Yes! It wasn't really mine though, my dad bought it for the family to use. I pretty much ended up being the only person to use it. I think it was some Panasonic mini DV camera? It had a lens cap that hung on a string when you took it off and all. Straight dad-cam.
I've been messing with video stuff for about 13 years now I think? I went to college for it and have been shooting professionally for about 6 years now. I still feel like I know nothing though. There's always something new to learn.
I dabbled a bit with photography when I was younger and still do, but I think the aspect of being able to tie music and rhythm into the editing process is what really drew me into video. I play drums and love music, so being able to tweak the rhythm and pacing of a video to create a certain feel is an itch photography just can't satisfy.
I won't lie, I have it pretty easy. I basically just shoot alongside Justin Kosman and hand him over my cards at the end of the day. No editing involved, so plenty of time to ride and maybe have a beer or two..
I'd have to say Malaga. The vibe out there was so good and that city is amazing. The HB stop was super rad though too since Vans did it right and got a bunch of us riders a really dialed Airbnb. After riding every day, there was always the best crew hanging out at the house.
That's a tough one. I'd have to say it's a 3-way tie between Chase Hawk, Larry Edgar, and Ryan Nyquist. Chase has been my favorite rider forever, so getting to shoot him at the Pro Cup stops is kind of surreal. Larry obviously because he goes to the moon and it's always a nice challenge making sure to give him enough head room. Then Nyquist because he's one of the best guys to be around while also being a complete legend.
Chris James for sure. It's rare for someone to be able to give Larry a run for his money in a high air contest, but then also turn around and send a double backflip.
Probably Larry haha. That boost..
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