Do you want to be featured on Hardtail Party?
1) Film something rad on your hardtail (even if you're the only one who thinks it's rad, that's ok). It could be a bike check, you riding a tough obstacle, you learning a new skill, or just you riding in general. Make sure you're wearing a helmet. I only feature videos with people in helmets.
2) Upload your short (less than 60 sec.), music-free clip to Google Drive.
3) Fill out the form below (make sure to include the link to your YouTube video)
Tips for making your videos work better on this channel:
- you don't need to be fancy. Any camera is fine. A cell phoneo, handheld cam, gopro, a potato, film with whatver you've got. No need to go out and buy a new camera. Cell phones these days have great video cameras. You don't need anything fancy. 720p is fine.
- shoot in 24fps if you can. This is not a requiremebt, just a suggestion that will help your video look its best. h.264 24fps is what I edit in, and it'll make your footage look the best. If you're not shooting in 24fps, it's ok, it just won't look perfect)
- don't make a fancy edit. Just raw clips are fine. I'll take care of the editing.
- don't add music. I can't use your clip if it has music in it.
- don't add text on your screen. I'll use the comments section of YouTube to share info about each clip.
- don't add transitions. Short, choppy clips are just fine.
- shoot in landscape mode (hold your phone sideways so it's wide, not vertical)
- keep it under 1 min. I wish I had time to watch hundreds of people's 5 min videos, but I don't. Snip the best parts out, make a highlight reel, and send me the 1 min clip. If it's over 1 min, I won't watch it.
- plan - The best video clips are the ones you've thought about BEFORE you start filming. What angle would look best? How can you make it interesting for the viewers? What context do you need to provide?
- tell a story. You've only got 1 min, but you can still tell a great story in that minute.
- shoot in a quiet environment (if possible). The garbage truck backing up is super distracting when we're trying to hear you talk about your bike. :)
- do multiple takes. I never get the best shot on your first try. Even on bike checks I end up having to shoot it over and over until it looks right.
- review your footage. Watch it back. Was the camera in the right place? Did it chop off your head? If it doesn't look right in review, re-shoot it.
- keep it family friendly. This is a family-friendly channel. We understand that profanity slips out from time to time. If a video contains profanity, we are less likely to use it and we will edit out the profanity from that clip.
- Keep it simple. Unless you're a pro at editing, just kee pit simple. I'm willing to do a simple edit and trim off the tails of your clip, but the less editing I have to do, the better. Once again, unless you're a pro editor, please don't apply color correction or boost the audio, it makes it work weird when combined with someone else's footage.
note: when you submit a video, you are granting Hardtail Party ownership of your video clip to use however we wish (that's the only way I can legally feature it on the channel). Read the terms and conditions below before submitting. I may use all of your clip, none of it, or part of it. Additionally, there is no guarantee that your video will be featured, but we do feature many videos from our viewers.