafted.
Every creation is imbued with the being that created it, as if the medium is breathing in the spirit of the craftsman.
Isn't that the most beautiful way of leaving a trace of our existence, of our time on this earth?
To create is the only way to traverse time, to wander through the ages.
It is the only way to become immortal, to be infinite.
If this light goes out, we die.
Il est une lumière qui ne meurt jamais.
Elle sommeille en chacun, nous anime et dessine nos chemins.
Elle est l’étincelle de la création.
L’éclair d’une idée…
L’esquisse d’un projet.
C’est l’envie qui nourrit les passions et nous pousse à aller toujours plus loin.
C’est cette petite flamme que l’on peut voir dans les yeux de chacun et qui nourrit nos rêves.
C’est l’énergie qui embrase notre créativité, anime nos mains de démiurge, travaille la terre et la matière pour lui donner forme, pour lui donner vie.
Chaque oeuvre est imprégnée de l’être qui l’a créé, comme si la matière, enfermait en son sein une bribe de spiritualité.
N’est-ce pas là, la plus belle manière de laisser une trace de notre existence, de notre passage sur cette terre ?
Créer est le seul moyen de traverser le temps, de vagabonder à travers les âges, de devenir immortel, d’être infini.
Si cette lumière s’éteint, nous mourrons.
Blood & Oil is a short film I have wanted to shoot for some time. It speaks to all avenues of passionate endeavors and the common thread of desire, determination and relentless pursuit it takes to see them through. That feeling that wakes you in the dead of night, the call to action that courses through your veins. It doesn't matter what you do or what your passion is, there is always room to be challenged, to grow, advance and to be more inspired.
With that heart and intention, Blood & Oil is about wanting to create, be more awake and to be more alive. I have been lucky enough to both work and play with truly ambitious and talented people that push me more everyday, to those people I say a very special thank you.
And I thank you for watching and to those who share this film. It was a very ambitious shooting schedule, we shot 16+ set ups in 9 locations in 3 days, not including the pick up/spontaneous shoot days. A behind the scenes blog is being posted on my website, with extra photos and extra footage!
"The last of the embers cool in the waking dawn
as the silence echoes through the empty roads
and the beat of heavy hearts stir the morning air
The wasteland smiles, a grin tired and stretched too thin
Built on rotting soil the city starts to crack, the foundations perish and crumble
Trapped and left wanting, the weary stay hidden behind heavy doors and rusted locks
The undeserving cling to chances untaken
There is no escape
The darkness starts to build
I welcome the storm with my fists clenched, the aching seething from my bones
I cannot show you. I cannot take you with me
The course is already written
Moving in harmony, tracers strangle out the light
The consumption of every movement greedy and unsatisfied
From the wreckage the oil runs
Turning the blood of the fallen thick and black
Quiet is the pulse of the driven
Freedom is not levity, but the untold fight of the knowing
A force understood only by those who possess it
Dare to look up
Dare to breathe
To trust the hopeful and stack your spine
No need to call to the willing, they are already at your side
No need to call them brothers, they already share your fire
The crushing allure of pure acceleration
Chase it down
Chase it down"
Produced, Directed and Edited : Cale Glendening
Prose Writer : Chloé Mclennan
Cast : Art Arcinas, Jiimmy Pruitt, Josh Orr,
Caleb Owens, JT Daly, Paul Moak, Patrick Ryan,
Robert Longhurst, Nick Georgiou, Tori Townsend,
Vijay Upadhyaya, Rachel Haag, Yve Assad,
Pap Shirock, Will Fulford, Cassie Locante,
Allison Rusche, Jenna Lane, Blake Williams
Director of Photography : Cale Glendening
Original Music : JT Daly
Sound Design & Final Mix : Defacto Sound
1st AD : Will Fulford
1st AC : Andrew White
Color : John Carrington
Narrator : Jeffrey Buckner Ford
Music “The Blackest Bird” Performed by
JT Daly & The Blood Orchestra
The Blood Orchestra Is : Avery Bright, Zach Casebolt,
Katelyn Westergard : Violins
Emily Kohavi : Viola
Austin Hoke & Emily Nelson : Cello and members of RAM
Audio Engineers : Justin March, Devin Vaughan, Zack Zink
Mixed By : Paul Moak at The Smoakstack (Nashville, TN)
Post Production Supervisor : Chloé Mclennan
BTS Photography : Yve Assad, Andrew White
Rentals : TVC Nashville, ELITE Multimedia
Special Thanks : Blackbirds Motorcycle Assembly
Austin Mann, Jordan Bellamy, Moto Moda, Barista Parlor,
The Fuselage, The Fort