There has to be a very good
working relationship and trust between photographer, filmer and skater. If those people are not vibing together
and out there to get that trick, whatever else is on the line,
it doesn’t work out. The kickout factor is high, and you
got to be fast, you got to be on point. If you roll up to a spot
definitely on a weekday, you’d better be on and ready
to go straight out of the car and get your shit and get out. Spot. Try, try, try! It’s just as hard to get lifestyle footage
here as street footage. If you can make something unique at spots
over here, that’s what stands out. Whats left on Hollywood High?
Can you go and do any new trick on that? Everyone knows the standard,
everyone knows what that is. That’s how some
of the new kids pop out too. ♪ (hip-hop music) ♪ You want to be as productive
as possible for the project, but you can’t always pull it off. It’s been a while, like four hours or so.
He’s got it, though.
It’s looking so good. Man, this is so dumb! (frustrated scream) Sometimes you’re
really on your game, but you can’t maintain that
for seven days in a row. It’s never fun for someone
to have the clock ticking, to get a trick, especially when they’ve been
pushing themselves for a while. (frustrated scream) So close! I can just say that I
messed up the footage. He’s too cool,
he did it without a filmer. Tomorrow Rector Street. Rector? That’s cool. You definitely have to roll
with the punches in New York and that’s really the only way to survive
out here or to get anything done. There is always something getting
thrown at you you’re not expecting. When he’s coming to get this
switch back nose blunt at Rector, the dyslexic approach of skating
to the Rector Street ledge the other way. And everything was going well, until… Twisted my ankle, dude. But that’s skateboarding,
sometimes things like this happen. I’m heading home to ice my foot. Hopefully I can manage
one more trick tomorrow. The only reason this project was difficult
was the time constraints, because we had so little time
and such high expectations. For one, we wanted to go
skate the JKwon ledges. The only time that we thought we’d be able
to skate them was at seven in the morning. Those are the type
of things you need to do when you have such a short
window of time to work on a project. 6:40 am, we’re in front of Arto’s house.
I can’t even talk at 6:40 am. We only have until 10 am,
then it’s a bust. That’s why we’re heading out now
to skate, or try to. Dude, that’s so good. Loving the vibe. I like a good early morning session. If we get something today, it’s great! If it doesn’t work, it’s not that bad. We got up early and we’ll
head to the beach later. Exercises! This is better. – This is better?
– This is better. Hammers before breakfast! That’s sick, dude. Wow, nice. Nice filming, man. It’s 8.30 am, we’ve been skating
for about an hour and a half already. I don’t think I’ve ever
gone skating that early before. We can skate another hour
and a half here, then it’s over. But it was well worth it.
Amazing spot. There he is! Not exactly on time,
but around 10:15 am. Now the session is over. Sprained my ankle yesterday,
today I came back for the heeflip. But it works somehow — flat ground works.
Let me try an ollie. It works. I can try the heelflip again. Hey man, I missed it.
You gotta do it again. After two hours I was like:
“ah, he doesn’t have it.“ Heel bruise, sprained my ankle
yesterday, skated in a splint. we were here 3-4 times,
always too dark or too windy. I’m so tired that I can’t even talk. I don’t even have the energy to celebrate. Epic end of the movie,
like the game-winning shot. Like you hit a home run
to win the world series. Good job, man!
That was awesome. I consider the whole thing
an amazing experience. We met a bunch of cool guys
and always had a great time. It was a really intense time.
We did quite a lot of skateboarding. ♪ (hip-hop music) ♪ It was a lot of fun,
I wouldn’t have done it differently. It was really an amazing trip
and awesome skating.