Category Archives: Other Stuff

Skateboarding in an abandoned train station

StationPark skateboarding with Kilian Martin. By Juan Rayos

I’m not completely convinced by the skateboarding itself because I prefer street or park to the Rodney Mullen style of skating, but… the location, photography and editing of this neat little video are really quite stunning.

Skateboarding by Kilian Martin.

Video by Juan Rayos.


Teaser trailer for ‘Into The Mind’ by Sherpas Cinema

Check out this neat bit of video production from Sherpas Cinema for their new movie coming out in 2013 called Into The Mind. Check out the trailer below…

And here’s what they say about it themselves…

Blur the lines between dream state and reality, as you perceive the world through the minds of many. Into the Mind contemplates the experiences passed between mentors and peers to paint a philosophical portrait of human kind. What drives us to overcome challenge? How do we justify risk? What forces are at the core of a mountain addiction? Unique athlete segments over a multitude of mountain sport genres, depict the connectivity of Earth and window into never seen before moments. Explore how we begin our perception of self, construct the foundations of confidence, and are ultimately led to the path of self-actualization.

Surf’s up for BLIND surfer, Derek Rabelo…

Despite being born completely blind, Brazilian Derek Rabelo has always had the dream to surf Pipeline in Hawaii. Check this out…

Via Lost At E Minor.

Bad Client Feedback

Jazz it up a little.
Make the image Pop!
I will know what’s right when I see it.
Surely it’s only a matter of resizing.
I like your style, but can you change…

Any designer will have one of those nightmare clients ( or manager ) which will cause a creative headache during their career.

My most recent client feedback that has grinded me to a sudden holt of despair are;

  • Can we make sure it’s company premium?
  • Can’t we just use that image I found on Google?
  • The page has far too much info, but can you add these two lines?
  • Very creative! Now can we see the logo back in the right hand corner?
  • Can you blow up this thumbnail image to A1?
  • There’s too much white space *looks down at requested  heavy snowfall Christmas scene*

The following gallery is a selection of Ireland’s creative community who got together to release a lot of pent up anger and sadness through the medium of the A3 poster, all in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

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The work was exhibited by the kind folks at The Little Green Café, Bar and Gallery. Nov 2 -7. You can see and purchase the full set of charity artworks here.

What Nonscical client feedback have you received? Comment below the post so we can add our own bad client feedback list!

Richie Jackson reinvents skateboarding with gnarly tricks.

Remember playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 and thinking “there is no way anyone  can do any of these crazy tricks” ???

Well Richie Jackson wants to prove you wrong. I’ve just watched this video TWICE and I still have no idea what a lot of the tricks are, let alone how to do them. To make this guy even cooler, he’s got style and a way cool Captain-Jack-Sparrow-esque appearance.

He’s ripping up the rule book right before your eyes, doing stuff like nose AND tail sliding an escalator (at the same time), board sliding a hanging chain, all sorts of tricks out of wall rides, nollie to tail tapping every step on a large stair set, reverting DOWN A STAIR SET and more.

Actually I’ve just watched this for a third time and realised you need to see this a few times to fully appreciate.

Richie Jackson sponsors… iPath, Death Skateboards & Pig Wheels (I think)

Via Endless Lines

Big air in the deltas of Cali by Scott Stewart.

Thanks to Ash Lethal for mailing us the link to this nice bit of wakeboarding from Scott Steward in the deltas of Cali.

Some smooth moves in here, including the 720 wake-to-wake midway through, and there’s a pretty sweet Black Keys track on there too.

PRETTY SWEET skateboarding movie by Girl & Chocolate

Get a load of the trailer (above) for the new Girl Skateboards and Chocolate Skateboards skate movie called PRETTY SWEET coming out on November 16th.

Get yourself psyched with this raaaaad teaser viddy (below) featuring extracts from previous movies such as YEAH RIGHT and the HOT CHOCOLATE along with some fresh (and fucking amazing) footage from Pretty Sweet of Mark Johnson.

We’ll be watching and reporting back at the London premiere in Shoreditch on the 19th November so watch this space.

Feeble 360 flip out by Torey Pudwill (Skateboarding)

Nice collection of tricks from Torey Pudwill’s section on ‘A Session With Plan B’ shot entirely in Ryan Sheckler’s own private skatepark…

It’s all about the Feeble 360 flip out at the end.

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (screening tonight)

Tonight, Jim and I are heading to the London premiere of the world famous skateboarding documentary Bones Brigade: An Autobiography including skateboarding legends Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero and Stacy Peralta who directs it.

Check out the video above with Stacy Peralta going through some of the one-of-a-kind skate decks and tees that are also being sold on the site. There’s also a teaser trailer where I think it was Lance Mountain that says “Hawk just got bigger and bigger every time I got out of jail” and Steve Caballero even cries at one point!

If my memory serves me correctly, I think the Tony Hawk deck is the one used with his character on the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 game but my favourite has got to be the Rodney Mullen deck (above) or the Mike McGill deck (below).

The screening is TONIGHT (2nd Nov 2012) in the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Sq, London at both 6.45pm & 9pm and TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE at the box office now.

Win £1,500 in Drinkaware’s short film competition

Budding creatives and filmmakers, take note! Now that Halloween has passed, and you’re tired from tricks and filled with treats, the next major celebration of 2012 is of course Christmas. And we all know what happens at Christmas… we tend to get boozed up.

In an effort to continue educating the British population, Drinkaware has launched a competition for people to win £1,500 of Jessops vouchers  by submitting a short film highlighting drinking responsibly this Christmas.

Remember those photos from Cardiff and later the ones that went global? Well I was in Los Angeles when these were printed in every Californian newspaper and the onslaught of questions I got from locals was quite  frankly embarrassing. So, hopefully Drinkaware can help avoid this kind of embarrassment of our nation in the future.

Here’s the details…

1st prize: £1,500 of Jessops vouchers
2nd prize: £250 of Jessops vouchers
3rd prize: £250 of Jessops vouchers

11.59pm Sunday 2nd December 2012

– Your video (no longer than 3 minutes)
…as an attachment to this address …and…
– Your name
– Your age
– Telephone Number
– E-mail address
– Postal address and post code
– Consent signed forms for all participants (found here)
…to this address.
Or, post the video on a CD/DVD to…
Drinkaware Competition,
Cohn & Wolfe,
Lynton house,
7-12 Tavistock square,
…along with signed copies of  consent forms (found here) from all participants.
Please note, this competition is being run by a client of Yaz’s work but is not hosted by us and this bloggy blog is not responsible for the campaign or the competition. See full T&Cs here before applying.