Today's the day! I'm leaving Seattle for a few months to teach skateboarding at the Element YMCA Skatecamp just outside of Fresno, CA. I've been looking forward to this for a loooong time. I dont really know what to expect, but I know I'm gonna have a blast. This place is got 4 skateparks in the wilderness next to a lake surrounded by trees taller than anything in West Seattle. Shitllbedope. I'm HYPED.
Just look at that half pipe. They also got a mini mega ramp, 2 street courses, a bowl, and another more tranny-friendly park. At least, that's what they had last time I was there...
I'll make sure to take lots of photos. Speakinaphotos, here's one that I took of the last Boards I Dotted.
Aight I'm out. I gotta pack. Thanks for checkin in. Stay tuned. Much much more coming soon....
This time around I got a few more pieces of art as well as a new clip from the Muk made by Jake Menne. Peep game.
This is a temple in Cambodia called Ankor Wat that I made for my coworker Savin. Definitely one of the most time consuming pieces that I've ever made.
This ones for an awesome little dude that was in the camps that I helped teach in Mukilteo named Logan. He shreds. One down, two to go!
In other news, two Saturdays ago I placed 2nd at the Zumiez Best Foot Forward contest at the supermall. So stoked! Especially since I didn't even make finals last year. Also in the skate realm, I got together with my buddy Daniel the other day and shot a boneless 360 tucknee into a hill bomb near ballard. It looked like this.
And lastly, here's the Muk clip that Jake and I have been working on.
Thanks for stopping by!!! More to come very soon...
Allllllrightchall this time around I got a new song I made, a new video I put together, a skate photo, and a few pieces of art that I completed to unload soooooooo....here.
This ones my current skateboard, so I dotted the griptape to show the reflection of the Seattle skyline in some aviators of someone standing at the end of a Ferryboat. Okok it me. My job brought me to Bambridge Island last week and I had to shoot a flick of our filthy city.
I put it in the reflection of some aviators because of what I did on the last board that I skated...
This ones my last skateboard. It's a field in Marceille reflected in my sunglasses referenced from this photo that I took to France a few years ago..
I've been wanting to do an aviator series for a while now because of this photo, and I can't wait till I produce a quadrillion more. Maybe Ill have a whole show devoted to reflections? iono. Ill figure something out. Anyways, my Mom had a birthday in early April, and she LOVES horses, so I made her this.
I didn't really like how corny it turned out, but she loved it :)
HANYWAYS on the skateboarding front, here's a little fun clip that me, Akash, Pavel, and Arron GoProed on a trip down to Portland. I got a hold of the footy and made this.
We were supposed to go down with 2 filmers but they both bailed. Then the back up filmer bailed. Oh well, it was still super fun. I have been filmin a lot around Seattle though, so that's good. I really want to come out with a BANGIN street clip before I leave for Cali in June, and have been chompin at the bit with it. Here's something that I pulled off just goofin around about 2 weeks ago that me buddy Zay instagramed without me knowing it.
I LOVE ME SOME HANNAS. Haha. Anyways, I think that's about it for now. Imma leave y'all with a little song I made one night about a week ago after watching "Louie", that awesome show about Louis CK. Thanks for stoppin by, and stay tuned.
I got a lot of rad news this time around. New art shows, skate clips, articles, sponsors, contests, and a new job! I'm stoked. It's been tough to keep this thing updated while pullin 50 hours a week at my current jobs, but hey I gotta pay rent somehow. First off, peep this flier I made for an art show that I was in, along with a whole bunch of other artists.
Yes that is Gilligan's Island Font. Anyways, after I finished it and sent it out, I went to Marginal way and found that someone had printed it out and posted it on one of the pillars!
I was way stoked to say the least. The show was a huge success and hella money was made to benefit Marginal Way. Someone bought the board I donated! Heck yes.
If you or someone you know are interested in being part of this show, get at me on facebook or shoot me an email and I'll fill you in on the details...
