Last week I attended another Mini show but this time with a difference... this one also involved VW's! I'm always quite excited about this one as I don't normally attend other car shows, after this one I feel it's a must! This video was made in approximately 14-16 hours or so, mainly because I was trying out different techniques (some of which I thought was only possible with After Effects) but after a lot of Illustrator templates, Photoshop fades and a lot of Final Cut Pro tweening I feel I'm now happy with the result.
The video and it's effects were mainly inspired by the opening race the 1966 movie Grand Prix:
When I first saw this (ashamedly on youtube) I was just taken aback by the creative cinematography and the clever editing. It was also nice to find out that the opening credits were created by Saul Bass to whom someone I pay a lot of respect. Past the opening title sequence and first race scene I loved the 3 tiled editing transitions and thought to give them a go with a funky beat and that's how this next video came along. I really enjoyed making this video but then again I enjoy all car related media thats created, hopefully I've captured the essence of this show with its laid back-ness of the VW crew and the proud Mini owners but I do have to confess that a lot of the footage is VW based... as I always see a lot of Minis and wanted to try something different. Anyhoo, enjoy!
Music - "Pick Up The Pieces" by Average White Band