Video intro (pic)I am not exactly sure from where my idea to record the adventure through video originally grew. It might have been from watching other peoples’ cycling videos and thinking I could do that. Whatever the case, I had absolutely no previous filming experience on which to build, so it seemed quite out-of-the-blue that I found myself looking up reviews of video cameras. Having settled on a Panasonic V700 with a Rode Videomic, I first used the camera on a work trip in the Great Victoria Desert, where I recorded a story about what it is like to conduct a biological survey in a remote location. I absolutely loved the process of capturing my work activities on film and immediately knew that filming would become an integral part of the way I recorded my cycle journey.

After shooting the work video mentioned above, I didn’t have any further practice at filming prior to commencing my adventure. I simply pulled it on Day 1 and started recording. The hardest thing I found about filming the journey is getting out the camera when I am physically exhausted or when I don’t want to interrupt a really smooth riding day. There will always be much room for improvement in my filming; however, I think I am getting incrementally better with each new video I make and, no matter what comes of my efforts, I am having a lot of fun along the way.

I hope that you enjoy watching my videos as much as I enjoy making them. You can watch them on my Video page or by visiting my YouTube channel.