This is really great input Donald. I suspect you have some background in the film industry? I'm still playing with the footage, watching other shorts and getting a feel for what works and what doesn't. All told I have about 64 gigs worth of 720 (is that still considered HD?), so I have a ton of work cut out for me. I had planned on having something ready for release this month but I'm no where near finished. One particular documentary I was thinking of emulating style wise (totally different message) is here.
I like the idea of there not being a story line. Just a melody. I might like to explore that idea further. I want to keep the whole thing down to 20 to 30 minutes (maybe less). It needs to be entertaining as well as engaging. Nothing worse than sitting through someones travel videos if its just plain footage.
I will be narrating the doc. I thought I would just play with the journal from the trip. I agree on doing it myself. I'm still stuck on the price of licensing agreements. I was quoted 40 per second for some old Bonneville footage. They had a 30 second minimum. I'm not looking at this as a commercial venture so investing that kind of dough make little to no sense. Although it has me thinking maybe I am in the wrong business.
I've had a mixed bag of comments about the ending of that last clip. Some like it, some don't. I thought of adding it to sort of tie in the whole idea of why we were going in the first place and also to give some perspective on how amateur our initial effort of approaching the SCTA was.
Really curious to hear about your background and continuing this conversation.
BTW, the bike is getting rebuilt and prepped for an registered trip to Bonneville in 2013. Another kick at a rebuild....again...