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Longboarding short film

Longboarding: Slide from Benjamin Dowie on Vimeo.

Benjamin Dowie created this short film “SLIDE.” It focuses on longboarding, which is a mixture of skateboarding with surfing. I have a longboard myself but I can only do about 1 percent of what these guys can.

The idea behind it was to marry some slow motion longboard sliding to a ‘glitch’ track and mash it all up to the beat. I wanted the images and audio to become one. Also wanted to try some super slow shots and see how far I could push optical flow.

Anyway, check out Dowie’s video. It’s pretty cool. Actually, that’s not cool. You know what is cool? A billion dollars. (Hat tip to the hilarious David Choi making this now my favorite joke as well.)