I was hyyyyyyped. Speakin of free shit, a week later I got this from Element. Turns out I'm officially sponsored by them now!!! Casual Industries also just put me on. Woo Woo!!! More news about all that coming soon...
I can't wait to start working down at the camp down in Fresno in two months!!! It's gonna be soooo sick. In other skateboarding news, I found a whole bunch of Yakama footage from like 2010 on my computer so I made a little clip. Peep.
Also in the skateboarding realm, I GOT MY FIRST INTERVIEW IN A MAGAZINE!!!! Check it out on page 16 below. My buddy Jedd Rockwell is the main dude behind all of this. He did such a great job!!! You can find this mag at all of the skate shops in the greater northwest :)
Welp, that's about it I think, besides the great news that I'm going to be working for ProMotion Arts as a Video Editor! ProMotion Arts provides award-winning corporate and special event videos, motion graphics, web streaming, and multimedia solutions to clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, Woodland Park Zoo, FareStart, Dorsey & Whitney, and the University of Washington. I'm super stoked for this opportunity, and I cant wait to get started. Not gonna lie I pulled that strait from their facebook.
Thanks for stoppin in and checkin this out yall! Have a wonderful day!
Tryna get productive on a rainy day after work. Got this kickflip and
stacked a couple clips to add to the street edit I'm tryna come out with.
Photo shot by Sawyer Purman. www.ALTRACPRODUCTIONS.com
Late night Beacon mission after the lights turned off.
Filmed by Paul Bond.
So I just got back from a week long trip to Whistler, BC, and hot damn I had a good time. While I was away, I got to spend time with my family and snowboard a bit, but also got some new art completed as well as a new skate edit, and I got some new flicks to share too.
Here is the board that I'm currently skating, thanks to my buddy Phillip who hooked it up with this awesome shape. I was hyyyyyyyyped, and still am. This thing is so fun. Anyways, after I put in a zillion hours of dottin on this piece, my buddy Jimmy sent me this:
Fuck yes I entered, and I WON!!!!! Along with a few other cats who found enjoyment by creatively expressing themselves upon their griptape. I'm not really sure what I won, but they wanted my address so I guess their sendin me some shit. THANKS JUST LIVIN'!!! Follow em at @JSLV on instagram and check em out online at http://www.jslvcorp.com/
So while I was in Canada, I passed by this bar called Garfinkle's in Whistler Village that apparently has the largest dancefloor around, but more importantly, THEY HAVE A MINIRAMP...on thursdays.
I had to check it out, so when Thursday night came around, my brother's girlfriend Emily shot these....
CHECK THESE OUT:
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EMILY GETTS PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITE
thank you so much Emily :)
IT WAS SOOOO FUN!!!!! Super dooper live. The Dj was killin it too. His name is DJ Rich-A out of Vancouver, BC. Check him out HERE and like his page right now he deserves it. I had such a blast, along with every other person that was there. I wish more bars had miniramps in them. SHITWASDOOOOOOOPE.
That was such a great trip. In other news, here's this:
Paul Bond and I filmed this about 2 months ago or so right before the lights turned off at the park. Even though it was super dark, we kept filming. That edit will be in front of your face soon, so be patient.
WELLLLLL thats about it for now. Thanks for checking in, and have a wonderful day. Keep it gangster Seattle.
Hell yes I got another artshow gig! This time my homie Ian hooked it up with some wall space at this new shop called Southwest Skate in WESTWOOD VILLAGE right by the Jamba Juice. I also got some new skate flicks to share as well as a video that my buddy Hector shot of the Marginal Way Benefit Show / MiniRamp Jam at the 2 Bit that I had so much at. But first, peep this nosebonk into a bank in Gerogetown.
That was a pretty fun mission. I got some footy of this spot too that I'll post next week. Guess who shot that one? That's right, Sawyer Purman. He shot this one too about 20 yards away.
Close by that spot is this one. I sent the following photos to SnoCon but they never used any of em for anything so I thought I'd share em here.
Fun times. I even tried to make that front noseslide into a Nomadic Ad but the owner wasn't havin it for some reason. Oh well.
