Coming back from Miami and getting right back into it. It looks like the Foundation guys were in town, probably staying at our apartment. I had a few different crews of skaters I’d film with often. Either the guys in the next TWS video, the Sacto crew, or Daniel Shimizu and I would be out lurking around LA looking for new spots. Watching Omar Salazar at the end of this episode is a perfect example of how you had to treat Omar sometimes. Stefan would literally have to stop him from doing a trick over and over again. He had so much energy and if he did a trick once he most likely wanted to do it again. Sometimes he literally didn’t know any better and we’d have to tell him, “No Omar stop” 🙂
Featuring Stefan Janoski, Kyle Leeper, Thomas Bonilla, Daniel Shimizu, Seu Trinh, Gareth Stehr, Leo Romero, DJ Chavez, Ethan Fowler, Raymond Molinar, Omar Salazar, and Brandon Biebel.
I start each video the same way, I pick two to five DV tapes (in order) from my TransWorld DV drawer. I read my log book and find out what’s in store for the next video. I line the deck up with the time code that coincides with what I have written down, and the memories start flowing. I’ll fiddle with the order depending on just how gnarly the tricks are, BUT these videos are chronological in the sense that I do not skip around to different tapes just to find “gnarlier” tricks to make the edits better. These edits play very closely to how the footage got recorded on each tape and what time frame I filmed each trick.