Sammy Miller MBE. This is a true story of the Man and his Museum. Sammy Miller is an 11 times British Trials Champion and who has won the European Trials Championship twice. He set up his own motorcycle parts business in 1964 in New Milton, Hampshire, and put a few of his old racing motorcycles in the corner, later to become the Sammy Miller Motorcycle museum. In 2007 he was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
More about the Man and His Museum
Sammy Miller MBE winner of over 1400 events and still winning competitions more than 50 years after his first victory. The Museum houses one of the finest collections of fully restored motorcycles in the world, including factory racers and exotic prototypes, with the collection constantly evolving as new bikes are acquired. This is a living museum with almost every motorcycle in the museum in full running order.
Sammy Miller MBE – The Man and His Museum on DVD
The full film is available on DVD direct from the Sammy Miller Museum.
Smudgerhunt Film on Vimeo, now has its own Vimeo Pro account and I’m starting to upload videos produced from 2013 to date. Unfortunately some are private and not available to the public as they are in competition in selected Film Festivals in the United Kingdom and around the World or have been made for clients and are still in final production stages.
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We currently have over 3 films in production, 2 are in the final stages of editing and sound design and 1 is currently in production with filming expected to be completed by the end of August 2015. 2 films are in planning stages but are due to start filming by the end of the year.
Expect to see new films; a short drama, one very experimental film, a Horror, a comedy and more films about motorcycling and motorcycle culture. Here’s a taster from ‘Triumph Bonneville’
This short film about the Triumph Bonneville is being filmed in 4K and while this YouTube version was shot in HD at 1080p the 4K version will have a significant jump in quality. I’m hoping to record higher quality of sound from the Triumph itself capturing the sound of the barking exhaust which is strangely muffled in this example and with too much wind noise. (Maybe this is a good reason to fit louder exhausts?)
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White Lining a Documentary by Nor Hazlin Nor Salam
This short documentary was created for a student project and filmed in 2014/ The camera follows a road gang painting white lines on England’s roads.
This was the very first student film project that we all worked on together, while filming we developed a close bond that influenced much of our future student film work.
This short film is a real life story about people going about their daily jobs, however this story has a unexpected twist as we start to look in more depth at the people outside of their jobs.
Visually we can admire the skill of the road gang as they hand paint the lines, the circles and road markings that we see everywhere and take for granted everyday on our roads, the car parking spaces and even the lines and markings on Airport runways.
There is interest in this short film that in the future it could be developed into a TV Series or full length documentary by Smudgerhunt Film.
Motorcycle Journals Official Selection for Documentary category, Oniros Film Awards 2017
Motorcycle Journals Documentary – to watch, enter the password supplied or alternatively email us your request to view online using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Female Director provides a unique perspective on British Motorcycle Culture ‘True Stories of Bikers and their Machines’ In this short documentary we immerse the audience in the culture of the British Motorcyclist through interviews with enthusiastic motorcycle owners talking about British motorcycle culture and their machines. From the ordinary to the extraordinary we look at rare Italian racing bikes, the Ducati’s, the world of the customised Harley Davidson and the rarest in motorcycle history and the privately owned museum that collects them. But most importantly it is the culture that we investigate and the relationships between people and their machines.
I began the filming of Motorcycle journal with an aim to unravel the mysterious relationship between man and his machines from a thematic standpoint. The theme I wanted to draw out from the motorcycle world was the ironic relationship between man and his machine that supersedes the narcissistic value often attached to material attachments. To simply put, my ultimate goal from this film was to unravel the spiritual connection man have with their machines. Thus due to this, my goal was set on idealistic grounds that I believe would best suit a poetic reflexive mode of representation which perhaps can effectively contextualise and encapsulate my vision.
I made the decision to organise Motorcycle journals as an investigative endeavour, which would allow me to reflect and discover the stories behind the respondents and their motorcycles. I was also interested in the culture and the lifestyle they lead. Thus due to this notion, I decided to make Motorcycle Journals into an interview based reflexive mode of representation, driven by a thematic spine.
‘Motorcycle Journal’ was filmed in a span of four weeks and the stories developed in its own accord as I continued meeting inspiring personalities who clearly had a great passion for their machines. ‘Motorcycle Journal’ takes audiences into the journey of a custom bike engineer Nathan Haskel, Sam Woodfield an aspiring motorbike racer, Lu travers Sam’s mother and a motorcycle workshop manager and Gordon De la mere a luxury bike dealer. The story of these four characters is also supported by re-enacted events, as well as observational shots of them in their world. Focusing mostly on Nathan’s inspiring persona, the film provides an insightful take on Nathan’s passionate lifestyle and the story of an old bike he recently purchased from a deceased custom bike designer who never completed his machine.
The process of filmmaking clearly had an impact on me as a storyteller. I inevitably developed an emotional attachment towards the stories presented by my subjects. It was definitely a challenge to deconstruct and reconstruct my material without any prejudices. I was very moved by the very fact that there was more to the Motorcycle community than meets the eye. As one motorcycle aficionado once said to me “every motorcycle owner is just a mere caretaker, as the spirit of the machine will continue to live on from one man to another, because it is more than just a machine”
The premier of Motorcycle Journals and first screening will take place in just a few short weeks time. In the meantime please enjoy the official trailer for Motorcycle Journals the Documentary the first in a series of documentaries “True Stories of Bikers and their Machines’
We talk to motorcycle owners about their motorcycles their lifestyle and passion for everything motorcycling. From the owners of early motorcycles, motorcycle collections, the motorcycle museums and motorcycling memorabilia. There are contributions from the public and celebrated motorcycle sports personalities.
Everything takes place in England’s New Forest and the wonderful scenery of Dorset’s World Heritage coastline.
Indonesian Food with a Taste of Rasa Sayang and Yayu Slocock
Smudgerhunt Film’s first foray into filming a cooking program aimed for the broadcast/DVD markets and also uploaded to the internet as a web series.
This was a multi-camera shoot with the main camera a Panasonic AF101 fitted with a Nikon 50mm lens and tripod mounted to provide general coverage, and the second camera a Canon 5D MKII fitted with a macro lens, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, used handheld without the benefit of a shoulder rig to follow the cooking and preparation processes. We also used a small slider for dolly shots, tracking in and from side to side. Uniquely we use the slider to support the camera looking down onto the subject and used gravity to zoom onto the food dishes and ingredients positioned below.
We have produced five short films typically of 4 minutes duration, with each video concentrating on a single traditional Indonesian food. The eventual aim is to produce a comprehensive range of videos to complement a series of 2 books of the Indonesian food recipes, these books can now be purchased from Amazon or directly from A Taste of RASA Sayang in Wimborne Dorset.
A Taste of RASA Sayang run a number of Indonesian Food cooking courses throughout the year from a large private Georgian dwelling based in Wimborne, Dorset. From the same location they also run art classes in watercolour painting, specialising in flowers and nature.
This is the first short film produced for Motorcycle Journals and is the inspiration for the full length documentary, which we will soon be screening at Culture Motorcycles and submitting to Film Festivals.
This is the true story of Richard Gray and his Royal Enfield sidecar outfit. Richards passion for motorcycling despite the inevitable motorcycling accident, which unfortunately the majority of motorcyclists experience at some point.
His reasons for buying a new Royal Enfield rather than a classic to avoid fettling as he calls it yet his bike is customised with Bullets and other features associated with the Royal Enfield and the rifle of the same name.