We were simultaneously ready and entirely not ready. Should we shoot the school in chronological order? Jump around depending upon location? Does this shot illustrate the message? Because Gray also rides and races, we fell into a rhythm that got a lot done in the five days we spent together. It was immensely educational and fun; hopefully Gray will produce a blooper reel someday.
And then the work began. Marathon editing sessions in Keith’s garage. Back and forth suggestions and corrections. Fixes left and right for every facet, from sound to finding missing shots to writing quizzes, picking fonts, writing intros and headers; YCRS graduate and 3C (Champions Certified Coach) Alex Hatfield was on a vertical learning curve as he shouldered the large load of translating our curriculum to a digital platform. Our Business Development Manager Chip Spalding was firmly in the mix and while we ran our 2020 and 2021 schools we tweaked and prodded and firmed up ChampU.
Rather than hope to find a good video here or there among the flotsam (and there are some good groups out there, like MotoJitsu and Canyon Chasers), we shot our entire two-day school to bring a proven message in a logical and complete order. This first ChampU product, our online two-day school, is the beginning of what we intend to be an online riding university that will cover a wide variety of riding-technique topics, from trackday passing to new rider fundamentals and everything in between.