Stay safe at new Milwaukie quiet zone crossings.
home

Documentary org to offer class on filming by bike

Posted by on March 9th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Filmmaker Joe Biel will go to
great lengths to capture bike
footage.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Did you know there’s a non-profit based in Portland devoted to teaching the art of the documentary? Not only does NW Documentary teach folks the, “art of non-fiction storytelling,” they have a new class this term that will delve into the often overlooked discipline of filming by bike.

Teaching the “Ride and Shoot” bicycle filmmaking class will be none other than local bike filmmaker Joe Biel. Biel — a prolific artist and publisher who’s also the man behind Microcosm Publishing — has been making moves about bikes for many years. Remember his Martinis in the bike lane film back in 2006? More recently he’s embarked on a documentary about cargo bike builder Tom Labonty.

Lilah Cady with NW Documentary says Biel’s class will meet twice, first on 3/19 from 6-8pm and again on 3/25 from 1-5pm. Joe will share his knowledge of camera mounting techniques and provide tips on shooting while riding. At the second class, he’ll lead a ride to put the techniques to work. All experience levels are welcome and the class is $200 for members and $350 for non-members.

The goal, Cady says, is to offer this class three times a year and then show off the best work at the Filmed By Bike festival starting in 2013 (it also just so happens that NW Documentary is the official beneficiary of the festival this year).

Learn more about the class and register at at NWDocumentary.org.

Email This Post Email This Post


Gravatars make better comments... Get yours here.

NOTE: At BikePortland, we love your comments. We love them so much that we devote many hours every week to read them and make sure they are productive, inclusive, and supportive (heck, sometimes we even fix your typos!). That doesn't mean you can't disagree with someone. It means you must do it with class and respect. This is our business and we do not tolerate mean commenters who add nothing of value to the discussion.

Unfortunately, we are not robots and we don't always catch everything. You can help by notifying us if you see inappropriate comments. Thanks! — Jonathan and Michael

- Daily bike news since 2005 -
BikePortland.org is a production of
PedalTown Media Inc.
321 SW 4th Ave, Ste. 401
Portland, OR 97204

Powered by WordPress. Theme by Clemens Orth.
Subscribe to RSS feed


Original images and content owned by Pedaltown Media, Inc. - Not to be used without permission.