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Billy Morgan at Sierra Nevada

Back in April Rob and Justin visited Sierra Nevada in Spain for the Spanish Tourism board. They were filming professional snowboarder Billy Morgan and Skier Mirjam Jaeger enjoying what the mountain has to offer for the video series “48 Hours in…” Check out a video Sierra Nevada did that shows a little behind the scenese mixed with our action shots:

The Spanish tourism board were pretty happy with the results

“The ’48 Hours In…’ video series was exactly what the Spanish Tourism Board was looking for; beautiful shots of the cultural activities Spain offers with high profile skiers and snowboarders enjoying the mountains. The video production from Knack Studios was fantastic, from beautiful scenic shots of cultural landmarks to capturing high paced ski and snowboard action. Well done.”

Enrique Ruiz de Lera
Director, Spanish Tourist Office UK

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Hometown Crusher – Adidas & Five Ten

HOMETOWN CRUSHER

Hometown Crusher takes an exciting look into the hometowns of four global athletes and how they shaped them into the stars they are today.
Andrew Taylor: professional mountain biker – Santa Cruz, California
Delaney Millar: professional climber- Frisco, Texas
Valentina Holl: professional mountain biker – Saalbach, Austria
Loic Timmermans: professional climber – Brussels, Belgium

We look at aspects such as their first bikes or the first places they climbed, who their school teachers were and how their childhood friends and family had an impact on their careers. This is a fascinating look into the formation of four young sporting stars and the people and places that molded them along the way.

Director by Knack’s Justin Barnwell and produced for EpicTV. Full credits in video.

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Red Bull Surfing

Knack recently created content for Red Bull US at the Volcom Pipe Pro Surfing competition held at the infamous Banzai Pipeline. Delivering pre, during and post event clips, the team thoroughly enjoyed there time on the island: Check out the content:

Credits:
Producer Red Bull: Nate Hoppes
Producer/Director: Justin Barnwell
Director of Photography: Robert Norman
Field Producer: Chris Binns
Editors: Andy Lloyd (Lead) Justin Barnwell
GFX: Birgar Olsen
Additional Camera: Volcom, RED
Special thanks: Red Bull, Anthony Sedgwick, Matt Shuster, Kris Lyman, Volcom,

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Red Bull Skateboarding

Is the traditional skate video as we know it really dead? What is the relevance of the skate video in this modern digital age?

The latest skate documentary from Red Bull (crafted by the guys at Knack Studios), ‘Pushing Forward’ takes a look at the emergence of the solo video part, the impact a traditional premiere still has, the hype behind the biggest team video in recent history and the future of skate videos.

01/Chapter One shines the spotlight on Ryan Decenzo during an important time in his career: as he prepared to drop his online solo video part “Double Down” for Thrasher. Ryan dedicated two full years to filming for this part. The question is raised: Was it worth it?

02/Has social media hurt or helped skateboarding? In Chapter Two of ‘Pushing Forward’ we look at the impact of social media on pro skateboarders and how the modern pro utilizes social media to manage their own brand.

03/So, who really controls skateboarding these days? In Chapter Three of Pushing Forward, we scratch the surface of understanding the modern concept of ‘skater-run’ companies and the role of corporations in the skateboard industry. Torey Pudwill, CEO of Grizzly Griptape, provides us with a unique perspective on what it’s like to run his own company and be a pro skater at the same time.

Credits:
Producer: Sej (Anthony Sedgwick)
Principle Cinematography: Ted Newsome, Jon Holland
Editors: Brian Olliver, David Brunelli
GFX: Birgar Olsen
Second Camera: Jeffrey Moustache, Ira Ingram
Special thanks: Erik Bragg, Element, Transworld Skateboarding, Thrasher, Ewan Bowman, Ty Evans, Girl Skateboards.

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Microsoft JoinedUp Innovation

Knack recently created a film for Microsoft on their JoinedUP Innovation program with subject matter experts Peter Freedman (RODE Microphones & Event Electronics) and Steve Glaveski (Hot-Desk.com.au).

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Contiki – RoadTrip 2014

The RoadTrip is like nothing else. Working for Contiki, Knack Studios followed 13 YouTube celebrities around Europe on an amazing Contiki tour, traveling to Barcelona, Nice, Florence & Rome before flying to London for an epic RoadTrip Gathering.

KNACK STUDIOS PRODUCTION:
Director/Producer – Justin Barnwell
DOP / Camera Operator – Rob Norman
Camera Operator #2 – Justin Barnwell
Editor – Andy Lloyd
Music/Artists – The Grand Pavilion, Lupa J, Amy Shark, Foxsmith, Zoo Plane, Lower Spectrum, The Naysayers & AudioNetwork

CONTIKI
Group Marketing Director – Alexis Sitaropoulos
Social Media & Content Manager – William Weeks

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NO STOPPING

No Stopping from Knack Studios on Vimeo.

In 2003 Rob Norman finished his first full length Ski Video. It was shot mostly on Video 8, Mini DV and DVCAM in and around the Australian Alps and parts of North America. Its a bit rough around the edges by todays standards but brings back some great memories of good times and amazing people! Really reminds us of how lucky we are to do what we do for a living. Everyone involved in this video did it out of pure passion and most of them are still close friends and ripping up the slopes to this day.
Enjoy!
P.s I believe there is not 1 single scenic cutaway which was the style of the time

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Lets Live

As the majority of you were in bed resting your hangover while applying filters to your NYE instagrams Andy was boarding a plane headed to Bangkok with a travel company out of the Gold Coast called Letz Live. The brief was simple, Document a trip through Asia visiting volunteer programs set up for Australians in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam. After 10 days of dodging mosquitos, breathtaking sunrise & sunsets, $10 foot massages and amazing asian food Andy’s eyes were open to the beauty of Asia and the great work Letz Live are doing over there. Check out the videos on our website.

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My Creative World EP.03

In partnership with Optus, we present the third and final in a three part Lost At E Minor video series produced by Knack Studios. In the series we showcase some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. We follow them through a typical day in their life, capturing magical moments of artistic expression and getting an inside perspective on what inspires and motivates them. [Watch the first video or the 2nd in the series]

Episode Three features Melbourne-based musician, Gab Strum, who produces under the name Japanese Wallpaper. We follow Gab for a day at home and see where he gets his inspiration from and the amount of musical talent this man possesses…

KNACK STUDIOS
Director – Justin Barnwell
Producer – Briony Luschwitz
DOP / Camera Operator – Rob Norman
Camera Operator – Justin Barnwell
Editor – Justin Barnwell
Colour Grade – Justin Barnwell
Sound Designer: Craig Beck

LOST AT E MINOR
Managing Director – Zac Zavos
Co-founder/Publisher – Zolton Zavos
Digital Sales Manager – Phillip Mahony

MUSIC
‘Breathe In’ ft Wafia.
Gab Strun – Japanese Wallpaper

 

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redbull.com/snow

“Off the back of the Volcom Pipe Pro, Red Bull Media House engaged Knack Studios to produce digital content for the inaugural Red Bull Double Pipe event; the first time two super pipes have been built side by side. The event was unique not only in the design, but in how it was built with the riders themselves having the final input into how the pipes were shaped. Andy and Sej, along with guest Knacker Phil Rogna produced six quick turn around online videos for redbull.com/snow. Each online video had an instagram tease and all footage was shoot on FS700, 5D or Go-Pro. It was a long week of production and the client was stoked. Our footage was also shared with the Red Bull Signature Series TV crew.”

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