Preview of “Makers” – The Star Wheel

By Brian Boyko
[GAS] Contributor

I’ve been holding onto this one for a while, and I’m glad it’s coming out now.

As I mentioned earlier in my post on my new MacBook, I’m getting into documentary filmmaking. Currently I’m working on two projects. One of them is “Makers,” a documentary about do-it-yourselfers at the Austin Maker Faire. I’m working on putting together a rough cut right now after capturing all of the tapes I shot for the project, but before I do that, I wanted to present to you a short sneak preview.

This preview is about five minutes long, and it deals with one of the attractions at the Maker Faire, a pedal-powered, mobile ferris wheel. It features in-action shots that, around the three minute mark, “take a turn for the shocking.”

My friend Chris Morley – my old boss at HardOCP – is also part of the project and you can see that he has a particularly timely line in this video.

One last thing – while you can find the standard definition of the video embedded below, if you’ve got the hardware and bandwidth for it, you can head to the Vimeo Web site to view this movie in 720p High Definition, and download a copy for you to keep, share, or send out on P2P networks. Because while you can’t sell it for money, you’re free to copy the movie and share it.

I’m still working on the rough cut – and even this little clip will probably be a little changed from the version you see here in the final movie. But if you happen to have a distribution network for the final product – I’m looking for one and feel free to contact me at the e-mail address at the end of the film.

Feel free to make suggestions or ask questions in the Comments section. More previews to come.

— Brian.

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