The Kennedy Files

The Kennedy File: (The Lost) Skate More Shop Session

The Kennedy File: (The Lost) Skate More Shop Session

During the Skate More premier tour through the UK & Europe, we had a stop in Nuremberg, Germany. The skate shop in town was called TX Sports and they invited us to drop by for a little session. Usually that means they have a mini ramp or a couple of homemade flat-bars and ledges in the parking lot. But not this time. This time when they said come by and skate the shop, they meant it literally. And although the obstacles weren’t the best, there was [...]

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The Kennedy File: (The Lost) Skate More Premier Tour

The Kennedy File: (The Lost) Skate More Premier Tour

The DVS video Skate More premiered in late May of 2005. After hosting premiers around the U.S., DVS set up a premier tour across the UK & Europe. It was a whirlwind tour, we stayed in each city for only a day. Even though the primary purpose of the tour was to showcase Skate More, we were still trying to get whatever footage we could in each city. The edit you see here was originally for a Skate More Deluxe Edition DVD that we wanted to release [...]

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The Kennedy File: A Weekend with Zered & Friends

The Kennedy File: A Weekend with Zered & Friends

In June of 2010 I went to New York to spend a weekend filming with Zered Bassett. We didn’t have an agenda; just skate, hang out and make sure to document it. In some of the footage you can see Sam Newman, another filmer who helped capture the weekend’s activities. Unfortunately I don’t have his footage because he filmed a lot of tricks that I didn’t. With that being said, the footage you see here is only about half of what went down over the [...]

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The Kennedy File: Fully Forgotten

The Kennedy File: Fully Forgotten

Even though Lakai and DVS shared the same distribution and same headquarters for more than a decade, they never really collaborated on any projects. In 2004, just as the DVS video was starting to pick up steam, Lakai had also started to film for their own full length video. Somehow during that year, I ended up filming a handful of times with some of the Lakai team for what would eventually become Fully Flared. I’m a big fan of all of those [...]

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The Kennedy File: Giovanni Reda

The Kennedy File: Giovanni Reda

If skate videos were treated like Hollywood films, then what you’re about to watch would be the prequel to Wednesday’s With Reda. Before Wednesday’s With Reda, the only people who knew about Reda’s sharp tongue were the lucky few who had worked or traveled with him. Over a span of 8 years, I travelled extensively with Reda on DVS tours and filming trips. On those tours, it was always interesting to watch him work his magic; somehow he’d [...]

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The Kennedy File: DVS Team Catalog Shoot

The Kennedy File: DVS Team Catalog Shoot

Back in February of 2005 we were in the homestretch of filming for the DVS video, Skate More. With only a few months remaining to film, DVS set up a team meeting and flew everyone to Los Angeles. Wanting to capitalize on having the entire team in one location, DVS simultaneously planned a team catalog shoot inside of what would eventually become The Berrics. At the time, the only thing to skate in the park was a six stair rail and some [...]

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The Kennedy File: 2002 DVS Sales Meeting Video

The Kennedy File: 2002 DVS Sales Meeting Video

When I first got hired by DVS back in 2002 I was a bit naive when it came to making a team video. I couldn’t wait to get started and I thought with my motivation and the team’s skills we’d be done filming in a year*. I guess I forgot to take into consideration that the entire team was already filming for other projects (Yeah Right, Mosaic, Roll Forever, Round 3) so no one would pick up their phone when I called them to go film. In July of 2002, after [...]

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