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Old     (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-15-2008, 4:14 PM Reply   
So my friends and I put together a little video of us riding here in MN. We decided to take a weekend and shoot a ton of video and see what we could come up with. Unfortunately the weather was pretty crazy (STRONG WINDS) and we had to battle a storm the first night. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-15-2008, 4:27 PM Reply   
Great vid and nice editing. The music and the storm rolling in was well done.
Old     (intotheflats)      Join Date: Oct 2006       07-15-2008, 4:29 PM Reply   
dude that movie was super enjoyable to watch.

the song, and then quality footage and editing made it really good to watch
Old     (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-15-2008, 4:59 PM Reply   
That was sick, nice work, and nice riding.
Old     (dyost)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-15-2008, 5:10 PM Reply   
Killer video, very well put together.
Old     (boardcrazy)      Join Date: Oct 2003       07-15-2008, 5:11 PM Reply   
very nice
Old     (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       07-15-2008, 5:19 PM Reply   
Loved it, thanks for sharing.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       07-15-2008, 5:22 PM Reply   
sick! nice work ryan!
Old     (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-15-2008, 6:13 PM Reply   
Ryan is that from just this last weekend? Dang you are FAST! I'm in MN, I wake on the Mississippi in Anoka/Coon Rapids on an 87 Supra SunSport I just got this spring! Also I just won Inland Surfers June contest for a 4'5" surfboard! I will have to upgrade flash before I can view your video. Doh!
Old     (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-15-2008, 6:19 PM Reply   
Yeah man, we shot it Friday Saturday and Sunday. I edited the rough cut last night and finalized it today. You definitely will have to check it out though cuz I think it is pretty RAD. Definitely makes me want to get back out there and do more riding that is forsure!

Thanks everyone for their comments! Glad you enjoyed it!
Old     (supraman)      Join Date: Jan 2002       07-15-2008, 6:25 PM Reply   
Best clip posted to WakeWorld. EVER.
Old     (wake2blake)      Join Date: Jun 2008       07-15-2008, 6:27 PM Reply   
Thats some sick editing dude
nice job
Old     (jaredther6er)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-15-2008, 6:35 PM Reply   
Ryan, that was by far the best video I've seen. Awesome work!
Old     (weswheels)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-15-2008, 7:00 PM Reply   
Dude that was way RAD!!! What lake do you ride on? We had those same storms this weekend up in Fergus. What type of camera and editing system are you using? Great job, and keep some more videos coming!!!!
Old     (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-15-2008, 7:27 PM Reply   
^ +1 what cam is that...looks sik
Old     (tinytdubb)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-15-2008, 7:31 PM Reply   
"So my friends and I put together a little video"

With what? A $30,000 camera?

That was really good man. Nice work
Old     (pickle311)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-15-2008, 8:11 PM Reply   
sweet video, what camera are you using?
Old     (smknsmly)      Join Date: May 2007       07-15-2008, 8:16 PM Reply   
nice little vid man!
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-15-2008, 8:48 PM Reply   
Thoroughly enjoyed it, thanks Ryan!
Old     (dkmode34)      Join Date: Mar 2004       07-15-2008, 9:12 PM Reply   
I really wish a had a lot of money to drop on a camera and the other things needed to edit after watching vids like that!
Old     (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-15-2008, 9:17 PM Reply   
SICK! Great work Ryan
Old     (raynegrl)      Join Date: Jun 2008       07-15-2008, 9:53 PM Reply   
Ryan - nicely done! That is definitely the best wakeboarding video I've seen. Also watched "The Expectant" which was hilarious. You are quite the filmmaker! Am looking forward to more of your videos. Is this just a hobby, or do you do this for a living (cuz you could!)?
Old     (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-15-2008, 10:12 PM Reply   
Awesome man. I loved the timelapse of getting the boat ready and the shot from behind the gas cans. That film is exactly what I aspire my summer film to be like!

I would also like to know what camera you shoot with and your editing platform.
Old     (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-16-2008, 5:15 AM Reply   
Panasonic HVX and Final Cut Pro all the way!

And yes, I do make films for a living but I like to think that there is a thin line between business and pleasure. Videos like this definitely keep me going!

Glad you liked "The Expectant!" I would check out "No Guts, No Glory" as well. I think you will like it!
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       07-16-2008, 6:12 AM Reply   
I love you Ryan Taylor!

