Enjoying life with a Kaboja

Enjoying life with a Kaboja

This has been my most enjoyable project so far. I promised my friend, who is the owner of the longboardbrand Dinavien Longboards, last fall to make a film for his mini cruiser board the Kaboja. Because of the weather it was not possible to start filming until May this year, that gave me a lot of time to think about how I wanted to make this film.

One of the toughest challenges was to find someone that could ride the board. I wanted someone with some skills that could pull of a trick or two. But I failed, instead my brother helped me out. He hasn’t been riding for a long time but he has the right balance for the job.

Kaboja motljus ben

 

The spring came late this year in Sweden, but when it finally came, I took my son out for a long walk and brought my Canon 5D mark II to find the good spots in my hometown Jönköping. I looked up all the great places and took photos to remember the angels I found. I attempted to draw a storyboard, but my drawing skills weren’t really living up to the images in my head. The photos I took during the walk around town later functioned as a storyboard when I went out filming. During that recon walk I even did the time-lapse you can see in the middle of the film.

 

Recon photos and my attempt for a storyboard

The full equipment list

Cameras:
Canon 5D mark II
Canon 7D
Canon 16-35 mm 2,8f L USM
Canon 24-105 4f L IS USM
Canon 50 mm 1,4f
Genus ND variabelt filter

Sound:
Zoom H4n
Sennheiser K6

Setup gears:
Manfrotto 055 XPROB and 501 videohead
Glidecame HD2000
Kessler pocket dolly
Swedish Chameleon SC3:Large
Homemade jib (Video about the reference model)

Edit:
Final Cut Pro 7
Motion 4
Sondtrack pro

Music:
“The Great Break-off” by The Insider
I Want You instrumental – Common

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