Burnout: Vidya Games
I meant to put this up way sooner, but here's some photos from the day I got to hang out while they made one of the commercials for the EA Skate 3 Game. Check the finished product, here, if you haven't seen it already.
Benny, in hair and makeup.
In a real stretch, Navarette played a blue-collar type.
Whitey, one of the directors, gives a prop the ol' backside boneless test.
Deran, the other director.
Black and white really sets the mood.
Chris spins a yarn between scenes.
The schedule was grueling, but Darren, a consumate professional, endured.
If anyone had told us at 18 that we'd be in video games in our late 30s, we never would have believed them. Totally weird, but awesome. Thanks, bros.
3/26/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew sparks a sesh at the infamous Five Docks park. Remember when street skaters could barely grind a bowl?
3/26/2017Unlike in the USA, downtown is still a go on the Lord's day Down Under. Pilz, Louie, Chima, Ishod, Na-kel and the boys take full advantage. Amen!
3/26/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew hits the downtown Sydney streets, ending with an epic sesh/dance party at good ol' Martin Place.
3/26/2017Teammates, legends and bros converge at the local ramp to surprise Lizzie Armanto with her spankin' new Thrasher cover and first Birdhouse pro model. How sweet it is!
3/26/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew fires it up, only to get stymied by a human skatestopper. Ishod skids big and Kwalks snags the cover.
3/26/2017Legends, tykes and lurkers alike – who doesn't love an '80s sized vert ramp?
3/26/2017Vans' surprise end-of-the-year video "No Other Way" starring Kyle Walker, Elijah Berle and the rest of the Waffle Squad premiered at Black Hollywood Wednesday – the perfect Turkey Day pre-party.
3/26/2017Chief and the boys premiered the latest installment of their popular No Cash Value series, this one starring Dane, Brockman and Windsor.
3/26/2017Elliot Sloan had a vert jam at his house in Vista because, as you know, Vista still rips.
3/26/2017Last stop for the Vans demo demolishers and Chima, Matt B, Dan Lu and the boys go out with a bang!