Location: San Diego, CA
Last week we had the pleasure of meeting up with the absolute skateboarding legend, that is Tony Hawk, in our hometown of San Diego to create some unique light painting media.
This all started a little over a month ago after we contacted him about an idea to do a light painting animation project involving him and his halfpipe. We explained the idea to him, and much to our surprise, he was down!
We arrived, he showed us around his office spaces for Birdhouse Skateboards, the Tony Hawk Foundation and some of his killer skate-related and film-related memorabilia. He’s a big David Lynch fan, and so are we!
While creating the work with Tony, he was a big team player and held still for 50 frames during the light painting animation process. He also helped with adjustments by covering big, bright windows to block ambient light since he was the only one tall enough to do so!
After the animation was complete, we had some fun doing one last photo, filling in the space around Tony with some skelebuddies doing assorted ‘skate and create’ activities.
After the photo session, he told us he couldn’t visit his ramp and not skate it, so we took a little break and Tony had a quick skate session.
He still rips, obviously! Here is a short clip that Jordan captured:
Overall this was an incredible experience and Tony was a great team player to collaborate with!