Updates! What a wild ride it has been. I keep thinking "It's never been like this" every time I read a new headline. Trying to make the best out of a scenario that I can barely wrap my brain around, it's been interesting to navigate the current landscape. Work has been pretty slim but I did get to work on a handful of rad projects such as a fundraiser for the Pike Place Market foundation to help elder care facilities as well as PPP for small businesses in downtown Seattle, as well as some projects that focus on conversations about mental health, and a handful of online selling videos to help businesses in this very strange time. I always love working on stuff like that, it feels good to contribute even if just a bit to things that are making a positive impact on society, especially now. During this "great pause" I have also been able to skate and make art and create music more than ever. Since summer began, I came out with 32 skate videos, 6 art pieces, and have been creating a whole bunch of tunes. Check 'em all out out below!
First off, I want to share three recent creations that I am super duper proud of.
SEATTLE SMOKE - DJI MAVIC AIR 2 - SKATE 4 PREVIEW
âJust got my @djiglobal #MAVICAIR2 in the mail last Friday and tested it out at #MathewsBeach, #Gasworks, and the #UniversityOfWashington. Found a sunflower, got to skate a bit of flatground in #redsquare, and flew around #huskystadium. Crazy timing of the wildfires happening all over the place makes the footage look like a dreamscape in a video game I friggen love this thing.
New song from @aesoprockwins called The Gates
ALL TOGETHER SKATEPARK x CASUAL x DONTSLEEP
âFilmed by: @dontsleepink @shifty495 | Edited by: me
This one meant a lot to me. Casual Industrees hit me up and told me that they wanted to make a promo video of me skating the new ramp set up created by Ryan Spence at All Together Skatepark. My buddy Jeff and the homies Adrien and Beetle came through to skate and film and over 3 nights we created this. Reminded me of the good 'ol days at Skatebarn West in 2012 when the park was closing for good, we set up lights and made one final video: BARNTEAM BLACKOUT. Even that was inspired by my old buddy Bryan who used to own Nomadic Skateboards in 2008 when we made NOMADIC NIGHTS. The whole "turning-off-the-lights-and-lighting-up-obstacles-at-skateparks-after-they-close" is pretty near and dear to me heart :)
QUARANTINE DAY 21
Picked up some facemasks and other supplies from Casual Industrees. They are donating one mask for every two masks sold so get yours here: https://www.casualindustrees.com/ Then I got some bbq makins' and met up with Andy at Benefit Park! Super fun. Ran into OG Emerson and learned like 5 new ones over that hip. Thank you Andy and Emerson y'all are the cat's pajamas.
â Music: Bow They Will by Odd Nosdam Heart, Of Glass by Blondie
SO MANY THINGS SINCE APRIL...
Here's some of the art that I've been up to in the last months. Huge shoutout to some old friends for commissioning the Beatles and Evil Dead pieces. I had a bunch of fun working on these. Please let me know if I can make you something! I will happily make art for your home or business. You can reach out on fb, ig, or the CONTACT section of this site :)
On the skateboarding side of things, I've been cranking out fun lil edits just about every week. I love the whole process of pulling these off. The skating is always fun of course, but also choosing a rad song and editing them up is really fulfilling. Having the time to skate more often has been super nice, and I know part of me is going to miss it when things go back to whatever the new normal is. Anyways, here's some of the edits that I made during the last few months of the quarantine. For the rest of 'em check out my Instagram handle: @singlerstagram.
More skatin': @singlerstagram.
âBeen experimenting in the new jamspace too! I don't film these often, but when I do it's super fun. I'd eventually like to stream a set like this, with live video looping and all, but that's going to take a while to hammer out. Here are some roughs that I am working on. Much more to come :)
Lastly, and always, I have been focusing on improving my video production capabilities. Just like in skating, art, and music, the possibilities are endless and there seems to be an eternal amount of material to learn from. First off, I re-cut my reel with some new additions.
Also, I am working on a series of videos that highlight northwestern-ers doing what they love most. Dont know what I am going to call it yet. Anyways during the filming of one of these, I captured my craftsmen buddy Iain Graham creating a bass guitar in 960 FRAMES A SECOND AND HOLY CRAP IT LOOKS COOL.
That's all for now! Thanks for tuning in. Stay safe, stay healthy, and take care.
Also wear your mask. We're almost through it. I'm not an expert or a scientist but these people are.
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This just happened. This is not over yet. It will be soon if we look after one another. We got this!