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Offline JayH

Asiemut (2007 Banff Film Festival tour)
« on: March 01, 2007, 10:31:34 am »
If anybody gets a chance to catch the Banff Film Festival road tour, see if you can catch this 56 minute film on two (french) Canadians who biked from Upper Mongolia through China/Tibet and into India.

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Asiemut

Peoples Choice Award and Special Jury Mention
Canada, 2006, 56 minutes
Directed and produced by Olivier Higgins, Mélanie Carrier
Focus: Cycling/Culture
In 2005, Olivier Higgins and Mélanie Carrier went on their first cycling expedition  8000 kilometres across Asia. In six months they pedalled from Mongolia to Calcutta, India, travelling through Xinjiang, the Taklimakan Desert, the high Tibetan plateau, and the jungle of Nepal. Why? Not only to discover the world, but also to discover themselves.
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It's a fun show, doesn't go into any of the logistics that much or the bike touring details, but both seem to be on Kona MTBs with Serratus panniers and have a custom video mtn on their headtube so they can have self videos of them biking...

The film selection is particular to each tour, so it might not be in every showing of the Banff films but check it out if it is..

Jay
 


Offline biker_james

Asiemut (2007 Banff Film Festival tour)
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 09:03:34 am »
We caught it when the Banff Film Festival stopped in Nanaimo in November. I was totally shocked that they had a nearly hour long cyle touring video. We go to the films every year, and really enjoy them all, but this was great. I did hear some of the 18 year old age group talking that they felt it was a little long, but you have a pretty short attention span at that age.
I would like to take a better look at the mount they had for the video camera, and see if I could cobble something together for some "on bike" footage.
They do have a website, and have the DVD available for sale-http://www.asiemut.mine.nu/


Offline JayH

Asiemut (2007 Banff Film Festival tour)
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2007, 10:48:02 am »
I had a non-cycling friend mention it's length... I dunno, I thought it was the best flick of the bunch this year. We had short films, one on Mergensers ducks, a short comedy flick with Lego, A skiing one by TGR, a basejumping flick in Africa, and some others..

As far as the camera mound, I'd study the design of this:

http://www.pedcopods.com/up3.htm

I have this and it mounts to any round diameter tube (including handlebars up to I think 2") and any flat surface.  However, you could certainly with some machining skills or access to copy the clamp design and then weld the arm and custom mount on top. Shouldn't be too expensive if you get friendly with the local autobody. Usually they'll do custom welds for a small fee...

Jay