Man you always are bangning out the sickness. I gotta recruit you edit all the Kyle Chattin Video, I will have it all Monday! I guess the 16mm stuff is out of this world.
Old     (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-16-2008, 9:32 AM Reply   
sic editing and shooting ryan. it did what a video's sposed to do, make me wanna go ride.
Old     (robertr720)      Join Date: Aug 2007       07-16-2008, 10:22 AM Reply   
That was done very well. I enjoyed watching. What kind of water proof housing did you use.
Old     (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-16-2008, 10:30 AM Reply   
Its nice when you have a job where the line between business and pleasure is THIN. Mad props and thanks for not posting on YouTube which is blocked on most computers I am plugged into.
Old     (snork)      Join Date: Jun 2007       07-16-2008, 10:39 AM Reply   
Nice clip. Great boarding. Looks like you were having fun.
Old     (adamo)      Join Date: Jun 2007       07-16-2008, 11:48 AM Reply   
Ryan man, where are you getting this mad cashflow for all this equipment.

Hvx, dollies, jib's, 35mm adapter, housings, full audio set-up. Not to mention a full photo set-up also... Must be nice ;)

As far as the video goes, I think the slowed footage is a little bit played out. I mean it looks great every once and a while, but whole videos are just starting to bother me. Considering the whole skate and snowboarding film industry is all about HvX $L0w Mo! OMGGG. I mean just because people have HVX's makes people think they have the right to slow everything down. Ha, it works for this though. No hate. Good job though, good riding. + Its nice to se somebody put a little effort into a video once in a while. Everything was super clean.

I hope to see some more stuff soon!! :-)

(Message edited by adamo on July 16, 2008)
Old     (erik_a)      Join Date: May 2007       07-16-2008, 11:56 AM Reply   
Just Googled the Panasonic AG-HVX200. It's about $4000 - $5000 + ~$700 for a waterproof housing. That's some pretty serious equipment.

Oh yeah, sick video! I only wish I could make videos that smooth.
Old     (bird_dog0347)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-16-2008, 12:21 PM Reply   
Damn man, sweet all the way around!
Old     (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-16-2008, 12:37 PM Reply   
A lot of it is improvising. If you have ever worked (or ridden) with me you will know that I am all about ghetto rigging. I do own the camera but the 35mm adaptor was provided by my good friend Scott Regan who actually was the one that DP'ed The Expectant. As far as the dollies and jib's they are all pretty ghetto rigs that I have put together over the years. As well as that sweet cable cam in the film as well.

The housing is actually just an EPIC housing for the old DVX that my buddy had bought a while back. We just took the tray out of it so that the HVX fits but that doesn't provide you with a start stop record function anymore. So basically I took the camera remote that came with it. Put it in a ziplock bag and had it right there with me on the tube. It worked fine but there were a few issues.

Now, I do have to make a statement FOR slow mo footage. I grew up watching the old snow and wake films that were shot on FILM. Back then almost EVERYTHING was over-cranked for slow-mo and I think with sports stuff it really adds a new level to the film. Now that video can shoot slow motion and cameras are more affordable (if you think 4-5k is a lot for a camera than you are way wrong) it gives more people the ability to shoot that way, creating a surge of over-cranked and similar shot videos. For me, I am finally able to shoot the way I have always wanted and probably always will. Slow motion gives a sense of majesty to everyday activities, otherwise everything just looks like "video."

That's my two cents anyway. I hope it makes sense since I kinda rambled there for a bit. haha!
Old     (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-16-2008, 12:47 PM Reply   
Here is a photo of our "dolly." As you can see here it is basically just PVC pipe, some plywood, and skateboard wheels. I have several "contraptions" like this lying around my house. My roommates hate it. haha!

Old    K.B.C.            07-16-2008, 12:54 PM Reply   
that was sweet
Old     (rorowake)      Join Date: Oct 2003       07-16-2008, 1:15 PM Reply   
Ryan Taylor is my hero...
Old     (erik_a)      Join Date: May 2007       07-16-2008, 1:25 PM Reply   
4-5k is a lot for a camera... for me. It's all relative.

