Finding Time

Story Behind Finding Time

The concept of this adventure began in a classroom where I was writing my thesis paper on the subject of time perception. In this paper I was investigating the scientific and anecdotal reasoning for why differed time perception occurs when traveling. For my final piece of my thesis I needed to develop a final tangible piece that I would implement my knowledge of time perception and I decided I wanted to make a film on a subject that would be challenging and be the best to investigate how time perception changes when you travel. So I decided to do a bike tour. Except I had one issue. I had never bike toured before let alone 2500 mi (4000 km) from Bergen, Norway to Barcelona, Spain. I managed to convince 2 of my friends that had no bike touring skills as well to join me. Starting the tour our learning curve on bike touring was intense and we questioned what we were doing. Eventually the days go easier and easier and we got into a flow. The feeling of moving through countries all by the power of your two legs is was such a gratifying feeling that captivated me to the very core. Bike touring is such a simple and affordable way to experience every detail of a landscape and country. We lived on almost 10 dollars a day and slept in the dirt and under the stars every night. Sure it was difficult. Especially for me with a 120lbs (55kg) bike packed with heavy filmmaking gear. We broke bikes/camera gear, we crashed, we had unforgiving headwinds, we got rained/snowed on, and we showered about 6 times over three months. But without all of the struggles we wouldn't have learned or grown and that is what bike touring is all about. Time is not found in the ordinary. I hope you enjoy my film "Finding Time" I have dumped my heart into this film and have spent countless hours working on it to present it to you as it is today. 

Behind The scenes.

In this film I wanted to push the limits of what camera movement can be achieved while being completely self supported on a bike. This film was challenge  because visually bike touring is not the most exciting of sports. So I decide I needed lots of complex movement. The tools I decided to use to convey this movement were the DJI Ronin M, and the Light Pro Gear Featherlite crane. I often would film the talent while riding my bike with a custom rigged mount for my Ronin stabilizer.