Tell us about the riders that are involved in “We’ll See”.
The riders in the video are all stand up dudes! A lot of them have become good friends over the past years. Some, from far away places that I don’t see too often, and others that I ride with every day. We are all just down for snowboarding and love doing it as much as possible. I think we really have a solid crew of friends and we all help each other get the shots we want.
What do you think is more challenging: being in front of the camera riding for the movie, or putting the movie together in the editing room?
To be honest, it is kind of equal in some aspects. I love being filmed and getting a shot. But, it takes so much effort and time. Some people don’t realize that one shot in your part could have taken you over three hours to get. It gets frustrating at times, but in the end it is all worth it. And for editing the movie together, it is almost the same thing. It takes a lot of your time and dedication. Finding songs, staying up late, trying to make the shots look good with the music…hoping that the finished product is going to be accepted well. The best part about the editing is that you don’t have to worry about getting hurt. Haha.
Can you tell us any crazy behind the scenes story from filming?
Hmm. A crazy story….This is probably the one of the funnier things to have happen last year. We were at this rail behind an LDS church and we had it all set up and started filming. I’d say about a half hour into filming someone from the church saw us and kicked us out. We were super polite to them, but they weren’t having it. So, we just pack up and move on. Meanwhile, my friend Mark is looking for his phone and can’t find it anywhere. We thought, dang, he must have left it at the spot. But where? So he calls his phone and the people who kicked us out had it and he had to go back and get it right after they just yelled at us for over ten minutes. Haha.
What’s the plan for WhatCoast this winter?
This winter. Hopefully, a lot of filming and good times with the homies. Probably travel some and hopefully get more in to that deep powder boarding. We have already gone out a couple times to stack some clips with the early snow in Utah. Hopefully all goes well and we can put out another video for next year!
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