But if it shoots videos like you made, it must be worth it.
Old     (the_bum)      Join Date: Jul 2008       07-16-2008, 3:48 PM Reply   
Looks good man!
Old     (mrboston187)      Join Date: Jul 2008       07-16-2008, 6:35 PM Reply   
i disagree with Adam up there. I think wake videos look better in slow mo, it really makes every trick look epic IMO. like if this video was all regular speed i dont think it would be nearly as cool, cause when its slower you can really see the technicallity and amplitude of each trick. Just my humble opinion
Old     (dubwake21)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-16-2008, 6:45 PM Reply   
Amazingly clean and crisp video with a catchy soundtrack, fun to watch

BTW - I liked the slow mo, at least for this application
Old     (dnannen)      Join Date: Nov 2007       07-16-2008, 7:25 PM Reply   
I agree slow-mo shows how technical tricks are but I like to add the normal speed following it. Because In other words when people see the slow mo they are like "damn they make it look easy". Then you see it in normal speed and your like "what the f***, how the, damn that was tight." lol

So mix it up...

(Message edited by dnannen on July 16, 2008)
Old     (adamo)      Join Date: Jun 2007       07-16-2008, 8:56 PM Reply   
It works for this, but every single trick doesn't have to be slow-moed.

Throw some ramped slow-mo's in there or something!
Old     (mrboston187)      Join Date: Jul 2008       07-17-2008, 12:28 AM Reply   
hahaha case-in-point to your argument derrick

you see it real speed and its godly
Old     (jame04)      Join Date: Nov 2007       07-17-2008, 12:21 PM Reply   
ALL the videos are great but that wake boarding one, WOW!!!

Where can you find cases, etc for camera's?
Old     (madison_boarder)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-17-2008, 12:31 PM Reply   

Is that a Redrock Micro 35 I see there on your HVX? I can't believe someone else has one in Wakeworld land--very cool! I'm running one on my Canon GL2-- I've not yet used it for wakeboard recording, but I regularly use it for shorts.

Very cool. It looks like The Expectant was shot for the 48 Film contest in Minneapolis. My buddies and I participated in Madison, Wi this past year, and we'll be doing it again in 2 weeks. Awesome to see your skills in practice on here-- keep it up!
Old     (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-17-2008, 2:39 PM Reply   
Both "The Expectant" and "The Feminine Mystique" were created for 48 Hour Film Projects. I have been doing that contest since the beginning in Minneapolis. About 5 years now. I don't have the others but if I can find them maybe I will post them up too.

And yes, it is the Redrock on the camera. It's pretty cool. Actually is a friend of mine. Have you used the SGPRO at all? That one is SWEET!
Old     (wakeboardmatt)      Join Date: Jun 2007       07-17-2008, 3:00 PM Reply   
WOW! I am pretty sure that is the best home made videos I have ever seen quality wise!

Lol I like how one of your riders is wearing a sweatshirt lol.

Good riding, great video, sweet music!
Old     (jusstty)      Join Date: Dec 2006       07-17-2008, 6:22 PM Reply   
what camera did you use to flim?
Old     (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-17-2008, 6:30 PM Reply   
He previously said Panasonic HVX
Old     (madison_boarder)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-17-2008, 7:18 PM Reply   
I have not used the SGPro, but I do recall tracking it before I got an M2. I was not as impressed with the footage on the SGPro, but if say it works, awesome.

What are you using for display? I've found it's damned difficult to focus with just the LCD or the eyepiece (plus the image is flipped), so I've been using a computer for display (not as portable, you need three people to work the camera (camera op, focus puller, and someone to carry the computer ;-))
Old     (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-18-2008, 8:00 AM Reply   
It was freezing that morning! I had to wear something! haha!

As far as monitoring the video we had this little HD monitor off camera. Either me or the AC would hold it to monitor focus and whatnot. Worked pretty well.
Old     (smokedawg311)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-18-2008, 9:25 AM Reply   
you guys having serious FUN riding is what makes that video so good. great job A+
Old     (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       07-18-2008, 10:08 AM Reply   
That was a nice video...thanks for the effort.
Old     (the_delaney)      Join Date: Jan 2008       07-18-2008, 10:18 AM Reply   
in the Photoshoot Timelapse video, what is the song used for the background music..?
Old     (brhanley)      Join Date: Jun 2001       07-18-2008, 10:26 AM Reply   
I'd love to have a similar video of me and my riding crew...nice work.
Old     (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-18-2008, 11:26 AM Reply   
Radiohead - "Reckoner" From the album "In Rainbows"
Old     (the_delaney)      Join Date: Jan 2008       07-18-2008, 12:07 PM Reply   
cheers, knew it was Radiohead, Thom's voice is obvious, just I couldnt think for the life of me which song, and its alot of albums to go through yano lol. Great work on the wakevideo btw, was a joy to watch. Anyplans to make anymore in the near future..?


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