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:
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,
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.
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.
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
Group Marketing Director – Alexis Sitaropoulos
Social Media & Content Manager – William Weeks
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.
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…
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
‘Breathe In’ ft Wafia.
Gab Strun – Japanese Wallpaper
“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.”
Juzzy & Sej have just returned from Hawaii where they have been creating content for Red Bull Surfing around the Volcom Pipe Pro surfing competition. This post show-cases the competition content pieces the guys created. With access to the Volcom archive library and team camera operators, Knack crafted the Red Bull stories to show case an in depth look into themes around the infamous break and true to the roots competition.
Juzzy & Sej have just returned from Hawaii where they have been creating content for Red Bull Surfing around the Volcom Pipe Pro surfing competition. This post show-cases the lifestyle content pieces the guys created. With access to the Volcom archive library and team camera operators, Knack crafted the Red Bull stories to show case an in depth look into themes around the infamous break and true to the roots competition.
Wow, 2013 was yet again another big year for the guys at Knack Studios. We were grateful to work on some amazing projects with fantastic brands in some killer locations. Our latest showreel showcases the work. Highlights include the Peroni Films showcasing beach lifestyle in both Italy and Australia in collaboration with Aquabumps, the ‘Nike Block Series’ filmed through France and Spain, projects with professional skateboarder and TV host Corbin Harris, Australian professional skier Russ Henshaw and a sneaky glimpse or pro surfer Taj Burrow at Bondi, Optus & Lost at E Minor series titled ‘My Creative World’, Miss Australia – Erin Holland for Vie Active, The Delta Riggs working on a new album, Chipiron Surfboards promo film, Land Rover surf trip to the Quiksilver pro with Aquabumps and MANY MORE…..