Soooooo last last Saturday there was a benefit for Marginal Way Skatepark at the 2 Bit. They raised 1500 dollars. It went like this:
Thats me walljaming over metal mark. I had such a great time. My buddy Hector shot a little video he called Stoking Wintertime check it out.
Hanyways.... I got my art up at Southwest Skate, a new skateshop located in Westwood Village right by Jamba Juice and QFC for about a month so IM HYPED. After I hung em up a few nights ago, I instagramed some of the walls. Check it.
Next time your on the south side of West Seattle, be sure to stop in and buy some product from em!!! Support your local CORE SKATE SHOP. 24th and Barton. Do it.
Alrighty then I think that's all for now. Thanks for stopping by, and have a spectacular day :)
2013? So far so good. I got a lot to share in the Skateboarding, Art, and Music Departments and it's only Feb Fifth. Got a few clips and photos, got a whole bunch of new art, got some artshows coming up, and some rad music news that I couldn't be more stoked about.
I just got hired at the ELEMENT YMCA SKATE CAMP!!!! I'll be teaching skateboarding and wilderness training in Fresno, California for the better part of the summer. I've been teaching skatecamps for the last 5 years, and figured that if I'm going to spend another summer teaching skateboarding, I might as well do it in California. This is the same camp that I was sent to in 2010 for winning the regional "Make it count" contest. I got to have a whole bunch of fun for a whole weekend and placed 2nd overall. It was a great time for sure. Here's the video of the event>
In other skateboarding news, I'm still filming a Mukilteo Skatepark edit with my buddy Jake. We're allllllmost done. All we need is just one more night and we're finished. We were gonna wrap it up last night but it started raining agian. Anyways, here's a taste of what's to come...
It was dry for most of yesterday though and I did get an awesome session in at my work. Usually on Sundays, nobody shows up until 1 or 2pm, even though we open up at 11am. This last Sunday, a 15 year old scooterer/filmer showed up right when we opened and wanted to film a little bit, so I did a whole bunch of varial flips. He went home later, put an edit together, and posted it to youtube! This is how it turned out...
In other news, about a week ago, I posted this skate photo of a polejam tucknee stalefish from the Nomadic catalog, shot by my buddy Sawyer, to my instagram (@singlerstagram).
A few days later, TAGSTERS MAGAZINE MADE IT INTO THEIR COVER PHOTO FOR THEIR WEBSITE!!! Check it out here:
Thanks Eddie at Tagsters! I feel honored to be on the cover of your website for a week :) This got me stoked so I posted another photo from the catalog, this time of a frontside flip in the U District.
That was a fun night. I did this about 50 times, tryna catch it like Levi Brown for the photo. This one was also shot by the talented and patient Sawyer Purman.
Lastly in the Skateboarding side of things, I was going through some old photos and found some video clips of the trip to Europe in 2010 that I've never seen before! There was enough to make a little edit, so I did.
I got a few more pieces of art since I posted last. First of all, I got this Seattle deck that I donated to a Marginal Way fundraiser at the 2Bit that happened 2 Saturdays ago.
The coolest part about the experience of making this board happened later that same week. I used a reference photo that I found on Google Image Search for this board to make it as accurate as possible and found a cool view from a viewpoint that I have actually never physically been to. A few days after I donated the deck, I was traveling around Seattle way late one night with my buddies James and Spencer, and one of em had the idea to go to Kerry Park to look at Seattle in the fog. I had never been there before and was stoked to check the new spot. We couldn't see Seattle because it was just toooo foggy out, but we could see this:
IT WAS THE SAME VIEWPOINT AS THE REFERENCE PHOTO THAT I USED FOR THE DECK!!!! mind = blown. I thought to myself " Hot damn I should dot Barcalona next" haha.
But I didn't. I dotted Elephants instead.
This 3 parter will be strait filthy. Yes that is a gettoblaster that the lead elephant is holding in the sketch.
I got down on some Concrete Coffee Cups this last month too. This is how they turned out.
