'A VISUAL SOUND' - STEREO SKATEBOARDS VIDEO, SUPER-8/HI-8, 1994
This was my first attempt at making and completing any kind of film project. I hadn't yet gotten into photography but was playing with a lot of Super-8 cameras. And the video camera in popular use at that time for skate videos was Hi-8, which we all shared for the filming of one another. Chris Pastras, my Stereo partner, ran some Super-8, too, as did photographer/filmmaker, Tobin Yelland. It was an incredible time, and one that felt very inventive and inspired. Chris and I knew that we wanted to make a different kind of skate video, and so we used Jazz music, which we'd listened a lot to, Super-8 film, which we felt would help separate the video from others of the day, incorporated photography stills, and approached the overall presentation and feel more as a kind of short film over a traditionally approached skate video. Our aim was to make skateboarding look and feel fun, with it being packaged in something as unique and creative as we could make.