Weekly Motorbike Vlogging
Sharon and I have always had big bikes which include our current 1200 Suzuki Bandit and our CBR900RR Honda Fireblade and we thought it would be great to incorporate one of our passions as part of the Tribulation Soldier Series. So what actually started out as video practice for teachings and sermons, became our motorbike vlog around the roads and backroads of our area of Scotland. In addition, we’d tied in video tours of our Scottish castles. coastlines and landmarks along the way for a viewer to enjoy.
So for this, we use a very simple set up of an action camera attached to the front of my helmet, so a viewer can see anything I see & hear as we ride. It was a little tricky, but we think the balance of sound between my voice, the wind and of course the exhaust, is about as good as we can get at the moment and hopefully a viewer will enjoy the sights and the sounds as we go. With the tours, we have over 25 castles in our area alone, so the bike gets parked up to switch the action camera to a simple set up of a handle or a head mount, with a microphone, so that we can get up close and personal to these amazing sights.
The big hope is that a viewer will feel a part of the experience as I commentate on the road and on the tour being as relaxed as I can possibly be, for a great wee video. When it comes to the bike and sometimes the car depending on the weather, we try to keep these videos between 15 to 20 minutes depending on the run and try to keep the tours under 25 minutes which is a lot more difficult than it sounds! We also keep these videos very simple indeed, so that we can produce more on various subjects such as our Youtube Playlists.
So, if you’d like to know more, the motorbike vlog is uploaded each Monday at 2pm on our Pastor Steven and Sharon Facebook Page and 8pm on our Birnie Family Youtube Channel which are displayed on our website. And the Scottish Tour as it’s called is uploaded each Tuesday at 2pm on the Facebook Page and 8pm on Youtube. We hope you thoroughly enjoy these bike runs and tours, especially if you’re housebound or in hospital at this time, so you can see for yourself the great beauty of our Scottish Countryside.