'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 incredibly inventive and inspiring period. 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 free-flowing, spontaneous short film, opting out of a more conventional approach.