Sunday 2 October 2011

Cycle Video Day - Detail

If you haven't already read this page and then come back here.

Ok, detail is too strong a word. I'm intentionally trying to keep the detail to a minimum. I think it is better that the output from this day is not too directed. It should be a bringing together of many peoples views and experiences of commuter cycling.

However, I'll clarify a few things.

Videos should be no more than 10 minutes long. Any amount under this is acceptable. I know some people have suggested that 10 minutes is too long. However, leaving the option of a 10 minute video would allow someone to post a video filtering past queues of traffic, or to be able to show off a particularly scenic route. It is up to YOU. You decide how long, and what is in your video.

You will need to load your video up to YouTube or a similar video hosting web site for it to be linked to.

It certainly doesn't need to be uploaded, edited etc on the day of filming the footage, but ideally if you could edit it before the 17th October that would be great. If you think it would be late, you could e-mail me to let me know. Not everyone is a dab hand at editing video!

You don't need to be a regular YouTube'er to do this. In fact this could be your first uploaded video. All videos are welcome. All posters are equal!!

I will set up (probably with some help) a blog or website dedicated to this, and post details as soon as I have it. There will also be an e-mail address set up for everyone to send details of the videos to.

There may be the opportunity to edit bits of everyones videos together to produced an overall video for the day. If you don't want your video edited in this way, let me know!

If your video is offensive etc then it may not be included. I don't expect that I would need to reject any, but please note, it is possible!

Anywhere in this blog and elsewhere where I say 'I' or 'me' I actually mean WE! I do not claim ownership to this. I was daft enough to come up with this crazy idea, but I will need some help. Help with the website, help with graphics, help with editing, help with publicity etc. So if you think you can help leave a comment below (or twitter message me, or send me a message on YouTube, until I get the e-mail set up).

Most importantly, DON'T cycle any different to how you do normally. DO NOT go looking for trouble (not that you would anyway). It should be a true reflection of your experience on that day, not manufactured to look good/bad.

Happy Video Camming!

Oh and if you can think up a catchy name for this event/website etc. Let me know!


  1. I think Cycle Video Day is a good base, + I already have some ideas of some graphics for it.

  2. Uhhm.

    I'm finishing my shift at 08.00 hrs that morning and coming home on the commuter bike against the rush hour traffic. Depending on the weather/my mood I may go out on the road bike or the mountain bike after a little shut eye.

    I'll see what footage I can rustle up. All POV stuff or some other views as well?

  3. OK, my original plan to take part in this may get dashed a tiny bit...however I'm still hoping I'll be cycling to work on the 10th!
    If not, I may have to find a magical wormhole on the 11th....

  4. 10 minutes of footage on the 10th day of the 10th month? Sounds good!

  5. Ah and I just realized, Oct 10th is Canadian Thanksgiving, when we celebrate food harvests or queen victoria or something, so I'll be off work and free to go anywhere to record my 10 mins!

  6. Looking forward to contributing, and I'm happy to help in any way I can.