sabato 30 marzo 2013


This short film by Thorsten Indra and Thomas X. Stoll is about the work and the passion of the German craftsman Enrico de Haas.

As an award-winning, well published and internationally recognized Motorcycle Customizer and winner of the Custombike "2012 Rookie of the year" award, Enrico grants the viewer some first hand insights into his special approach of building bikes and talks about his philosophy in craftsmanship.

German, with English subtitles.


A small gallery with some making-of images can be found here:

To see more movies and learn more about Thorsten Indra, please visit and

To see more filming and postproduction work by Thomas X. Stoll, visit

venerdì 29 marzo 2013

giovedì 28 marzo 2013

lunedì 25 marzo 2013

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder - Jason Sheets

Jason Sheets from Hagerstown, Maryland is one of the Invited Builders for the 2013 Born-Free Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle show in Orange County, California. He is building a custom 1931 Harley VL Flathead to compete at Born-Free 5.
For more info on the show and to see more videos please visit

video by Ken Driscoll

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder - Scott "t-Bone" Jones

Scott "T-bone" Jones of Noise Cycles in Santa Ana, California is one of the invited motorcycle builders of the 2013 Born-Free 5 Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle Show which will be held June 29, 2013 in Orange County, California at Oak Canyon Ranch. Scott is one of 32 builders to debut and showcase their take on today's custom motorcycles.
The show is free to ride or walk into and is about the love of old motorcycles. For more info, please visit regularly for updates.

Video by Mark Choiniere

giovedì 21 marzo 2013


21 Helmets Show 2103

21 Helmets custom painted by 21 artists presented by See See Motorcycles.
go to for pictures and more info on each helmet.

mercoledì 20 marzo 2013

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder - Wink Eller

Wink Eller is a legend in the motorcycle world and has been an invited builder at the 2013 Born-Free 5 Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle Show.
Visit for all the details and please come to the event in Orange County, California June 29, 2013 if you love old motorcycles.

Video by Mark Choiniere

martedì 19 marzo 2013

Tellason Stories: Meet Todd

We set out to explore the spirit and sensibilities of the Tellason user and to share their unique stories. For our first film in the series we're featuring Todd Blubaugh. Todd is a brilliant photographer, artist, graphic designer and motorcycle builder who loves to document two-wheeled adventures with a camera.

Todd Blubaugh

Director: Logan Kelsey

Camera: RED Scarlet-X
Editing: Final Cut Pro X
Music Licensing: Deep Elm Records

Special Thanks
Twinline Motorcycles

Stories by


4H10 & Muddy Friends - La Sale ballade

Crédits :

Staff :

Images : Götz Göppert

Montage : Emmanuel Grajales

Réalisation : Patshot Création Audiovisuelle

Graphisme : Skuddesign


domenica 17 marzo 2013

martedì 12 marzo 2013

Chennai to Pondicherry: A Motorcycle Tour of Southern India

During a once in a lifetime trip to Southern India, we had the chance to capture some sights and sounds while we made our way from Chennai to Pondicherry on motorbikes. The trip was overwhelming and a truly eye opening experience. We at VBF knew that it would be very difficult to re-create on film the actual experience of being in India on the streets with thousands of cars, tuk-tuk's, cows, goats, and dogs. The visuals, sounds, and smells all created a sensory overload situation that can only be experienced by being there, but hopefully this film gives you a sense of what it was like to be immersed in the surroundings and experience the amazing places along the coast of Southern India.

Directed: Skylar Nielsen
DOP: Ian Rigby
Cinematography: Lance Clayton
Music: Apparat
Words: Excerpts from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
By Robert M. Pirsig
Voice Over: Derek Partridge

domenica 10 marzo 2013

Long Live The Kings

Add sags to your contact! More great stuff coming soon

Long Live The Kings is a film and photographic project shot exclusively on film

Short documentary shot on super 16mm relating the hopes and desires of those who go for a motorcycle road trip.
A film by Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson
Directed by Clement Beauvais
Produced by Arthur de Kersauson
Written by Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson
Dop Zack Spiger
Editing Clement Beauvais
A Moonwalk films Production
With the support of Edwin.
Picture and Blog: Hysteric Studio
Photographer Donald van der Putten
Making off Thomas Chedeville

Motorcycles by Blitz Motorcycles

sabato 9 marzo 2013

Heritage & Heart

A profile on the vintage motorcycle scene and the rebirth of hand made, heritage craftsmanship. Darren Bjarnason is part owner of Clark and Frances - Modified Motorcycles and creates custom choppers. This film explores his craft and my fascination with the vintage renaissance.

Canon 60D
Sigma 30mm
Canon 17-55mm
Canon 16-35mm

Edited with Premiere Pro

Eighty Six Channel

A short film about custom motorcycle builder Alex Beaulieu, directed and edited by Louis-Julien Langlais, shot on the Canon 60D.

mercoledì 6 marzo 2013

Festival of Thump

A thumper is a motorcycle with a four stroke, single cylinder engine. It is called a thumper for the sound it makes. It goes thump, thump, thump. We like them because they’re lightweight, torque-y, easy to maintain, and make that sweet sound. Thump, thump, thump. There’s a whole community of folks who like them, a whole world actually.

Putting on our first proper motorcycle show at the Emporium of Postmodern Activities, we were a bit nervous. Would there be enough people? Would there be enough bikes? We weren’t too sure. So when our first thumper enthusiast arrived at 10 am, telling us he had just jumped a flight from Seattle expressly for our event, there was a feeling of “oh shit this better be good” combined with “oh shit this is so good ALREADY.”

Then the bikes started coming. Specimens from around the globe—England, Italy, Japan, Germany, Austria, India, America—found their way into our parking lot, and were each given their own personal red carpet moment to crank over their engines and apply some throttle. Then more bikes showed up. Gerry Hickman, who raced the Isle of Man in ‘47, ‘48, and ’52 brought his factory works Norton Manx, taking home the prize for Best Factory Racer. Then even more bikes arrived. Best custom build went to Orsi Villacorte, Ana Lorrente took home the prize for Best Factory Original with her cherry Norton, and the award for Unbridled Enthusiasm went to Bixby Moto. The bikes were insane. The camaraderie was strong. The thumpers had their day. Apologies go out to our neighbors for the noise.

The Persuaders!

lunedì 4 marzo 2013


This the official trailer for SIGN PAINTERS a documentary by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon. For information regarding screenings, and other news please visit

About the project...

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.

In 2010 Directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, with Cinematographer Travis Auclair, began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals.

The book published by Princeton Architectural Press in November 2012 features a foreword by legendary artist (and former sign painter) Ed Ruscha. We encourage you to pick up a copy at your local book shop, or directly from Princeton Architectural Press -

domenica 3 marzo 2013

David Tevenal: Tattooer (Illustration)

Tattoo artist David Tevenal doing a late night illustration.

Song: Blossoming Effortlessly
Music courtesy of: Infinite Third