My passion is skateboarding and I do my best to get out and skateboard a minimum of once a week with my “Barn Burner Crew”. Sunday has become that day for the past few months and my partner Aaron drives down 45 minutes from Oshkosh to record our podcast we call Skatosis in my office / studio, and then go out to skate the barn ramp, a.k.a. ODS BBC TF.
Over the winter we spent a lot of Sundays at Cream City since the barn is not heated and it gets really cold out here in Wisconsin. But now that it’s warmer we decided to not only switch from Sunday to Saturday, but we took a road trip to the state capital of Madison with fellow ripper Cody and met up with Hunter and Phil. We met at the skatepark, then headed out into the streets.
Not only is the act of skateboarding my passion, it’s all of the peripheral aspects of it too. I’m a consumer as well as a producer. I love taking my camera gear with me and shooting videos throughout the day. Most of the time I set the tripod up so that I can get footage of an area that I’m skating in, but I’ve been trying to focus more on shooting everyone else without a tripod and getting more action shots.
So this past weekend, not only did I have an amazing time skateboarding with my friends, but I came home with almost 2 hours of footage. And instead of recording our podcast in the studio, Aaron and I sat at a bus stop on State St. and recorded a short 15 minute show on my phone since I knew we’d never have the energy to record a full show back home. The phone shows are not my favorite method but it’s still fun to sit and talk skateboarding with my cohort. I’d drive my wife crazy if it wasn’t for him.
With the footage and audio I captured on Saturday, so far I’ve been able to use it on the following pieces:
Skatosis #118 podcast for iTunes and all other podcast options. (direct link to .mp3)
Skatosis #118 podcast video with loose edit for FaceBook and YouTube.
Parking Garage Bomb I shot with my iPhone while carrying a backpack and camera bag!
Highlight edit of all of our tricks. FB/YT/IG
Feature edit with Hunter since he landed 3 super gnarly tricks. FB/YT/IG
Skater Balm Slam of the Week! A new idea since I was unfortunate enough to film Phil with the gnarliest slam I’ve seen in person. FB/YT/IG
Personal edit of my tricks of the day for me to see my ongoing progression. FB/IG