We had the pleasure of working with KRNKY on a quick and dirty film shot during the last days of this summer. The temperatures were dropping to somewhere around +5C° but our masked rider soldiered on nevertheless.
Let this serve as a reminder to LET GO of the summers gone. And GO ON, ride into the new year.
We truly hope you people out there enjoy this as much as we do.
I traverse the vast expanses of where the noise stops.
Where the air is furiously calm in a whirl,
A raging sea of windows blur.
Let me disappear here, in the midst of the light,
Wrapped in the night like a cowl,
Fiery glad that the song of my heart
Takes up wings in my flight,
In the hours when the haunters howl.
When the days grow shorter, when the nights grow cold,
When we're learning to put on winter clothes,
When my freckles begin to fade, and my hands tremble,
Let me go on.
Poetry and spoken word from the hand of Samu Ainesmaa
Music by Eero Taina
Production by Brother Studios
GO OUT AND RIDE, and while you're at it, grab some swag from mighty KRNKY.
Filmed over 24 hours in the city, mainly handheld (little shaky at times) to try and avoid attention. This was actually shot one day before the recent London Riots - the vibe of this could have been very different if I had been a day late. It's a sad time to be British after recent events. London isn't a perfect city - but it is still a great one, full of great people.
I wrote the words and asked Sean (Yelo) if he would be willing to read them for the film. It's a very simple piece, just a visual answer to the those words.
Written & Shot by - Ben Thomas
Edited - Gavin Kerr (gavin-kerr.co.uk)
Voiceover - Yelo (officialyelo.net)
Audio mastering - Paddy Kearns
Colour - Ben Thomas
Music by Antony Partos - Joshua Cody (taken from the Animal Kingdom OST)
Shot on 5dmkii. EF 50mm 1.2 and EF 16-35 2.8.
Graded in After Effects and edited in FCP
Desillusion magazine, supported by Nike are proud to present their latest video “This is Eric Koston”, a video portrait that pays tribute to the Legendary street skateboarder, Eric Koston.
As one traces the evolution of modern street skating from its earliest foundation to the unbelievable heights to which it has risen, Eric Koston has served as a constant innovator each step of the way. Since turning pro in 1992, Eric Koston has remained unfadeable in a cut-throat contest capacity as well as on the raw street level that prides itself in taking no shorts, all while never seeming to take any of it all that seriously. The wheels are always in motion, even when off his board, as Koston has helped advance innovation in skateboarding through his dedicated approach to footwear design (his creativity has yielded several classic skate shoes already) and by co-founding The Berrics with long-time pal and former roommate, Steve Berra.
A few excerpts from a 10 minute, one man live performance piece.
Using projection mapping onto street furniture, a dandypunk travels through various fantastical worlds, interacting with strange characters and treacherous landscapes, in the hope of unfolding the secrets and learning the techniques from the ancient book of "The Alchemy of Light".
Direction, illustration*, animation* and performance of all characters* by a dandypunk