Monday, December 16, 2013
Sundays Ep. 45 Red Bull Daily Grind from peter w. on Vimeo.
If you watch only one office skatepark themed video with a Dolly Parton soundtrack, make it this one!
Every once in a while, I get lucky enough to work on something that involves skateboarding. It's great when passions collide (That may be the name of my next romance novel). Back in November, we worked on Daily Grind with Red Bull. Pretty much the idea was to build a skatepark on the 23rd floor of an epic office building in Chicago's loop. Unfortunately, I wasn't going to be shooting this one but I was there to make it look like a real functioning office. Not ideal but still really fun. So we put up some cubes, hung a bunch of terrible posters, and so on. It turned out really well, I think?
Even more fun than the set dressing (that's an odd statement), was the skating. The Daily Grind was actually skateable for about 3 weeks or so. If you've ever been in Chicago in November, you know how much you need an indoor skatespot come winter. Somehow, the Sundays crew was able to get in there and get a little bit of shred on (See shredding above).
Here's Red Bull's edit.