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Shining a Light on The Lone Star | Motorcycle Restoration

Production – The third of three JCP “Shining a Light on the Lone Star” Texas short-film profiles.

Location & Backdrop – A motorcycle restoration garage “Limey Bikes" and the streets and countryside surrounding Austin, Texas

Styling Highlights – Oil pans, layers of chrome, tattoos, tools, 1970’s Honda’s, Suzuki’s, Yamaha’s and Kawasaki motorcycles.

Subjects – Chris Kelland and Caitlin Kraus

Producer Magic – Austin based producer Matthew Slimmer jockeying traffic with our mini-van keeping pace with our rider, channeling his internal GPS.

Lighting – Garage door silhouettes, sun flares, and shadows throughout the shop and countryside.

Camera – (2) Canon 1DX MKII

The Unexpected – A rare 1970’s Yamaha race bike in the process of being restored.

Prop Love – Points and condensers, spark plugs, Keihin carburetors, sockets, screwdrivers, wrenches and of course non-oxy petrol and oil. 

Set Surprise – A lot of motorcycle mechanics don’t ride very much.

Quote of the day - “There’s something very delightful about getting something running that hadn’t run in 60 years functioning again. So it’s kind of like raising the dead really. It’s like creating motorcycle zombies.” 

Inspiration and Appreciation – Extensive knowledge of old bikes and how to bring them back to life. We witnessed a fast and accurate carburetor tuning on a 70’s Honda CB175, vertical twin engine.

Weather – Afternoon in the summer, Austin style – hot and humid. 

Parting Creative – A video profile and library of still images highlighting a motorcycle mechanic and rider.