Saturday, June 30, 2012

Trail of Tears, the Video Man and our night of excruciating detail

The time was upon us to film the intro to Mind The Video Man  Andy from Supergenius Media services was at the helm with Pika and me, Jesse along for art direction and assitance.  The mission to construct a 32 foot long table to make one epic stop animation.  After a fun skatepark friday mission spirits were high and we enlisted the help of friend Kevin Turner who also got us access to an amazing work space at Mervin Mfg.  We knew we were in for a long day, but had no idea just how excruciating this trail of tears would be....
Andy finishing off the table or cat walk if you will.  5:15 pm, spirits are high.

Andy getting his Video Man sled locked down for the long haul.  At this point we still have no idea what we're in for.

Some polys hanging out in the Mervin studio.  Seriously this was the best possible place we could have hoped for to shoot this thing, it would have never happened in our garagoffice.  Thanks Mervin!!!

Some old media props for the beginning of hell track.

As soon as mathematics started getting performed a sinking suspicion that this wasn't going to be easy came over us.  Pixel counts and eighth of an inch measurements are a sure fire sign that things aren't going to be done in the normal "whaaaaatever" Think Thank style.

Kevin kick flipping a Freedom Dolly ("unsafe at any speed") however is more par for the course at a Think Thank studio shoot.

The scene is almost set, it's 8pm and we haven't shot a photo yet.  But we have drank a case of beer and now were hungry so off to dinner while we wait for it to get dark.

Still more prep after dinner.  Pika and Turner figuring out a nice daisy chain fire hazard.

One of my first video cameras sitting on top of two of my first movies.  Forward, made as a freshman at  Fairhaven college and JB Deuce's "Polar Bears, Dogsleds and Igloos" OG Boarderline sticker on top of the rig for bonus points.

This poltergeist was our end goal, it's static was like a beacon off in the distance as we inched (not even inched) across the 32 feet of despair.  Sometimes I wished it was like in Poltergeist and the TV would suck me in.

 "Whoa" the movie was on this little TV.  A Kirk Stinebaugh and Robi Gonzalez classic from Alaska.  Possibly the only snowboard movie ever to use two Eminem tracks (in a ten minute movie).

This is the point of the night at which we find ourselves finished and cleaning up.  12 hours later.   I can still feel the tedium of the process in my bones.

And here is tired Kevin, a true champion who will probably think twice before saying "I don't have anything going on tonight." to me Pika or Andy again.  5 am on the dot we load the cars and drive off in to the sunrise.  And that's how you make a snowboard video. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Yolo-Piccolo Face Down in Japan

Haha rotflmao, check out this Think Tube of this dude in Japan, snowboards good but he can't walk!  #fail

Monday, June 25, 2012

My Collection with Jesse Burtner up now

Kids Know Distribution's video series "My Collection" features JB talking about some of his favorite snowboard videos.  It also briefly features Pika's favorite all time movie, The Notebook, starring a young Ryan Gosling. The Notebook is a heart wrenching tale of two star crossed lovers who are destined to be together, or are they..... spoiler alert, they end up together.  Boom.

New My Collection by Kids Know Dist. up now on @snowboardermag dot calm. #collectvideosandlive #mindthevideoman

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bataleon VS Arbor

Snowboarder Mags Battle of the Brands rages on with this clash of the titans.  Two hungry young teams, only one will move on for the chance to go to Cabo.  Chance to go to Cabo?  Go to Cabo with all the dudes you just spent the whole winter traveling around with dealing with listening to.  Hmmmmm......  Anyways, Bataleon or Arbor, it's up to you, either way you win, because there is sick snowboarding in both of them.  Go watch and if you feel so inclined, vote.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dino edit is live on   Geno is just too steezy.  There's a bunch of little gems in there, stitches on the lens scratch, shots started half way through the trick, little words and shit popping up.  It's a bute.  Seacrest out.

@dinosaurs_will_die superpark edit is up on @snowboardermag dot calm. This is just a taste of the hectic madness that will be the full length DWD video out this fall. @bentmetalbinders

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bundy McBunderson on YoBeat

Dudes are getting coverage right meow.  Ted with this sick run at brighton and chat with buddy and lens master Cole Taylor (not technine, the other one, not exactly "emo" but less "hip hop").  On another note, tall people with good style, how?  Ted Borland.

Sam's "firsts" on Face Time by ESPN

Sam kills it, killed it this year for Mind The Video Man, killed it at Superpark, kills it singing top 20 jams in the car, kills it at moon landings with Reis..... you get the picture.  Or do you?

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