My excitement level went through the roof when Will and Josh sent me a link to the rough cut of this teaser! I could not wait to sink my teeth into some motion graphics for the piece. I was worried, however… that my schedule wasn’t going to free up to allow me the luxury. Lucky for me, it did! I was eager to try some new things, and help give the teaser a deservingly polished style with the graphics treatment. I am very pleased how they turned out, and cannot wait to work more with Will and Josh on the rest of the project! I am enthralled at the idea of expanding on what I did for this teaser and further developing it into something even stronger for the project.Hats off to Will and Josh for the shots/edit. I really cannot wait to see more!
Where do I even start with this trailer? When I first met Justin and Joe, I remember thinking “these guys have the right attitude”. In case you’re wondering what I mean by that… well… watch the trailer. It hits the nail on the head. This duo obviously loves what they are doing, make a point to have fun doing it, and best of all… don’t take themselves too seriously. Like anyone with a passion for what they do, they have developed their craft and come into their own. The style in this trailer is off the charts, and fun exudes it from every angle possible. It embodies the chaos and energy I love about this crazy sport, while offering a unique look at all if it through the eye and lens of these two. I am so proud of these dudes. SO proud. Needless to say… I cannot wait for this DVD to drop.I don’t think I ever posted this up… but back in April of 2011… I helped them out with an animated intro for their videos. Justin sent me the logo, which was hilariously fun to animate. I even played the riffs to try and make even more over-the-top. Definitely a blast to work on… and I would love a crack at animating their new t-shirt design!
It has been a while since I posted up one of Will’s videos… which is crazy considering he is one of the busiest people I know. Will is continually stepping things up with each project, and never fails to impress. He has been teaming up with DC Chavez and Skylar Smith, both SUPER-talented in their own right… making a veritable powerhouse of automotive film-making that is difficult to top. Throw Vaughn Gittin, Jr. in the mix behind the wheel of the RTR-X, and it is no wonder why I love this edit.
Growing up skating, there were always certain videos we would watch before a sesh. Videos that would get us all hyped up, amped, and ready to hurl our carcasses onto a handrail down a flight of stairs without a second thought. This video is right on par with that… but for drifting. It incites that same urge to do something ridiculously dangerous with little regard for consequence, and I CANNOT get enough of it!* I did not edit this piece, only helped with some mograph muscle. Huge thanks to Andy Laputka (director/editor), Brian Casse, Mark Lenardon, and Chris Szczypala, Chris Boon, Hertrech Eugene, and Mike Vogt for their efforts shooting.