So I went up on my local mountain the Veitsch watching the sun going down... it was beautiful!
I put some more shots on my Flickr.
Knife Show is going to be filming some skating in 2009 and 2010. Here's a taste of what's to come: Jeffrey Garcia, Casey Wrightsman and Brent Chastang. Shot and edited by Mike Benson and Casey Wrightsman, with help from Chris Johnston. KNIFESHOWINC.COM
"Powers Of Three" is a surf documentary by Relentless (direction and camera work by Andy Lawrence & Mickey Smith). It´s wonderful! Three very sympathic characters, a good story in a beautiful country combined with great filming and an awesome soundtrack. This works out just great! I love it! Aside from the jet ski this would have to be surfing in one of it's purest form, surfing for the sake of the experience alone. Those guys are charging!!! Total respect to the surfers and film makers! I think I´ll watch it hundred times again. I´m inspired! This is for me surfings true face, it's pure love for the nature and not the money or fame orientated lifestyle (as often associated with pro surfing nowadays). Thank you guys!
And don´t miss the Bonus Footage here.
Tom Lowe Website
Fergal Smith Website
For their next feature-length documentary "Lives Of The Artists" all three guys were heading over to Tahiti. Check out the trailer it has some stunning underwater shots in it!
And then I found this one. No documentary, just pure surfing in the cold:
From Shadows "...a full blast, skin of the teeth ride through the heaviest cold water slabs in North Europe." - Michey Smith
Btw I stumbled upon this movie on Sebastian Funk's blog.
Looks promising! Their free pdf magazine Kromag was always one of my favorites.
So good! No need for fancy motiongraphics in post :) Powdered paint, flour and natural light are the way to go. Love the flare coming in at 1:15min. The spot at 5:30 looks awesome too.
Wizard Smoke from Salazar on Vimeo.
Tech Info: "This was filmed with three Panasonic HVX200s with 35mm adaptors and Nikon primes."
Skaters: Bradley Sheppard, Alien, Nate Lacoste, Chris Connolly, Nate Roline, Stacy Gabriel, Desmond Hoostie, Mike Klinkhamer and Rob Rickaby.
Directed By Liam Mitchell
Shot By Nathan Drillot and Liam Mitchell
Fred Mortagne Website
Also not new, but if you have not seen his "Mirrored" or "Skateboard Static" yet check it out now!
The other movie I was checking out was "Stretching The Canvas" by Chase Burns. It´s all done by himself. Filming, directing and editing. I enjoyed this movie as well. The filming was cool and the editing right on! He used at least three songs I was already planning to use for a movie haha... What I like about this movie is that he also shows surfing on standard beachbreaks and not that perfect Indo barrel over and over again. Surfing for him is a spiritual thing and his movie communicates that in its own way... What I was missing was just a kind of voice I got familiar by watching his trailer a few times. I like to hear people speaking about what they think.
Chase is a cool guy and sent my one of his earlier flicks for free (I still have to check it out). Thanks man! Some day I´m going down under and gonna buy you a beer! Read an interview with Chase here!
Alright, now I look forward seeing The Drifter, the JOB movie and "Castles in the sky" (the follow-up movie of Sipping Jetstreams by Tylor Steele).
Nice selection and it´s always cool to hear a photographers thoughts... love his approach!
Just one more confirmation that you can achieve anything with passion and hard work.
Photo by DJ Struntz.
Check out his website as well.
"101 cameras were used to capture pure fun. Music: We are happy plants - Apollo"
Hit me up if you are motivated to shred, shoot or just hand out in the beautiful Salzburger Land :)
Or if you wanna join on the next surftrip in spring hehe...
All from February.
All shot with an old Voightländer VSL1 from my Dad.
All on noname film.
(These are digital pictures of prints.)
I wanna surf Boilers again! :)
This was so good. Can´t wait for the movie!!!
Watch the trailer of Jamie O’Brien's “Who IS J.O.B?” movie here!
Turn the speakers loud, the sounds fits perfect!!!
Screenshots from the trailer:
Burning the ASP "Rulebook"
Lot's of cool surfflicks coming out these days but just a few stand out. With that said I also can´t wait for "The Drifter" and I just ordered a copy of Chase Burns "Stretching the Canvas". I love what´s going on here... and I also see my future heading in this direction. More soon :)
Find more on my Flickr!