What’s It Like To Ride a Motorcycle?
If you ride a motorcycle you know that’s a hard question to answer to non-riders. I remember asking Scott what it was like prior to learning to ride. He did his best to explain it but as we all know you have to get on a motorcycle to fully understand the feeling that comes when you’re cruising down the road.
My Art Project
Last semester I took an art class. For our final project, we could do anything we wanted. Seeing how riding is a big part of our life I knew somehow I wanted to incorporate that into my project. We briefly talked in class about video as a form of art. My instructor mentioned no one had ever really done a video as a final project so I decided to do one. I was fairly certain none of the students in my class have ever ridden so I wanted to try and capture a bit of what it’s like to ride.
Capturing The “Feeling”
To capture the feeling we compiled a list of common questions nonriders typically ask us and tried to answer them with the actual video footage and in the commentary. Each project had to be presented to the class the week before finals. Each of was given a time limit of up to 5 minutes including questions and answers. For that reason, we kept the video short and tried to mix the clips up with several different types of riding experiences.