A collection of stills with a look behind the scenes
Principle shooting for this project began in early April 2019, even before we headed out to Madrid to shoot that video project! Due to a few hold ups here and there with scheduling conflicts, even though total shoot time only came to 8 nights, the video took over 4 months to complete!
While scouting the location in daylight it became quickly clear that it was a really ugly place and wouldn’t look great on camera. Fortunately we’ve been planning on doing a night shoot for over 5 years now which would lend itself really well to this location. Using lights and shooting at night meant we could pick and choose what background elements we want to show and make it a bit easier to hide some of the less aesthetic aspects of the location.
On top of this, Ed had put together a list of insane lines and movements including some NBD’s which we were unsure if he’d be able to execute them in daylight, let alone at night.
With this form of lighting being a new medium for Kie to work with (Director), and it making visibility a lot more difficult for Ed (Athlete), the first night was really a test to see how the camera would handle the lighting situation, and how much the decreased visibility would affect Eds performance. A key question was if it would restrict the movement too much to the point where it wouldn’t even be worth it. With the first night turning out more positive than we could’ve hoped, it looked promising that this project was going to become something really special!
Overall we’re super stoked how the project turned out. Mad props to Ed for pulling off some truly incredible lines in a far from ideal environment and savage filming times (often shooting through to 3am). It’s a true testament of this drive and ability as an athlete.
Check out the full video below -