…endorsement might be a better word, but ultimately I think this was one of the most fun projects I ever got to work on. Spitfire Wheels are made by a company in San Fransisco called Deluxe Distribution, a company that makes a lot of products I’m a fan of, and is run by a number of people I consider friends.
I was given the opportunity to speak about and demonstrate some of the qualities of the Spitfire F1 Streetburner urethanes (my favorite skateboard wheel since they came out). As of this moment, the video is located on this page (click here then click on the “video” link at the bottom-center of the page).
The video was filmed in 1080, 60i (HD) by my friends Kerry Simpson, Gnarly Trey, Joshewz, Jordan, with some tripod filming of my own. I’ll make an HD version of this video available after it’s taken down from the Deluxe Distribution site.
I edited the footage using Adobe Premiere (for capturing, clipping, and composition) and Adobe After Effects CS4 (for color correction and enhancement). I did the narration for this video in one of many ways it could have been done… I edited the skating, then while wearing headphones, I watched the edited video and commented while filming myself watching the video. I imported that video, and had no issue with syncing up my narration because I had the best visual cue as to where to place my audio… the video itself!
The online catalog that the video is featured on is always updated, so here are some screen shots of the page it’s on as well as some review screen caps for my own compulsive need to archive:
I didn’t create the above page, this was created and is the property of Deluxe Distribution.
…when you click the video button, you get me.
Some skate shots: