Tokyo Rides – Yoyogi Park Freestyle

I recently had the opportunity to ride around Tokyo filming with a GoPro Hero HD helmet camera. I was in Yoyogi Park experimenting with it when I saw a BMXer freestyling near the Harajuku gate and I thought it would be interesting to get footage of his POV as he pulled off various tricks so I asked him to put the camera on his head and do a few.

It took a little convincing but in the end he agreed and we got some great footage out of it.

Project: Tokyo Rides

Role: Concept. Filming and Music

Synopsis:

POV Headcam Footage of BMXer freestyling in Yoyogi park with an original music track scored to film.

Background:

I saw a BMXer practicing some moves in Yoyogi Park and thought it would be interesting to get a camera strapped to him so we could get his view of the world as he did some tricks.

Project: Tokyo Rides

Role: Concept. Filming and Music

Synopsis:

POV Headcam Footage of BMXer freestyling in Yoyogi park with an original music track scored to film.

Background:

I saw a BMXer practicing some moves in Yoyogi Park and thought it would be interesting to get a camera strapped to him so we could get his view of the world as he did some tricks.

Music:

The music track is scored to emphasize this pursuit of a certain ideal or result that is constantly interrupted and distracted but does not break away from its deeper purpose. Mimicking the rider the music stops and starts but maintains a thread of flow. There is an underlying focus, an outcome in mind, and though each element is initially fractured and then re-approached from a slightly different angle, each element eventually converges at the peak of the trick and the piece finally resolves in a powerful but fleeting crescendo that fades into the rider’s heavy breathing and abruptly cuts off when the film ends.