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Myself in 1999 locked in my office dungeon shared with webmaster @huphtur who shot this picture. This is where it all happened. Sole Technology didn’t have an editing bay yet, so we asked tips to @joshfriedberg from @411videomagazine. And so we got a Media100 system. I remember, one 30GB harddrive cost 3K!!! This was ridiculous. I think in this picture, I’m still trying to figure out it works. A guy from the company who sold it to us came in to explain it all, then of course, I forgot it all
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The Panasonic DVC Pro deck could play the footage in slow-motion, so I could try it out on clips. That really inspired me for the slomos in the video. When I was younger, I always loved the slowmos in the epic Plan B or H-Street videos, which brought a whole new and dramatic dimension to the banging tricks. ‘Menikmati’ surely had to be epic on all levels, that was the aim
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This is where I first watched the incredible film Koyaanisqatsi on recommendation of @mikemanzoori which had a prufund impact on myself. I was blown away
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For the story, one day, I was told that we would share the office with a new guy, coming from France. As soon as he walked in, I couldn’t believe it. We grew up in the same neighbourhood. He was the cousin of my best friend in elementary school! This was really crazy. Espeically as he didn’t come from skateboarding directly. But there was certainly a deep french mafia over at Sole Technology, founded and runned by frenchie @pas_skate
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Oh yeah so as you know, I spent a lot of time on my computer making new raw edits about Menikmati. Head over to youtube.com/esskateboarding to watch them all
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es_menikmati @esskateboarding

2020-06-04 09:17:47


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