Hooray! I have finally managed to complete the third part of this set and now it is complete. Well 'complete'.
The Uncertainty Principle.
A three part audio doco about riding a bike a very long way in not enough time.
In which I ride the 2017 London-Edinburgh-London Audax event. Basic task is to ride 1240km in less than 116 hours.
After a year out with covid the next edition is being ridden in August 2022 - I am not riding it this time. I will almost certainly do the next one though.
- I used a cheap voice recorder along the way when I did the ride - so there is tons of wind noise from time to time.
- I added a whole bunch of home recorded audio over a year using a couple of different (increasingly better) microphones. This is why the vocal audio gets better the further you go.
- All the soundtrack is mine - I created the whole lot, in itself a bit of a mission.
- Obviously I edited and produced it too - again the third part is better than the first becuase I was learning so much as I went along. If you wait until you know enough to make something 'good' you will never start. A search for quality is the enemy of creativity, improvements to quality happen as you work, like playing the violin.
- It's not a professional production - and that's kinda the point. I just wanted to capture something about the experience and why you might do something as crazy as this...
If you like it send it on to your mad cycling friends or family.
And there is plenty of other audio work on my Soundcloud page, even some actual music, though it is mostly experimental electronic and therefore a bit challenging from time to time.