Post by Dan on May 1, 2018 12:12:14 GMT -6
opus [oh-puh s] noun.
1. a musical composition.
2. one of the compositions of a composer, usually numbered according to the order of publication.
badass [badas] noun.
1. of formidable strength or skill.
2. a formidably impressive person.
3. impressive; excellent.
motorcycle [moh-ter-sahy-kul] noun.
1. a motor vehicle similar to a bicycle but usually larger and heavier, chiefly for one rider
but sometimes having two saddles or an attached sidecar for passengers.
mojocyclin' [moh-joe-sahy-klin] verb.
1. to ride on or operate a motorcycle along with music, often via headphones installed in helmet.
I have been biking all my life, my first bike was as a teenager. I'm an old fart now and I still ride. I put more miles on my bikes annually than I do my car.
Unlike my days o' youth, these days I have my helmet plugged in (as do my gear in winter which keeps me toasty warm), but the helmet is plugged in in a different way... for sound.
Most of the time I'm rolling I have tunes playing all the while. A few years ago whilst with friends through gorgeous country roads framed with mountains, streams, trees and barns and of course listening to music, I recall wishing there was a way to share that experience.
It was then I decided and, as a filmmaker, knew what to do. Hence the birth of Opus Badass, a series of short films that capture the essence of riding, sometimes of my own, sometimes of those I hear about, sometimes of ideas and concepts I have. An idea in which cylinders of grace reveal the suite of the motorcycle.
I began the series several years ago, and then pulled it, if only to improve on what I'd already done (because I could), and then suddenly with inspiration to make more, not just of the ride, but now with storylines included.
I'll begin to roll out each movement (puns intended) throughout this year, with more in the works at this moment.
This is completely different than what I may be known for, but is no less a passion. If anything, it is more a passion. As a matter of fact, Opus Badass is about embracing your passions.