Thursday, April 19, 2007

Kraftwerk: Tour De France Video 2

Here is another Kraftwerk Tour De France composition and video. You can watch the first one here.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Kraftwerk: Tour de France Video 1

FRANCE AND GERMANY - Enjoy the vintage moving pictures of Tour de France set to the retro-futuristico sounds of German synth band Kraftwerk.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

SlopeStyle Biking Pays a Visit

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North Plains, Ore.- Turns out Carl is right. The Max does go past the Zoo and there are towns on the other side of that hill. So we rode out to Hillsboro and pedaled out past Grandma's farm to the Hind Sight MX Park to witness some Slope Style cycling at the Wham Bam Thank You Jam. This sport combines mountian biking, bmx, and moto-cross. The athletic talent is awesome. I'm sure these guys don't have to worry about getting to the gym but they may have to pay the chiropractor a visit or two.

This is a just a taste of the sport which is usually played on the side of a mountian. From the amount fancy cameras I saw there I bet you can get plenty of great video and photos on the internet. You can start at SlopeStyle Promoter Aaron Lutze's Match Videozine.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Chariot Deth Match

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PORTLAND, OR - Another quickie from Mini-Bike Winter IV. This time it's a chariot battle in an abandoned building. I am going to bring it down to ACME Food and Drink for IT Night. Tonight's theme: Post-Apocalyptic.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Cross Crusade Videos - The 2006 Collection

I have put all the CrankMyChain XC'06 videos in one place for easy reverence. River City Bicycle's CrossCrusade is the worlds largest Cylocross series and quite a specticle. The events and music videos are posted below in reverse order of production.
I've got to a lot to learn about shooting, editing, and scoring but I feel that I really grew as I shot these videos this season. More importantly I had a blast. Cyclocross rocks and it's a sport just built for the Pacific Nortwest.

Thanks go to River City Bicycles for sponsoring the video coverage.

If you like these videos, I can tell you they're easily 10 times better on DVD. Soon
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Monday, January 15, 2007

Bicycle Mariachi aka Bikerachi

Austin, TX - Bikerachi is a musical riot of pedicabs, musicians, and revelers that bar hop across the city. What started out as a birthday party for Alan Burrows is yet another musical event that helps "Keep Austin Weird". Read more and watch higher quality video at Austin 360

Video is by Jorge Sanjueza-Lyon of the Austin American-Statesman. Photo by Kelly West

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Vancouver Bike Love

A slice of Vancouver Bikey Fun. Vancouver, Canada! OY, OY! Thank you Midnight Simon check out his blog, Midnight Mass.

I especially like the human powered merry-go-round.

Music by Tussle. The track is 'don't stop.

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

CX US Gran Prix - Stumptown Cup

Here is the US Gran Prix Race Redux I promised. You can see the first one, which combines some other events here. I wanted to concentrate more on cyclocross racing in this video. Thanks again to the Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers for the great sound track.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Halloween Dream of Cyclocross

YAMHILL, Ore. - This is the Redux of the first video I did of 2006 CycloCross Crusade Race #4 at the Flying M. There were so many fun images to work with I wanted to circle back around and add my song Halloween Dream to the new version.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Bikes, Dancing, Mud, and Drums

PORTLAND, Ore. – When I started doing this bike vlog this summer I was afraid I’d run out of things to cover during the rainy season. Well, I was wrong. This weekend the Sprockettes hosted several bike events starting with a Dance Party Friday night that had bike dance teams (The Sprockettes, The B:C:Clettes, The Brakes) and live music including one of my favorite groups, Show Me the Pink. I missed Saturday’s events because I was working in Miz Kitty’s Parlour. But Reverend Phil has some videotapes from Saturday's events.

Sunday the USGP of Cyclocross came through town with some of the top riders in the world. The Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers, rowdy fans, and hottubbers greeted them. Later that night the Cross Crusade held their awards party which was also very entertaining and included the LRS Drummers, along with fire dancers from Atyerre Vision, and acrobats from the A-Wol Dance Collective.

I took me a day just to recover from this rainy weekend version of Burning Man done Pacific Northwest style. “Don’t tell me this town ain’t got no heart. You just got to poke around.”

This is a quick montage some of the weekends bike events. I plan on doing more with the USGP race footage and the Sprocettes weekend separately.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Cross Crusade 2006 - Cyclocross Race 5

ESTACADA, Ore. – Cyclocrossers in strange dream wake up in a rock quarry only to find mud, mayhem, and perhaps a touch of their youth.

Watch race five of the Cross Crusade set to the eerie sounds of the Rebels ( ). Mr. Sandman was composed by CrankMyChain’s international correspondent Johnny Stardust.

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Monday, November 06, 2006

Bike to the Polling Place

ANYWHERE, USA - Tell all your bikey friends to GET OUT AND VOTE. If they need an inspriational song have them watch this video.

Bike to The Polling Place
By Dan Kaufman

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Yes on 26-80

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cross Crusade 2006 - Cyclocross Race 3

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. - The name of the song is "Tough Get Goin'" and that's just what the series leaders, Carl Decker and Rhonda Mazza, did at Horning's Hideout Sunday as they put on a cyclocross clinic.

Watch Dan Kaufman's intrepretive music video of the Men's and Women's A race brought to you by Cross Crusade title sponsor River City Bicycles.

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Cycle Denmark- Johnny Stardust *Exclusive*

How do you make a world class cycling city? Join CrankMyChain! video correspondent, Johnny Stardust, as he takes you on a tour of bicycle friendly Copenhagen. We'll find out that it doesn't happen by accident and some of the solutions may make some American's uncomfortable, e.g. hefty taxes on gasoline and automobiles.

Enjoy an original score by Danish Composer, Chris Juris.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

BMX – “In the Concrete Jungle”

Portland BMX riders star in this exclusive bike music video featuring original music by Dan Kaufman for CrankMyChain!
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Thursday, September 14, 2006

KBOO Bike Show - Song Contest Entry

I'm not much for contests except when called to enter by great people like Ayleen Crotty with good shows like The Bike Show on important radio stations like KBOO(90.7 FM Portland).(link here for the contest story)

Here is the "thumbnail" version of my song entry. If I win, I'll re-orchestrate it and stretch it out.

I hope that you will like it :)

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Tour De Fat Bicycle Parade

PORTLAND, Ore. – So, some out-of-towners think they can come to Portland and tell us a thing or two about Bikes and Beer? Well, Portland wisely rolled out the welcome mat for another great bicycle party hosted by the New Belgium Brewing Company. Tom McCall Waterfront Park made a great location for the festivities, which benefited the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and the Portland United Mountain Pedalers. Watch as bicycle revelers parade through downtown Portland.
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Friday, August 18, 2006

2006 Healthnet Portland Twilight Criterium

Portland, Ore. - Some of the nation's top professional bicycle racers competed for a $10,000 purse last Friday at the 2006 Healthnet Portland Twilight Criterium in the downtown park blocks.? Enjoy the thrills of this fast paced inner-city bicycle racing. Music by Six Fingers of Funk. *Click here to watch higher resolution QuickTime version*

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