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Longboard Nation

Posted: Tue, 4th Apr 2006, 12:26pm

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KevJay

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A short 8-minute film/documentary with no conventional plot, just Longboarding in North Carolina.

This video is just of my friend, Jordan Carrera, Longboarding down hills, sidewalks, 2 way streets, construction zones and other places. Filmed on a Panasonic AG-DVC30. Grading effects added with FX Lab

Enjoy!

Music : Band - Album - Song
The Beta Band - The 3 E.P.'s - The House Song
The Mars Volta - DeLoused in the... - Cicatriz Esp


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Posted: Tue, 4th Apr 2006, 3:29pm

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irishcult

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Really liked it man. The lighing and the steam coming off his shoes. PRICELESS. Keep up the good work. smile
Posted: Tue, 4th Apr 2006, 8:47pm

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haha, thanks d00d! Im making a sequel (SP?) called Longboard Republic, maybe ill post it, who knows. Thanks again man!
Posted: Tue, 4th Apr 2006, 11:25pm

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Good stuff. Did you chase him on a board or did you fruit boot it?
Posted: Tue, 4th Apr 2006, 11:26pm

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Well im not sure what fruit booting is, but I rollerbladed behind him. the parts that are shakey are just me pumping to stay with him. thanks for your review!
Posted: Tue, 4th Apr 2006, 11:56pm

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Really really well done! biggrin
Posted: Tue, 4th Apr 2006, 11:57pm

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KevJay

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Thank you very much!
Posted: Wed, 5th Apr 2006, 12:22am

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loved it
Posted: Wed, 5th Apr 2006, 12:22am

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KevJay

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Posted: Wed, 5th Apr 2006, 12:30am

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I liked it. loved the yellowish sky and everything. The best advice i can give for the parts were you try to speed up to him, would be to use a steadycam, you can make one fairly cheap.
http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=183491#183491

I kinda like it when it goes shaky makes it look like your going really fast. I'm looking forward to the next one.
Posted: Wed, 5th Apr 2006, 12:35am

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Thanks d00d. Yeah the shakeyness is deffiently a pro in some shots and a huge con in other shots. I would love to get a steadycam and I'll try to build one in the near future. The next movie Longboard Republic will hopefully have some better shots as well as some steeper hills. Thanks for your review!
Posted: Wed, 5th Apr 2006, 3:18am

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Very cool video man I really enjoyed it. It flowed amazingly and was just fun to watch. Some of shots looked beautiful and the editing was good too especially for the subject of the film. Keep it up and post that other video I think I would enjoy watching it.
Posted: Wed, 5th Apr 2006, 4:09am

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Im really glad you liked it. I will be sure to post the sequel. THanks for the review!
Posted: Wed, 5th Apr 2006, 8:33am

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Given that I'm not really a skateboard fan, I was surprised how much I enjoyed this. The use of music, extreme grading and really good camerawork/editing made it quite captivating.

More content might have been good, perhaps a narration of sorts, or some kind of analysis of the 'Longboard Nation' itself, and what it means. While the extended music video nature worked nicely, some more real content would have drawn me back for repeat viewings.

Interesting to hear you filmed it on rollerblades - all the way through I was trying to work out how on earth you'd filmed it. Quite astonishing some of it - remarkably smooth camerawork considering.

I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that I would absolutely love to see your rollerblading/camera skills used in an action movie. smile
Posted: Wed, 5th Apr 2006, 11:12am

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haha, thanks Tarn, yeah i will try to put some narration and actual documentary kinda theme in the next longboard movie.

I know! the rollerblades turned out to work super smoothy, as long as I got some speed at the top of the hill, it would be smooth the rest of the way down.

And rollerblade camera skillz in an action movie? now that is a brilliant idea. Id say im deffiently gunna do that!

Thanks for the review, advice, and suggestions! Ill try harder to make the next one have more replay value.
Posted: Sat, 8th Apr 2006, 5:36pm

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Nice camera work. I agree with Tarn that it works nice as a concept but working in narration or a short story would really help. What sort of camera was that? A 3 chipper no doubt.
Posted: Sat, 8th Apr 2006, 7:41pm

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Thank you for the review, yes I deffiently need to add a documentary/narration type style to it, im workin on that though, no worries. The camera was an AG-DVC30 an exremely amazing camera for the price, best prosumer camera out there in my oppionion
Posted: Fri, 26th May 2006, 11:20pm

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this was pretty cool but after about 3 minutes i was ready to fall asleep all it was is som kid riding down hill after hill after hill you get the idea. have him run into someone or go off a ramp. it would also be cool if they were all racing on longboards and you pushed a couple of them off... but hey its your movie do whatever you want. great shots and awsome camera work. but i agree with Tarn about the "you need to add a story"


great work and music though cool
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 4:13am

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KevJay

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Thanks for the review, and I deffiently know wutcha mean. It gets very redundant very fast. The point of longboarding, though not made to clear in the movie, isn't to go off ramps and stuff, it's just to enjoy the ride down mad steep hills. (or lack there of in the movie haha.) its a lot of ways it's just like surfing, but i know what you mean, it needs more oomph, it's got nothing but pretty much the exact same thing for 8 minutes so I completely understand how you were bored within 3 minutes.

I really shoulda done a more documentary style to it, to have added a story, it really is just an extended music video format with some nifty camera shots. I'm probobly gunna scrap the sequal, just due to lack of interest on the subject and because ever since I filmed one day of longboarding my friend wants me to film him every second (not the dude in the video, another guy) so it gets rather annoying, but we wiill see. THanks again for the review, take it easy.
Posted: Mon, 5th Jun 2006, 2:31am

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Yea bamsukka im really glad that ur film is geting so much credit. It has reached my top list for most used bandwidth on my ftp so far and it has been wellll worth it i cant wait to see waht else u got cooked up.
Posted: Mon, 5th Jun 2006, 3:56am

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Thanks irish, and thanks again for hosting it man, I truely appreciate it. Im cookin up some more movies as it is so I hope to post some new ones in the near future if you would be the awesome kid that you are and host them for me. Thanks again man.