Sunday, November 2

Patience & Power

I'm a firm believer in not learning something unless you intend to use it - why waste energy researching stuff you'll never put into practice? - so I never really got into the nitty-gritty of iMovie until I was invited by Rick Goodchild to present a ride at the Ride For Life 12-hour indoor cycling event in aid of Cancer Research UK. 

Always one to bite off more than I can chew, I didn't want to just have just some background scenery but something that reflected the mood of each track. Then I had several brainwaves at once (my head hurt trying to cope!): I'd use a heartwarming clip that I saw ages ago about a man overcoming all odds to walk again; use interviews with cancer survivors during the recoveries; and have an intro similar to the Make Poverty History campaign, where each click of the fingers symbolised the death of a child.

It took some work, and a very steep learning curve, but this was the ride I presented. I hope you enjoy the ride and that you can be there at the next Ride For Life in 2015.

Can't see the video? Click here!