Phoenix Am

ESPN posted my footage of PHX Am. This time I sent the footage their way to edit which worked out great, cause I’m working on a big job for Next Agenda at the moment and couldn’t cut it myself. Thanks to Adam Salo for hooking it up.

I rolled down to the contest with RNCK crew. If you want to see what was up with that check out my friend Christian’s blog Stick It, he’s got all the photos up there.

Stay tuned for my video of the trip. We’re piloting a RNCK show and I should have it cut up in a few weeks. It’s epic.

For contest results go here.

This is awesome (skate stop motion)

Paying in Pain Video

New Paying in Pain video. Check out the trailer:

Justin Vial – Taravillians Remix

Justin Vial’s skate part from Taravillan’s recut. Filmed by Ben Moore and Tyler Moore. Edited by Jeremey Lavoi.

Chug House

Shot and edited by Jeremey Lavoi

Tyler Moore Dwntwn Promo

Make it Happen: Lowcard

The Lowcard mini doc to end all Lowcard mini docs. It premiered at the Skateboard Film Festival on August 14, 2009 and was awarded a Bronze Telly Award in 2010

If you don’t know what Lowcard is, then watch and learn.

Make It Happen is a series of short documentaries about creative projects that started out DIY. This is the first one.

Shot, Produced, and Edited by Abby Berendt Lavoi and Jeremey Lavoi.

Music by Hightower, Hottub, Mothership, and Bad Strip

Open animation by Thom Blythe

DWNTWN Skate Supply Video Promo


It appears that the cat’s out of the bag. I was planning on holding onto this for a little bit longer. It’s funny when Lowcard scoops TeamJaded on a TeamJaded Video.

Roughneck Hardware and 48Blocks joined forces and opened a skate shop in downtown San Francisco. If you read this blog, then you already know that.

Dwntwn
644 Hyde Street @ Post.
SF, CA
(415) 913-7422
dwntwn@dwntwnsf.com
Open Mon – Sun 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Gang of Fourstar

Reading Boil the Ocean has become at least a biweekly occurence for me. You’ve probably noticed the many topics I’ve borrow from them, and this is yet another.

Gang of Fourstar is a brilliant example of art direction in skate videos (if you can even call them that anymore). …I don’t mean “art” in the way that Workshop vids (which I love) scream Koyaanisqatsi. There aren’t any elements in this video that shout “we totally, like thought super hard about how to make crazy interstitials and trippy montages.” It’s just shot well… really well.

The direction presents itself through thoughtful compositions and portrait b-roll that leans heavily on the long lens, and plays to the strengths of those HD Panasonic’s that Ty Evans ushered into skate film vernacular. …Or to put it another way, the video is pretty… and it has a more real than real, film quality that comes from a combination of that brilliant HD and sparse usage of the fish angle.

Good job to Meza and Bagley. I’ve enjoyed watching Girl camp quality push skate video production. I get psyched when I see how far we’ve come from the Century death lens dominated VX1000 days of the 90′s.

On a side note… Are we seeing the death of the death lens? I hope so.

If you can’t get the vid to play at Fourstar, try this (via the Boil the Ocean comment section):

Sean Says:
October 13, 2009 at 8:03 am | Reply
Some smart cookie at Slap posted this:

open up quicktime
go file > open url
and paste http://www.fourstarclothing.com/videos/gang_of_fourstar.mov_disabled_due_to_saturation_DreamHost_JK
click ok

Hopps Commercial

Awesome Hopps Commercial. We know this already went viral on the skate web, but today we found out that our friend Dave has a cameo in there somewhere. Link via Theories of Atlantis.