Sunday, April 19, 2009

Filmed By Bike 2009

The only downside of the whole weekend is that Mimi didn’t get to see our animated film, The Tortoise and the Hare, play on the big screen at the Clinton Theater, but I did manage to take a low quality video of the 9:00 show on Friday so she could see how the audience reacted favorably, especially to her joke in the final frame.

Other than that, though, I would hardly change a thing—the weather’s been just lovely again and did nothing but make us fall head over heels once more with Portland’s charms as we pedaled around town yesterday, stopping in to vintage stores and bars for browsing and bloody maries respectively.

And again, as in 2008, the experience has inspired us to start thinking about next year’s entry, which—at this point, anyway—we’re imagining as something in the horror movie genre, perhaps a version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as played by bicycles, but we’ll see, as the deadline in February comes nearer.

The general consensus seems to be that this year’s crop of movies in FBB continues to raise the bar in terms of professionalism and technical expertise but that maybe, just maybe, something might have been missing when it comes to comparing story and passion with year’s past, but that, in any case, our little movie holds up really well overall.

The organizers of the festival totally outdid themselves, though, in the party department; I loved how the entire block around the theater was taken over Friday night for the festivities. I hung around basking in the celebration until one in the morning but somehow, unfortunately, managed to miss the late night ride leaving around then.

Still, I enjoyed my usual post-festival ride home across the river to our hotel; the streets were all but empty of cars as I pedaled across the Willamette and even though I was alone, it felt like fellow cyclists were out there, almost everywhere.


Blogger mork the delayer said...

This movie made me think of you:

The Butt Race

3:34 PM  

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