Chase Hawk is one of the few pro BMXers to come out of Austin, Texas. Renowned for his style and his vast trick list across various riding disciplines, he’s established himself as one of the premier talents in the sport.
Chase Hawk and I have known each other for a long time but we haven’t had many opportunities to work together, so when the chance came up to make a short film for Oakley I was stoked! I’ve made quite a few BMX films, it’s where I started my filmmaking career so it’s something I love doing!
We’ve been doing quite a bit of aerial filming over the past 9 months and we love what this new perspective is doing for our work. I’ve (Joe) have been flying single rotor helicopters for about 4 years, but in August I purchased my first multicopter the DJI Phantom.
Here is a fun film we created with some extra time we had in Paris this past September. We ventured out during sunrise for two mornings to capture Paris by air. We used the DJI Phantom with the GoPro 3 for the aerials and the Canon C100 for the ground shots. Enjoy!
For the perfectionists/control-freaks out there, you’re going to have to make a decision at some point during your creation process and acknowledge something just as I did. I’m too close to the material. Too close to edit this thing myself.
Last week our friends at Lens Pro To Go sent us a new camera to play with and we thought what better way to test it out then by making a fun [and ridiculous] video. SXSW is starting today and we decided to make a montage of some of our favorite things to do here in Austin.