Ben. Excellent observation. I love this. And I can tell you that you are spot on.
I think the style was an attempt to contradict the style of maker videos in general vs. the personal style of my subject. Peter's world, which is custom bikes, is one that is full of flair, boldness, and lots of chatter. Peter isn't like that at all which is why he was such an interesting character to me. My thinking, intentionally I hope, was to make a film that had all the spirit of the custom bike world, but of a subject that actively moved away from it. I was hoping to draw out the contradiction between style of the film and the style of the motorcycle maker.
And at the end of the day just make a face melting edit and a film that was fun to watch.
This was a great comment. It's great to see your own film through someone else's eyes in a way that you may have not even been aware. I thank Robert and NoFilmSchool too for giving us a platform to discover these new perspectives too.
Fine compliment Kico, very much appreciated.