Intro to the Skate Sauce full length DVD "Hard Times but Good Times" featuring Vincent Alvarez, Brett Sube, Matt Gottwig, Nick Panza, Jesse Silvey, Nolan Lee, SK8MAFIA, Sammy Baptista, Justin Guillen, & Tom Penny!!
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Vincent Alvarez "Hard Times but Good Times" full-length video part by Skate Sauce.
I met Vince thru my homie Justin Guillen in 2007. We would all go skate and at first I had no idea how I was gonna film Vince cuz he skated SO FAST. I kept thinking I wasn't going to be able to keep up or I was gonna break my fisheye trying to film the Vincanity! Regardless we made it work. We filmed just to get footy since he was broke, sponsorless, working a 9-5, and ripping hard. Then he entered that DC King of LA contest and killed it! Everything changed for the better after that. We sent some footy to Chocolate and the rest is history! That footage is in this part along with whatever we could film over the years. Hard Times but Good Times. Cheers Vince!
Vincent Alvarez skates for Chocolate skateboards, Lakai shoes, Spitfire wheels, Diamond hardware, Skate Sauce wax, Dickies clothing & Footprint insoles.
Quincy Jones "Walking in Space"
Filmed and Edited by Amrit Jain
using Sony VX2000 cameras, MK1 fisheye and Final Cut Pro.
I met Brett Sube in the middle of filming "Hard Times but Good Times". The first thing I noticed was his really relaxed style and amazing Sube Boost! He brought the fun back into our serious filming missions as well. I think when you grow up skateboarding you start to forget why you did it and get lost in trying to 'make it'. Maybe not even for money or sponsors or anything like that, but just so you can live your life riding a skateboard and not some shitty 9-5. Sometimes you get so wrapped up into the hustle that you forget why you even started it. But chilling with Brett - skating, filming and Sunday Funday's helped bring me back 360 and connect everything back to just having fun on a skateboard. Exploring the city and all the nooks and crannies it has to offer. Along with that Brett got that steelo! I think Christian Hosoi is his uncle or related to him so it makes sense. Style is everything. Thats what makes a trick look good. I rather watch Brett 5050 up some Hubba then some kid huck some sloppy trick down 20 stairs. Thats just me thou. Cheers to the Hard Times but Good Times, Brett.
Friends & Family part from the Skate Sauce DVD "Hard Times but Good Times". Featuring Luis Tolentino, Manny Santiago, Chris Schiafone, Andrew Pott, Austin Kanfoush, Ryan Harris, Billy Roper, Tony Montgomery, Eli Reed, George Moreno, Yuto Kojima & more!
I met Matt Gottwig thru my good homie Tom Carter. They be from a place called Seattle, Washington. Matt, AKA Gotti, is a really quiet kid. He just chills, works, and kills it on a skateboard. A lot of this was filmed on a whim. Just meet up and go film some clip real quick. Nothing serious. Even one of his last tricks...the NBD bs 5050 up the infamous Wilshire Gap To Ledge, we were just cruising LA Love that day. No plans to even film! Gotti was just like "hey I think Im gonna 5050 up the gap to ledge...want to film it? Think that would be cool?"...I was like "yo son, I never even seen anyone skate up this thing! Are you sure this is possible?". He started trying and wasn't coming to close...the ledge is super high off the ground and doesn't grind too good...plus you gotta get a pushing head start across Wilshire Blvd...one of the biggest and most trafficky streets in LA. But out of no where he just landed it. Like it was nothing! And then proceeded with his day as if it was another flat ground trick or regular clip.
Matt Gottwig can be found at LA Love on Sundays doing banging lines around the place with no one filming. This is just a little glance at what the Gotti life is all about...."Hard Times but Good Times". Cheers G.
John Coltrane & Duke Ellington - "In a Sentimental Mood"