Some skaters commentated about the fact that Brian Aragon wasn’t wearing a helmet. A helmet might have protected Brian, we can’t really be sure about this but note that a lot of kids are influenced by their favourite pros.
I have been shooting for Black Market II : Barely Dead for a little over a month so far. This new flick is a documentary about the history of skating. Featuring interviews with Arlo, Mike Opalek, Jess Dyrenforth, Jon Elliot, Brian Shima, Chris Haffey, Shane Coburn, + more!
All the skating content is shot on super16mm motion picture film. Below are a few still frames from my recent California trip. These are freeze frames from the film transfer to HDCAM 1920×1080 10-bit uncompressed files… I have cut the file size to 50% of those dimensions so that they will be visable on your monitors.
Just remember… still frames don’t do much justice for how smooth & organic the film looks in motion! Also, all these shots were filmed at 48fps… so they are all true slow-motion…
Get ready for a full-blown trailer being released during Super Hick 2006 (first weekend of May)
‘When people say itâ€™s cool to be underground…I say fuck that!’ – Arlo Eisenberg
The first thing that struck me when I saw Black Market for the very first time was that Doud Urquhart (Masters of Delusion, Hashassins etc) had put a lot of effort into this film. All tricks and scenery are shoot with real professionalism. The editing, and the skaters of course, is what makes this film so damn good. Doug used HDTV-camera technology when he shot Black M and this is why the quality is so nice and smooth. He also used a lot of different music for all of the sections to really tie the knot.