One of my passions outside of filming is classic and custom motorcycles and usually the story of the build is fascinating and the detail and work quite enthralling.
But in an article in BikeEXIF this week, the builder takes it one step further and I think it is something that bears a great deal of relevance to being filmed talking about your own business and or passion.
Thorsten Schlesinger is the builder of the amazing classic TriBSA, Triumph engine in a BSA frame, but as well as creating the bike, he also created a backstory for it about the original builder and racer had it actually been built in the early sixties using a forties frame and fifties engine.
His attention to detail is superb and he makes the story fit with every aspect of the bike.
And its the details that make the story, unlike Thorsten, you don’t need to make the story up but you do need to bring out the details as those small but really important facts are what gives a story authenticity and builds trust. Remember you know the details but your audience doesn’t so share them.
And enjoy the pics of a stunning bike too.