Upon first glance, Open Horizon by photographer and filmmaker Russell Houghten might look like a pretty ordinary video that shows time-lapse footage mixed with skateboarding videos. Take a closer look, however, and you start to realize somethings not quite right: the world is whizzing by as the skateboarders do their tricks. Houghten spend a great deal of time and effort rotoscoping his skateboarding scenes to show the skateboarders skating in real time while the world around them passes in time-lapse.
Here’s a tutorial by skateboarding photographer Michael Burnett in which he discusses various composition tips and techniques. His area of expertise is in shooting skateboarders, but the tips are very applicable for other types of photography as well. Read more…
Eli Stonberg created this creative video by recording skateboarder Aryeh Kraus with seven separate cameras, with six of them on Kraus or the skateboard. When they’re all viewed at the same time it’s a pretty unique visual experience. Like the splitscreen short film we shared yesterday, hopefully this one will give you a healthy dose of inspiration.
“Skateboardanimation” is a creative video by Tilles Singer that combines digital photographs, magazine cutouts, and recorded sound effects to show little paper people skateboarding across handmade landscapes. It’s about a minute long, and should be just enough to give you your daily dose of creativity.