Fun times. Lastly, some REALLY EXCITING NEWS. IM HAVING ART SHOWS AT CLOUD CITY SKATESHOP, HOTWIRE, AND SOUTHWEST SKATESHOP IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON....
The music that I make is now available to everyone with an Android smart phone strait from the GOOGLE PLAY STORE.
Not only that, the full length 21 track album "Music Jason Makes" can be found on Amazon, eMusic, iTunes, LastFM, Myspace, Napster, Rhapsody, Spotify, Zune, and a handful of other online retailers so pick one up today!
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT 'MUSIC JASON MAKES' ON AMAZON.COM
Weeeeellll thats about it yall. Thanks for checkin in. Stay tuned for much much more and take care.
This new year is definitely off to a good start. I got a new job at Staged By Design, I've been making a ton of art, I rocked a few open mics with a buddy of mine, I got new skate photos and videos to share, and most importantly, MY FIRST ALBUM IS NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES. I suppose I'll start off with the new flicks that my buddy Daniel shot at Marginal last week.
Twas a great night. Lit up Marginal is my favorite place to be on the planet. Photos shot by Daniel Hager. Check him out at http://www.36framesphotography.com/
Also in the skateboarding realm, I just cut up a raw street edit of my wonderful trip to europe in the summer of 2011. Check it out!
That was such a fun trip. I miss the other side of the planet so much. Anyways, while I was looking for that link just now, I came across an ALIVE AND WELL THRASHER FLICK!!!! NORTHWEST REPRESENT!!!
SO HYPED ON THIS. Way to be A&W thats fucking filthy.
Well I'm happy to say that after about a month of checking everyday, my first album is officially on itunes and 27 other online retailers. Thank's Reverbnation for making that so easy to accomplish. Now anyone anywhere can purchase the 21 track album "Music Jason Makes" for ten bucks. CHECK IT.
Click on the photo above for more information. The song below is the first track.
About a week ago, I helped my buddy Paul design a logo for his new company Concrete Coffee Cup Productions. Check it out!
Peep his Etsy page HERE, and purchase one. They're fucking rad. He also does counter tops, desks, and a whole bunch of other shit that's awesome.
As far as other art stuff goes, here's a couple of new pieces from the "Pieces of my ramp" series that I'm making, followed by a board I dotted for a little local Mukilteo kid that wanted a dragon on his griptape.
Well I think that's about it for now, but there will be much more soon. There's a lot of art, music, and skateboarding on the way so stay tuned!!! Thanks for checking in, and have an amazing January!!
Season's greetings y'all. This time around I got a couple of new pieces of art, a new video of some Georgetown street skating, and some awesome news about that marginal clip that me and my buddy Sawyer put out.
First things first, here's a couple of boards that I dotted....
This is what I'm skating right now, and if you look closely at the board I'm skatin in the 'Jason @ Marginal Way' clip, you'll see that this is the board I was riding. In the video, it's only about a quarter of the way done but you can totally see the lion.
In other news, yesterday my work got cancelled due to the rain again so I finished this piece:
That's about all the art I have to post today, so lets move on to the vids. This is a clip that me and my buddy Paul filmed about 2 summers ago. I just found the footage in these last few days and made this.
The main reason I made this is that I wanted to try to pull off a certain technique that I've been noticing at the end of awesome videos that I've been watching on youtube. I figured out how to do it and gave it a shot. Notice what happens around 1:10? Now getting to the Marginal clip and the Artshow video is a little easier.
That aside, I'm happy to say that the Marginal Way Video has been getting some hype. With the weather that we've been gettin', I couldn't be more thankful that I have a place to skate as awesome as Marginal Way.
They even put it up on their instagram!!! STOKED!
TAGSTERS MAG also showed some love...
SKIDMARK SKATEMAG posted it too!
Thanks so much Element, Tagsters, Skidmark, and everyone else who shared this video!!!
That's about it for now. Thanks for checkin in, and come back soon! Have a happy and safe holiday.