“Dean Watson is one person I’m always stoked to shoot. He is an aspiring stunt man, gymnast, musician, is saved as Dean Don Juan Watson in my phone and his style while riding any bike is a treat to watch. His sense of humor, fun loving attitude and creativity make him an awesome person to spend time with on and off bikes. I have been riding/shooting with him for 8 years and he has become one of my best friends in that time. Dean’s family is very musical and theatrical at times which explains why Dean is amazing with every instrument I’ve seen him play. He used to be an instructor at Shields Skatepark (until it recently closed forever) where he taught kids how to skate, scooter and ride. When not working at the skatepark he was also a gymnast instructor at Shields Gymnastics. He also is the guy who may scream BRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPP as he does the meanest moto whip over a box jump moments after getting to the skate park, as well as the guy who lets a scooter kid ride his bike while Dean unexpectedly does a flair on the kid’s scooter before giving it back. He is currently in Arizona again finishing his part for Bobby Kanode’s video Mediocre At Best. The footage of the shots we have taken recently will not be in his part, but will be in a future edit.
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@deanwatson103 and @JMikeKuhn“
Dean Watson, jammin’
270 tire jam
channel gap to bonk
tooth up to over
bumpjump 180 railhop
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“Camera: Canon 5d MK III
Video: Magic Lantern RAW 14 bit (updated every day, checked demo files every day)
Audio: Seperate recording
Grip: Steadycam/ vest
Plus: Gas and lyco explosions.
RAW Workflow with Magic Lantern:
Check newest Magic Lantern builts every day. Record. Check footage, write down timecode and some meta data, import video and audio, double safe.
There was no post workflow that satisfied me, I do not want to work with davinci, so I had to figure out my own.
Transferring RAW to DNG. Importing DNG in After Effects. Doing wb, lights and stuff in ACR.
Import into sequence. Create proxys.
Open in Premiere.Doing everything except colour correction and degraining.
Uncheck proxys, cc.
I really love Magic Bullet Colorista. It also works in 16 bit, and it can do everything Davinci can.
Animated masks, keying, working together with Magic Bullet Looks.
Also the Magic Bullet Denoiser works great for me, Neat Video was not stable and did not get the results I wanted.
(Check this: If you turn on “Motion” in Magic Bullet Denoiser, rendering time almost doubles)
I had like 200 GB of RAW Material, plus the cr2 files from timelapse and hyperlapse.
The final export took 12 hours.
Thanks to Magic Lantern RAW, I had full 14 bit video. Did not export the whole 6:30 min clip uncompressed yet, but expect it somewhere at 30 GB.
There is no comparing to 8 bit video, “normal” dslrs gives you. It`s not about resolution, 4k, 120fps and stuff
-it’ s all about dynamik range.”
-Sas Kaykha, The Gadget Films
“This photo is special to me because its a reminder of one of the best pool sessions I’ve ever had. I’ve been riding for 17 years as of now and this is one of the best pools I’ve ever ridden. I’m no @deanshralp when it comes to pool riding, but I’ve ridden my fair share of great pools. The fact that we were able to shred this pool all day, with 8 dudes and 2 pitbulls, in a completely inhabited apartment complex is unreal. I think it was the perfect storm of its location in a quiet city with a southern mentality. This combined with the salsa music we were blasting put us in good favor with the local maintenance man.
Everyone was killing it this session. We knew that this was the first and last session we would likely have in this pool, so everyone had something they wanted to get done. Zachery Rogers was on another level though. Somehow this behemoth of a man has the ability to blast completely vertical obstacles with ease and style. His airs were complete beast mode this particular day.
I resisted the temptation to just ride and my camera actually left the bag. My primary interest is nature and party/drunk photography, so most sessions I never take the camera out. I shot this photo using a Canon 60D with the Canon 17-55 f/2.8. This lens is JB welded to my camera body; I love it. Photo was shot at 17mm with shutter at 1/800 and aperture at f/7.1 and an iso of 500. I didn’t have the patience to take my flash out because I wanted to ride so bad.”
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Part of being a good rider is knowing how to utilize a spot. Part (most) of being a good video editor is knowing how to utilize a soundtrack. This is a great example. Edited by Oleg Lyubimov.