Tags: abel lawal, anthony gallegos, chris calkins, gregory preston, homies, jeremy soderburg, joey jaime, jonathan labez, keith hubbard, ranier piramide, ryan santos, shock, so-cal, steven cortez, take your time, vincent martinez
'Take Your Time' has come a long way from its first iteration. I first got the idea with Jonathan Labez in late December 2010. We formed a video around the BDC, an inside joke involving a handful of us as part of a 'crew'. Our good friend, Anthony Gallegos, was moving up north the next month to go to university, so we wanted to make a friends video before he left to remember us by. Our goal was to finish his section before he left, and continue filming for a few months. Things snowballed from there!
Write-up by Gregory Prestön
Photography by Jonathan Labez
Edit by Jeremy Soderburg, Jonathan Labez and Gregory Prestön
Several months later, Jeremy Soderburg finished filming his ‘SHOCK’ video section, sold his Sony VX, bought a DSLR, and hopped on board. Jeremy and his work ethic really tied us together to get things done! We film several times a week and coordinate on the weekends. We've just begun to pool our footage together at Jeremy's house and are due to start editing this December.
Throughout the year, more and more homies all over So-Cal have asked to be a part of the video. We're equally surprised and grateful for all the support we've received thus far! So in a way, 'Take Your Time' is still the friends video it was intended to be, which is ideal for any skate video in my opinion.
As of the moment, the video will feature Anthony Gallegos, Jeremy Soderburg, Joey Jaime, Chris Calkins, Ranier Piramide, Ryan Santos, Steven Cortez, Keith Hubbard, Vincent Martinez, Abel Lawal, and myself. We have collected a surprising amount of clips, so the list could go on!
While the video will mainly cover So-Cal, it will also include footage filmed during a 3 week trip to Denmark I took this Summer, covering the Danish skate scene. It will also have contributing footage from Australia, Germany and Canada, so I think this will be a well-rounded project.
We hope to finish 'Take Your Time' in early 2012, with a possible premiere before we release it online and provide skate shops with DVDs, both for free.
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