This edit of my good friend Jesper Stern was put online just 7 hours ago and it’s already got over 1300 views. Jesper is the main driving force behind the BMX collective TUMULT in Sweden and he’s also an up and coming videographer.
Check out some what Jesper produced during the spring and summer of 2010:
The CEO of the TUMULT Crew (Jesper Stern) decided to release the first Tumult DVD for public download. It’s a large file and my server here is apparently not the fastest, so just be patient. Do the right-click thing to download, otherwise it will open in the browser.
Here’s Jesper’s write-up about the release:
“From a time when bikes were heavier, most riders ran brakes and bunnyhop tailwhips were only for the best flatlanders, here’s our autumn video present for you.
This was basically the starting point for the TUMULT Crew and also a kick ass video.
Filmed in 2004 – 2006 including heavy clips from around the world; Stockholm, Copenhagen, Sydney, Brisbane, New York, Prague, Christchurch, Austin, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Malaga, Helsinki and L.A.
Full sections from: The Rahm Brothers, Patrik Swenson, Jens Lindberg, Jimmy Röstlund, Klas Löwbeer, Robert Källström, Jesper Stern, Joakim Olsson and a bunch of friends.
The most epic part about this video could be all the different spots from around the world, but to us it’s a reminder of many good memories.”
The idea is simple. A fun street jam/comp that will take place at 5 different spots that will be announced on the day of the jam. The focus is to hang out with friends and have fun on little bikes. The way it should be. The event is arranged by Tumultbmx with support from Etnies and Rockstar Energy and will happen on the 5th of September. If you’re in Sweden — go there.
Här är något för svensktalande besökare. Jesper Stern har precis gjort klart ett projekt som han jobbat på — en kortfilm. Jeppe har både skrivit manus, regisserat och skapat all motion graphics. Imponerande resultat!
After a long and chaotic winter in Sweden, as well as probably all of Scandinavia/northern Europe, with 60+ straight days of sub-zero temperatures (that’s sub-thirtytwo for you inclined towards Fahrenheit) and massive amounts of snow, the snow is slowly disappearing in Stockholm. Over the course of the winter the amount of snow have caused roofs of sports halls and supermarkets to collapse from its weight and public transport, among other things, have been unbearably strained.
Imagine the feeling for my buddies back home when they were able to have their first outdoor street session in a couple of the only spots where the snow has disappeared and the ground is dry. This is a short edit from the very day when this happened.
Today I decided to post a couple of edits from countries far apart. The two first ones are by my buddies from my native land Sweden from a couple of local and semi-local indoor parks escaping the sub-zero conditions. The third one is from a winter escape back in 2006.
Then there’s also one from local ripper and FP crew member Lachy Swanton closer to my current home, Melbourne, Australia. Here we’re definitely not struggling with freezing conditions at the moment…
This teaser for a re-release of the swedish classic BMX video “Torleif and the Hunters” recently emerged on the TUMULT site. I’m really looking forward to this and it will be fun to see the comments it will generate on TheComeUp if it makes it’s way on there.
Jesper over at TUMULT just posted this YouTube clip of Bert & Ernie from Sesame street trying gangsta rap. That reminded me of the old gem “Bert is Evil”. A site that surfaced sometime in the 90’s and was heavily mirrored and pretty big back then. I remember laughing out loud (LOL’ing for all you who live online) at many of the manipulated (real!) photos and so called evidence.