The FLATGROUND CASE STUDY is a short film I made, starring Chad Tim Tim, that played at the Love & Guts art show in Costa Mesa, on August 5th.

The idea was to create a non-linear story that didn't rely on a musical soundtrack. This way people could watch from any point within the film, for any amount of time. So at the exhibition, the video looped seamlessly throughout opening night.

The film is an experiment in documenting style and technique, which was played back in a gallery setting (and now online) in a way that depicts the similarities of tricks through motion and style.

Most of the video is presented in slow-mo, with the hopes that you can observe the shapes and technique through overlapping imagery… The basics of skateboarding, silhouetted and colored, come alive and create a moving Rorschach test.

It was fun to come into this with a low-budget, creative way of thinking. The production process is simply Chad Tim Tim and myself, a white wall, two cameras, and a few lights, and then we edited it on Final Cut; no green screen or After Effects.

Here's a link to the Vimeo channel I created, which has the full-length version, and also each individual segment.

vimeo.com/channels/flatgroundcasestudy

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