“I knew I wanted to make a video for my extended project,” explains Film Studies, Media Studies and ICT student Bradley Stearn. “I cycle to keep fit and for pleasure, and am also learning to drive. The relationship between cars and bicycles in Cambridge is a hot topic – you read about it every day – so making a documentary on the subject was an obvious choice for me.”
Bradley’s video Pinchpoint: Motorists & Cyclists in Cambridge has already proved extremely successful on YouTube and has been featured in the Cambridge News. Scenes of roads and cycle pathways, some shared with pedestrians, are interspersed with interviews with local people. The video takes a neutral viewpoint while highlighting differences of opinion.
“I am planning to study Film Production at Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication after Long Road. I have already made several documentaries including ones on the Cambridge Film Festival at the Picturehouse in Cambridge – I called them to ask if I could film the event, and they agreed – and the Cambridge Rock Festival in Barton. However, I don’t want to restrict myself to documentaries – and am looking forward to using what I have studied at Long Road in the future.”
To see Bradley’s video, go to:
The feature in the Cambridge News can be found on: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/Cyclists-jump-reds-to-cheat-death-20130516060000.htm