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It was 2004 or 2005 when I first started doing videography again in addition to photography. I always want to be doing both and at the same high level of quality at precisely the same time. I just want to have it all!
This video clip of Pierre Luc Gagnon is from those days, 2005 I believe. Shot with my first “pro” video camera, the Sony PD150 and the notorious Century 0.3x fisheye adapter. Thinking about it now, it really stings to remember how that setup cost me so much income at the time, yet now I can get higher resolution video out of an iPhone 6s Plus mobile phone that fits in my pocket.
Legendary skateboard photographer and commercial photographer, Geoff Graham was there that day too. He recently sent this photo of me in action back in the day.
While on the deck of the Red Bull mobile vert ramp in Baltimore, Maryland that day, I captured this clip of Pierre Luc and some other tricks by many of my vert skating heroes.
This is a photo of me and the first “professional” video camera of my career, the Sony PD150 DVCAM. At right is my amazing photographer friend, Eric Massof (who recently turned Lawyer and Ski Patroller), whom I had hired to shoot still photographs alongside me. High above us is professional skateboarder, Bucky Lasek, going big on the Red Bull mobile vert ramp in his hometown of Baltimore, MD, circa 2005. Photograph courtesy of legendary skateboard photographer, Geoff Graham.