Good friend, Focalpoint chief mofo in charge and freecoaster fantastic Cooper Brownlee has got a webvideopart up on WeThePeople’s videorama section of their site. It’s really good. That backwards roll to full-cab is amazing. I was there the day he pulled it but had to split before it got done. Would have been good to see in real life.
I know this one is a few days old, but what the hell. I’ve had website problems.
Some of you reading his might remember an old BMX video (VHS) by Stew Johnson called Anthem. He made this one way before DVD’s were common and there was million dollar budgets for team videos. Anthem was truly one of the greatest videos out there at the time, I haven’t watched it in ages but I believe it would still hold the same magic. The riding was epic with mainly street, trails and some park (if i remember it correctly) the soundtrack was great and editing was top notch.
For a long time I’ve been wishing for a sequel and a re-master of the original Anthem. After reading this on Defgrip it seems like my wish is coming true. Anthem 2! With sections from Sean Burns, Geoff Slatterly, Brian Yeagle, Chris Doyle, Eli Platt, Mike Aitken, Chase Hawk and maybe one or two more riders if this lineup can’t produce enough footage. Guess the pressure is on for these boys. Haha
Empire BMX has already got Anthem t-shirts for sale and a website is in the works.
Looking forward to this release, fingers crossed that the first Anthem will be included on the DVD.
If you want to know what’s going on in BMX in Australia and Melbourne in particular, this is the site you should visit. Cooper updates the site almost daily with news, bikechecks, links and other bmx-related things.
Focalpoint also comes out as a printed magazine 4 times a year. It’s 100% free. So head on over to www.focalpointbmx.com and check out the DVD’s or the fresh tees and zip-hoodies in the webshop. Any and all money generated from sales goes straight back into keeping the magazine free and FP up and running. Support the scene!
In case you were wondering about that, here’s the deal.
For many years I’ve been doing quite a bit of CAD stuff, such as drafting and solid modeling as a hobby and as you know I started out doing the Eject thing on my own before teaming up with Simple for the Eject parts since I was doing a lot of other drafting/design work for them.
And now I feel ready to take it one step further and take on more work. I’ll still work and collaborate as much as always with Simple, but apart from that I’ll offer my services to do drafting and solid modeling work for anyone who as an idea for a part/frame or whatever and want some drawings made up. Even if it’s just a rough idea I can still help and work out the details.
Within a week or two I’ll have the business part of the website online. So if you need help or know anyone who might need some drafting done. Be sure to shoot me an e-mail.
Jesper “Bubba” Stern har blivit antagen till utbildningen MediePilotvilken är en 80 poängs “Kvalificerad Yrkesutbildning i Videografik och Interaktiva Medier”. Så de närmaste 2 åren kommer Jesper plugga hårt och finslipa de skills han redan har och även lära sig otroligt mycket nytt inom detta ormråde. Vi borde alltså kunna förvänta oss en hel del riktigt schyssta webedits och andra alster som skapas i utbildningssyfte, då jag nästan tar för givet att det kommer klämmas in BMX i många skolprojekt!
Jag firar med att lägga upp ett gammalt foto på Jesper från mitt arkiv. Lycka till min vän!
Here’s a nice little edit from my good friend Fredrik over at The Shape. All leftover footage from the trails he’s got running in his parents back yard. Don’t miss the HD quality option if you’ve got a gonnection that can handle the bandwidth. Check the edit and then go check the site too. Fredrik is also a good photographer and has a bunch of nice photos on the blog. Go!
I got some bad news earlier today. I was checking up on the scene back home and I read that one of my very best friends, Patrik Swenson, had crashed and got multiple fractures to his face. It scared me pretty bad, so of course I had to get more info. I’m not sure what went down when he crashed, but apparently it was pretty damn scary.
Anyway, he’s got a broken nose and upper jaw, both cheekbones on each side of the nose are broken and of course a bunch of bruises and scratched up skin. Good news is that he’s already getting better and he’ll be just fine. Soon he’ll be out of the hospital and back in action.
I’ve been making some changes to the site. The blog now has a new address: http://www.blog.ejectbmx.com because soon there will be new interesting stuff on the main site.
These changes included moving some stuff around on the server and I fucked it up and happened to delete the database where all previous entries are stored. So this is what I could salvage from an old backup I had… and it all happened on friday the 13th. And when I got the backup sorted I couldn’t get my old theme to work with the new installation. So I just downloaded a new, very minimalistic theme. I’ll spice it up in the following weeks with some other minor customisations. But this will do for now.