Casting Shade VIDEOon 30/06/2010, 11:19.
All photos by MARCUS BANDY check out the rest of the photos HERE
Words from Jackson:
Rad haircut action and mega manwich day. Was awesome to hang out with Adam again, that cool cat is such a creative guy with the camera and it's always a pleasure to work with him on videos. It was a real shame that the first location was a bust but I had such a fun time skating the road we filmed on, it's so flowy and is one of my favorites in California (so far).
The day was beautiful, the sun was out and it was nice and warm, perfect conditions for shredding gnar. Adam busted out some funky dolly action for the tripod and was getting some awesome angles and getting creative with the panning shots. The camera he was using was getting some amazing quality footage; he is a serious guru with that thing.
After 5 hours of solid filming and one massive sandwich we had captured a lot of cool skateboarding, and I'm really excited to see the final product.
Words from Adam:
Casting Shade is one of those spur of the moment videos that came out sweet.
Originally we planned on shooting this video in another location. Location busted, so Jacko wanted to skate this other beautiful road we hold dear to our hearts. I had 5 hours out there with him to document the beauty and in those 5 hours some beauty was captured.
In this video, pay close attention to all the small subtle camera movements that work with the very slow and mellow music. I shot this video entirely on a 50mm lens with a 1.8 Neutral Density filter. The ND filter (which is basically a dark piece of glass which blocks light) allowed me to shoot between an f 3.5 - f 1.8 all day, so pay attention to all the depth and small focal points throughout the video ie, how Jackson comes into focus and then out of focus. There are no follow shots in this video, I did a follow run which was scary and the footage turned out fine, but in the end I just wanted to keep this video very clean and not take away from the precise tripod and dolly shots.
I wish I had one more day with Jacko because there are some more shots I wanted to capture but it is what it is. I feel that this short video is powerful and hopefully will be a video the community watches over and over again to get stoked to go out and skate and enjoy the day. Thanks Jacko and Marcus for an amazing day and letting it roll smooth.