REPUBL1C DOMAIN - a new wakeboard film by Justin Loiselle
Produced by Lray Villafuerte & Mauricio Abreu
Starring Ben Leclair / William Klang / John Broer / Maxine Sapulette / Sophie Hogben / Graeme Burress and more.
A movie about a group of riders who share the passion and dedication to push wakeboarding to greater heights. Lray Villafuerte, popularly known in the wakeboard community as " The Gov " built CWC in 2006 in the Philippines and became the inspiration for wakeparks around the world. Now he's building Republ1c wakepark with innovative features from REPUBL1C RAILS that pushes the sport and producing a new breed of riders with a distinctive style of riding. REPUBL1C is the only company in the world with experience in setting up wakeparks, building rails and obstacles and most recently producing wakeboards, all in one roof. By following his vision, Lray not only changed the wakeboarding industry, but also helped change the CamSur economy. This is REPUBL1C DOMAIN, where progression through innovation and passion comes to life!
6 riders from 6 different countries gathered in the philippines to shred two of the greatest wakeparks in the world.
Full length movie coming out this summer.
I Co-Directed this skate project with Tadashi Suzuki, who also did all the skateboarding. I doubled as the Director of Photography. The goal of this short film was to emphasize the cinematography aspect of skateboarding as opposed to focusing on tricks; and lots of shooting into the Sun :) We wanted to find unique spots to skate more based on the background setting as opposed to filming at the usual skateparks and popular spots.
For the post, I gave each section it's own treatment. Tried to keep the treatment somewhat muted, stylized and added some grain. Colored using a combo of After Effects mixed with Film Convert Pro
Shot on an FS700 using Cinegamma 1 and 4. A few shots were with S-Log 2, but that was released towards the very end of shooting unfortunately. If it had came out earlier, I would have shot the entire thing in S-Log.
Sony FS 700 + Metabones Mark II and SpeedBooster
Canon 24-105mm f4 IS - mostly on SpeedBooster
Canon 70-200 f2.8 LII IS
Canon 24mm f1.4 II
Tokina 11-16 f2.8
Zeiss ZF 50mm f1.4
Zeiss ZF 85mm f1.4
Adobe After Effects for grading
DTLA + Griffith Park
Starring / Skateboarder: Tadashi Suzuki
Co-Directors: Gene Sung and Tadashi Suzuki
Cinematography and Post: Gene Sung
Camera Assistant: Susan Sung
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