Yearly Archives: 2014

Style for Miles – King of Downhill Slides

Written by : Posted on July 10, 2014 : No Comments

The thing I love so much about board sports is that each individual can truly show their personality through the style they incorporate into their riding. Here’s a rad short-film featuring Sergio Yuppie and his ridiculous head slides! Make sure to check Sergio out on Instagram and Twitter (@sergioyuppie for both).

Wingsuit vs Eagle BASE Jump

Written by : Posted on July 9, 2014 : No Comments

Gleb Vorevodin has been crushing it at the wingsuit races these past couple of weeks, but what else would you expect from a Russian that flies with eagles!

Moab Turkey Boogie 2013 Short Film Fundraiser

Written by : Posted on July 9, 2014 : No Comments

Last year our friend Matt put together a great fundraiser for Grand County Search and Rescue (Utah) using the annual Turkey Boogie as a platform. The jumpers and sponsors raised nearly $4k, that’s 2% of GCSAR’s annual budget. It was a great way for BASE jumpers to give back to the non-profit that is there to help us (and all outdoor enthusiasts) in times of emergency.

This year everyone is looking to raise even more. Negative4 Productions and Luke Hively have put together a great 8 minute short film, full of BASE porn set to the sounds of Nit Grit. All proceeds from the video go straight to GCSAR, so go purchase the digital download of the film and a few tracks from Nit Grit for only $1.99!

Purchase the film here: goworldproject.com/discover/moab-boogie-2013

Moab Turkey Boogie

Brandon Russell for Diafero

Written by : Posted on March 19, 2014 : No Comments

I started editing about 18 years ago on an Avid and have pretty much stuck to the workflow of those old tools, even now in Final Cut Pro I have my keyboard mapped to the old Avid commands. Yes, I have evolved in my personal style, efficiency and dialed in the most important aspects of editing (which is storytelling, timing and pacing – not “cool filter effects”) but I’ve recently felt my old-age in editing and that I need to get acquainted with the new tools that have been coming out.

Once the GoPro 3 Black Edition was released I immediately began shooting everything in it’s 2K setting. This gave me the opportunity to have nice screen grabs for the internets as well as having a bit of room to zoom and crop the framing when editing in 1080 HD. Until recently I would keep the zooms static, but I wanted to play around and see what I could create animating the zooms and positioning.

These two ambitions made for a fun personal project and have helped get me out of my stale corporate-blah editing rut. Yes, I still need to edit the corporate-blah to pay the bills, but I am once again having fun and am motivated to create cool shit when I have the free time.

If you prefer watching on YouTube ->

This is my first video edited completely in Adobe Premiere and using Adobe SpeedGrade for the color grading. The camera moves and blurs are all animated in post, I know it isn’t ideal, but you can’t argue with the quality of footage being captured from a camera with such a small form-factor. There are a few harsh moves that I should have spent more time smoothing out but it was limited for this personal project and overall I am happy with the edit and the workflow using Premiere. My two favorite things about Premiere were how well it handled the 2K GoPro footage without the need of converting to ProRes and its Title tool that blows away FCP 7’s. It’s always best to shoot at a high frame rate when wanting smooth slow motion, but when you can’t, Twixtor will do the job decently. I like the more cinematic look I was able to achieve using these new tools and I think it is a nice effect to use sparingly in our future video edits.

Learn more about the Adobe CC suite
Twixtor for your slow motion needs
All “professional athletes” need a GoPro, right?

Carlos Pedro Briceño

Written by : Posted on March 17, 2014 : 2 Comments

During my time BASE jumping in Italy and Switzerland late last summer, I met one rad Venezuelan named Carlos. He’s a super supportive friend and amazing flyer. Check out his adventures:

instagram.com/carlospedrobase
facebook.com/carlospedrobase
vimeo.com/carlospedro/videos
twitter.com/carlospedrobase
Tribu Freefly
Movimiento Ilicito