One of the iconic things in my mind is the black & white photos of Board Meeting over the years, most notably to me are the ones from Jonathan Nuss. Nuss and the Skate Invaders are a large part of my image of the Ontario scene as whole.
Strolling the interwebs the other day I stumbled across a fun web app for making gifs from youtube videos – GifYoutube.com
Simply throw in the youtube video address, move the time scroller to the desired start time and select the duration of the gif. Too easy!!
Here’s the gif:
I recently picked up a used Canon 7D to up my video and photo game a little. The other day Aidan Lynds and I were heading to Switchback Longboards in Nanaimo and took the a little rip through the Nebraska Wilderness to film a few follow runs.
Rather than session a corner and take photos, we oped to do some car follow runs. I don’t own a mount, so we went with a little DIY, rolled up sweatshirt for cushioning and Duct Taped the camera to the car. We tried it taped on the grill for a few runs and on the hood for a few runs. There were Pro’s and Con’s to both.
The boys at Switchback Longboards always have a unique sense of humor and are ready to have fun. While they waited on the arrival of the new Caliber Trucks Caliber II’s we played with some ideas for Switchback to make the promotion unique and fitting of Caliber’s polished brand. We decided to go with some classy Canadian Animals mimicking the Caliber Pro photos. Have a look and check Switchbacklongboards.com for the best place in Canada to get Caliber Trucks online!
The Whistler Longboard Festival Skate x Shoot event has been saved!
Huge thanks to Brooklyn Workshop for presenting and Bustin Boards for backing them. Also have to seriously thank Restless, Paris, Road Rider, Loaded, Switchback and Predator for their support. Without their support and vision, this event was dead for 2014. Continue reading