Archive for category movies & video
It seems like yesterday, but this was almost a year ago, in August, 2010. This video was shot at the opening of the Girl x (Red) show in LA. My buddy Hershel was in the show and it was well worth the drive from San Diego to LA. This video was originally made for Living Proof Mag along with photos of the show.
I created this video, with a lot of help from Drew Dezort for Roots, Culture Connect. The plan is to create a series of these. Who’s up next?
3D this and 3D that–people wearing cheap plastic glasses all over your favorite megaplex theater. I’m not a fan at all. Current 3D movies are nothing more than a blatant (and successful) ploy to pull more money from our pockets. In the recent, and very entertaining, Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton I was constantly annoyed by sequences that were nothing more than a technology demo for the 3D effects. Wow, butterflies flying into the screen–how amazing. These effects are limited and even when done well, like in Coraline, they add nothing to the storyline. Some people might argue that they add to the experience of the movie–to that I say boo. The current 3D technology has been is use since 1936. What makes matters worse is watching these movies in good ole’ 2D and having to watch these ridiculous sequences. I’m all for progress in the movies. I like technology. But, I’d go see more movies if the whole experience was better: better food, better projection, nicer seating, more space between people and better overall service. I’d even pay more if it was like that, then we wouldn’t need to wear those awful glasses.
|This is way long overdue on this site. Don Kahler made this video that shows some of the process and thought behind my milkcrate stage from the SPACE1026 ICA show earlier this year. Watch the video, and big thanks to Don Kahler for letting me post it. Small version (5.5 Mbs) Hi-Res (15.5 MBs)|
<–Current • RISD years–>
|Everybody and their moma has seen this already but the Simpson’s avatar maker is awesome. There are some minor missing bits – no accessories, no toys (skateboard, yo-yo maybe, or a walkman), and the hair styles are a tad lacking. I did two, the 2nd one, John Freeborn “the RISD years” has been edited with ole Photoshop.
|The finale of the video, after 10 minutes or so of blackness, is the pogoball section. Don’t know what a pogoball is? Well let’s just say it was the 80s and they never really stuck around. Unless you know Denny Heinz… But, that didn’t stop us. Staring John Freeborn, Jason Vivona, and Jim Houser. Music: Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life, Saturn (of course)
|What is a skate video without bonus parts? The GoodandEviL video has that in spades. The first bonus after the credits are done is my magnum opus, my piece de resistance – the legendary “Staple Gun part”. If you don’t know what a staple gun is, go back to Powell Peralta Video 4, Public Domain and watch Steve Saiz on the mini ramp. My brother often said that it wasn’t a real trick. 21 variations tells a different story. Music from the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack, Wonkavision Oompa Loompa
|The credits? Yeah, not the most exciting at first glance. But, these credits are very janky and have cameo performances by Hisham Bharoocha, John Zimmerman, Gerry Rowe (greatest skate video monolouge ever), and much more. Music by Native Nod|